Area News

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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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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Upcoming Events

Events are listed free of charge for nonprofit civic organizations, schools and community events. Please submit listings at least two weeks ahead of the date. Listings will run through the date of the event. Emailed submissions are preferred to [email protected] CITY OF LOCKNEY COMMUNITY CLEAN-UP The City of Lockney will have a community-wide clean up…

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Serrato attends Princeton University Summer Journalism Program Class of 2019

By Yelena Serrato / FHS Correspondent— PRINCETON, NJ—I was one of thirty students chosen from a competitive poll of 350 junior applicants to attend the Princeton Summer Journalism Program (PSJP) last summer. I was selected based on academics, teacher recommendations, submitted writing samples and an interview via telephone. The Princeton Summer Journalism Program was founded…

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A nurse’s life…

By Teresa Bigham / The Hesperian-Beacon— LOCKNEY – The Coronavirus pandemic has upset the lives of American workers, especially those in “essential jobs,” who continue to go to work during the outbreaks, including nurses, pharmacy technicians and grocery store employees. I spoke with a nurse that works at the Cogdell Hospital and Clinic, Lorena Alvis.…

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Alcohol Awareness Month

By Teresa Bigham / The Hesperian-Beacon— FLOYD COUNTY – Alcohol is the primary drug abused in Texas. According to the National Institute of Alcohol 58 percent of Texas school students in grades 7-12 have used alcohol, and 25 percent consumed alcohol last month. Let’s break the numbers down. Over 139,000,000 individuals 12 years or older…

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Brown turns 99 years old…Part 4

By Teresa Bigham/The Hesperian-Beacon— Brown share one of his favorite memories, he said, “One time I traded for a little Shetland pony for my grandson. I had this van, that we called the peanut wagon, we would load his pony in and drive down the highway with his head sticking out the window. That’s when…

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Dollar General opens early for senior citizens

By Teresa Bigham/The Hesperian-Beacon— LOCKNEY – Grocery stores across the country are looking more like a scene from doomsday movies, with empty shelves, ransacked shelves and wiped-out canned good aisles. Dollar General in Lockney will open their doors early just to special senior citizens and those with compromised immune systems. The hours for senior shopping…

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COVID-19 important things you need to know

By Teresa Bigham/The Hesperian-Beacon— FLOYD COUNTY – There are few confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus in Lubbock and Amarillo area, so one should educate themselves on the proper way to prevent the spread of this virus. By now, you may have memorized some if not all the symptoms of the coronavirus: fever and a…

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