Floydada Chamber will hold annual Santa on the Square

December 3, 2020

By Kortney DeBock Chamber Manager— FLOYDADA – The Floydada Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce that this year’s Santa on the Square will be Thursday, Dec. 10 at Nutthouse Designs. Santa will arrive at 5:30 p.m. to start welcoming all the children and will stay until 7:30 p.m. A fun craft for the kids…

Bigham selected for 2021 Texas 4-H Shooting Sports Texas

December 2, 2020

By Teresa Bigham/The Hesperian-Beacon— Lockney – Wyatt Bigham of Lockney has been selected to participate as a member of the 2021 Texas 4-H Shooting Sports Smallbore Rifle team. He will be part of the Texas Team competing at the National 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational, June 20-25 in Grand Island, Nebraska. The Texas 4-H Shooting Sports…

6th Annual Country Christmas Ball rescheduled

December 2, 2020

By Barbara Anderson/The Hesperian-Beacon— FLOYD COUNTY – The Sixth Annual Country Christmas Ball scheduled for Dec. 5, 2020 at the Floyd County Friends Unity Center has been rescheduled because of the high rate of Covid-19 infections in Floyd County. The decision to postpone the event to a later date was made by the firefighters and…

Phillips, Bigham honored at 4-H District 2 banquet

December 2, 2020

By Teresa Bigham/The Hesperian-Beacon— FLOYD COUNTY – TyAnn Phillips and Clint Bigham were honored at the District 2 4-H Banquet that was held in Lubbock on November 23. TyAnn Phillips is this year’s Gold Star recipient. The Gold Star Award is the highest county level achievement award made available through Texas 4-H. This award is…

School and Sports 12/2/2020

December 2, 2020

Floyd County COVID-19 report

December 2, 2020

As of Wednesday, Nov. 25, Floyd County officials have reported 200 total cases (up 5) with 179 cases (up 16) reported as recovered.  Floyd County has 6 active cases (down 13) and has had 15 deaths. CASE #200: FLOYDADA – Male 50-59 years of age. Recovered. CASE #199: LOCKNEY – Female 60-69 years of age.…

Floyd County 4-H October photo contest winners are announced

December 2, 2020

By Teresa Bigham/The Hesperian-Beacon— FLOYD COUNTY – Every month Floyd County Texas AgriLife Ag agent, Cristen Brooks holds a photography class as a 4-H project. This project has become one of the 4-H members favorite projects. Every month the 4-H members can take part in the monthly photo contest, and every month has a different…

Discovery Center Holiday Happenings

December 2, 2020

By Sarah Silva/Marketing Specialist— AMARILLO – The Don Harrington Discovery Center is revamping their holiday offerings this year in order to give families opportunities to make memories and to do it safely. New Holiday Hours The Don Harrington Discovery Center will expand its hours back to normal hours for the holiday season. DHDC has been…

High Plains Ag Conference set for Dec. 4

December 2, 2020

By Susan Himes Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service— LUBBOCK – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will hold the annual High Plains Ag Conference online this year. The event will run from 9-noon on Dec. 4 on the Zoom meeting platform. The cost is $15, and the registration deadline is Dec. 2. Once the registration…

The 501 by Hannaba Munn Welch

December 2, 2020

Slash those adverbs? Are you a Stephen King fan? I am. Not that I’ve ever read any of his novels. My fascination with horror stuff peaked during adolescence. My friends and I faithfully watched “Shock Theater” on local TV (and even formed our own Shock Theater Fan Club) and saw all the Vincent Price movies.…

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