Sunday, September 24th, 2017


CC shatters fall enrollment record

Clarendon College officials are celebrating a new milestone after recording the highest fall enrollment in the institution’s history. The fall headcount settled at 1,590 following the 12th class day, setting a record for the 119-year-old college and edging past the previous record of 1,586 set back in 2010. Clarendon College CDL students Kip Fuller, Daniel Melendez, Josh Solis, and Richard Tiedeman... [Read more]

Cookoff to be held Saturday

The Old West will come to life this weekend at the Saints’ Roost Museum during the 23rd annual Col. Charles Goodnight Chuckwagon Cookoff this Saturday, September 23, and tickets are going fast. Thirteen wagons are scheduled to compete for top prizes, and other activities include live entertainment, museum tours, and the Western tradeshow. The wagon teams will arrive Friday to host area students for... [Read more]

City council approves budgets for FY 2018

The Clarendon City Council approved budgets and the municipal tax rates for fiscal year 2018 during its regular meeting last Thursday, September 14. Aldermen voted in favor of an ordinance adopting the city’s annual budget and agreed to set the ad valorem tax rate at $0.733821 per $100 valuation. Publicity and Tourism Agreements with the Clarendon Economic Development Corporation and the Clarendon... [Read more]

Broncos squeak out win over Wheeler

By Sandy Anderberg The Broncos used almost every tick on the clock Friday night against Wheeler, but finished the job they set out to do by defeating the Mustangs, 15-12. “I thought our kids grew up a little bit Friday night,” first year head coach Clint Conkin said. “We overcame some adversity and came out with a win.” The Broncos did a lot of things right in the game and the defense held... [Read more]

Seliger discusses legislative session

State Sen. Kel Seliger (R-Amarillo) gave his insights on this year’s legislative session during a town hall in Clarendon last Wednesday, September 6, at the Bairfield Activity Center. The senator said this session was one in which a lot of people wanted the state to dictate to local governments. State Sen. Kel Seliger (second from left) stands with Clarendon School Superintendent Mike Norrell, Clarendon... [Read more]

Gunman story was made up, sheriff says

An Arizona man is facing criminal charges after he falsely told authorities that he had been held up in downtown Clarendon at gun point on August 27. Ryan Scott, age 34, of Kingman was arrested Friday, September 8, after handwriting analysis by three experts determined that his written statement of the alleged crime was deceptive. Scott, who is a Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) employee, told the... [Read more]

CC workshop focuses on CDL program

Students interested in the CDL program at Clarendon College are invited to attend a workshop this Thursday, September 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Clarendon College Downtown Educational Center in Clarendon. This workshop will assist students in applying for financial assistance from the Texas Workforce Commission. Classes are set to begin September 18 at the College’s Downtown Educational Center in... [Read more]

Local cities’ see higher sales tax revenues

Donley County municipalities saw an upswing sales tax revenues last week when Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar distributed September allocations to local governments. This month’s allocation is based on sales made in July by local businesses that report sales tax monthly. The City of Clarendon received $33,965.43, which is up 3.38 percent compared to the same period one year ago. That brings the city’s... [Read more]

Broncos slay the Wolverines

By Sandy Anderberg The Clarendon Broncos are 2-0 on the year and looking to keep their winning record alive as they take the week to prepare for a road trip to Wheeler next Friday. Their big win over S-E, gave them the momentum they need to hit the Mustangs head on and continue to prepare for their district schedule, which begins October 13. The Broncos stepped out in style and racked up 328 total... [Read more]