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  • Texas Air Museum keeps war artifacts flying in Slaton

    Texas Air Museum keeps war artifacts flying in Slaton

    Friday, August 11 2017 3:53 PM EDT2017-08-11 19:53:50 GMT
    Texas Air Museum (Source: KCBD)Texas Air Museum (Source: KCBD)

    Planes and other artifacts that found their use in several of the world’s biggest conflicts rest and still fly at the Texas Air Museum in Slaton.

    Planes and other artifacts that found their use in several of the world’s biggest conflicts rest and still fly at the Texas Air Museum in Slaton.

  • Have you Heard of the Macaroni and Cheese Lady?

    Have you Heard of the Macaroni and Cheese Lady?

    Friday, August 11 2017 4:06 PM EDT2017-08-11 20:06:29 GMT
    Joanne Lancaster, the Macaroni and Cheese lady (Source: KCBD)Joanne Lancaster, the Macaroni and Cheese lady (Source: KCBD)

    Good home cooking is a given in small towns. And every once in a while, you find someone who has made a certain dish famous in that community. That's the case in Slaton, Texas.  That’s where we were told by several people, "Oh, you have to talk to the 'macaroni and cheese lady.'" 

    Good home cooking is a given in small towns. And every once in a while, you find someone who has made a certain dish famous in that community. That's the case in Slaton, Texas.  That’s where we were told by several people, "Oh, you have to talk to the 'macaroni and cheese lady.'" 

  • Plans for new city park in Slaton

    Plans for new city park in Slaton

    Friday, August 11 2017 3:07 PM EDT2017-08-11 19:07:36 GMT

    Slaton is getting a new family oriented park. The city's $1 million grant was approved and they will break ground in September. The park will be built in two phases. 

    Slaton is getting a new family oriented park. The city's $1 million grant was approved and they will break ground in September. The park will be built in two phases. 

  • West Texas gems attract worldwide visitors to Slaton

    West Texas gems attract worldwide visitors to Slaton

    Friday, August 11 2017 3:06 PM EDT2017-08-11 19:06:43 GMT
    (Source: KCBD)(Source: KCBD)

    Hop on Highway 84 and eventually, you'll hit the little City of Slaton. And in that little city, you'll find two very big names. Klemke's and Slaton Bakery, share more than just this corner, but nationwide recognition as West Texas Gems. 

    Hop on Highway 84 and eventually, you'll hit the little City of Slaton. And in that little city, you'll find two very big names. Klemke's and Slaton Bakery, share more than just this corner, but nationwide recognition as West Texas Gems. 

  • Harvey House offers unique stay in Slaton

    Harvey House offers unique stay in Slaton

    Friday, August 11 2017 3:05 PM EDT2017-08-11 19:05:24 GMT
    (Source: KCBD)(Source: KCBD)

    If you're looking for a place to stay here in Slaton, look no further than the Harvey House Bed and Breakfast. The Fred Harvey company first opened the Harvey House in 1912 and operated as a railroad side restaurant until the 40s. 

    If you're looking for a place to stay here in Slaton, look no further than the Harvey House Bed and Breakfast. The Fred Harvey company first opened the Harvey House in 1912 and operated as a railroad side restaurant until the 40s. 

  • Tornado safe buildings coming to Slaton

    Tornado safe buildings coming to Slaton

    Friday, August 11 2017 3:05 PM EDT2017-08-11 19:05:02 GMT

    The Slaton Independent School District will have safer buildings come next storm season. Julie Becker is the Slaton Superintendent and says the school district needs more classroom space. Instead of building regular facilities they decided to pay a little extra and make them tornado safe as well. 

    The Slaton Independent School District will have safer buildings come next storm season. Julie Becker is the Slaton Superintendent and says the school district needs more classroom space. Instead of building regular facilities they decided to pay a little extra and make them tornado safe as well. 

  • Slaton superintendent named superintendent of the year finalist

    Slaton superintendent named superintendent of the year finalist

    Friday, August 11 2017 3:03 PM EDT2017-08-11 19:03:55 GMT

    The superintendent of the Slaton Independent School District, Julee Becker, has been named a finalist for Superintendent of the year. 

    The superintendent of the Slaton Independent School District, Julee Becker, has been named a finalist for Superintendent of the year. 

  • Slaton, TX facts and economic drivers

    Slaton, TX facts and economic drivers

    Friday, August 11 2017 2:51 PM EDT2017-08-11 18:51:42 GMT
    Slaton, TX (Souarce: KCBD)Slaton, TX (Souarce: KCBD)

    Slaton, TX was founded when the Santa Fe Railroad sent W.B. Storey Junior from Chicago to establish a townsite as a point to service trains. The company bought the town site in 1911 and designed its street pattern after the layout of Washington D.C.

    Slaton, TX was founded when the Santa Fe Railroad sent W.B. Storey Junior from Chicago to establish a townsite as a point to service trains. The company bought the town site in 1911 and designed its street pattern after the layout of Washington D.C.

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