Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

News

Taxable property values increase slightly

Property values in Donley County have risen in general, bringing good news to most taxing entities that are busy working on new budgets for fiscal year 2017. Paula Lowrie, Chief Appraiser of the Donley Appraisal District, said Monday that most entities and all county-wide entities have seen moderate increases in values this year, thanks to values of property owned by utilities. Public notices will... [Read more]


CC Regents hold first meeting in Childress

CC Regents hold first meeting in Childress

Clarendon College alumna Kari Lindsey poses with the famous CC mascot during Bulldog Days last Saturday. Mrs. Lindsey was one of several volunteers and CC employees helping incoming students get everything ready for the fall semester. photo courtesy cc Clarendon College Regents held their first ever meeting in Childress last Thursday, July 21, as CC continues to expand its presence in that community. The... [Read more]


New museum exhibit focuses on Goodnight

New museum exhibit focuses on Goodnight

“Driven from the Palo Duro” by Lee Cable is one of the paintings now on display at the Saints’ Roost Museum that depicts the life of pioneer cattleman Col. Charles Goodnight. Saints’ Roost Museum has opened its newest exhibit, “The Life and Times of Texas Icon Charles Goodnight,” by artist Lee Cable, leading up to the Col. Charles Goodnight Chuckwagon Cookoff on Saturday, September 24,... [Read more]


Enterprise picks up WTPA awards

Ben and Ella Estlack at the West Texas Press Convention Saturday. Enterprise Photo The Clarendon Enterprise received two first place honors in the West Texas Press Association’s 2015 Better Newspaper Contest last Saturday, July 23. Results of the contest were announced during the WTPA’s 86th annual convention in San Angelo. The Enterprise won first place in Advertising with display ads designed... [Read more]


City, ISD open talks on ballfields’ ownership

The City of Clarendon began talks last week about transferring its ownership in two local ballparks to the public school. The topic was first discussed publicly at the July 12 meeting of the Clarendon ISD Board of Trustees and was also discussed at the city council meeting last Thursday, July 14. Currently, McClellan Field is used by the varsity Broncos but is owned by the city. Meanwhile, the Lady... [Read more]


Hedley eyes fees on old accounts

The City of Hedley will be adopting new fees for delinquent accounts following the Board of Aldermen’s regular meeting on Thursday, July 7. As part of a new contract for collection services with Perdue, Brandon, Fielder, Collins & Mott, the city approved a motion to create an ordinance adding 30 percent on all debts and accounts receivable that are more than 60 days past due. The collection fee... [Read more]


TxDOT project will improve Highway 287

CHILDRESS – The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is set to begin a project to improve US 287 in Hall and Donley counties. J. Lee Milligan Inc. of Amarillo, Texas, contractor for the $5.8 million project, plans to set barricades on July 25 with work to begin on July 27. The project will consist of removing two inches of the existing surface, recycling the material and replacing it back on... [Read more]


Abbott: Make targeted cop killing a hate crime

Gov. Greg Abbott wants the targeted killing of a police officer to be deemed a hate crime in Texas and urged lawmakers to send him such a bill to sign during next year’s legislative session. Abbott announced Monday his plan to lobby for adding his Police Protection Act to Texas law. Along with extending hate crime protections to law enforcement, the measure would increase criminal penalties for... [Read more]


Harper pitches at Southwest Regional Tournament

Harper pitches at Southwest Regional Tournament

Turning a page in the history books, Tyler Harper, from Clarendon pitched to Alabama during the Southwest Regional Tournament held in Pampa last weekend. Tyler, a member of the High Plains West Minor League All-Stars, and his teammates are the only High Plains team to ever get to go to the Southwest Regional tournament. Clarendon’s Tyler Harper pitching to Alabama during the Southwest Regional Tournament... [Read more]