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Friday fire destroys home

From Staff Reports A Friday morning fire (Jan. 15) in the 300 block of E. Panhandle St. resulted  a family without a home. The call came in about 8:30 a.m. Friday. Members of the Slaton Fire Department arrived to find the house on fire, with flames coming from the inside. Four people were inside the…

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Time for a halftime snack break

Members of the Slaton High School baseball team work the concession stand Friday evening (Jan. 15) during the Tiger basketball’s games against Idalou. The stand raising money  for athletics and helps students earn service hours. For results of the games, see page 4. (Slatonite photo/Melissa McCaghren)

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SISD approve report, set May election dates

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM The Slaton Independent School District Board of Trustees conducted a public hearing on the Texas Academic Performance Report, or TAPR, Thursday evening (Jan. 14) during its regular monthly meeting. Board president Carlos Bentancourt opened up the hearing at 7:20 p.m. for public forum. Superintendent Jim Andrus presented the report, which…

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Gins complete 2020 cotton bailing season

From Staff Reports The 2020 cotton harvest and bailing season is nearing the end of its run. Posey Gin finished their bailing last week, completing the ginning season for the area. The others six gins – Slaton Co-op, Acuff-McClung, Texas Star Co-op, Idalou, Lubbock Cotton Growers and New Home, finished up their seasons earlier in…

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Repairing leaky pipes in the road

Members of the City of Slaton Street Department do work along Division Street Monday morning (Jan. 18). City Administrator Mike Lamberson said it was a water leak, one of several the City has had appear after the snow. (Slatonite photo/Melissa McCaghren)

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Tigers, Eagles end seasons in Bi-District

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM The Slaton Tigers and Roosevelt Eagles had many challenges over the season to vie for a spot in playoffs. Both advanced to Bi-District however, with Slaton playing Bushland and Roosevelt facing Spearman. While both teams’ seasons ended in that first round, both coaches said there were a lot of memories…

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Tigers lose to Shallowater, 42-6 to end District play

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM The Slaton Tigers knew it’d be a tough battle to defeat the No. 3 State ranked Shallowater Mustangs Friday evening (Oct. 30). While they didn’t succeed in breaking Shallowater’s perfect streak, losing 42-6 in their last District game of the season, Head Coach Lawrence Johnson had nothing but positive things…

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Eagles swoop back from fall, defeat Coahoma 26-20

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM The Roosevelt Eagles came back from a slight stumble in their playoff quest to defeat the Coahoma Bulldogs 26-20 in a tough District match. The team is now 3-1 in District. Head Coach Matt Landers was impressed with how his team bounced back from their first loss of the season…

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Slaton, Roosevelt to compete in Regionals

Tiger Cross Country runners prepare for Regional meet By Melissa McCaghren  Slatonite GM The Slaton Cross Country boys team and Mary Jo Parker, Regional qualifiers, will be competing in the Regional meet Monday (Nov. 9) at Mae Simmons Park in Lubbock. It has been a couple of weeks since the District runner-up boys team and…

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Tigers pounce Yellow Jackets 19-8 for District win

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM The Tigers have so far had a bit of a rough season. They were 1-2 going into District, and missed two weeks of play due to an outbreak of COVID in the school. That said, the team started their District play on the right foot, winning 19-8 Friday evening (Oct.…

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