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Trustees start search for superintendent

By Joshua Bray Slatonite Intern The Slaton Independent School District Board of Trustees met on Thursday, Feb. 13 to discuss the search for a new superintendent, award the educators of the month and to approve new local policy changes. An update was given on officials from Region 17 Education Service Center in Lubbock working with…

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City conducting online auction to sell property

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM The City of Slaton is conducting an online auction at www.renebates.com, with 28 lots up for auction. Bidding opened up Feb. 14 and will continue through Feb. 28 at 10 a.m. Lots include items vehicles such as  a 1993 AM General M3583 2.5 ton brush truck, 1988 Chevrolet C70 Cab…

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Spring sports looking to set new records for Slaton High

Basketball season may be finishing up, but the Slaton High School Spring sports teams are gearing up for a new year. The 2019 Regional Semifinal qualifying Tigerette team had a scrimmage Thursday (Feb. 13) against Dimmitt at home. Both teams bundled up to play in temperatures ranging in the 30s, and the girls played their…

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Annual Chamber of Commerce banquet to be conducted Monday

The Slaton Chamber of Commerce will host its annual awards banquet Monday (Feb. 24) from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Activities Center. The Man of the Year, Woman of the Year, Boss of the Year and Volunteer of the Year will be named. The Chamber Directors and officers will also be recognized…

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Harvey House to host dinner, author signing March 20

The Slaton Harvey House will host a dinner and book signing featuring Rosa Latimer Friday, March 20 beginning at 5 p.m. at the Harvey House. Latimer, of Austin, is an award-winning author of a series of books based on the Harvey Houses along the Santa Fe Railroad. The series of books she’s written were inspired…

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Tigerette seniors celebrate with win over Fillies

By Joshua Bray Slatonite Intern The Tigerettes took a loss against the Lady Cats at Tuesday nights (Feb. 4) home game. The final score was 56-39. Leading scorers were Kamryn Gibbs with 11, Zanady Coronado with seven and Mary Jo Parker with six. Andrea Moreno scored five and Jazmyn Jackson scored four. Justyne Zapata, TK…

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The Slatonite printed edition update

This is an update regarding the Feb. 6 printed edition: We WILL be able to get the edition today; however, it will be picked up early this afternoon. This afternoon pickup is to allow better and safer driving conditions on Hwy. 84 and off the Caprock to occur. The paper should be in the mailboxes tomorrow and…

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Humble Grounds, Texas 1809 soon to enhance downtown

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM Two businesses are counting down the days until they are ready for business in downtown Slaton. Humble Grounds and Texas 1809, both offering food and beverage, will be located along 8th St. between the Slaton Railroad Museum and Slat-Co Printing. Humble Grounds, located at 152 S. 8th St. had a…

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Snow hits the area, The Slatonite delivery delayed

The Slatonite’s Feb. 6 edition will be coming to customers slightly later than normal this week.   Due to heavy snow, dangerous road conditions and limited visibility between Slaton and sister paper Snyder, who prints The Slatonite, the edition will be not be in stands or delivered until Thursday. Online subscribers will get their digital…

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Tigers lose pair against Brownfield, Shallowater

By Joshua Bray Slatonite Intern The Slaton Tigers lost a pair of close games last week, losing to the Brownfield Cubs 58-55 on Tuesday (Jan. 21), then 45-44 Friday against the Shallowater Mustangs. Top scorers were Quevon McDaniel with 18, Trevor Baker with 13 and Hudson Sackett with 12. Kevondrick Gober scored seven, Breadan Gibbs…

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