Wednesday, November 26th, 2014


Clarendon lines up Christmas festivities

Christmastime activities are lining up quickly in Clarendon, and local merchants are getting ready for a busy season with plans for a Courthouse Lighting Celebration, Late Night Shopping and the second annual Chili Challenge. Local stores will kick of the holiday season with Black Friday and Small Business Saturday specials this weekend. Details on local sales were printed in the Holiday Gift Guide... [Read more]

Editorial: Farewell to Kitty, a cat and chicken

Editorial: Farewell to Kitty, a cat and chicken

I’ve never been a cat fan. I hate cats. And yet… I’m mourning… a cat. Perhaps my dislike for cats stems from my allergic reaction to them. Perhaps it has to do with my distinct dislike for finding feline feces in flowerbeds. Or perhaps it’s genetic – my father hated cats, too. He always hated them from the time he was a boy right up through my formative years. Roger Estlack, Editor So imagine... [Read more]

Howard steps down from CC post

Dr. John Howard formally stepped down from his position as head of the Clarendon College Board of Regents last Thursday, November 18. Howard presided over most of the meeting before reading his letter of resignation from the board. State law prohibits county officers from holding two elected offices, and Howard will be sworn in as the Donley County Judge on January 1, 2015. Donley County Judge-elect... [Read more]

City gives old house more time

A condemned house got a brief reprieve from the Clarendon Board of Aldermen last Tuesday, November 18, after the property owner said she would address code issues. Linda Lewis presented plans and estimates to the board to demolish two dangerous outbuildings on her property at Sixth and Bugbee and promised she would secure the house at that address. Dangerous exterior balconies on the house will also... [Read more]

CISD names Lemons as interim superintendent

Former Bushland superintendent John Lemons will take the helm of the Clarendon Independent School District on an interim basis when Monty Hysinger leaves for Dumas in January. CISD Trustees hired Lemons last Thursday, November 20, after meeting with him in closed session for about an hour. Lemons will also assist the district with its search for a new superintendent for a fee of $4,000. Hysinger is... [Read more]

District Court hears pleas in several local cases

Pleas were heard in five local cases when the 100th District Court met in Clarendon on Monday, November 10. District Attorney Luke Inman, assisted by Greg Buckley, prosecuted the cases for the State of Texas with the Honorable Judge Stuart Messer presiding. Paul Alexander Rodgers was placed on probation for a period of two years for the Class A misdemeanor offense of assault family violence. Rodgers... [Read more]

Broncos slam Fritch and Highland Park

By Sandy Anderberg The Clarendon Broncos are putting it all together in their 2014-1015 basketball season with opening wins over Fritch and Highland Park at home. The Broncos beat Fritch at 74-51 in their season opener. Charles Mason goes up to score for the Broncos. Enterprise Photo / Tara Allred The Broncos totally frustrated their opponent, as they played solid on both ends of the court. The Broncos... [Read more]

Lady Broncos flying high in double win

By Sandy Anderberg The Lady Broncos are putting it all together and last week the team earned two big wins at home. Last Tuesday, the ladies destroyed Fritch, 57-23. Aggressive play catapulted the ladies to the win as they gave a great effort on the court. The Lady Broncos took the early lead doubling their first quarter score to lead by 19 points at the break. A 21-point third quarter sealed the win... [Read more]

Breaking News: Thornberry named armed services chair

Breaking News: Thornberry named armed services chair

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Mac Thornberry of Clarendon has been chosen to chair the House Armed Services Committee for the 114th Congress.  Thornberry is the first Texan – Republican or Democrat – ever selected to lead the Committee or its predecessors. “I am grateful for the opportunity and also mindful of the responsibility it entails,” Thornberry said.  “The men and women who... [Read more]