Saturday, January 21st, 2017


Haynes, Hinton win beef division

The top animals in the Beef Division were exhibited by Grant Haynes and Lane Hinton during the annual Donley County Junior Livestock Show last Saturday, January 14, at the Donley County Activity Center. Haynes showed the Grand Champion Steer, and Hinton had the Grand Champion Heifer. Clarendon fourth-grader Grant Haynes exhibits his Grand Champion Steer during last Saturday’s Donley County Junior... [Read more]

Filing period opens for six local boards

Filing is now open for six local governments that are scheduled to hold elections this spring. The cities of Clarendon, Hedley, and Howardwick; the Clarendon and Hedley school district; and the Donley County Hospital District all have board positions available this year. In Clarendon, the two-year terms of Mayor Sandy Skelton and Aldermen Doug Kidd and Nathan Floyd are up. Hedley has of its five aldermen... [Read more]

City okays purchase of sewage coverage

Action by the Clarendon City Council last week aims to cover future monetary losses from sewer backups like those incurred by a local couple last year. A downpour on August 29 caused the city’s sewer line to back up inside the Third Street home of B.J. and Jennie Owens. The couple’s homeowner’s insurance denied their claim, and the city’s insurance also denied a claim touting the city’s sovereign... [Read more]

Riza points to CC’s past in focusing on future

Clarendon College faculty reported for the 2017 spring semester last Thursday, and CC President Robert Riza welcomed them with an address that looked at past accomplishments but focused on the need to stay relevant in today’s environment. With students returning to campus this week, Dr. Riza quickly ran through the top headlines of 2016, which saw Clarendon College students excelling and the college... [Read more]

CC Meats Team champions of Denver show

The Clarendon College Meats Judging Teams won the Championship in Denver recently. Courtesy photo The Clarendon College Livestock and Meats Judging Teams have been winning on the road during the semester break. The livestock team were named the Reserve Champions of the Arizona National in Phoenix and placed 11th out of 25 teams at the National Western in Denver, Colo. The meats team was the High Point... [Read more]

Lady Broncos stun the Rockets

By Sandy Anderberg The Lady Broncos put together four great quarters of basketball last Friday night in Wellington and upset them, 47-43. The Lady Rockets jumped to the early lead in the first quarter by three, but only led by two at the break. That gap remained after three, but the Lady Broncos had grabbed the momentum and were able to set the tempo of the game going into the final period of play. The... [Read more]

Rockets fizzle out against the Broncos

By Sandy Anderberg The Wellington Rockets were helpless in their attempt to defeat the Broncos on their home court last Friday night in Wellington. The Broncos set the tempo from the tip off and earned a 61-25 win. The Broncos only led by three in the first quarter but turned up the heat in the second eight minutes of play. They were able to outscore their opponent and take an eight-point lead into... [Read more]

Local ISDs not happy with new scores

Local school administrators are calling a new state accountability system unfair and a poor reflection of how students in Clarendon and Hedley are really performing. Scores released last week show how schools would be graded if the state’s new system were in place today. Texas’ latest performance report gives schools an A-F grade in four domains – Student Achievement (D1), Student Progress (D2),... [Read more]

Campbell announces retirement

Campbell announces retirement

Clarendon Chamber of Commerce Manager Bonnie Campbell announced her intention to retire during a meeting of the Chamber board last Thursday, January 5. Campbell says she has loved working with the Chamber and that she and her husband, Gary, have plans to travel. Campbell “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with the Chamber, but we want to be able to go see our kids and grandkids in Tennessee more... [Read more]