Tuesday, February 20th, 2018


BREAKING NEWS: Resignations leave Howardwick in disarray

The City of Howardwick is in disarray following the resignations of two aldermen before last night’s scheduled city council meeting. Aldermen Eric Riddle and Mac Miller turned in their letters of resignation yesterday afternoon, February 13. The move leaves the city without a quorum to conduct business. Mayor Greta Byars and Aldermen Robert Brewster and Doc Holladay remain in office, but there are... [Read more]

Shelton wins Saints’ Roost Award

Shelton wins Saints’ Roost Award

The Clarendon Chamber of Commerce recognized Theresa Shelton with the 2017 Saints’ Roost Award for her lifetime of service and commitment to the community during the annual Chamber Awards Banquet last Thursday, February 8. Man of the Year honors went to Roy Bertrand, and Mary Shields was named the Woman of the Year. Floyd’s Automotive Supply was named the Business of the Year. Clarendon Chamber... [Read more]

Boards still looking for candidates

Only a few days remain in the sign-up period for local offices, and, as of Tuesday, only one board is poised to have an election while another has no candidates at all. Of the seven local governments with board positions available this year, the Clarendon College District is the lone board with enough candidates to have an election. With three positions up this spring on the Board of Regents, incumbents... [Read more]

CHS students place in academic meet

CHS students place in academic meet

Clarendon High School sent 26 students to the Canadian Invitational Academic Meet last Saturday, and the Spelling and Vocabulary team again placed first. Kira Weatherton again medaled, coming in 2nd, and she was joined on the medal stand by Shylee Morrow, who placed 3rd. Kailee Osburn and Angelina Araujo rounded out the first place team. CHS students Shylee Morrow, Angelina Araujo, Kira Weatherton,... [Read more]

Broncos advance to playoffs

By Sandy Anderberg The Clarendon Broncos earned two big wins last week and continued in the hunt for post-season play. The first playoff game will be held Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 6:30 p.m. at Caprock High School in Amarillo.  Clarendon will face Stratford for the Bi-District title. They first easily defeated Claude 64-41 on Tuesday. After a slow shooting first quarter, the Broncos turned up the heat... [Read more]

Sales tax revenues up for local cities

Local cities’ sales tax revenues rose this month when Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar distributed February allocations last week. Clarendon posted its first gain of the calendar year, coming in with $42,304.75, which is an increase of 9.6 percent over the same period last year. That brings the city’s calendar year-to-date total up to $72,227.92, up 5.13 percent. Hedley also saw a slight boost this... [Read more]

CC spring enrollment sets new record

Clarendon College spring enrollment is the highest spring enrollment in the school’s 120-year history with 1,451 students enrolled. Total enrollment settled at 1,451 following the 12th class day last Wednesday. That’s up 4.2 percent from the spring 2017 enrollment of 1,393. Several factors have contributed to the increased number of students. “Our growth this semester is due to increased enrollment... [Read more]

CEDC approves new facade grant program

The Clarendon Economic Development Corporation Board approved a new Historic Façade Grant Program following a public hearing Monday at City Hall. The new program targets the city’s downtown with an aim to restore and preserve the historic look of the area. Drawings like this one from the Texas Tech University College of Architecture are the basis of a new historic façade grant program from the... [Read more]

Chamber banquet sells out

Clarendon Chamber of Commerce officials reported Tuesday that tickets for this week’s Awards Banquet have sold out, and a full house is expected in the Bairfield Activity Center Thursday evening. No tickets will be sold at the door for the event, which features a reception and silent auction at 6 p.m. followed by the banquet, entertainment, and awards at 7 p.m. Dusty and Nikki Green, Howardwick residents... [Read more]