Area Breaking News

Four GOPs, one Dem file for District 68 seat

By Barbara Brannon and Kay Ellington/Texas Spur and Caprock Courier—       By Barbara Brannon and Kay Ellington/Texas Spur and Caprock Courier— Early voting began Monday, Jan. 11, for the Saturday, Jan. 23 special election to fill the unexpired term of Senator-elect Drew Springer (R-Muenster) in Texas House of Representatives District 68. Five candidates…

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County gins produce over 147,000 cotton bales

By Yelena Serrato/The Hesperian-Beacon— FLOYD COUNTY—The cotton ginning season has officially ended in the South Plains. Floyd County gins wrapped up the season earlier than usual due to a difficult cotton harvest. Weather conditions heavily affected farmers. Drought, heat and an ice storm in October made it difficult for farmers to recover crops. “The weather…

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COVID-19 vaccine now available at Payne Pharmacy

By Yelena Serrato/The Hesperian-Beacon— FLOYDADA—Payne Pharmacy has officially received their first shipment of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to administer to the community. Payne Pharmacy has worked tirelessly over the last 90 days preparing to provide the vaccine to local customers. According to owner Denice Payne, the pharmacy will administer the vaccine according to CDC protocols…

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Floyd County Sheriff’s Crime Report

November 2 Sheriff’s Office received a phone call of a vehicle’s interior being burned on FM 54 in Floyd County. The responding Deputy determined that there had been an electrical fire underneath the dashboard. November 6 Sheriff’s Office received a call from an individual from the State of Kansas. He informed the Deputy that someone…

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Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general signup deadline Feb. 12

Special to The Hesperian-Beacon— COLLEGE STATION – Agricultural producers and private landowners interested in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) can sign up for the popular program which began Jan. 4, 2021 and goes through Feb. 12, 2021. The competitive program, administered by USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA), provides annual rental payments for land devoted to…

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Opinion: By Hunter Throckmorton

‘Capitol’ Offense In the past few days, we have seen many unprecedented things, not the least of which was protestors storming buildings at the capitol. The reactions to these events have been almost as unprecedented. One such reaction was the rapid purging of certain conservative figures from major social media platforms. Another was a large…

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