Sunday, April 20th, 2014

News

Devins are laid to rest

Funeral services for former Clarendon residents Noel and Mac Devin were held in Bryan and Gainesville this week after their untimely deaths April 7. Bryan Police last Wednesday afternoon confirmed that two bodies recovered from an arson in that city are indeed those of the daughter and father. Dennis Wayne Brown III was served April 9 with arrest warrants for Burglary of a Habitation and Arson in the... [Read more]


Jones 5K raises funds for playground

A new playground is on the horizon for Clarendon’s Prospect Park following the success of last Saturday’s second annual Chance Mark Jones Memorial 5K. The Clarendon Lions Club hosted the event and announced that they had secured the $33,000 needed to purchase and install the new equipment. Plans call for a bed of woodchips to be installed for safety around the new playground, but a grant application... [Read more]


City fires employee for theft

A Clarendon city employee was terminated last week and will face fines in municipal court for theft of city services. Disciplinary action on public works employee Nathan Jaramillo was the subject of an hour-long closed session during last Tuesday’s meeting of the Board of Aldermen. When the board reconvened in open session, aldermen voted unanimously to fire Jaramillo. Sources have told the Enterprise... [Read more]


Never accept failure, NASA speaker says

Never quitting and never accepting failure were the themes of talks given by NASA engineer Jerry Woodfill Monday at Clarendon College. College and public school students attended motivational and informational presentations by Woodfill, who was a warning systems engineer during the Apollo 11 moon landing and the Apollo 13 mission depicted in the movie of the same name. Woodfill said he grew up in Indiana... [Read more]


Dinner to support CC judgers going ‘down under’

By Ashlee Estlack, Clarendon College The Clarendon College Meats Judging Team has had three members qualify to attend a global competition in Australia this summer. Scotta Faulkenberry, Cody Shannon, and Morgan Boyer, along with their coach Tate Corliss, will take part in the Australian Intercollegiate Meat Judging (ICMJ) Contest in Armidale, New South Wales, for two weeks in July. The students were... [Read more]


Opinion: Perhaps growing old is really a gift

Opinion: Perhaps growing old is really a gift

For the first time in my life, I may actually be the person I’ve always wanted to be, even if becoming this person snuck up on me. Now, I’m not talking about my body, with all its wrinkles, saggy skin, droopy butt, etc. I’m still often shocked to see that older person who lives in my mirror. You see, I’m now officially “the elderly” according to the United Nations and the US Government. Fred... [Read more]


Clarendon ISD preparing for tornado safety

After several trial runs, Clarendon public school students had their first unannounced tornado drill Tuesday morning, taking advantage of improved shelter facilities. Clarendon kindergarteners sit quietly during a tornado drill Tuesday morning. Enterprise Photo / Roger Estlack In less than seven minutes, 350 students from Pre-Kindergarten through junior high as well as teachers and other school personnel... [Read more]


Starnes, Howard play with All-stars

Starnes, Howard play with All-stars

Ryann Starnes and Deborah Howard have played a lot of basketball together during their four years of high school at Clarendon, recently wrapping up their third straight district championship and third straight trip to the regional basketball tournament. Last Thursday and Saturday, they played together one last time as they were teammates on the East squad for the Golden Spread All-Star tournament. Ryann... [Read more]


CHS track athletes bring home the gold

By Sandy Anderberg The Clarendon Broncos and Lady Broncos made a great showing in the District track meet in Panhandle last week, bringing home several gold medals and qualifying in several events for the Area meet. The top four finishers get to advance to the Area meet to be held April 18 at Panhandle. On the Broncos side, Caleb Cobb won gold in the 800-meter dash in a time of 2:16.49 and Charles... [Read more]