Saturday, July 4th, 2015

News

City welcomes visitors to celebration

Clarendon is ready to welcome visitors this week to the 138th annual Saints’ Roost Celebration, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, July 2-4. The Chamber of Commerce again reminds people that the biggest change for this year centers on the Herring Bank July Fourth Parade, which has been moved from its afternoon timeslot to 10 a.m. Line up for the parade will start at 9 a.m., and $850 in prize money is... [Read more]


High wind rips across Clarendon

A late afternoon storm Monday did considerable damage to trees and property in Clarendon. What started as a sprinkle quickly turned into a driving rain that filled street gutters and dropped visibility to almost zero on city streets. As the wind picked up, a sudden strong east wind hit briefly and left its mark in several places. Clarendon College Athletic Director Brad Vanden Boogaard surveys the... [Read more]


Editorial: Let freedom ring for all Americans

Editorial: Let freedom ring for all Americans

Clarendon has been celebrating freedom for a long time. Since that first summer in 1878 when those Christian colonists first observed Independence Day, our community came to be known for its Fourth of July festivities. Roger Estlack, Editor A lot has changed in the last 137 years. Singing and the reading of the Declaration of Independence have given way to parades, turtle races, and rodeos. But the... [Read more]


City Council plans to go see property

The Clarendon City Council plan to take its show on the road next week after aldermen clashed with a local property owner over code compliance issues last week. The old Neece house at Sixth and Bugbee was again the topic of conversation, and property owner Linda Lewis updated the council on work she has done at the house, moving a colony of bees and demolishing a dangerous balcony on the house. But... [Read more]


CC hosts 400 FFA members for leadership camp

Approximately 400 students were on the Clarendon College campus early last week for the annual Area I FFA Leadership Camp. FFA member Victoria Smalley of Idalou goes down the slip and slide during the Area I Leadership Camp at Clarendon College last Wednesday. This was Smalley’s second year to attend the camp in Clarendon. Enterprise Photo / Morgan Wheatly FFA officials said the camp has been held... [Read more]


Survey ranks CC second in Texas

Clarendon College is the second best community college in the State of Texas, beating out 64 other institutions in a new ranking by Schools.com this month. The survey ranked and scored community colleges on a 10-point scale, using data including the percentage of students enrolled in distance education, student-to-faculty ratio, cost of attendance, graduation rate, the number of transfer to four-year... [Read more]


Regents name Adams to take Selvidge’s seat

Hedley ISD ag instructor Lon Adams was appointed to the Clarendon College Board of Regents during a called meeting Monday morning, June 22. Regents met in closed session briefly before electing Adams to fill the unexpired term of the late Tex Selvidge. “Lon comes with a tremendous background in education,” Board Chairman Jerry Woodard said. “His background, his community involvement,... [Read more]


CEDC awards two storefront grants

Renovations continue on two historic buildings in downtown Clarendon after the owner of the properties received assistance from the Clarendon Economic Development Corporation. David Koehler of Dallas received the 19th and 20th awards, amounting to $2,000 each, under the CEDC’s Façade Grant Program for improvements to properties at 206 S. Kearney and 300 S. Kearney. Vicki Munie accepts one of two... [Read more]


Clarendon prepares to welcome July 4th visitors

The 138th annual Saints’ Roost Celebration coming up on July 2, 3, and 4 as organizers continue to get ready for the big event. The Chamber of Commerce again reminds people that the biggest change for this year centers on the Herring Bank July Fourth Parade, which has been moved from its afternoon timeslot to 10 a.m. Line up for the parade will start at 9 a.m., and $850 in prize money is up for grabs... [Read more]