Saturday, August 19th, 2017


Howardwick calls for special election

The Howardwick Board of Aldermen called for a special election to fill two vacant offices during their regular meeting last Tuesday, August 8. The election will be held November 7 for the purpose of filling the unexpired terms of former mayor Mike Rowland and former alderman Sam Grider. Rowland resigned and walked out of the city’s July 11 meeting after public comments reportedly got out of hand.... [Read more]

City boosts downtown projects

Efforts to revitalize downtown Clarendon were ratified and supplemented last week when the City Council blessed action taken by the Clarendon Economic Development Corporation and also authorized borrowing $350,000 for renovations to the Mulkey Theatre multi-purpose venue. During their regular meeting August 10, city aldermen passed a resolution approving the CEDC’s August 7 action to borrow $650,000... [Read more]

District court sentences local woman to state prison

A Clarendon woman was sentenced to prison last week when the District Court heard two Donley County cases among 31 pleas in Childress August 10. District Attorney Luke Inman, assisted by Harley Caudle, prosecuted the cases for the State of Texas with the Honorable Judge Stuart Messer presiding. Tammy Delaine White pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate and was sentenced... [Read more]

CISD employs new app to stop bullying

Clarendon ISD has enrolled with STOPit, the leading technology platform for schools that deters and controls harmful or inappropriate conduct. STOPit empowers students with an easy app to safely and anonymously report anything of concern to school officials – from cyberbullying to threats of violence or self-harm. STOPit empowers students to stand up for themselves and others while giving our schools... [Read more]

CEDC advances downtown projects

The Clarendon Economic Development Corporation gave a boost to downtown revitalization Monday night, approving measures to secure the challenge grant for the city’s water recreation project, put the completion of the Mulkey Theatre project on track, and remodel an eyesore building at the intersection of US 287 and Kearney Street. CEDC board members approved borrowing $650,000 on a 20-year term with... [Read more]

City limits services of library

The services of the Burton Memorial Library were limited following action by the Clarendon City Council during its regular meeting July 27. According to the city minutes, Sharon Henson Winfrey addressed the council and expressed her concern over declining movie rental sales due to the library checking out movies for free. Ms. Winfrey asked for the library to start charging for movies or to remove them... [Read more]

Commissioners to focus on budget Monday

Donley County Commissioners will delve into budget negotiations when they convene for their August session next Monday. County Judge John Howard said the proposed budget posted on the county’s website will likely see some changes during Monday’s meeting, but the $2.6 million proposed budget does have several items the county will have to deal with. Howard said the county will likely have to raise... [Read more]

A Tradition of Service

A Tradition of Service

A new generation will celebrate the new direction it has given to one of Clarendon’s oldest businesses when Saye’s holds its open house this Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Katie and Josh Fetsch and Savannah Askew, with their kids in tow, are the latest members to operate the family store started by T.M. Little in 1910. The business, now branded as Saye’s Tack Store, carries all types of merchandise... [Read more]

Concealed carry now legal at CC

Licensed To Carry (LTC) holders can now legally carry their weapons on the campus of Clarendon College and other community colleges around the state, but the rules for following that law are not simple. Clarendon College Regents studied the first draft a proposed concealed carry policy during a called meeting Monday, July 31, as the institution prepared for Senate Bill 11 to become the law of the land... [Read more]