Payne Family Pharmacy earns No. 1 ranking

Being a Good Neighbor By Jackie Zimmerman/Publisher— For 26 years, Denice Payne has lived by serving her friends and neighbors with honesty, integrity and accuracy. And it’s those attributes that helped earn Payne Family Pharmacy & Gifts, and hundreds of other small, independent pharmacists like her that belong to The Good Neighbor Pharmacy Program, the…

Congrats Floydada CISD

The Floydada Chamber has chosen Floydada CISD as the “August Business of the Month.”  “While this does not seem like a ‘conventional’ business in the sense that we know the word, the work Superintendent Dr. Trevino and the rest of the staff do to put Floydada as a top tier district is unmatched,” Chamber Manager…

Grandfather gives Bigham special gift

A boy’s dream By Teresa Bigham/The Hesperian-Beacon— FLOYDADA- Every little boy dreams of owning a muscle car one day and what grandson does not want to hang out with his Papa? One young man had a dream come true when his grandfather turned the keys to his dream car over to him. Bill Lamb, long…

Opinion: Walter Williams

Examining today and yesterday In matters of race and other social phenomena, there is a tendency to believe that what is seen today has always been. For black people, the socioeconomic progress achieved during my lifetime, which started in 1936, exceeded anyone’s wildest dreams. In 1936, most black people lived in gross material poverty and…

Girl Scout Troop honors 9/11 by displaying flags

By Teresa Bigham/The Hesperian Beacon— FLOYDADA – On Monday evening Girl Scout Troop 6210 gathered and placed 40 flags around the intersection at the “Y” in honor of the fallen from Sept. 11, 2001. A few years ago, the troop would place 100 flags around the “Y” but over time many of the flags had…

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Enrollment Open for Texas Tuition Promise Fund®

Special to The Hesperian-Beacon— AUSTIN — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds families that open enrollment in the Texas Tuition Promise Fund®, the state’s prepaid college tuition program, began Sept. 1 and runs through Feb. 28, 2021. The Texas Tuition Promise Fund offers parents and loved ones the chance to prepay a child’s future higher education at…

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Floyd County COVID-19 Update

Special to The Hesperian-Beacon— FLOYD COUNTY – Floyd County officials announced two additional recoveries and one active case in Floyd County. CASE #115: FLOYDADA – Female 50-59 years of age. Quarantined. Not hospitalized. CASE #114: FLOYDADA – Male 50-59 years of age. Quarantined. Not hospitalized. CASE #113: LOCKNEY – Female 30-39 years of age. Quarantined.…

Hank the Cowdog Podcast Series has launched

By Sue H. Jones/Communications Coordinator, National Ranching Heritage Center— “It’s me again, Hank the Cowdog!” This opening statement has appeared in more than 74 children’s books written by John R. Erickson in an ongoing series that has sold more than 10 million copies worldwide. That same opening line introduced a new podcast series that launched…

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