Nutty gift grows into successful business

By Yelena Serrato/The Hesperian-Beacon FLOYDADA—What was once a simple Christmas gift five years ago from her mother-in-law is now the cornerstone of Whitley Nutt’s small business– Nutthouse Designs. At first, the silhouette machine from Laura Nutt gave Whitley a chance to make small items and gifts and eventually T-shirts. “I started making little decals for…

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History 101: Knowing the facts about Independence Day

By Teresa Bigham/ The Hesperian-Beacon— FLOYD COUNTY – Independence Day, also known as the Fourth of July, was officially named a federal holiday in 1870 by the U.S. Congress, and in 1941 it became a paid federal holiday. According to history.com, the tradition of celebrating Independence Day goes back to the 18th century and the…

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Floydada Chamber holds ribbon cuttings at two shops

            By Korney DeBock/Chamber Manager— FLOYDADA – The Floydada Chamber of Commerce dusted off its coveted red ribbon and scissors for two post-COVID-shutdown ribbon cuttingsJZ. The chamber started at The Scoop, which is owned and operated by Kylie Rickets and Kiana Brown. The 19-year-olds are recent graduates of Floydada High…

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Little known facts about fireworks

  By Teresa Bigham/The Hesperian-Beacon— Like many Independence Days before, this year’s celebrations will involve some sort of pyrotechnics display. Fireworks have been mesmerizing audiences across the globe for centuries. Below is a list of little-known fun facts about fireworks, according to The Fireworks Firm Ltd. website: The earliest documentations of fireworks dates back to…

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Between the Lines by Bruce Green

An education for the ages I am thinking of founding my own college. No, seriously, it can’t be that hard. Look at how many already exist. But I know what some of you are thinking – that’s just what we need – another unaffordable fountain of higher knowledge where over-educated and underworked leftist professors can…

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The 501 by Hanaba Munn Welch

The alley side of life Our new backyard fence keeps us from seeing the traffic in our alley. I didn’t think I’d like it, but I do. If you close yourself in with a solid fence of cedar planks, your backyard becomes your very own paradisiacal little corner of the world. Anyone roaming the alley…

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Texas Outdoor Annual to go All-Digital

Special to The Hesperian-Beacon AUSTIN— In the latest change driven by the current public health situation, the Texas Outdoor Annual Hunting, Fishing and Boating Regulations will be going all-digital for the upcoming hunting and fishing license season, starting when licenses go on sale on Aug. 15. Due to the economic impacts of the virus, the…

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USDA adds Digital Options to apply for Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

Special to The Hesperian-Beacon— WASHINGTON, June 25, 2020 – USDA’s Farm Service Agency will now accept applications for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) through an online portal, expanding the options available to producers to apply for this program, which helps offset price declines and additional marketing costs because of the coronavirus pandemic. FSA is…

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Floydada Lions install new officers

By Jennifer Harbin/The Hesperian-Beacon— FLOYDADA— The Floydada Lions Club installed the 2020-2021 incoming officers, positions and sweetheart during its weekly meeting Thursday, June 25. Lions Logan Bradley, Tommy Ogden and Anthony Whitfill were elected president, first vice-president and second vice-president, respectively. Ogden will remain the secretary/treasurer and Lion Bill Harbin will serve as director. Lion…

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