Sunday, May 29th, 2016


Twisters bypass residents

A large wedge-shaped tornado goes north of Howardwick Sunday afternoon and was photographed by North East of Clarendon looking West by Felicia Powell. Mother nature has made her presence known in Donley County this week in the form of tornadoes and severe thunderstorms. Sunday and Monday evenings both were marked by harsh weather, but fortunately tornadic activity missed populated areas. The Howardwick... [Read more]

Block Party to raise funds for Mulkey Saturday

The fourth annual Mulkey Block Party will be rocking downtown Clarendon this Saturday, May 28, from 6 to 10 p.m., and for the first time in the event’s history, there is no rain in the forecast. The 100 block of Kearney Street will be closed starting Saturday morning as work begins to set up the stage and other amenities for the party. The evening will be a night of dancing, kids’ games, and food... [Read more]

Sign-up deadline Friday for annual garage sale event

The sign-up period for Clarendon’s 11th annual “Trash To Treasures” garage sale event closes this Friday, May 27, at 5 p.m. A wide participation is expected again for this year’s sale, which is slated for Saturday, June 4. Garage sales in Hedley, Howardwick, and the surrounding area are also welcome to sign up for the big day. “This event has been a success the last several years,... [Read more]

Thornberry’s defense authorization bill passes House

WASHINGTON – The US House of Representatives last week passed the annual defense policy bill that authorizes spending for military personnel, weapons systems, national security programs, and foreign military operations by a vote of 277 to 147. This is the second National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to be passed under local US Congressman Mac Thornberry’s (R-Clarendon) chairmanship of the... [Read more]

Broncos claim the Quarterfinal Championship

By Sandy Anderberg The Broncos were able to run over the Abernathy Antelopes in two games in their three-game series at Randall High School last weekend for the Quarterfinal Championship. Broncos defeated Abernathy last weekend to win the Quarterfinal Championship. The Broncos will travel to Lubbock Cooper on Thursday, May 26 to play against Stamford at 5 p.m. with game two on Saturday at 4 p.m. Enterprise... [Read more]

Accident results in death of one man

A two-vehicle accident on US 287 near Hedley Saturday resulted in the death of Weatherford man, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS). At approximately 9:35 a.m., Mary Sean, 50, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, was driving a 2014 Volvo truck tractor towing a 2011 Great Dane semi-trailer westbound in the right lane on US-287 approximately two miles southeast of Hedley. Sean pulled the... [Read more]

Local first graders given free prevent tooth decay kits by Masons

Clarendon’s Gret Betts hands out tooth decay prevention kits to local first grade students recently. The free kits were accompanied by a lesson in dental hygiene by school nurse Debbie Thompson. Enterprise Photo / Roger Estlack All first graders at Clarendon Elementary School and Hedley Elementary School were recently given free prevent tooth decay kits through the Fantastic Teeth Fan Club. Members... [Read more]

Stagecoach makes final tracks

The Last Stage to Matador left Clarendon on Friday after two days of fun and education at the Saints’ Roost Museum and is now making its way to Motley County. The stagecoach “Journey” sits in the background as a crew with CBS Sunday Morning interviews Clarendon Elementary students last week at the Saints’ Roost Museum. The 136-year-old stage is making its final run this week. Enterprise Photo... [Read more]

City sales tax check rebounds

Clarendon’s sales tax revenue posted a strong gain when Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar distributed May allocations last week. After several months of poor performance, the city’s sales tax check was up 15.25 percent at $42,149.89 for the month compared to $36,571.80 last May. The May allocation is based on sales made in March by businesses that report tax monthly, and sales made in January, February... [Read more]