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Mayor, Commissioner Ward IV races decided

From Staff Reports The City of Slaton has voted a new Mayor and Ward IV Commissioner. In unofficial results, Clif Shaw was elected Mayor, while Valarie Cubit was voted in as Ward IV Commissioner. Both elections in May resulted in runoffs, as neither had a candidate receive 50 percent plus one vote to secure the…

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Texas Air Show set for Saturday

From Staff Reports The South Plains Air Show will be conducted Saturday (June 12) at the Slaton Municipal Airport, 12106 FM 400. Featured acts are Kyle Franklin and Franklin Flying Circus, Bob Carlton Vertigo Airshows and Tora, Tora, Tora. Also featured will be Ron Cain in his Super Chipmunk, World War II warbirds such as…

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Garage sale for a cause

Bargain enthusiasts look through items at the Class of 2022 garage sale Saturday morning (June 5) at Smith Family Auto. (Slatonite photo/Hannah Isom)

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Isom named summer intern at The Slatonite

The Slatonite welcomes Hannah Isom as its summer intern. Isom is a senior journalism major at Texas Tech. She bounced from economics to biochemistry before finding her place in journalism. In her three years at Texas Tech, she has participated in the Catholic Student Association and has been News Editor for the university newspaper The…

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Time for a summer cookout

Members of the Slaton Chamber of Commerce enjoy hamburgers and treats as well as visit Thursday evening (June 3) during the annual Chamber Cookout on the square. (Slatonite photo/Melissa McCaghren)

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Slaton, cities see increase in May sales tax rebates

The City of Slaton saw a an increase in its May sales tax rebate compared to the previous year’s totals. Slaton received $84,728.73 in May, an 23.56 percent increase from May 2020’s total of $68,571.45. Year-to-date, Slaton has received rebates totaling $298,380.87, a 13.01 percent increase from the 2020 year-to-date total of $264,022.87. Ransom Canyon,…

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Bingo, Burgers to be conducted May 14

The Slaton Senior Citizens Center will be conducting Bingo and Burgers Friday (May 14) at the Center 230 W. Lynn St. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with burgers cooked by the Slaton Lions Club. Suggested donation is $6 per burger and are available to go. Bingo will be conducted from about 6-7:30 p.m.…

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Resident earns spot in TTU Accelerator program

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM Cory Roof loves his fresh vegetables. That said, there are 58 counties in Texas that are considered food deserts. A total of 54 of those counties are in West Texas. “When I first went into food production as a career, it was kind of always needling me, kind of in…

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Softball run rules Tulia 27-4, nears 2nd round of District

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM Tigerette softball had a short week, but big win in their quest for a District Championship. The team defeated the Tulia Lady Hornets 27-4 last Tuesday (March 22) in Tulia. Head Coach Brandon Langston said the start of the game was a bit rough, but lead to a strong finish.…

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South Plains Vet to conduct drive-thru rabies clinic Feb. 27

South Plains Veterinary Clinic will be hosting a drive-thru rabies clinic on Saturday, Feb. 27 at Buffalo Springs Lake from 1-2 p.m. People will drive through the gates, the technician will get the animal out the car, a doctor will give the vaccinations and a tech will load the animal back in the car. Once…

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