Friday, May 22nd, 2015


Storm spawns tornadoes

A Saturday afternoon storm system produced tornadic active that tore across part of Donley County. The storm was first warned by National Weather Service in Amarillo as it entered in to the county near Brice. When emergency personnel spotted rotation, storm sirens were sounded in Clarendon, Howardwick, and Hedley as the system approached. Some hail stones with Saturday’s storm measured more than... [Read more]

Mulkey party is Saturday

Rain or shine the show will go on Saturday as the third annual Mulkey Block Party heralds the start of Memorial Day weekend. Party organizers are keeping an eye on the forecast but say they intend to keep the party going unless weather becomes dangerous. 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... [Read more]

Johnson, Hysinger lead CHS Class of 2015

Johnson, Hysinger lead CHS Class of 2015

Clarendon High School announced this week that Abigail Johnson and Montana Hysinger are the top honor students of the Class of 2015. Abigail Johnson Both Johnson and Hysinger will be recognized during graduation exercises next Friday, May 29, at 8 p.m. in the Harned Sisters Fine Arts Center at Clarendon College. Johnson, with a weighted GPA of 5.71, is this year’s valedictorian and is the daughter... [Read more]

House again topic at city meeting

The owner of the old Neece house at Sixth and Bugbee told the Clarendon City Council last week that setbacks are keeping her from making progress on code violations. Clarendon Mayor Larry Hicks administers the Oath of Office to Aldermen Doug Kidd and Sandy Skelton during last Thursday’s regular city meeting. Enterprise Photo / Elaina Estlack More than six months ago, the city was beginning the condemnation... [Read more]

Broncos claim Area over Tahoka

By Sandy Anderberg The Clarendon Broncos are having a stellar season. They were able to claim a district championship with only one loss in their district schedule and because of that championship they received a bye in the first round of the playoffs. The Clarendon Broncos bested Tahoka in two out of three games last Friday and Saturday at Wayland Baptist University in Plainview to claim the Area... [Read more]

City sales tax figure falls again

Clarendon’s sales tax revenue dropped for the third straight month when Texas Comptroller Glen Hegar released April allocations last week. City sales tax figures slid 7.24 percent compared to one year ago, coming in at $36,571.80 compared to $39,429.81 for the same period one year ago. The calendar year-to-date total has now slipped 1.20 percent to $159,219.56. Howardwick’s sales tax revenue also... [Read more]

HHS names top grads for 2015

HHS names top grads for 2015

Kati Adams and Kortney Burton have been named the Hedley High School valedictorian and salutatorian for the Class of 2015. Adams Both girls will be recognized during commencement exercises at the HHS Gymnasium on Saturday, May 30, at 10 a.m. Adams as a high school average of 98.761 and is the daughter of Lon and Nicki Adams. She has been very active in FFA, showing pigs and steers, and judging livestock.... [Read more]

County receives lighting donation from Clarendon EDC

Donley County Commissioners discussed upcoming improvements and activities on the Courthouse Square when they met in regular session Monday, May 11. The Courthouse Lighting Committee reported that the Clarendon Economic Development Corporation had approved a request to provide $5,000 for electrical improvements and additional lighting for the holiday season. Most of that money will go towards adding... [Read more]

Block Party to be next week

Booth space reservations and car show entries are still being taken for the third annual Mulkey Block Party scheduled for Memorial Day weekend on Saturday, May 23. This year’s Herring Bank Car Show has been expanded to include motorcycles, and entry fees are $20 per vehicle. Entry forms are available online at the Chamber or Clarendon EDC websites and at the Clarendon Visitor Center. Booth space... [Read more]