Texas turkey hunters should see more toms this spring

Special to The Hesperian-Beacon— AUSTIN – A great 2019 nesting season for wild turkeys means more young toms (or jakes) will be seen by hunters this spring. Jakes are typically more forgiving than older toms and create a prime opportunity for new turkey hunters to bag their first bird. The spring season for Rio Grande…

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USDA to better serve beginning farmers and ranchers

WASHINGTON ─The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is standing up a new team of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) staff that will lead a department-wide effort focused on serving beginning farmers and ranchers. “More than a quarter of producers are beginning farmers,” said USDA Deputy Secretary Stephen Censky. “We need to support the next generation of…

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A Hometown Legend…

By Teresa Bigham/The Hesperian-Beacon— LOCKNEY – Garry Lewis Templeton is an American former professional baseball player and minor league manager who was born in Lockney on March 24, 1956.  He is a hometown legend. He played as a shortstop in Major League Baseball for the St. Louis Cardinals, San Diego Padres and New York Mets…

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K-9 Officer euthanized after attacking deputy

By Teresa Bigham/The Hesperian-Beacon— LOCKNEY – The Floyd County Sheriff’s department announced K-9 Officer Angus had to be euthanized Saturday morning after a tragic accident. Saturday morning an unknown female called 9-1-1 to report that K-9 Angus was attacking the officer outside his home. According the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office, Officer Gutierrez and K-9 Angus…

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Floyd County confirms first positive Coronavirus case

By Teresa Bigham/The Hesperian-Beacon— FLOYD COUNTY- On Monday, April 6, Floyd County reported its first positive case of the Coronavirus. That person is a 65-year-old female, and the case is travel related. She is not hospitalized at this time. Floyd County Judge Marty Lucke said, “The lady was visiting a family member out of town,…

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School News and Sports (Spring 2020)

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Between the Lines by Bruce Green

Don’t judge a pandemic by its cover Ellis Bell said in the novel, “No Country for Old Men,” “You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from.” It has been a stressful week dealing with the global pandemic. Generally speaking, there’s not much in the way of encouraging news out there.…

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Business Listing

Business Listing Hours of operation until further notice Azteca Café: Will have normal business hours. They offer window pickup (window is located on the Eastside of the building) or pickup orders. Barney’s Mexican Food: Dine in is limited to 8 people. For carry-outs please call 806-685-3181 Dairy Queen: Offers window pickup. Subway: Will be open…

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The 501 by Hannaba Munn Welch

Nettle Soup, Poke Sallet Making do. It’s the new norm. If you’ve always saved your bacon grease and half your supply of aluminum foil has wrinkles, you might have some too. It’s older Americans who tend to know already about making do. Ah bacon. Wish I had some. At least we’ve got some grease. We…

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