Area News

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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Floydada receives approval for Collegiate School District status

By Dr. Gilbert Trevino/FISD Superintendent Special to The Hesperian-Beacon— FLOYDADA—The Floydada Independent School District received notification from the Texas Education Agency on Thursday, July 23 that the proposed partnership with Collegiate Edu-Nation has been approved, thus making FISD an In-District Charter.  The district will now be called, Floydada Collegiate Independent School District and each campus…

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Lockney Senior Citizens under new management

By Teresa Bigham/The Hesperian-Beacon— LOCKNEY – Bambi Session was named manager of the Lockney Senior Citizen Center on Tuesday, July 28 by the board of directors. Session was raised in Floydada and she and her husband, Chris have three boys, Shi who will be sophomore at Lockney High School and twin boys, Payton and Parker,…

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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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Parent Back-to-School letter from LISD Superintendent Baum

Dear Lockney ISD Parents and Students,   Thank you for your patience and understanding as you have anxiously awaited our plan for returning to school.  Our School Board approved the plan last Thursday at our July 30 board meeting, and we can now officially share it with you. Please note that this is a starting…

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Mystery seeds from China arrive in Texas

By Kay Ledbetter /Special for The Hesperian-Beacon AUSTIN – Texas residents are now among those across the nation receiving mysterious seeds delivered by mail in tiny bags marked as jewelry. U.S. Department of Agriculture officials are on alert because these seeds are unsolicited and are arriving in packages with Chinese writing and a return address in China.…

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Floydada Ex-Students Association cancels homecoming gatherings

Special to The Hesperian-Beacon— After much consideration, the Floydada Ex-Students Association Committee has determined that the 2020 Homecoming observance and gathering needs to be cancelled due to continued Covid 19 concerns. At this time, the school will continue to call Friday, Sept. 4, homecoming for the students.  They will proceed with the Friday night half-time…

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3 new virus cases, 10 recoveries, 2 deaths in Floyd County

Special to The Hesperian-Beacon— FLOYD COUNTY –   Floyd County officials announced there has been three additional active cases in Floyd County along with 10 recoveries and two additional deaths due to COVID-19. As of Friday, July 24, there were 79 total reported cases with 50 cases reported as fully recovered and 25 active cases along…

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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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