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City approves tax rate, budget for 2021-22

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM The City of Slaton Commissioners approved the tax rate for 2021-22 Monday evening (Sept. 13) during its monthly meeting at City Hall. A public hearing was conducted first prior to the approval in case a citizen had a question or wanted to comment on the rate. Mayor Clif Shaw opened…

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Search for City Administrator delayed, to resume in 2022

From Staff Reports The City of Slaton has been searching for a new City Administrator since Mike Lamberson announced his retirement earlier this year. Residents have been asking Mayor Clif Shaw why there has been a delay in hiring a new City Administrator. He said the City has not had an issue with applicants or…

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SHS homecoming events scheduled

From Staff Reports Slaton High School and the Slaton Independent School District are celebrating homecoming with activities all throughout the week. The theme this year is “This is the Greatest Show.” The students are dressing up in their best spirit themed gear throughout the week. The annual homecoming parade and carnival was conducted Wednesday (Sept.…

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Of celebration… and remembrance

Stevan Vergara rings the church bell 20 times in remembrance of those who died in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks in New York, Washington D.C. and Shanksville, Pa. For story and more photos, please read the Thursday edition of The Slatonite. (Slatonite photo/Melissa McCaghren)

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Bentancourt named to TASB Region 17 Board of Directors

Carlos Bentancourt was appointed to represent Region 17 as a member of the Texas Association of School Board’s Board of Directors. His selection was announced Saturday (Sept. 11). “I feel truly blessed, honored and excited to be the TASB Board Representative for Region 17. One has to have a love for being a voice for…

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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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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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