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UPDATE: The Slatonite Feb. 2 edition

Update: We have picked up the edition, and will be delivering to all stores by the end of day. Copies of this week’s (Feb. 2) edition are currently at The Slaton Bakery, Slaton Pharmacy and The Slatonite office, 139 S. 9th St. Mailed copies will be in the post office boxes no later than Monday…

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SEDCO conducts 2 public hearings

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM  The Slaton Economic Development Foundation conducted two public hearings for business grants Thursday afternoon (Jan. 19) during its monthly meeting. Public comment opened at 12:08 p.m. for a grant in the amount of $10,000 for Tiger Train Fitness. It also conducted one for a project located at 118 W. Garza…

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Local non-profit helps families read 

By Nalani Nuylan  Slatonite Intern   The Slaton City Library hosted Storytime Wednesday (Jan. 18). The monthly meeting allows parents to learn how to engage with their children’s reading through local non-profit The Parenting Cottage. Opening in 1982 in the West Texas area, the organization aims to build a strong community by first building strong families, according to its vision statement on the website.…

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Setting up the next powerlift

Volunteers change out weights for a powerlifter’s next attempt at a weight Thursday evening (Jan. 19) during a Slaton High School Powerlifting meet at the Junior High gym. Both teams won the meet. For individual results and more photos of the meet, please read the Thursday edition of The Slatonite. (Slatonite photo/Melissa McCaghren)

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Nuylan named intern at The Slatonite

Nalani Nuylan has been named intern for the Spring semester at The Slatonite. Nuylan is a senior journalism major at Texas Tech University. She began writing for her high school newspaper The Raider Rumbler in Leander. After graduating, she interned for Leander ISD’s School and Community Relations Department. At Leander ISD, she learned about Public Relations, social…

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Slaton sees rise in new year of sales tax rebates

The City of Slaton saw an increase in its sales tax rebates in January to start off the 2023 year compared to the previous year’s totals. Slaton received $56,357.35 in January, a 1.18 percent increase from January 2022’s total of $55,697.21. Year-to-date, Slaton has received rebates totaling  $56,357.35 in January, a 1.18 percent increase from…

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Christmas Musical, Cantata Sunday

Slaton Methodist Church will present the musical “The First Noel,” by artist Russell Mauldin, Sunday (Dec. 11) at 6 p.m. at the Church. A combination of voices from three churches sing at the event, which will be a reminder of the reason for the season. Refreshments and a special guest will join directly afterward. The…

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City budget hearing dates

From Staff Reports There will be one more hearing regarding the 2022-23 tax rate, which will be conducted at City Hall. These are for public comment on the items. The Second Hearing is during the monthly City Hall Meeting, Sept. 12 at 5:30 p.m. Meetings are open to the public.

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Meeting the Tigers

Members of the Slaton Tiger football team walk out of the run through to be introduced Saturday morning (Aug. 6) during Meet the Tigers. For more information on the event, including photos, please read the Thursday edition of The Slatonite. (Slatonite photo/Melissa McCaghren)

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Harvey House to host Pancake event April 23

The Slaton Harvey House invites the community to a Pancakes and Sausages event April 23 from 8:30-11 a.m. at the Slaton Harvey House, 400 Railroad Ave. across from Caprock Santa Fe Credit Union. Everyone is invited to attend, and pancakes and sausages, along with beverages, will be served. Donations will be accepted, and will benefit…

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