New Floydada dentist following in father’s footsteps

 By Yelena Serrato/The Hesperian-Beacon — FLOYDADA—Following in her father’s footsteps, Dr. Summer Ketron Roark has pursued a career that makes people smile. “My dad is a dentist in Lubbock. I was inspired to go into dentistry because of him. I grew up around it and got to see the benefits of it,” Roark said. Her…

Floydada receives approval for Collegiate School District status

By Dr. Gilbert Trevino/FISD Superintendent Special to The Hesperian-Beacon— FLOYDADA—The Floydada Independent School District received notification from the Texas Education Agency on Thursday, July 23 that the proposed partnership with Collegiate Edu-Nation has been approved, thus making FISD an In-District Charter.  The district will now be called, Floydada Collegiate Independent School District and each campus…

Lockney Senior Citizens under new management

By Teresa Bigham/The Hesperian-Beacon— LOCKNEY – Bambi Session was named manager of the Lockney Senior Citizen Center on Tuesday, July 28 by the board of directors. Session was raised in Floydada and she and her husband, Chris have three boys, Shi who will be sophomore at Lockney High School and twin boys, Payton and Parker,…

Opinion: Walter Williams

Is Racism Responsible for Today’s Black Problems? I doubt whether any American would defend the police treatment of George Floyd that led to his death. But many Americans are supporting some of the responses to Floyd’s death — rioting, looting, wanton property destruction, assaults on police and other kinds of mayhem by both whites and…

School and Sports for August 5, 2020

   

Between the Lines by Bruce Green

Some weeks are better when they are over “Life has its sunshine and its rain, sir . . . its days and its nights . . . its peaks and its valleys . . .” –Marcie (from Peanuts) It has been one of those weeks – the kind that can’t even be made better with…

Recipe of the Week

KCBD news team focuses on Floydada

By Yelena Serrato/The Hesperian-Beacon— FLOYDADA—Floydada made the TV news – and it’s all good news. KCBD News Channel 11 of Lubbock kicked off the second week of its Community Wide Coverage Tour with a spotlight of Floydada on Tuesday July 28. KCBD has been featuring surrounding Lubbock communities for 18 years, highlighting the stories of…

Floyd County 4-H Spotlight

RSVP offers volunteer kits

Elsa Cooper of Lockney, left, and Sherry Hacker of Floydada show the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program “Volunteer Kits.” The two will be passing these kits out in their respective communities.  The Volunteer Kits are for protection while volunteering or as you go about your day around town and include three masks, a pair of…

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