Monday, October 20th, 2014

A diesel-fueled fire caused more than $1.5 million worth of damage to a road construction plant west of Clarendon last Wednesday, October 8. The Clarendon Volunteer Fire Department and Donley County EMS were dispatched at 11:53 to the reported diesel fuel tank fire at the J. Lee Milligan Plant on FM 2362 just south of […]

The Donley County Sheriff’s Office this week is still trying to determine if a crime was committed when a Howardwick woman died from a gunshot wound last Wednesday, October 8. Sheriff Butch Blackburn said his office is calling the death of Karla Bartek “suspicious” as they await the results of forensics before ruling the case […]

Legal action against Clarendon Mayor Larry Hicks was resolved out of court this week when the city’s chief executive fulfilled terms of a settlement crafted at a court-ordered mediation last Thursday, October 9. Three former members of the Board of Aldermen – Debbie Roberts-Hillis, Jesus Hernandez, and Tommy N. Hill – sued Hicks last November, […]

The District Court heard two pleas in local cases last week during docket calls in Clarendon and Childress. District Attorney Luke Inman, assisted by Greg Buckley, prosecuted the cases for the State of Texas with the Honorable Judge Stuart Messer presiding. In Clarendon on Monday, October 6, Billy Gene Chadwick was convicted for the second […]

‘Tis true, the scientist, people in the know, are now suggesting that we can expect up to 10,000 new Ebola cases a week, by the end of December, no less. This pandemic could easily spread into the worst outbreak of death since the middle ages. We must remember that those outbreaks of the Black Death […]

The Clarendon Volunteer Fire Dept. and Clarendon Firebelles hosted their annual Open House and Fire Prevention Poster Contest at the Fire Hall last Saturday, October 11. Firemen cooked hot dogs for those in attendance, and kids got to ride on two of the department’s trucks, including the 1927 Seagraves. Demonstrations were given in proper fire […]

By Sandy Anderberg Bronco Stadium was full of Bronco fever Friday night as the home team posted its first win to go 1-0 in District play. The Broncos fought hard and was able to shut down the Longhorns’ and hand them a one point loss at 20-19. After Lockney’s final touchdown in the fourth quarter, […]

The Donley County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a Howardwick woman with a gunshot wound today. Authorities received a call of a gunshot wound in Howardwick at 425 Janny after 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 8. Upon arrival, Sheriff Butch Blackburn found the body of Karla Bartek in the front yard of the home […]

The Wild West will come to life next Monday, October 13, when a mounted shooting competition will be held at the Clarendon College Livestock & Equine Center. The event is free to the public. The Columbus Day event will be sponsored by the Texas Panhandle Mounted Shooters, the local chapter of the Cowboy Mounted Shooting […]

Hedley’s 63rd annual Cotton Festival will be held this weekend, beginning Friday, October 10, with a Chili & Stew Supper at 5:30 p.m. for $6 per bowl at the Lioness Club. Bring your own chairs and blanket for good old fashioned country music played on the street by Pat Chesser and others. Bingo will be […]