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3 vie for spot as Commissioner Ward IV in upcoming special election

Three candidates for Commissioner Ward IV were given a series of questions by The Slatonite before the upcoming special election. Charlie Haynes, Terry Reeves and Vernon Steese are running for Commissioner Ward IV. Early Voting begins Oct. 21 through Nov. 1, Polling place is the Slaton ISD Administration Office, 140 E. Panhandle Ave., from 8…

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City prepares for Nov. 5 special election

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM The City Commissioners were busy preparing for the Nov. 5 special election on Monday evening (Oct. 7) during its monthly meeting. The special election is to fill the positions of Mayor and City Commissioner Ward IV,  previously held by the late D.W. “Dubbin” Englund and James A. “Buster” Tucker respectively,…

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Boot Scootin’ time

Guests enjoyed an evening dancing to the sounds of The Rex Thomas Band (above) Friday (Oct. 4) during Boot Scootin’ on the Square. Also performing was TJ Broscoff’s Southern Satellite. The event was presented by Lorentz and Centennial Bank and hosted by the Slaton Chamber of Commerce. (Slatonite photo/Melissa McCaghren)

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Man arrested for drug possession

A Slaton man was arrested on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, penalty group one, between one and four grams. Slaton Chief of Police Trevor Barnes said David Lamont Busby, 45, was arrested Oct. 7.. He said a call had come in at 12:17 a.m. 500 block of W. Crosby St  with a…

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Wilson’s homecoming royalty

The 2019 Wilson High School Homecoming King and Queen are Tony Pantoja and Iveth Portillo. Wilson beat Cotton Center. 51-39. For more information on other Homecoming events as well as sports, please read the Thursday edition of The Slatonite. (Submitted photo)

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Cities see increases in September sales tax rebates

The City of Slaton saw an increase in its September sales tax rebate compared to the previous year’s month totals. Slaton received $51,622.52 in September, a 8.62 percent increase from September 2018. Year-to-date, Slaton has received rebates totaling $477,182.17, a 7.19 percent increase from the 2018 year-to-date total of $445,156.83. Post saw a decrease while…

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Trio honored at Ag, Commerce banquet

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM Three area workers in the farm and railroad industry were honored at the annual Chamber of Commerce Ag and Commerce Banquet Monday morning (Sept. 30) at First Baptist Church’s Activity Center. Tommy Johnson was named Railroader of the year, Lloyd Kitten the Farm Hand of the Year and John Fields…

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Boot Scootin’ street dance to be held Friday

There will be a Street Dance Friday (Oct. 4) from 7-11 p.m. on the Slaton Town Square, 9th and Garza streets. The event is hosted by the Slaton Chamber of Commerce and presented by Lorentz and Centennial Bank. Performing will be the Rex Thomas Band and TJ Broscoff’s Southern Satellite. The show is free, and…

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Slaton men arrested in joint operation with Lubbock

The Slaton Police Department conducted a joint operation Sept. 30 with a specialized tactical unit from the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office. The goal was to target those who had felony warrants. Among those arrested were Travis Lira, Matthew Shepard, Gabriel Gonzales and Jonathan Gonzales. For more information, please read the Thursday edition of The Slatonite.

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Roosevelt’s homecoming royalty

The 2019 Roosevelt High School Homecoming King and Queen are Riley Wenzel and Hannah Yelverton. The Eagles defeated Floydada 28-25. For more information on other Homecoming events as well as sports, please read the Thursday edition of The Slatonite. (Submitted photo)

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