Monday, April 24th, 2017


City council revisiting rules on alcohol sales

Future business development has the Clarendon City Council rethinking rules regulating the sale of alcohol in the city. City Administrator David Dockery brought the issue to the council during its regular meeting last Thursday, April 13. “We have locations that have great potential for development but are restricted by their distance to a school or church,” Dockery said. Current city rules allows... [Read more]

County considers damaged windows

Courthouse windows in need of repair was one of the topics addressed by Donley County Commissioners when they met in regular session Monday, April 17. County Judge John Howard says several wooden courthouse window sashes are in need of repair, and commissioners reviewed a proposal from Restorhaus of Lubbock to remove and rebuild the five windows needing the most attention. Restorhaus is the same firm... [Read more]

Local political candidates address children

Local candidates for office were given an opportunity to speak when Donley Active Voices hosted a Kids’ Press Conference on Monday, April 3, at the Burton Memorial Library. Several local kids were present and heard from Clarendon school trustee Weldon Sears, Mayor Sandy Skelton, Alderman Nathan Floyd, and city alderman candidates Jacob Fangman and Britton Hall. School trustee candidates Reneé Mott... [Read more]

TxDOT seal coating begins

CHILDRESS – The Texas Department of Transportation began a project on Tuesday, April 18, to increase the life of its existing pavement structures in the Childress District. More than 151 miles of state roadways in the district will see $3.8 million worth of preventive maintenance seal coat work. In addition to US 287 through Donley County, the following counties and roadways are slated to be affected:... [Read more]

CC Theatre to perform ‘Red Tape’ April 27

The Clarendon College Theatre Department invites everyone to the new original play “Red Tape” on Thursday, April 27, at 7 p.m. in the Harned Sisters Fine Arts Center. The play is suitable for audience members of every age, according to CC drama instructor Rodney Donahue. “We are creating a G-rated environment and have included some hallmarks of Clarendon, including Highway 287, the college, and... [Read more]

Double plays key in Broncos’ win over Childress

By Sandy Anderberg The Clarendon Bronco baseball team is finding their rhythm on the diamond, as they are 9-0 in District play with just two games left at press time. They are nearly perfect overall as they have posted 16 wins, no losses, and one tie. Their latest wins came last week against Kress and Childress with Chance Lockhart on the mound. He threw for five innings and allowed only one run, two... [Read more]

Lady Broncos turn up the heat

By Sandy Anderberg The Lady Broncos grabbed two huge wins last week as they run-ruled both Follett and Claude. The wins put them at 8-4 in District play and 12-7 overall. The ladies took care of business in a big way against Follett defeating them 27-8. According to head coach Gary Jack, the Lady Broncos jumped on their opponent early and took a quick 12-3 advantage. “It was kind of a crazy game... [Read more]

Acevedo wins annual Jones 5K

A US Army recruiter from Amarillo and a Clarendon College student were the top men’s and women’s finishers of the fifth annual Chance Mark Jones Roar ‘N Run 5K last Saturday, April 8, at Clarendon College. Jose Acevedo of Amarillo (second from left) had the fastest time during the annual Chance Mark Jones Roar ‘N Run hosted by the Clarendon Lions Club last Saturday at Clarendon College. Enterprise... [Read more]

Business property renditions due on Monday

The Donley Appraisal District is reminding local business owners are two important filing dates coming up in the next several days for rendering personal property and claiming an exemption for automobiles. The deadline for filing Business Personal Property Renditions is April 15. However, since the 15th falls on the weekend, the renditions will be accepted on April 17. If the business owner is unable... [Read more]