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Council sworn in, discusses grant applications

Three were sworn in to council for another term Monday evening during City Council at City Hall. Dubbin Englund was sworn in as mayor, while Weldon “Squeaky” Self and  Benny Lopez were sworn in as Commissioners I and III. City Secretary Pam King read the canvass report of the election results  from the May 4…

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Tigerettes celebrate, reflect on historic win

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM A single pitch, a missed catch, and a quick slide sealed history for the Slaton High School Tigerettes Saturday evening. Natali Soto stole home plate on a passed ball, run-ruling Brownfield 11-1 in six innings and advancing to the team’s first ever Regional Semifinals appearance. “When I scored the winning…

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First ever Bacon Fest, Car Show brings awareness to area hunger

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM Bacon is seen as a versatile word. It can be used for food or as slang in casual phrases. During the first ever Bacon Fest and Car Show May 11 at Slaton Municipal Airport, the word however also helped make a difference. Chuck Brown, fundraiser who helped start the project,…

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Slaton man sentenced to 20 years for drugs

A 27-year-old Slaton man will now spend 20 years in jail stemming from a case in March 2018. Rolando Castillo was found guilty March 10 in court for possession of a controlled substance, penalty group 1 between 4 and 200 grams with intent to deliver. For more information, please read the Thursday edition of The…

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Volunteers sought for smoke detector installation

Volunteers will be out in force Saturday (May 18) to install smoke alarms beginning at 8 a.m., weather permitting. Benny Lopez said those interested in volunteering can meet at the fire department. The alarms are part of a program sponsored by the American Red Cross and Lubbock Fire Department. For more information, call Lopez at…

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Local elections, proposition decided

A mayor and a proposition to change the Slaton Economic Development Corporation from a Type A to Type B was determined Saturday (May 4) in the general election. Incumbent Mayor Dubbin Englund defeated challengers Clifton Shaw and John Gatica in the mayoral race. The city also voted to change SEDCO’s classification. A total of 282…

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Tigerettes to compete in Regional quarterfinals

Slaton High School students and faculty cheer as they send off the Tigerette softball team to Stanton to face Kermit High School in Area competition on May 3. The team defeated the Lady Jackets to advance to Regional quarterfinals. For more photos on the send off as well as coverage of the game see the…

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SPD arrests 2nd man in investigation

Slaton Police Department arrested a second man sought in an investigation of burglaries and thefts in the area. Jim Waylon Leake, 34, was arrested May 2 for parole violation warrant and burglary of a habitation. For more information, please read the Thursday edition of The Slatonite

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National Lemonade Day teaches skills for life

Lemonade Day was started in Houston in 2007. It is aimed at kids in Kindergarten through fifth grades. The purpose is to teach youth about business and entrepreneurial skills. They plan, set up and operate a lemonade stand. Ransom Canyon combined Lemonade Day with their annual garage sale last Saturday. The youngsters were enthusiastically pitching…

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Love, unity message at National Day of Prayer

Showing love and using prayer to change the nation was the ongoing theme of Slaton’s National Night Out Thursday (May 2) at the City of Slaton Gazebo. The event was sponsored by the Slaton Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree Assembly 1132. Speakers Adam Behnke, Ben Holland, Terry Reeves and Steve Campbell spoke about  the power…

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