Business

New Floydada dentist following in father’s footsteps

 By Yelena Serrato/The Hesperian-Beacon — FLOYDADA—Following in her father’s footsteps, Dr. Summer Ketron Roark has pursued a career that makes people smile. “My dad is a dentist in Lubbock. I was inspired to go into dentistry because of him. I grew up around it and got to see the benefits of it,” Roark said. Her…

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KCBD news team focuses on Floydada

By Yelena Serrato/The Hesperian-Beacon— FLOYDADA—Floydada made the TV news – and it’s all good news. KCBD News Channel 11 of Lubbock kicked off the second week of its Community Wide Coverage Tour with a spotlight of Floydada on Tuesday July 28. KCBD has been featuring surrounding Lubbock communities for 18 years, highlighting the stories of…

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RSVP offers volunteer kits

Elsa Cooper of Lockney, left, and Sherry Hacker of Floydada show the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program “Volunteer Kits.” The two will be passing these kits out in their respective communities.  The Volunteer Kits are for protection while volunteering or as you go about your day around town and include three masks, a pair of…

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Texas Sales Tax Holiday is Aug 7-9

Special to The Hesperian-Beacon— AUSTIN — With the Texas economy slowly awakening from effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds shoppers they can save money on clothes and school supplies during the state’s sales tax holiday on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 7-9. The law exempts sales tax on qualified items — such…

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Wright takes right turn to business ownership

Taking the road less traveled           By Teresa Bigham/The Hesperian-Beacon— LOCKNEY – The road to owning his own business began with a high school co-op class and the love of repairing vehicles. Steve Wright, owner of Wright’s Auto, said he had no training when we applied for a job at Johnson…

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Golden Spread Electric Cooperative names new President and CEO

By Mary Coyne/Golden Spread Electric Cooperative Spokesperson Special to The Hesperian-Beacon— AMARILLO — The Board of Directors of Golden Spread Electric Cooperative, Inc. has elevated Kari Hollandsworth to the position of president and Chief Executive Officer, effective September 2, 2020. Hollandsworth joined Golden Spread in 2009 as an Energy Analyst. She has gained broad experience…

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Texas Tech Credit Union FCS Branch Grand Reopening

By Yelena Serrato /The Hesperian-Beacon— FLOYDADA— The public is invited to help Texas Tech Credit Union celebrate a grand reopening from 4-6 p.m., Thursday, July 30 with food, drinks and door prizes for current and new members. Texas Tech Credit Union is ready to serve their members so be sure to stop by and take…

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Floydada Rotary Club

Justin Brown, Floydada EDC Manager, updates the Floydada Rotary Club on businesses coming to Floydada. The Floydada Rotary Club meets at noon on Wednesdays at the Floydada Senior Citizen’s building.  (Photo by Mike Green)

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Grandmother’s lessons leads entrepreneur into business

Oh, For Goodness Bakes By Teresa Bigham/The Hesperian-Beacon— LOCKNEY – Shawn Hill credits his grandmother for his love and passion to bake. Elsie Clark worked in the school cafeteria for more than 30 years and taught Hill about baking. “That was when the school lunch ladies made everything by hand,” Hill said. “It’s because of…

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Floydada Rotary

Floydada Police Officers talk about the types of calls they respond to in Floydada during the Floydada Rotary Club meeting July 8. Floydada Rotary Club members thanked the officers for their service to community. From left, Patrol Officer Danny Burdick, Corporal Bruce Kastning, Sergeant Marco Martinez, and Rotarian Wes Anderson. The Floydada Rotary Club meets…

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