Area News

SPD arrests after police standoff

The Slaton Police Department arrested a man on a parole violation after a standoff at March 21 in the 600 block of S. 9th St. Joseph Luis Gonzales, 41, was arrested and transported to the Lubbock County Jail  after surrendering to police. For more information, please read Thursday’s edition of The Slatonite.

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Two-vehicle accident leads to one arrest

A two-vehicle accident Friday morning left a man arrested and another hospitalized. Corey Danile Smith, 33, of Lubbock was arrested on charges of failure to stop and render aid causing serious bodily injury, felon in possession of a firearm and possession of a controlled substance penalty group one less than one gram. For more information,…

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Splash!

A driver kicks up a lot of water as he drives his car along the road Tuesday evening. Rains fell all over the area, quickly flooding some roads around the city.  Slaton received 0.46 inches of rain in the past 72 hours, most of it on Monday. (Slatonite photo/Melissa McCaghren)

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McCaghren named General Manager at The Slatonite

Melissa McCaghren has been named the new General Manager of the Slatonite, beginning her duties at the newspaper Monday. She is a 2001 graduate of West Texas A&M University, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication-Print Media. McCaghren is an award-winning photographer, having received 10 individual and 14 overall Texas Press Association awards for…

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Council swears in officer, hears readings

The City of Slaton welcomed a new police officer as he was sworn in Monday evening during its regular meeting. Mayor Dubbin Englund swore in Thomas Higgins, who started his first day Monday. Higgins, from Austin, graduated from South Plains College Academy in August. His father Scott and girlfriend Roxanne Sanchez also attended the swearing…

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Harvey House pancake dinner set Saturday

The Slaton Harvey House will host its annual Spring Forward Pancake and Sausage Dinner Saturday evening. The event will run from 5-8 p.m. Saturday at the Harvey House, 400 Railroad Ave. The pancake and sausage dinner is by donation, which may be made by cash, check or card.

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Car thief nabbed behind United

Slaton Police arrested two people behind United Supermarkets last week while attempting to locate a stolen vehicle. Cecil Cole, 55, and Dorothy Gene Kelley, 40, were arrested after Slaton police were requested to locate a 2004 Mercury Grand Marquis that had been stolen from Chapparal Motors in Lubbock. The dealership tracked the vehicle, which showed…

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SPD: Don’t leave cars running

The Slaton Police Department is urging residents to secure their vehicles after a rash of car thefts. Sgt. Steve Dekraker said that there have been at least six cases over the past three weeks where people have warmed up their vehicles and the thieves simply enter and drive away. The majority of those vehicles were…

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Slaton sales tax rebate climbs in February

The City of Slaton saw an increase in its sales tax rebate compared to the previous year’s month totals. Slaton received $67,621.45 in February, a 14.49 percent increase from February 2018. February numbers reflect December sales. Year-to-date, Slaton has received rebates totaling $109,534.14, a 2 percent increase from the 2018 year-to-date total of $107,379.96. Read…

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