Friday, October 31st, 2014


Breaking News: Hysinger to lead Dumas ISD

Clarendon ISD Superintendent Monty Hysinger was named the lone finalist to be the next superintendent at Dumas by the Dumas ISD Board last night. Hysinger, who is in his 16th year at Clarendon, told the Enterprise today that the move is a good opportunity for him but that moving will be bittersweet. “It won’t be easy leaving Clarendon,” Hysinger said. “The staff here are like... [Read more]

Texas voters to decide transportation funding

Proposition 1 on the November 4th ballot adds new funding for transportation – if approved by Texas voters. The funds will come from oil and gas production taxes. These taxes now go to the Rainy Day Fund, officially known as the Economic Stabilization Fund. The proposed amendment would re-direct half of the revenue from oil and gas production taxes to the State Highway Fund. Since the Rainy Day Fund... [Read more]

Election will be Tuesday

Voters in Donley County and across Texas will head to the polls next Tuesday, November 4, to cast ballots in this year’s General Election. Early voting by personal appearance continues this week through Friday, October 31, at the Donley County Courthouse Annex Voters in three precincts will decided two races are of particular local interest this year. Precinct 4 voters are deciding if they want to... [Read more]

Editorial: Think about the effect of crosses, signs

The crosses and signs proclaiming Clarendon’s religiosity generate strong feelings among residents and travelers and even recently drew the attention of city officials. But the question remains as to what… if anything… should be done about them. Roger Estlack, Editor Alderman Sandy Skelton brought the subject up at the October 14 city meeting, but even he only sought a remedy for future signs... [Read more]

Opinion: Obama makes Carter look good

President Obama’s foreign policy has been a disaster. Actually, his entire presidency has been a disaster. Perhaps the worst ever. Dubya is smiling and enjoying his art in Dallas, because President Obama has proven to be such a national disaster that it has taken much of the tarnish off of Dubya’s presidency. As our eastern neighbors say, Dubya is happy, happy, happy. Fred Gray. This is so, according... [Read more]

Lady Bulldogs sweep FPC in three straight matches

Lady Bulldogs sweep FPC in three straight matches

By Fred Gray The Clarendon College volleyball team won three of four of their matches, with one home game left in the season. They will host the first place team in their conference, Odessa College, this coming Saturday, October 1. On the 18th of October, the Lady Bulldogs swept Lamar Community College in three straight matches (25-16, 25-16, 25-16), then swept Frank Serving for the Lady Bulldogs is... [Read more]

Clarendon rocks district cross-country meet

Clarendon High School and Junior High School made a great showing in the District 2-2A cross-country meet held in Shamrock Monday, October 20. The Bronco varsity won an undisputable District Championship led by Bryce Grahn and Colt Wood. Grahn won the championship for the 5k in a time of 17:52 and Wood ran second at 19:45. For the first time Clarendon boys have won the Cross Country District Champion... [Read more]

Broncos fight hard in district loss to Crosbyton

By Sandy Anderberg The Clarendon Broncos have fought battle after battle and Friday night was no different for the young squad. After playing top ten-ranked Crosbyton very tough, the Broncos were in a good spot through the final quarter when the Chiefs broke the game open. A pass interference call in the end zone that went against us and a dropped pass for six points were crucial to the momentum for... [Read more]

City aldermen look at signs and crosses

The Clarendon Board of Aldermen last week took its first official look at religious markers that have been turning the heads of travelers on US 287 for more than two years. The discussion about 40 or more ten-foot crosses and more than a dozen four-foot by eight-foot religious signs was brought to the table at the October 14 city meeting by Alderman Sandy Skelton, who said he wanted the board to consider... [Read more]