Uncategorized

Slaton Area Endowment grants presented to 6 local groups

Six local organizations received a grant from the Slaton Area Endowment Friday evening during the halftime game against New Deal. The six organizations receiving grants, which totaled $8,937, were: • Texas Department of Public Safety Foundation through the Lubbock Law Enforcement Citizens Academy Alumni, receiving $1,000 for the State Trooper Jerry Don Davis Memorial •…

Read More

School board approves HS staff changes

The Slaton Board of Education accepted the resignation of former Slaton High School Principal Shaye Murphy as well as accepted an administrator probationary contract for Tiffany Potts Tuesday (Sept. 10) during a regular board meeting. The board went into closed session to discuss employment issues. Murphy announced his resignation Sept. 3 to take a position…

Read More

Fiestas de Patrias Royalty

The 2019 Fiestas de Patrias de Our Lady of Guadalupe queen and king are Annayi Zepeda and Manuel Villanueva. They were announced Saturday (Sept. 14) during festivities at the church. (Submitted photo)

Read More

City begins work on museum, exhibits

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM The Slaton Museum may seem a bit in disarray. Clothing on hangers and draped over the clothing stands, class photos stacked on top of each other, kitchen items piled together in displays, all trying to find a home. But it is all part of the effort to rework the exhibits…

Read More

SPD arrests 1 in car chase from Hamilton

A Mississippi man was arrested Sept. 16 after a car chase that started in Hamilton and ended up in Slaton. Issac James Massingill, 21, was arrested on charges of Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Possession of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 1, between four and 200 grams, two charges of Possession of a controlled…

Read More

Fire still under investigation

Members of the Slaton Volunteer Fire Department work to extinguish a fire that spread over two structures last Wednesday (Sept. 11) along 10th St.  The buildings had been condemned just a few hours before the fire started. Members of the Buffalo Springs VFD also were called to the scene. Both structures are a complete loss…

Read More

6 indicted in connection to Celestino Rodriguez case

The grand jury indicted six of the seven people arrested on various charges in the disappearance and death of Celestino Rodriguez, 79, of Slaton. Heather Casias, 35, was indicted for murder. She is being held in the Lubbock County Detention Center on $250,000 bond. David Hampton 53, and Brett Garza, 33, were indicted for murder and credit…

Read More

Clinic receives $5,000 grant to help rebuild business

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM Al Bendeck, physician assistant and owner of the  Slaton Family Medical Clinic received a $5,000 grant from Superior HealthPlan Monday afternoon (July 15) at the clinic’s temporary location, Slaton Economic Development Corporation, 109 N. 9th St. The grant will be used toward rebuilding after a June 15 fire destroyed the…

Read More

Cleaning up, moving on from fire

City of Slaton workers continue to remove debris from the site of a June 15 fire that destroyed Klemke’s Sausage Haus and Antique Shop as well as Slaton Family Medical Clinic. The Slaton Bakery will be closed until at least July 11 to finish up cleaning and repairs. For story, featuring comments from all three…

Read More

Tigerette softball camp to be July 16-18

The 2019 Tigerette Softball Camp will be conducted July 16-18 at Trower Field, 1005 Woodrow Road. The camp is for those entering fifth grade through incoming ninth grade. Fifth through seventh grades will attend camp from 8-10 a.m. while eighth and ninth graders’ camp will be from 10 a.m.-noon. Registration cost is $30  and applications…

Read More