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Heavy rain generally welcome

“The upside to all this is that rain is rarely a bad thing in an agriculture-based society,” explains Reed, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Integrated ...
Dimmitt, 0.86; Floydada, 2.10; Hart, 1.18; Lubbock, 4.26; Olton, 1.44; Plainview Water Treatment ...

TRACK AND FIELD: Iraan girls relay advances to state championships meet in Austin

Van Horn held off Iraan to win regional gold with a time of 1:47.81, but Iraan’s mark of 1:48.04 bested third-place Irion County (1:48.69), and qualified the Bravettes for the state meet May 14-16 at the University of Texas’ Mike A. Myers Stadium.

Region I-2A track meet: Vega's Fangman qualifies for state meet in 3 events

Vega’s Catie Fangman highlighted the Texas Panhandle efforts at the UIL Region I-2A track ...
Gruver, 3; 34. (t) McCamey; Floydada; Hale Center; Wheeler, 1. Shot put: 1. Brie Dewbre, Morton, 39-9; 2. Haley Walker, Lockney, 38-7; 3. Jadyn Wright, Shamrock ...

Local Drag show shines light on LGBTQ community

Partnering up with Texas Tech for the sixth year ...
a big core of the LGBTQ community here in Lubbock," Reese Ramsey a junior geography major from Floydada said. "This represents a lot, especially for this town." Many of the new GSA members found it ...

Gladys Bailey

She was born April 25, 1923, in Frisco, Texas, to Acy Garfield and Minnie Bell Brewer Muse. She married James Leo Bailey on Aug. 12, 1938, in Floydada, Texas. Mrs. Bailey was a wife and homemaker. She enjoyed quilt making, sewing, gardening with her ...

Three Floydada Men Face Federal Drug Distribution Conspiracy Charges

Three residents of Floydada, Texas were arrested by special agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. LUBBOCK, TX (PRESS RELEASE) -- Three residents of Floydada, Texas, who were arrested on Friday by special agents with the ...

Three Floydada men face federal drug distribution conspiracy charges

LUBBOCK, Texas - Three residents of Floydada, Texas, who were arrested on Friday by special agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), made their initial appearances in federal court this afternoon on drug distribution ...

Texas Coin Dealer Sentenced to 10 Years for Theft

Chauncey’s legal troubles started in August 2011, when William and Lila Ratheal of Irrigated Farms in Floydada, TX filed a civil suit against him. In June 2011, the couple paid Chauncey $250,000 in exchange for more than 150 one-ounce gold coins.

Texas High School Rivalry Goes Horribly Wrong

(KCBD) The football rivalry between Lockney and Floydada, Texas high schools dates back many years. They call it the Battle of Floyd County. But on Friday night, some Lockney students took this conflict to a whole new level. Lockney held on for a 38-36 win ...

Alfred Louis Lloyd

Celebration of life services for Louis Lloyd, 80, of Floydada, Texas, will be held at the First United Methodist Church, Floydada, Texas, on Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, at 2 p.m. Reverend Les Hall will officiate. Interment will be at Floyd County Memorial Park ...

Feathers Fluffed

Here is a revised version of my duck hunting experience that my professor seemed to enjoy much more.. A huge GLOP of blood smacked me in the face, nearly landing in my right eye. It didn’t even gros…

Day 32: Plainview to Matador

Today promised to be a short 62 mile ride though the threat of strong winds was still there. We left Plainview around 8 am which is relatively early considering the distance, but we wanted  to have so…


As he started to fumble with the key to the door he became even less mindful of the bleached white towel around his waist and the few fingers gripping onto it and let the thing fall down into a makesh…


Protect Your Business in FLOYDADA TEXAS from Spring Weather Threats

This winter has been particularly harsh for businesses in the northeast and parts of the southern U.S., as record snowfalls and frigid temperatures forced many companies to close their doors for several days.

Many parts of the country are bracing for possible spring floods that may follow when the snow melts. Meanwhile, April through June is the peak time for tornadoes, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The Southeast, Midwest, the Gulf States and the South Central region are particularly vulnerable to these dangerous windstorms.

Now is a good time to make a plan to protect your clients, customers and your business for the threats caused by spring storms and floods. Join the U.S. Small Business Administration and Agility Recovery on Tuesday, March 10 at 2 p.m. EDT for a free webinar on best practices for mitigating spring weather risks. These preparedness tips are based on real-life recovery experiences from business owners.

The SBA has partnered with Agility to offer business continuity strategies through its “PrepareMyBusiness” website. Visit www.preparemybusiness.org to access previous webinars and for additional preparedness tips.

The SBA provides disaster recovery assistance in the form of low-interest loans to homeowners, renters, private nonprofits and businesses of all sizes. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov/disaster.

