Floyd County History – Part II

  By Chris Blackburn/The Hesperian-Beacon EDITOR’S NOTE: Floyd County has a rich history. This is the second part of an in-depth look into the history of the county. Rich farm land and railroad construction helped Floyd County become an agriculture center and experience rapid growth in population in the 1900s.   For more on this…

2019 Punkin’ Days saw record attendance

  By Kortney DeBock/Floydada Chamber Manager The 32nd annual Punkin’ Days is in the books. Attendees had a fun-filled day seeing what all the buzz about Floydada’s famous Pumpkins is all about.   Photo by Cole Covington—THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME! Cousins (Top row) – Aziza Covington, (Middle Row, l-r) Katherine Rieff, Rowan Covington, Kaylen…

The 501 by Hannaba Munn Welch

The five-quarter game A new era begins. Grandson Cutter is playing football. He’s not big enough to play football. But neither are his teammates. OK, a few of them look rather weighty, including the somewhat-muscled star running back who played on the opposing team at the last game. Slender Cutter made a spectacular tackle by…

5th Annual Country Christmas Ball to be held at Unity Center

Courtesy Photo—The 5th Annual Country Christmas Ball will be held on December 7, 2019 at the Floyd County Friends’ Unity Center, Lockney, Texas. For more on this story, read The Floyd County Hesperian-Beacon  this week, or subscribe to the pdf version online. ©Copyright 2019 The Floyd County Hesperian-Beacon.

Lockney Rotary

Courtesy Photo—Lockney 5th graders going to Austin later this month visited the Lockney Rotary meeting. The young ladies are requesting scholarships. Lockney Rotary is providing three scholarships. For more on this story, read The Floyd County Hesperian-Beacon  this week, or subscribe to the pdf version online. ©Copyright 2019 The Floyd County Hesperian-Beacon.

It’s time to plant your wildflowers

Photo by Ed Rhodes—American Basket-Flower, Centaurea americana. Texas wildflower lovers should know that now is the time to plant their favorite varieties for blooms in spring, said Joseph Johnson, program manager for The Gardens at Texas A&M University. … For more on this story, read The Floyd County Hesperian-Beacon  this week, or subscribe to the…

First Baptist Church of Floydada’s Chili Cook Off.

AND THE GOLDEN SPOON GOES TO….Karen Houchin! Fourteen contestants went head-to-head Sunday morning at the First Baptist Church of Floydada’s Chili Cook Off. For more on this story, read The Floyd County Hesperian-Beacon  this week, or subscribe to the pdf version online. ©Copyright 2019 The Floyd County Hesperian-Beacon.

Floydada “Pumpkin Capital, USA” presents the 32nd Annual Punkin’ Days

By Kortney DeBock and Yelena Serrato/Special for The Hesperian-Beacon— Officially coined “Punkin’ Days,” this annual celebration in Floydada honors one of the area’s most unique crops: the pumpkin. For more on this story, read The Floyd County Hesperian-Beacon  this week, or subscribe to the pdf version online. ©Copyright 2019 The Floyd County Hesperian-Beacon.

Teacher on the Rise

        Courtesy Photo—Congratulations to Floydada High School Principal, Mr. Morren, on being recognized as a “Teacher on the Rise” sponsored by Mrs. Baird’s. For more on this story, read The Floyd County Hesperian-Beacon  this week, or subscribe to the pdf version online. ©Copyright 2019 The Floyd County Hesperian-Beacon.

Floydada Rotary Club

Courtesy Photo Mike Reeves and Martin Medellin with the Floydada EMS came and spoke to the Floydada Rotary Club.   For more, read The Floyd County Hesperian-Beacon  this week, or subscribe to the pdf version online. ©Copyright 2019 The Floyd County Hesperian-Beacon.

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