#2 Lady Winds claim bi-district; playoff games move to Thurs., May 6

May 5, 2021

In light of scheduling conflicts arising from changes to the primary administration testing calendar, the Commissioner of Education has determined, pursuant to 19 TAC §101.5001(d), that baseball, softball and track and field post season contests, scheduled to take place on May 5-8, need not be canceled or rescheduled, as long as the following requirements are…

Floydada Wind Symphony gets high ratings at Festival

May 5, 2021

Floydada Wind Symphony gets high ratings at Abernathy Band Festival BARBARA ANDERSON | Hesperian-Beacon ABERNATHY – The Floydada Collegiate High School “Wind Symphony” ensembles received a Division 1 rating (“Superior”) and Division 2 rating (“Excellent”) at the Abernathy Band Festival held on Thursday, April 27, 2021. FCHS Director of Bands Mr. Piland commented, “We did…

Doris Rape Nixon, 1938 – 2021

May 5, 2021

  Doris Rape Nixon, 82, of Floydada passed away on April 27, 2021. She was a loving Mother, Grandmother, Sister, and Aunt. A celebration of life was held at 2 p.m., on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at the First Baptist Church of Floydada. Interment followed at the Floydada Cemetery. Visitation was held Friday, April 30,…

Alfredo “Freddy” Rodriguez, age 57

May 5, 2021

, formerly of Floydada, passed away on Thursday, April 29, 2021. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, May 3, 2021 at Calvary’s Cornerstone Fellowship in Floydada. Interment followed at the Floydada Cemetery. Visitation was held from 2 p.m. – 8 p.m., Sunday, May 2, 2021 at Calvary’s Cornerstone Fellowship in Floydada. Arrangements were…

Glass advances to State UIL competition

May 5, 2021

BARBARA ANDERSON | Hesperian-Beacon FCHS senior Ryder Glass won the Regional UIL in Extemporaneous Persuasive Speaking and will be advancing to the State UIL competition. The Regional competition was held on April 16 at West Texas A&M University in Canyon. Glass will be competing virtually for the State UIL contest, which is scheduled for Tuesday,…

Holcombe advances to 2-A State Track Championships

May 5, 2021

in two events   BARBARA ANDERSON | Hesperian-Beacon CANYON – FCHS senior Luke Holcombe won first place in the shot put at the Region 1-2A Track and Field meet held Friday, April 23 at the WTA&M Track and Field Complex in Canyon. Holcombe has been battling a sprained ankle for the last two weeks but…

Rosales signs letter of intent with LCU

May 5, 2021

Rosales signs Letter of Intent with Lubbock Christian University BARBARA ANDERSON | Hesperian-Beacon Lockney senior Jayda Rosales’ dedication to track since she was in junior high has high paid off with an athletic scholarship. On April 20 in the Lockney High School gymnasium Rosales signed a national letter of intent for a scholarship with Lubbock…

Don Peyton Aufill, 1936–2021

May 5, 2021

  Don Peyton Aufill, age 84, died peacefully on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 in Lubbock, Texas, surrounded by prayers, family, music, and gentle caregivers. Visitation was held at the Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Lockney on Friday, April 23, 2021 from 5 to 7 p.m. The funeral services for Don were held at the Main Street…

Linda Hull Goodwin, 1938–2021

May 5, 2021

  LAKEWAY, TEXAS—Linda Hull Goodwin died peacefully on Thursday, April 15, 2021 in Lakeway, Texas, at the age of 83. Linda is preceded in death by her husband, Robert (Bob), and her parents, Alva and Nita Hull. She is survived by her children, Charles Goodwin (wife Triss) and Susan Oshana (husband Rob), and her grandsons,…

John Lee Carthel, 1928–2021

May 5, 2021

John Lee Carthel of Lockney passed away on Thursday, April 22, 2021. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at the West College and 3rd Street Church of Christ in Lockney. Steve McLean officiated. Interment followed at the Lockney Cemetery. Visitation was held from 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., Tuesday, April…

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