Dougherty, TX

2 Matador VFD firefighters injured in rollover, transported to UMC in Lubbock

MATADOR, Texas — Two Motley County volunteer firefighters were transported to University Medical Center in Lubbock after being injured in a rollover crash Tuesday evening. According to a social media post by the Matador Volunteer Fire Department, the crash occurred around 9:20 p.m. MVFD said the firefighters were responding...
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Campbell and Bradley announce nuptials

Wesley and Tracy Campbell of Floydada, Texas, proudly announce the engagement of their daughter, Kortney Rae, to Logan Dean Bradley, son of Dr. Robert and Lisa Bradley of Lubbock, Texas. Kortney is employed at Goen & Goen Insurance in Floydada and Logan is a vice president at First National Bank of Floydada. The couple will be wed Friday, August 19, 2022 in Lubbock, Texas.
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Graduation week in Floyd County

Sixty-nine seniors will graduate in upcoming ceremonies across the five high schools covered in the Floyd County Hesperian-Beacon readership area. Floydada Collegiage High School will graduate 38 seniors, and the valedictorian is Erin Trevino and the salutatorian is Kaitlyn Vega. Floydada’s high school graduation is scheduled for Thursday, May 19 at 6 p.m. in the Whirlwind Gym. Lockney High…

Whirlwinds' Ramos tapped for All-Star game

CONGRATULATIONS GO TO DAVIAN RAMOS (left) on being selected to represent the Floydada Whirlwinds in the 2022 ASCO ALL STAR football game! The game is scheduled to be played Saturday, June 4, 2022 at Lowrey Field in Lubbock. Ramos played on offense and defense during the 2021 season as guard and defensive end. Tickets will be $5. Money raised from the game will be given to help with medical…

West Texas 'chuckwagon cook' to appear on Food Network's 'Chopped' this month

In a recent Facebook post, Petersburg resident Courtney Kattner, a self-described 'chuckwagon cook,' announced that she would be featured on an upcoming episode of the Food Network's "Chopped" cooking competition series on May 24. The reality-based cooking show features chefs competing against one another using unique ingredients to create meals...
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Roaring Springs Waterpark reopens this weekend

MERIDIAN, Idaho (CBS2) — Roaring Springs Waterpark is set to reopen for the 2022 season on Saturday at 11 a.m. With heated water and good weather, Roaring Springs is hoping to usher in summer with some great pool time fun. The park is set to be open on weekends for the next two weeks, then seven days a week starting Memorial Day.

Dillard’s has ‘mommy and me’ dresses for Mother’s Day

LUBBOCK, Texas — Stop by Dillard’s in the South Plains Mall for all your Mother’s Day outfit needs including “mommy and me” dresses. Plus, Antonio Melani has a new collection. Store hours are Monday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6:00 p.m.

Organizers expect at least 30 yard sales along Highway 70 Saturday

As of Monday, 20 yard sales have been reserved for the Spur, Dickens and Jayton areas for the Highway 70 Yard Sale on Saturday, May 7, according to coordinator Joan Day. Day said she anticipates Shane Jones from the Variety Store in Matador to have at least 10 more sales reserved in the northern part of the Highway 70 Yard Sale. “I expect at least 30 sales, but that number will grow,” Day said. …

Dillard’s has a Sensational Event coming up

LUBBOCK, Texas—Dillard’s always has sensational items shopping experience. They are located inside the South plains Mall. Their store hours are from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and on Sunday from noon until 6:00 p.m. You can even shop on their website at

Chamber cuts ribbon for new salon in Floydada

The Floydada Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting Saturday, Feb. 19 to welcome Twenty-One Beauty Salon and Barbershop to Floydada. Owner Lindsey DeLeon and barber Bri Castro officially opened for business on Tuesday, Feb. 22. An open house was held after the ribbon cutting for people to tour the new salon and meet Lindsey and Bri. Come and support another great business in Floydada—they are…

Gong Cha Tea coming soon to the South Plains Mall

LUBBOCK, Texas — Boba tea, milk tea and Tapioca tea are just a few of many different options that Gong Cha Tea will be serving inside the South Plains Mall this spring! It will be in center court in front of Mrs. Fields, so you can’t miss it. Their mission is to not only have warmth in your cup but leave warmth and joy in your heart.

Roaring Springs Water Park to nearly double in size, adding new amenities and slides

IDAHO — Roaring Springs Water Park is expanding with plans to nearly double its size over the next decade. “We are so excited to announce the largest expansion in Roaring Springs history," Tiffany Quilici, Roaring Springs Chief Marketing Officer. "We are so lucky to already have the northwest's largest waterpark in our backyard and now we will have one of the United States' largest waterpark to enjoy."

Making a splash: Roaring Springs announces biggest expansion in park's history

Just off the south side of Interstate 84 in Meridian, Roaring Springs Water Park stands as a brightly colored oasis for both families and individuals seeking relief from scorching summer heat. And soon, the park will be offering more space and attractions to patrons. On Thursday, Roaring Springs announced its largest expansion to date. According to a press release, the expansion will consist of seven different phases to be completed...

South Plains Mall Stores From 50 Years Ago

I imagine when the South Plains Mall opened that it hit with the force of a nuclear bomb. The mall opened in 1972 and I didn't arrive on the South Plains until 1979, but I was surprised by how many of the original stores I remembered. All of the following were part of the mall's opening in 1972 and still a thing when I arrived here in 79-80.