Sunday, June 25th, 2017

News

County okays window work on courthouse

Donley County Commissioners authorized preservation work on 1890 courthouse and discussed several other agenda items during their regular meeting last Monday, June 12. The county for some time has discussed work needing done on third floor windows, and at this meeting they took action, accepting a proposal from Bill Gamel of Amarillo. County Judge John Howard said Gamel will remove and repair two windows... [Read more]


CASA needs volunteers to serve Donley County kids

Volunteers are being sought to help Donley County children who find themselves caught up in the court system due to neglect or abuse. CASA of the High Plains currently has about 51 cases involving 118 kids in its eight-county service area with five of those cases being in Donley County, according to Executive Director Alissha Jefferies. “We have an urgent need for at least two volunteers to help... [Read more]


TWBD reports drought back in Donley County

Despite some decent rain last week, the Texas Water Development Board’s weekly report Monday officially listed Donley County back in droughty conditions for the first time since April 2016. The TWDB has listed the county as “abnormally dry” during the weeks ahead of Monday’s report. “Last week brought us a reintroduction of drought conditions in West Texas with droughty splotches appearing... [Read more]


Jack steps down as Clarendon athletic director

Jack steps down as Clarendon athletic director

Clarendon ISD Trustees accepted the resignation of Athletic Director Gary Jack Monday night as he prepares to take a job at a bigger school. “We’ve been offered positions in Callisburg, which is a 3A school by Gainesville,” Jack told the Enterprise this week. Jack’s wife, Andrea, also resigned Monday night and will be working at Callisburg ISD as well, Jack said. Callisburg has a high school... [Read more]


Fire destroys wind turbine near Jericho

Fire destroys wind turbine near Jericho

No injuries were reported when a wind turbine caught fire near on the Salt Fork Wind Facility near Jericho last Wednesday, June 7. A Vestas V100 wind turbine at the Salt Fork Wind Facility near Jericho was destroyed last Wednesday when a fire burned up the nacelle and one of the turbine blades. Southern Company, which owns the facility, said the cause is under investigation. Enterprise Photos / Elaina... [Read more]


Water project, Mulkey to be town hall focus

The City of Clarendon will hold a town hall meeting to discuss funding for two community projects following last Thursday’s regular city council meeting. The town hall will be held Thursday, June 29, at the Bairfield Activity Center at 6:30 p.m. and will focus on the city’s proposed water recreation project and also discuss the Mulkey Theatre project. City aldermen called for the public forum following... [Read more]


Fire threatens Howardwick residents in Nocona Hills

A Saturday afternoon grassfire threatened several homes at Howardwick before being brought under control. Fire Chief Will Jordan said the blaze appeared to have started from an abandoned campfire near Old Clarendon Point. “It was a really strange deal,” Jordan said. “It looked like they were using construction scraps for the fire.” Emergency personnel were paged to the fire shortly after 5... [Read more]


Hegar reports lower sales tax revenue for Clarendon

Clarendon’s sales tax revenue slipped for the third straight month last week when Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar distributed monthly sales tax revenue to local governments. The city’s sales tax figures dropped 6.64 percent for the month with an allocation of $28,655.24, which puts the calendar year-to-date figure at $184,984.57. That’s 1.97 percent down from the same time one year ago. Hedley... [Read more]


JRCA expects big crowd for weekend rodeo

The Junior Rodeo Cowboys Association will have 230 kids putting their cowboy skills to the test this weekend when during its spring competition at the Clarendon College Livestock & Equine Center on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, June 9, 10, and 11. Admission is free to the event, and JRCA President Scottie Davis say kids ranging in ages from three to 19 are registered for more than 1,100 runs over... [Read more]