WHAT: “Preparing for Severe Spring Weather” - A presentation from Agility CEO Bob Boyd, followed by a question and answer session.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 from 2 –3 p.m. EDT

Space is limited. Register at http://agil.me/springprepsba

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Responding To and Protecting Students from Sexual Assault in FLOYDADA TEXAS

January 26, 2015

Courtesy of Eve Hill and Mark Kappelhoff, Deputy Assistant Attorneys General for the Civil Rights pision

Note: The sample MOU can be found at here.

President Obama established the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault one year ago. On this anniversary, the task force has released a sample memorandum of understanding (MOU) to assist campuses and law enforcement agencies to work together in their efforts to protect students, address the needs of sexual assault survivors, and ensure a prompt, thorough, and fair response to allegations of sexual misconduct. This is yet another important step in the task force’s effort to help colleges and universities, as well as their partners in the community, address the problem of campus sexual violence.

While colleges and universities can do much on their own, communication and collaboration between campus administrators, campus police and local law enforcement is critically important to address the problem of sexual assault on campus.

The sample MOU reflects input from task force members and agencies, outside experts on sexual assault, police associations, state attorneys general, and campus administrators and counsels.

Many colleges and universities already have MOUs in place with local law enforcement authorities covering a variety of areas. Our conversations with campus administrators, campus police, and law enforcement have underscored the need for additional tools and strategies that are specifically tailored to the dynamics of sexual assault on campus, as well as the needs of sexual assault survivors. The task force is providing this sample MOU with that in mind.

We recognize that every campus and community is unique and there is no one-size-fits-all solution. The sample MOU is, therefore, intended to be a starting point for a conversation between campus administrators, campus police and local law enforcement on how to improve collaborations between critical first responders. We fully expect that, in partnering to address the issue of sexual violence on campus, campus administrators and law enforcement will adapt the provisions of the sample MOU to meet their particular needs and circumstances. For example, some campus and law enforcement authorities may wish to incorporate some or all of the provisions into an existing general campus safety MOU, while others may prefer a standalone agreement specifically addressing campus sexual violence. Still others may decide that some different method of collaboration better meets their needs. We hope that this sample MOU will be an important resource in collaborative efforts between campus administrators, campus police and law enforcement to eradicate sexual assault from college communities nationwide.

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Office on Violence Against Women


What do you think about "clemency" being aplied to criminals in FLOYDADA TEXAS?

Based on its commitment to address issues of injustice in judgment, President Obama awarded 22 commutations today people serving time in a federal prison. If they had been condemned by the current laws and policies, many of these people would have already served his time and paid his debt to society.Because many were convicted under a regime of obsolete sentence served years - in some cases more than a decade - more than individuals convicted today for the same offense.

In total, 22 commutations granted today underscore the President´s commitment to use all the tools at their disposal to achieve greater justice and fairness in our justice system. We further demonstrate how the exercise of this important Instituition can remedy imbalances and correct errors in judgment. Added to its previous 21 commutations, the President has granted 43 switches in total. To put the actions of President Obama in context, President George W. Bush commuted 11 convictions in his eight years in office.

To further this progress, the President has established a leniency to encourage people who were convicted under laws and policies obsolete switch request initiative. In his address, major reforms have followed, including the enactment of new criteria for potential candidates switching to satisfy even those who pose no danger to public safety, have a clean record in prison, and have been convicted in out of date laws. The Department of Justice has raised awareness about applying switching to ensure that each federal prisoner who believe are worthy of this second invaluable opportunity have the opportunity to ask for it.

Emphasizing the responsibility that brings a switchover, the President wrote a letter to each of the 22 people who received clemency today, recognizing its potential to overcome the mistakes they made and encourage them to make good decisions moving forward.

While today´s announcement represents a major advance, there is more work to delante.La Administration will continue to work to thoroughly review all requests for clemencia.Y while switching is an important tool for those seeking justice and equity in our criminal justice system, it is almost always an option of last resort, which comes after a long trial and years behind bars. That is why President Obama is committed to working with Democrats and Republicans in sensible to our criminal justice system aimed give judges greater discretion over mandatory minimum sentencing reforms. As the Department of Justice has pointed out, sometimes mandatory minimum sentences have resulted in more severe penalties for nonviolent drug offenders that many violent offenders and are not necessary for processing at this level.

Now, a major reform became law. In 2010, the President signed the Fair Sentencing Act, which reduced the disparity in the amounts of powder cocaine and crack need for the imposition of mandatory minimum sentences. The President is encouraged by the bipartisan support for improving our criminal justice system, including the promise of legislation to implement front-end changes in sentencing.It also supports bipartisan efforts to provide back-end support through education and work better training for those currently incarcerated and reforming our juvenile justice system to build on the significant reductions in the number Youth held in secure facilities.

Ensuring fairness in our criminal justice system will require ongoing efforts to invest in the types of programs that help prevent individuals turning to crime, such as education and employment, as well as changes in our sentencing laws to ensure that the punishment really fit the crime. As we work to make those improvements, the President will continue to use its authority leniency in certain cases where justice, fairness and proportionality so require, and give eligible and worthy people who have paid their debt to society the opportunity contribute in the sense ways. [7]


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