Thursday, July 30th, 2015


CC grads ace the RN exam

The first graduating class of the new Clarendon College Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program has achieved an outstanding pass rate of 93.75 percent on the NCLEX-RN licensing exam, the gateway exam for receiving an RN license and practicing as a Registered Nurse in the State of Texas. Sixteen students graduated from the College’s first class of ADN students this May, and in addition to the licensing,... [Read more]

Pot smoking lands travelers in jail

Three men traveling from Colorado to Dallas got a night’s stay in the Donley County Jail Sunday after an off-duty deputy saw them smoking pot in front of a local convenience store. Sheriff Butch Blackburn said off-duty Deputy Odie Smith was getting gas at Allsup’s when he saw the men engaged in illegal activity. He called Deputy Sonny Morasco to the scene, and he observed the driver lighting a... [Read more]

Sirens ready to scream in Howardwick

The City of Howardwick is getting ready to make some noise after installing three new storm sirens this week. Dan Shaney of Storm Sirens, Inc., prepares part of Howardwick’s new storm warning system for installation Tuesday morning. Enterprise Photo / Roger Estlack The $57,000 project replaces five older sirens and is being paid for largely by grant funds from the US Department of Agriculture, according... [Read more]

City council continues debate on Third Street drainage

The Clarendon City Council again wrestled with the Third Street question during their regular meeting last Thursday, July 23. Engineer Clayton Scales presented four differing proposals to solve the vexing problem of drainage on the newly paved street between Bugbee Avenue and Broncho Stadium. The rollover curb installed as part of street project earlier this year does not channel storm water and results... [Read more]

Adams receives FFA scholarship

CORPUS CHRISTI – Kati Adams of the Hedley FFA Chapter, was awarded a $10,000 scholarship, sponsored by Richard Wallrath Educational Foundation at the 87th annual Texas FFA State Convention held July 13-17 in Corpus Christi. Pictured from left to right: Gov. Greg Abbott, Richard Wallrath, Kati Adams, Jess Mason, and State FFA Pres. Gracie Hedrick. Adams was awarded for her qualifications in academic... [Read more]

Rains helping replenish Greenbelt

By Roger Estlack, Clarendon Enterprise Conditions at Greenbelt Lake have improved, but more rain is needed get the reservoir completely out of drought status. Greenbelt General Manager Bobbie Kidd said this week the lake has come up 11 feet for the year and has actually moved out of Stage Four drought conditions but is not quite out of Stage Three. Greenbelt Lake has come up 11 feet this year but... [Read more]

Two men facing assault charges

By Roger Estlack, Clarendon Enterprise Two Donley County men are facing assault charges after weekend fight that is under investigation by the Texas Rangers. Clay Sawyer, age 32, and Chris Blackburn, age 21, were both arrested in the early morning hours of Saturday, July 18, after officers were dispatched to the 600 block of S. Collinson Street following a report of a fight in progress at about 1:28... [Read more]

Drought is done in Texas

By Kiah Collier, The Texas Tribune For the first time in more than five years, Texas is not in a drought. While less than three percent of the state remains “abnormally dry,” according to the latest US Drought Monitor report, drought has disappeared from every other part of Texas. Just three months ago, more than 35 percent of the Lone Star State was in some form of drought – either moderate,... [Read more]

CEDC authorizes continued work on Mulkey

CEDC authorizes continued work on Mulkey

Work continues on the rehabilitation of the Mulkey Theatre following action taken by the Clarendon Economic Development Corporation last Monday, July 13. Leo Brewer works on the new handicapped seating area at the Mulkey Theatre Tuesday afternoon. Enterprise Photo / Roger Estlack CEDC board members gave the go-ahead to Pioneer General Contractors to take further steps on Phase 3 interior work for a... [Read more]