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Early morning fire destroys two local businesses (updated)

Two local businesses were destroyed Saturday morning (June 15) when an early morning fire broke out at Klemke’s Sausage Haus, 255 W. Garza St. The Lubbock County Office of Emergency Management said in a statement a call came in to the Slaton Police Department Dispatch Center at 2:46 a.m. The caller, an employee of Klemke’s…

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Fire update

Firefighters are continuing to extinguish the fire and hot spots. Roads are blocked off at 11th and Garza as well as other areas around the fire. Drivers are should seek alternate routes. (Slatonite photo/Melissa McCaghren).

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Pink flamingos invade Slaton

Pink flamingos were roosting in front of Mercy Center Monday (June 10). They are part of a fundraiser for The Junior Catholic Daughters at St. Joseph’s. They are using this “flock a yard” to raise funds for 19 young women to go to the State JCDA Convention in Sugarland at the end of June. Those…

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City sets election date for unexpired terms

The City Council set a date for a special election to fill the remainder of unexpired terms of Mayor and Commissioner Ward IV Monday evening (June 10) at City Hall. Mayor D.W. “Dubbin” Englund died May 28, while Commissioner Ward IV, James A. “Buster” Tucker, died May 23. A moment of silence was held in…

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Car wreck kills 1, another injured

An early morning accident Thursday (June 6) near Slaton claimed the life of a Snyder woman. Maria Jasper, 42, died from injuries she sustained in a two-vehicle collision on U.S. Hwy. 84 just west of Snyder early that morning, Department of Public Safety (DPS) records state. For more information, please read the Thursday edition of…

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Workers get planes ready for South Plains Air Show

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM Planes of yesteryear and present were getting a bath and tune up as workers were getting them ready for the South Plains Air Show, which will be conducted Saturday (June 15) at Slaton Municipal Airport. “(We’ve been) finishing up the manuals  on airplanes, washing airplanes, making sure the pilots are…

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Slaton Summer Stock Theatre offers lessons in acting

By Adán Rubio Slatonite Intern Acting, working with others and playing games are opportunities Slaton kids get the chance to experience as they take part in a local theater program this summer. The Slaton Summer Stock Theatre is a program that allows kids to learn about theatrics through games and team-building exercises. Children ages 8…

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Man arrested after pursuit ends in Tahoka

A Slaton man was arrested May 30 after a pursuit that ended in Tahoka. Otis Kyle Neatherlin, 31, of Slaton was arrested on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon causing bodily injury, evading in a motor vehicle and driving with a suspended license with a previous conviction. For more information, please read the…

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Summer reading program offers contests, education during break

By Adán Rubio Slatonite Intern Helping kids with their reading skills is one of many goals Kathy Hardin has for the children of Slaton this summer. To encourage kids to continue reading during the summer, Hardin, a volunteer at the Slaton City Library, read to students from kindergarten through fourth grade. on June 3 at…

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Rubio named intern at The Slatonite

The Slatonite welcomes Adán Rubio as its summer intern. He is a junior at Tech University, majoring in journalism and pursuing a minor in general business. “Working at the Slatonite, I hope to gain more skills in the field of journalism that I can use in my future career. I am grateful for this opportunity…

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