Wednesday, August 16th, 2017


CEDC advances downtown projects

The Clarendon Economic Development Corporation gave a boost to downtown revitalization Monday night, approving measures to secure the challenge grant for the city’s water recreation project, put the completion of the Mulkey Theatre project on track, and remodel an eyesore building at the intersection of US 287 and Kearney Street. CEDC board members approved borrowing $650,000 on a 20-year term with... [Read more]

City limits services of library

The services of the Burton Memorial Library were limited following action by the Clarendon City Council during its regular meeting July 27. According to the city minutes, Sharon Henson Winfrey addressed the council and expressed her concern over declining movie rental sales due to the library checking out movies for free. Ms. Winfrey asked for the library to start charging for movies or to remove them... [Read more]

Commissioners to focus on budget Monday

Donley County Commissioners will delve into budget negotiations when they convene for their August session next Monday. County Judge John Howard said the proposed budget posted on the county’s website will likely see some changes during Monday’s meeting, but the $2.6 million proposed budget does have several items the county will have to deal with. Howard said the county will likely have to raise... [Read more]

A Tradition of Service

A Tradition of Service

A new generation will celebrate the new direction it has given to one of Clarendon’s oldest businesses when Saye’s holds its open house this Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Katie and Josh Fetsch and Savannah Askew, with their kids in tow, are the latest members to operate the family store started by T.M. Little in 1910. The business, now branded as Saye’s Tack Store, carries all types of merchandise... [Read more]

Concealed carry now legal at CC

Licensed To Carry (LTC) holders can now legally carry their weapons on the campus of Clarendon College and other community colleges around the state, but the rules for following that law are not simple. Clarendon College Regents studied the first draft a proposed concealed carry policy during a called meeting Monday, July 31, as the institution prepared for Senate Bill 11 to become the law of the land... [Read more]

Tax valuations down in Donley County

Property values in Donley County have dropped for most taxing entities, which may cause some concerns for local boards that are busy working on new budgets for fiscal year 2018. Paula Lowrie, Chief Appraiser of the Donley Appraisal District, said Tuesday that the City of Hedley and the east side of the county were reappraised this year and that area was largely where appraised values fell. Public notices... [Read more]

CC proposes tax rate for 2018

The Clarendon College Board of Regents voted to propose raising ad valorem taxes by 7.99 percent during a called meeting on Monday, July 31. The rate of $0.251149 per $100 valuation would generate an estimated $529,672.63 from local taxpayers or about $43,000 more than the current tax rate of $0.230677. The board considered the rate in light of efforts in the Texas Legislature’s current session,... [Read more]

Ice cream shop sets opening

An old Clarendon name will grace the newest business on Kearney Street when it opens next weekend. Stocking’s Ice Cream Parlor will hold its grand opening Friday and Saturday, August 4 and 5 from 2:00 to 10 p.m. and will feature homemade ice cream, sundaes, malts, milkshakes, and more. Owner Virginia Patten and her husband, Brit, named the business after Dr. Jerome Daniel Stocking and his family,... [Read more]

Estlack receives Hudson Award

Estlack receives Hudson Award

Clarendon Enterprise publisher Roger Estlack received the West Texas Press Association’s Harold Hudson Award last Friday during the WTPA’s annual convention in Granbury. The award is given to an individual who has significantly contributed to the publishing industry and West Texas Press Association and is given in memory of the late Harold Hudson, publisher of the Perryton Herald and prominent... [Read more]