Saturday, December 20th, 2014

News

Burglars run into trouble

Two men were spending time in the Donley County Jail this week after they were caught burglarizing a barn west of Clarendon and became the subjects of a short manhunt. Sheriff Butch Blackburn said his office was notified of criminal activity at the property about 6:30 a.m. Monday, December 15. When the subjects realized they had been spotted, they drove off through a pasture and through a fence before... [Read more]


Final night of late shopping is Friday

Christmastime activities continue this week with Late Night Shopping as local merchants stand ready to fill your last minute Christmas wish lists.. In a move from the traditional Thursday schedule, Late Night Shopping this year is being held on Fridays at downtown merchants. Local businesses are grateful for the support of all their customers and provide great deals with exceptional service. Holiday... [Read more]


City exploring grant funded water project

The City of Clarendon is exploring grant opportunities to fund up to $3.9 million in water system improvements following last Tuesday’s meeting of the Board of Aldermen. Grant funding for the project could pay for between 40 and 75 percent of the project, and work could be scaled back depending on the level of grant funds the city qualifies for. The project, if funded and pursued, would include replacing... [Read more]


Sales tax revenue ends calendar year down

Sales tax revenues dropped this month for all three Donley County municipalities when Texas Comptroller Susan Combs delivered her December allocations last week. Clarendon’s revenues dropped 2.21 percent for the month to $31,455.18, bringing the city’s calendar year-to-date figure down 3.21 percent to $398,447.17. Hedley’s sales tax check dropped 71.95 percent to $393.55. That city is now 7.42... [Read more]


CC announces Honors Lists for Fall 2014

Clarendon College named 72 students to the President’s list for the Fall 2014 semester. Each achieved a grade point average of 4.0 while completing at least 12 credit hours. CC also named 64 students to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2014 semester. Each student on the Dean’s List achieved a grade point average of between 3.6 and 3.99 while completing at least 12 credit hours. The students are listed... [Read more]


Broncos stop Vega at home

By Sandy Anderberg Solid play with only eight team turnovers helped the Broncos get a huge win at home against the Vega Longhorns last Tuesday night. Four players finished in double figures in the 73-52 win. Clarendon upped their record to 6-3 for the year and also went eight for fourteen from behind the arc in the win. The Broncos led from the onset and expanded their lead to 15 points at the break.... [Read more]


Lady Broncos drop game to Vega in OT

By Sandy Anderberg The Lady Broncos fought hard at home against Vega last Tuesday night, but fell short in the overtime period losing 57-63. Clarendon led through three periods of play, but the Lady Longhorns worked their way back into the game to send the game to overtime at 50-50 at the end of regulation. “It was a tough loss in overtime,” head coach Kalen Grahn said. “We lost Allyson... [Read more]


Public chimes in on CISD superintendent search

At least 15 applicants have already applied to be the next superintendent of the Clarendon Consolidated Independent School District, according to information presented a public forum Monday night. Sixteen people attended the meeting intended to gather public feedback in the school’s search for a new superintendent. The audience included six school employees, one school board member, five parents... [Read more]


Chamber hosts chili challenge this week

Christmastime activities continue this week with Late Night Shopping and the second annual Chili Challenge at the Crossties Ministry Center on Friday night. In a move from the traditional Thursday schedule, Late Night Shopping this year is being held on Fridays at downtown merchants and will continue every week until Christmas. The “Great Bowls of Fire” Chili Challenge returns for its second... [Read more]