Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018


Riza looks to build on 2017 successes

Clarendon College President Robert Riza reflected on the successes of 2017 and put attention on new opportunities in 2018 when faculty reported for All College Day last Thursday, January 11, to get ready for the spring semester, which got underway this week. “We’ve come a long way, but we’re not done,” Dr. Riza said. “The bus continues to roll.” The president pointed to the college’s... [Read more]

Howardwick alderman threatens legal action

Howardwick Alderman Doc Holladay threatened to see fellow councilmen in court as city officials clashed again in last week’s city meeting on January 9. With an admonition by Mayor Greta Byars, citizens attending last Tuesday’s meeting remained respectful and quiet while the mayor and aldermen locked horns over a variety of issues. Byars opened the meeting by recognizing volunteers who have been... [Read more]

Filing open for 22 positions

Filing is now open for seven local governments that are scheduled to hold elections this spring. The cities of Clarendon, Hedley, and Howardwick; the Clarendon and Hedley school district; the Clarendon College District; and the Donley County Hospital District all have a total of 22 board positions available this year. In Clarendon, the two-year terms of Aldermen Beverly Burrow, John Lockhard, and Larry... [Read more]

Haynes, Hatley show top beef exhibits

Grant Haynes and Brock Hatley exhibited the top animals in the Beef Division at the annual Donley County Junior Livestock Show last Saturday, January 13, at the Donley County Activity Center. Haynes showed the Grand Champion Steer, and Hatley had the Grand Champion Heifer. Brock Hatley and his Grand Champion Heifer at last Saturday’s Donley County Junior Livestock Show. Enterprise Photo / Kari Lindsey Other... [Read more]

CDL class to be offered in Pampa

Classes are set to begin January 16 in the CDL program at the Clarendon College Pampa Center in Pampa. The cost of the 8-week program is $3,000. Because this is a noncredit course, traditional federal aid is not available. Career Training loans are available through Sallie Mae, Certification for Education Loans are available through Education Credit Union, and a payment plan is available through the... [Read more]

Guest Column: 2018 State of the City

Guest Column: 2018 State of the City

As one year ends and a new one begins, we often reflect about the past as well as anticipate the future. And just as we contemplate our personal lives, those of us connected to the City do likewise as we look upon new developments in Clarendon and plan for future improvements. Although we have lost one restaurant this past year, we are now enjoying relatively new businesses such as the Whistle-Stop... [Read more]

Divisions continue at Howardwick meeting

The Howardwick City Council met December 12 amid continuing divisions within the community regarding the governance of the city. Business owner Jack Moreman spoke first on the agenda regarding action taken by the City Council in November 2014 which changed Howardwick from a Type B municipality to a Type A municipality. Moreman said the city had classified his Rolling Plains Compost Ag Compost as a... [Read more]

Chamber seeking nominations

The Clarendon Chamber of Commerce is now seeking nominations for its annual community awards banquet. Honorees will be announced during the banquet, which is scheduled for Thursday, February 8. Nominations are being sought for Man of the Year and Woman of the Year – two individuals who have made a significant contribution to the community in the last year, and the Saints’ Roost Award – honoring... [Read more]

Local man jailed for burglary

A Clarendon man remains in the Donley County Jail this week on charges related to an October home burglary. Donley County Sheriff Butch Blackburn says 37-year-old Herman L. “Taz” Jackson III was arrested December 17 for the second degree felony of Burglary of a Habitation related to a crime committed on October 24. Jackson is also facing an unrelated Class C Misdemeanor charge for Assault. He was... [Read more]