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Strong winds cause heavy damage

Workers with the City of Slaton work to remove a tree near Division Street March 13. Strong winds over several days caused damage throughout the city and area. For more photos, see Thursday’s edition of The Slatonite. (Slatonite photo/Melissa McCaghren)

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Chamber discusses annual summer events

The Slaton Chamber of Commerce discussed its upcoming summer activities during its regular meeting March 14. Director Mike Delano discussed plans for the upcoming Air Show. Ramar Communications will be sponsoring with $25,000 in advertising, along with other large sponsors. Currently, there are plans to recruit smaller sponsors. In addition, Delano asked for a donation…

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FFA wins honors at Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

The Slaton High School Future Farmers of America had a great showing at the Houston Livestock Show this past week, and students took home a plethora of awards from the event. Wyatt Harlan won Supreme Champion and also took home Reserve Breed American in the Calf Scramble at the Livestock Show. Grace Parker placed third…

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Slaton High One Act Play advances to Bi-District for first time

Years of hard work, perfecting the finer points of lighting, costuming and hitting marks have paid off. The Slaton High School One Act Play cast and crew have advanced to the Bi-District round of competition. They will compete in the Bi-District competition Saturday at Canyon Randall High School. This is the first time ever the…

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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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Officer recovers after dog attack

Slaton Code Enforcement Officer Brad Murph has recovered and is back on the job after being mauled by two dogs last week. Murph was dispatched to a call in the 300 block of E. Texas Avenue last Tuesdayon a report of dogs killing chickens. As he was walking around to the area where the dogs…

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Early voting underway

Early voting is underway across Lubbock County, and Slaton residents can cast an early ballot through Nov. 2. Early voting will be held from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. weekdays at the Slaton ISD administration office. State and national races are on the ballot, as is the race for Precinct 2 Lubbock County Commissioner. Republican…

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Slaton PD, DEA to host drug drop-off

Slaton Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Agency do not want you to be a dealer. The two agencies are hosting a prescription drug drop-off from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday at Hearts Together Church of Christ at 340 W. Division Street. The event will be a drive-through drop-off and syringes and other sharps…

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