Friday, February 24th, 2017


City, public school to hold elections this May

Two local governments will hold contested elections this spring after competitive races emerged for the Clarendon City Council and the Clarendon school board. When the Friday deadline passed for candidate sign-ups, the City of Clarendon had three men vying for two open Aldermen positions. Alderman Nathan Floyd signed up for re-election, and Britton Hall and Jacob Fangman also chose to run for office. ... [Read more]

CC Regents okay new programs

Clarendon College Regents green lighted two new programs and extended the contract of President Robert Riza during their regular meeting last Thursday, February 16. The board met in closed session to evaluate the president before returning to open session to extend Dr. Riza’s contract through June 1, 2019. “The board appreciates the direction the College has taken under the leadership of Dr. Riza,”... [Read more]

Warrant Round-Up to start begin Saturday

If you’ve skipped paying that speeding ticket that you stuffed in your glove box, you could soon find yourself wearing a pair of handcuffs when the Texas Warrant Round-Up begins Saturday, February 25. Donley County Justices of the Peace and more than 200 other jurisdictions and law enforcement agencies across the state will be participating in the round-up, and officials say it’s best to pay your... [Read more]

District court issues sentences in local cases

The district court heard two pleas when it met in Clarendon on Thursday, February 16, and also heard pleas in six local cases when it met in Childress February 2. District Attorney Luke Inman prosecuted the cases for the State of Texas with the Honorable Judge Stuart Messer presiding. Eddie Lynn Floyd, 59 from Clarendon, pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate and was... [Read more]

CC names Coats as NISOD award winner

CC names Coats as NISOD award winner

Clarendon College is proud to announce its recipient of the 2017 NISOD Excellence Award is Ms. Jana Coats, Director of the Cosmetology Program in the college’s Career and Technical Education Division and cosmetology instructor at the CC Childress Center. Ms. Jana Coats NISOD’s Excellence Awards recognize men and women each year who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment and contribution to... [Read more]

Broncos finish perfect in District

By Sandy Anderberg The Clarendon Broncos have had a stellar season and they are not finished yet. The Clarendon Broncos finished their district schedule undefeated and advanced to the playoffs.  Courtesy Photo / CHS Yearbook They took on Wheeler in their last regular season game and defeated them, 60-47. The Broncos were strong out of the gate against the Mustangs as they shot the ball well and put... [Read more]

Lady Broncos fall to Gruver, end season

By Sandy Anderberg The Lady Broncos went up against Gruver in the Bi-District round of post-season play last Monday night, and despite playing hard, they were defeated, 35-42. The Lady Broncos will lose five seniors: Brianna Butler, Shaelyn Owiti, Jensen Hatley, Berkeley Alexander, and Briley Chadwick. The Lady Broncos led for most of the game, but the Lady Hounds rallied their way back to get the... [Read more]

Gray gets top Chamber honor

Gray gets top Chamber honor

Derlene Graham Gray was honored by the Clarendon Chamber of Commerce with the 2016 Saints’ Roost Award for her lifetime of service and commitment to the community during the annual Chamber Awards Banquet last Thursday, February 9. Clarendon Chamber of Commerce honorees last week were Bryce Grahn – Clarendon Young Man of the Year, Jan Campbell – Woman of the Year, Brooke Smith –... [Read more]

City sales tax revenue down for February

Clarendon’s sales tax revenues dipped slightly this month but is still solidly ahead for calendar year 2017. Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar distributed February sales tax allocations last week, and Clarendon’s figure dropped 1.19 percent to $38,596.80 this month. The city’s calendar year-to-date figure remains positive, up 4.57 percent at $68,702.99. Heger said statewide allocations to local governments... [Read more]