Thursday, June 30th, 2016


City welcomes visitors to celebration

Clarendon is ready to welcome visitors to its 139th annual Saints’ Roost Celebration this Friday, Saturday, and Monday, July 1, 2, and 4. The celebration begins with a Depression Luncheon Friday, July 1, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Crossties Ministry Center next to the Library on Kearney Street. The Clarendon Outdoor Entertainment Association then opens its Ranch Rodeo Friday night, at 7:30 at... [Read more]

FFA contest draws hundreds to CC

The Clarendon College campus was crowded early last week as more than 400 people showed up for the annual Area I FFA Leadership Camp. CC Director of Ag Programs Johnny Treichel said 340 students were on campus accompanied by 85 teachers. The group represented about 60 of the 96 schools in the FFA’s Area I, which is bordered by Lubbock County on the south and extends north the width of the Texas Panhandle. Area... [Read more]

Editorial: Past repeats itself in our news items

Editorial: Past repeats itself in our news items

Delving into the depths of the past, we present to you for the 20th time our annual Pioneer Edition of The Donley County Leader, included in this week’s Enterprise. This special section has become a favorite of our readers and advertisers and is certainly a favorite of your editor. For a lover of history, it is easy to become lost in the archives as one story leads to another or the hunt to identify... [Read more]

DOE picks CC for pilot Pell grants in prisons

Clarendon College is one of 67 colleges and universities selected nationally to participate in the US Department of Education’s Second Chance Pell pilot program, which will allow incarcerated Americans to access Pell Grants to pursue post-secondary education. Only seven colleges in Texas were named for the program, and CC is the only college in the state selected west of I-35. “This is a great... [Read more]

Estlack elected as TACCM secretary

Estlack elected as TACCM secretary

Clarendon College’s Ashlee Estlack was elected as the secretary of the Texas Association of Community College Marketers (TACCM) during the group’s annual conference in Corpus Christi, June 12-14. Estlack will serve as a member of the executive committee of association’s 15-member board during the next year. Additionally, she is serving on the statewide Communication Advisory Board for the Texas... [Read more]

That old house back up for city discussion

It was the same subject with not much of a different outcome when the Clarendon City Council met last Thursday, June 23, and discussed the old Neece house at 602 Bugbee Avenue. Owner Linda Lewis again appeared before the council to discuss work that has been done and work that is planned for the property, and aldermen again expressed little satisfaction with the progress that has been shown. The house... [Read more]

Casper wins national championship

Casper wins national championship

Wyatt Casper Clarendon College’s Wyatt Casper won the 2016 National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association saddle bronc riding title this weekend at the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyo. Wyatt turned in a score of 73.5 during the final round Saturday night and had a four-ride total of 290 points. In addition to saddle bronc riding, Wyatt competed in team roping heading with his heeling partner,... [Read more]

CC earns full accreditation from SACS

Clarendon College received word last week that it has been fully reaccredited by the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools (SACS) Commission on Colleges. The official decision of the SACS board came last Thursday and was announced at the regular meeting of the CC Board of Regents, bringing a close to the lengthy decennial accreditation process. “I was very pleased by the report,”... [Read more]

July celebration lineup adds activities

More activities have been added to the lineup for Clarendon’s 139th annual Saints’ Roost Celebration on July 1, 2, and 4. Activities recently updated on the schedule include a washer pitching tournament, a flag retirement ceremony, and the Depression Luncheon. Most of this year’s activities will be happening on Saturday, July 2, as organizers hope keeping the main celebration on a Saturday will... [Read more]