Thursday, July 27th, 2017


Ice cream shop sets opening

An old Clarendon name will grace the newest business on Kearney Street when it opens next weekend. Stocking’s Ice Cream Parlor will hold its grand opening Friday and Saturday, August 4 and 5 from 2:00 to 10 p.m. and will feature homemade ice cream, sundaes, malts, milkshakes, and more. Owner Virginia Patten and her husband, Brit, named the business after Dr. Jerome Daniel Stocking and his family,... [Read more]

Estlack receives Hudson Award

Estlack receives Hudson Award

Clarendon Enterprise publisher Roger Estlack received the West Texas Press Association’s Harold Hudson Award last Friday during the WTPA’s annual convention in Granbury. The award is given to an individual who has significantly contributed to the publishing industry and West Texas Press Association and is given in memory of the late Harold Hudson, publisher of the Perryton Herald and prominent... [Read more]

Contested hearing leads to 25-year prison sentence

A contested hearing led to a 25-year prison sentence for one defendant when the district court met in Panhandle last Wednesday, July 19. District Attorney Luke Inman, with Assistant District Attorney Harley Caudle, prosecuted the case for the State of Texas with the Honorable Judge Stuart Messer presiding. Dakota James Lindsey pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate... [Read more]

District Court hears thirteen pleas

The district court heard 13 pleas when it met in Clarendon Tuesday, July 18. District Attorney Luke Inman, assisted by ADA Harley Caudle, prosecuted the cases for the State of Texas, with the Honorable Judge Stuart Messer presiding. Norma Ann Garcia, 35 from Wellington, pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate and was sentenced to 17.5 years in the Institutional Division... [Read more]

Resignations shake up Howardwick board

Three Howardwick city officials have resigned and a fourth official quit but returned in the wake of last Tuesday’s meeting of the Board of Aldermen. Sources tell the Enterprise that comments from about 20 members of the public got out of hand towards the end of the July 11 meeting, prompting Mayor Mike Rowland to resign on the spot and Code Enforcement Officer Will Jordan to toss his badge on a... [Read more]

CC to begin CDL course in Clarendon

Clarendon College is launching a new Commercial Driver’s License certification program this fall. The program will focus on basic driving skills, material handling equipment, basic maneuvers such as backing, docking, and handling; and safety measures.  Students will be taught to drive on various terrains, including city and country roads, and practice driving during both day and night time frames. “We... [Read more]

Financing moves forward for Mulkey, pool

A financing option to help fund the Mulkey Theatre multi-use event venue and Clarendon’s water recreation project continued to move forward during last Thursday’s meeting of the city council. Aldermen unanimously approved a resolution to obtain professional services with the financing, and Drew Whitington of Government Capital Corporation addressed the council about borrowing $1 million for the... [Read more]

Tolbert pursuing acting dream

Tolbert pursuing acting dream

A Clarendon native is spreading his wings in the entertainment business with recent opportunities in the television and motion picture world. Kenneth Lee Tolbert, a 2010 graduate of Clarendon High School, recently worked as an extra and stunt double in next year’s sci-fi movie “Battle Angel” directed by James Cameron, and he also has a leading role as Reece in next year’s thriller, “Beyond... [Read more]

CC to build on success in next plan

The future of Clarendon College will soon be taking shape as officials there begin working on the institution’s next strategic plan. The “One College, One Vision” strategy implemented by President Robert Riza in 2014 had seven individual initiatives, and all have either been completed or are ongoing. “We’ve had a very successful plan and a very successful three years,” Dr. Riza said. “Now... [Read more]