Area News

The last Eagle Scouts…

By Teresa Bigham-The Hesperian-Beacon— LOCKNEY- Becoming an Eagle Scout is no easy task. It takes years of hard work, dedication, and lots of determination. The last of the Eagle Scouts in Lockney graduated Lockney High School Friday night, May 22. You must start out as a Cub Scout, then a Boy Scout and last an…

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Neill named the Floydada Postmaster

By Teresa Bigham/The Hesperian-Beacon— FLOYDADA – John Neill’s life changed on April 25, when he walked in the Floydada Post Office as the new postmaster. He was born in Chicago and lived there for three years. His family then packed up and moved to Texas. He was working as a computer graphic consultant when he…

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City-Wide Garage Sale upcoming

By Yelena Serrato/The Hesperian-Beacon— FLOYDADA—It’s time to clean out your closets of unwanted items and join the City-Wide Garage Sale organized by the Floydada Chamber of Commerce. This year’s event will take place Saturday, June 20 and will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Listing your sale is free, but you must submit the…

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Garza and Cisneros Top FHS Grads

          Special to The Hesperian-Beacon— FLOYDADA – Floydada High School’s top two graduates for 2020 are Azalea Garza and Emily Cisneros. Valedictorian Azalea Garza graduated with a 5.37307 GPA and Salutatorian Emily Cisneros posted a 5.23076 GPA Garza is the daughter of Juan and Nancy Garza. Her honors and accomplishments earned…

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Azua and Ascencio Top Graduates at LHS

Special to The Hesperian-Beacon— LOCKNEY – Lockney High School’s top two graduates for 2020 are Diego Azua and Anahi Ascencio. Valedictorian Diego Azua graduated with a 96.64 GPA and Salutatorian Anahi Ascencio graduated with 96.41 GPA. Azua is the son of Felipe and Kathy Azua. His honors and accomplishment while at Lockney High School included…

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Local woman sticks to her roots…

By Yelena Serrato/The Hesperian Beacon— FLOYDADA—What started out as an idea, has turned into a reality for this multitalented family. Bibi Barrientos, a well-known and respected hairdresser and owner of “Bibi’s” Hair Salon has moved into the food truck business alongside her husband Manuel Barrientos, her daughters Jasmine and Amber Ferrer and her son in-law…

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Lockney Fire Department to hold fundraiser Sunday

By Teresa Bigham/The Hesperian-Beacon— LOCKNEY – The Lockney Fire Department and Lockney EMS will be serving a brisket sandwich meal fundraiser on Sunday, May 31. The location will be behind the firehall located at 211 E. Locust St. The event will start at 11 a.m. and they will serve till they sell out of meat,…

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Lockney native returns home to run Wilson Family Pharmacy

By Yelena Serrato/The Hesperian-Beacon— LOCKNEY—After hearing his cousin speak about her experience as a pharmacist in his biology class sophomore year, Brance Wilson became inspired to follow the same career path. Wilson graduated from Lockney High School and attended Texas Tech University during his undergraduate studies for two years and furthered his education at Texas…

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Whirlwind Nutrition offers a boost

By Teresa Bigham/The Hesperian-Beacon— FLOYDADA – Giovanna Batres opened her first store front in April. She is the owner of Whirlwind Nutrition located in Floydada. “I wanted to have a name that resonated with the town,” said Batres. “We want everyone to know that we are here to contribute to our city and community.” She…

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Lockney residents close to Water Restrictions

By Teresa Bigham/The Hesperian-Beacon— LOCKNEY – City Manager Buster Poling announced a notice to the city’s residents on Monday, May 11 regarding possible water restrictions due to recent usage of water reserves. “The City of Lockney is approaching water usage numbers that would trigger the City’s Stage 1-Voluntary Water Restrictions of the Drought Contingency Plan,”…

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