Friday, August 26th, 2016

Education and the rising cost of health care insurance were leading topics on citizens’ minds last Friday when State Sen. Kel Seliger (R-Amarillo) and State Rep. Ken King (R-Canadian) held a town hall meeting at Clarendon College’s Bairfield Activity Center. Seliger opened the forum with an overview of the upcoming legislative session, which will begin […]

Energy is high this week on the Clarendon College campus with students beginning the fall semester this week and an administration looking forward to continuing a tradition of student success. CC President Robert Riza set the tone for the semester last Thursday during All College Day as he listed statistics that make Clarendon stand out […]

Two men were sentenced in separate cases when the 100th District Court met in Clarendon last Monday, August 15. District Attorney Luke Inman prosecuted the cases for the State of Texas, with the Honorable Judge Stuart Messer presiding. Eduardo Carrillo Vaquera, 36, from Amarillo pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate […]

Clarendon College Regents approved a $9.3 million budget during a called meeting Monday afternoon and managed to avoid making major cuts despite a six-figure decline in tax revenue in Gray County. CC President Robert Riza said the college expects to lose about $161,000 in revenue from the neighboring county due to the drop in oil […]

Cleo Dianne Odell, 81, died Monday, August 15, 2016, in Amarillo. There will be a private memorial service held at a later date. Cremation & arrangements are under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors of Clarendon. Cleo Dianne Odell was carried by angels from this world into her Father’s mansion on August 15, 2016. She […]

By Ashlee Estlack, Clarendon College The cost of a college education is now even more affordable for Clarendon High School students thanks to the expansion of the PEAK Scholarship program. As part of a pilot program, the PEAK will now pay for current Clarendon High School students to take dual credit courses through Clarendon College. […]

Clarendon and Hedley schools met the state’s expectations during standardized testing this spring, according to information released by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) last week. The state released the 2016 state accountability ratings for more than 1,200 school districts and charters, as well as more than 8,600 campuses statewide. The ratings reveal that approximately 94 […]

Donley County’s proposed budget raises taxes slightly but allows for a modest increase in salaries and restores some funding to the Burton Memorial Library. The county’s total tax rate – ad valorem, special, and debt rate combined – will go from $0.657406 to $0.673110 and will raise the annual tax on a home valued at […]

Clarendon’s sales tax revenue surged ahead when Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar made his monthly allocations last week. The city’s sales tax figure of $43,444.47 for the month represented an increase of 10.85 percent over the same period last year. These allocations are based on sales made in June by businesses that report tax monthly, and […]

Ann “Memaw” Bunyan, 92, died on Sunday, August 14, 2016, in Clarendon. Services were held on Tuesday, August 16, 2016, in the Robertson Funeral Directors Saints’ Roost Chapel in Clarendon with Rev. Darrell Burton, officiating. Burial followed at Citizens Cemetery in Clarendon. Arrangements are under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors of Clarendon. Ann was […]