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City approves budget, to enforce cemetery regulations

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM The City of Slaton Commissioners approved the 2023 operating budget and tax rate Monday evening (Sept. 12) during their monthly meeting. The tax rate is set for $0.538644 per $100 valuation per $100. The money is split into $0.385759 is the M&O tax rate and $0.152885 I&S tax rate. The…

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Homecoming parade for SHS Wednesday

From Staff Reports Slaton High School’s annual homecoming parade will be Wednesday (Sept. 21). Students will line up at the High School at 5:30 p.m. and the parade will start at 6:30. The parade will go down Garza St., then end at the football field. A carnival will follow, and the Homecoming King will be…

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Southland conducts annual Homecoming parade, game

The 2022 Southland Homecoming Queen and King were Brailey Nelson and Lucien Arocha. For more information about Homecoming activities, including the annual parade, please read the Thursday edition of The Slatonite. (Photo courtesy Southland ISD).

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Roosevelt hosts ’50s themed homecoming festivities

 The Roosevelt High School Homecoming King was Octavio Rodriguez and the Homecoming Queen was Amelia Salas. For more information, including photos of the school pep rally and game, please read the Thursday edition of The Slatonite. (Courtesy photo, Christopher Carney/RISD)

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All Pro Dad program returns to SISD, to start Sept. 30

The All Pro Dad program will be starting up a new year at Slaton ISD with its first meeting Sept. 30 from 7:15-8 a.m. in the Cathelene Thomas Elementary School cafeteria. The program was designed to bring dads and other father figures into schools and help strengthen relationships and family connection. The meetings feature a…

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Taste of the Canyon to be conducted Saturday

Ransom Canyon will host its Taste of the Canyon Saturday (Sept. 17) from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Ransom Canyon Ranch House on the Island. The event will feature food, beverages and live entertainment. There will also be a silent auction. Tickets are $30 per person or four for $100, and tickets may be available at…

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Foam, foam everywhere

Children at First Baptist Church in Slaton enjoy a romp in foam during a foam party and hamburger supper at the Church Sunday evening (Sept. 11). (Slatonite photo/Melissa McCaghren)

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City conducts hearings, approves budget

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM The City of Slaton Commissioners approved a proposed Operating Budget for the Fiscal Year 2023 Tuesday evening (Sept. 6) during a special meeting at City Hall. The Commissioners also amended the budget to allow a transition period of 30 days for Dispatch from City to County. Tim Travis with the…

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Slaton, South Plains see heavy rain to end August

From Staff Reports Slaton and the West Texas area received some needed rain over the past week. Weather reports showed Slaton received 1.9 inches of rain over the past week, based on reports from Texas Tech Mesonet site, located about two miles northeast of the City. Rain averaged from a hundreth of an inch to…

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Harvey House opens 2 new exhibits

The Harvey House has two new museum exhibits to inform visitors about the history of the Fred Harvey Company as well as remembering Santa Fe Railway workers and their tools. The displays are already on display at the building, 400 Raiload Ave. in Slaton, and will be shown through November. “Remembering Santa Fe Railway Employees…

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