Vasquez named new Floydada city officer

October 28, 2020

By Teresa Bigham/The Hesperian-Beacon— FLOYDADA – New graduate from South Plains Association of Governments (SPAG), Officer Paula Vasquez of Lockney, accepted a position with the Floydada Police Department. She graduated in September and began her new chapter with the Police Department Oct. 5. Vasquez in the mother of four, 12-year-old, Adrielle Martinez, a junior high…

Commissioners to purchase new voting machines with grant funds

October 28, 2020

By Jackie Zimmerman/The Hesperian-Beacon— Floyd County Commissioners approved entering into a contract with First United Methodist Church of Lockney to use the building as a polling location. During the Oct. 13 meeting, County Judge Marty Lucke said he had contacted the church about paying a per day fee to use the church during elections. Lucke…

School and Sports for Oct. 28, 2020

October 28, 2020

Opinion: Walter Williams

October 28, 2020

Disgusting Professorial Teachings (Editor’s note: Please be aware there is language in the third and fifth paragraphs that readers might find offensive.) The ugliness that we have recently witnessed including rioting, billions of dollars of property destruction, assaults, murders and grossly stupid claims about our nation has its origins on college campuses. Two websites, College…

Turn your clocks back

October 28, 2020

Joyfulea Creations’ Craft & Vendor Show a success

October 28, 2020

Despite the weather, 26 vendors and shoppers enjoy Saturday’s Joyfulea Creations and More event in Lockney. Although the weather was not perfect, residents showed up to get a jump on Christmas shopping. Some unique items were available for purchase including homemade jewelry, horseshoe art, clothes boutiques and food trucks. Henderson’s BBQ was just one food…

Floyd County COVID-19 report

October 28, 2020

Special to The Hesperian-Beacon— FLOYD COUNTY —   Floyd County officials announce four additional active cases and three additional recoveries in Floyd County. As of Wednesday, Oct. 21, there were 137 total reported cases with 122 cases reported as fully recovered and five active cases along with 10 deaths ________________________________________________________________________ CASE #137: UNKOWN RESIDENT –…

Students donate to FISH as part of the SHINE Project

October 28, 2020

By Jonathan Petty, MAM Director of Communications Wayland Baptist University— PLAINVIEW – Wayland Baptist University students continue to lend a helping hand to the community through various service projects as part of the SHINE emphasis on campus this year. Led by Donnie Brown, director of spiritual life, Wayland is focusing on Matthew 5:16 to “let…

Lockney tries new method of teaching

October 28, 2020

Hybrid learning started By Teresa Bigham/The Hesperian-Beacon— LOCKNEY – Lockney ISD is experiencing its most significant COVID-19 outbreak to date.  The contact tracing circle is significant with this outbreak has gone very well according to Lockney ISD officials. “Approximately 75 students and several adults have been quarantined,” said Lockney ISD Superintendent Jim Baum. Students that…

‘Be Safe, Drive Smart’

October 28, 2020

By Texas Department of Public Safety— AUSTIN ­– Last year, there were more than 205,000 crashes in counties defined as the Texas Energy Sector by the Texas Railroad Commission, which includes large portions of West Texas, South Texas and even extends into metropolitan areas like Dallas, Fort Worth and El Paso. These crashes, which represent…

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