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Covenant Health to acquire West Texas Family Medicine, including Floydada clinic

STAFF REPORTS Covenant Health Plainview has announced the acquisition of the Plainview-based West Texas Family Medicine, which operates clinics in Floydada and Hale Center, effective Monday, April 19, 2021. “Acquiring West Texas Family Medicine clinics will have a great impact on our community and the surrounding communities that we serve,” said Covenant Health Plainview CEO…

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Texas Spur owners acquire Floyd County Hesperian-Beacon

Texas Spur owners acquire Floyd County Hesperian-Beacon   FLOYDADA — The Floyd County Hesperian-Beacon, the weekly newspaper serving Floyd County, Texas, east of Lubbock, is under new ownership as of January 31, 2021.   Paragraph Ranch LLC, a media company based in Dickens County, has purchased the publication, which was founded in 1896 as the Hesperian-Gazette…

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Rural phone companies file suit against PUC

Texas Press Association— AUSTIN—Almost 50 rural Texas telephone companies have filed a lawsuit against the Public Utility Commission of Texas, accusing the state regulatory agency of illegally withholding universal service fund (“USF”) revenues crucial to maintaining the statewide telecommunications network in rural areas. The lawsuit contends the PUC’s action was taken in violation of the…

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Peralez brings empowerment to women through fitness

By Yelena Serrato /The Hesperian-Beacon— FLOYDADA—Fitness on the Square owner Amanda Peralez has never accepted the lack of experience as a valid excuse not to do something. “It was 2014 when I started teaching Zumba at Rockets Gym, and I really didn’t know anything about Zumba. All I knew was that I needed to work…

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W. J. Mangold Memorial Hospital December Employee of the Month

By Teresa Bigham/The Hesperian-Beacon— LOCKNEY – Elean Mae Abatol was named the Cogdell Clinic Employee of the Month for December. Abatol is employed as a medical technologist. She conducts laboratory testing which helps in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Abatol has been employed with Cogdell Clinic in Lockney since January 2019. “What I like…

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Wayland Celebrating ‘Graduation in a Box’

By Jonathan Petty, MAM/Director of Communications— PLAINVIEW – Wayland Baptist University once again conducted graduation from a distance to comply with COVID-19 protocols calling for social distancing and discouraging large group gatherings. December graduation for the Plainview campus was scheduled for Dec. 12. In May, the university canceled its traditional graduation ceremony and sent graduates…

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Toy drive under way in Lockney

By Teresa Bigham/The Hesperian-Beacon— LOCKNEY – This holiday season may be like no other due to COVID-19. This pandemic has affected the communities in so many ways. Lockney Salvation Army will be hosting a drive-through toy drive on Saturday, Dec. 19 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in the parking lot of the First United…

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