Sunday, March 1st, 2015


Deadline to run for local office this Friday

With just hours left for candidates to sign up, it appears no local governments will be having elections this year due to a lack of candidates. The sign-up deadline is this Friday, February 27; and as the Enterprise goes to press Tuesday afternoon, only one of five governments even have enough candidates to fill all the seats that are up this spring. The City of Clarendon has the mayor and two aldermen... [Read more]

CC Regents extend Riza’s contract

The contract of Clarendon College President Robert Riza was extended when the CC Board of Regents met in regular session last Thursday, February 19. Regents met behind closed doors for nearly an hour and a half discussing college personnel, evaluating the president, and discussing real property leases in Childress and Amarillo. When they resumed in open session, regents approved extending Dr. Riza’s... [Read more]

Seliger targets state standardized exams

Seliger targets state standardized exams

By Morgan Smith, The Texas Tribune Texas lawmakers took aim at the state’s standardized testing system Thursday as they considered a proposal to allow high school seniors to graduate even if they fail state exams. State Sen. Kel Seliger. Courtesy Photo / Texas Tribune “It’s heart-wrenching, and it’s also insanity when you see the level of achievement these kids are already doing and yet... [Read more]

Broncos second in District

By Sandy Anderberg The 2015 Clarendon Bronco basketball team finished second to Wellington in District 2A this season at 8-2. The Broncos cleaned up in Wheeler last week to solidify their playoff position. They slammed the Mustangs, 72-38. Wheeler never had a chance as the Broncos stormed the court in the opening quarter and totally dominated every part of the game. Their huge scoring second quarter... [Read more]

Chamber honors Selvidge

Former mayor Tex Selvidge was honored by the Clarendon Chamber of Commerce with the 2014 Saints’ Roost Award for his lifetime of service and commitment to the community during the annual Chamber Awards Banquet last Thursday, February 12. Man of the Year honors went to Jacob Fangman, and Denise Bertrand was named the Woman of the Year. Tex Selvidge (front center) was named the 2014 Saints’ Roost... [Read more]

City sales tax edges up again

Clarendon’s sales tax revenue continues to grow in 2015 according figures released last week by Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar. The city’s sales tax allocation for February was $41,751.96, which is up 4.79 percent from the same period one year ago. For the calendar year-to-date, Clarendon is now at $71,390.21, an increase of 5.79 from this point in 2014. The sales tax figures represent December... [Read more]

Clarendon EDC names King interim director

Jack King was named the Interim Director of Tourism and Economic Development by the Clarendon Economic Development Corporation last week. The CEDC Board met in called session Monday, February 9, and interviewed King before voting to approve his appointment. King’s first day on the job was Monday, February 16, and says he sees several positives for Clarendon. Jack King at the Clarendon Visitor Center.... [Read more]

Celebration honors Cub Scout achievements

Clarendon Cub Scout Pack 437 recognized the achievements of local boys during its annual Blue & Gold Celebration Monday night at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Cubmaster Roger Estlack presented the Pack’s charter certificate to Pastor Kirk Watson and thanked the church for its continued support of Cub Scouting. Clarendon Cub Scout Pack 437. Enterprise Photo / Roger Estlack Cubs... [Read more]

Four CC athletes receive awards

Four Clarendon College athletes were honored Monday night as All-Conference, All-Region and All-American athletes for the fall 2014 semester. Clarendon College President Robert Riza with outstanding CC athletes who were honored in the Bulldog Gym Monday night. CC Photo / Ashlee Estlack Isela Sandoval of Ennis earned All-Conference and All-Region in Cross Country. At regionals she finished 9th out 37... [Read more]