Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

The Clarendon Economic Development Corporation presented its 25th façade grant award to Signs Plus this week. The business, located at US 287 and Gorst Street, received a check for $2,000 to help with the cost of its new awning, painting, and materials for new signage. Owner Jody Berry has been in business for 19 years, […]

Mary Ann Sawyer-Craft, 81, died Tuesday, September 26, 2017, in Amarillo. Services were held on Saturday, September 30, 2017, in the Robertson Funeral Directors Saints’ Roost Chapel in Clarendon with Chris Downer, officiating. Burial followed at Citizens Cemetery in Clarendon. Arrangements were under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors of Clarendon. Mary Ann was born December […]

“I disagree with what you say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.”* With those words, Coach Don Beck ingrained in his history students in 1988 the very essence of freedom of speech. America needs Coach Beck right now. It’s always easy to defend the person whose speech you agree with, […]

The J Bar D Ranch was the overall champion of the 23rd annual Col. Charles Goodnight Chuckwagon Cookoff last Saturday, September 23. The Amarillo chuckwagon team outshined 12 other teams, placing in every judging category as well as placing first in Wagon and Camp, Overall Cooking, and Overall Wagon and Cooking to take home the […]

Two Donley County cases were adjudicated by the District Court last week during docket calls in Childress and Panhandle. The court met in Childress on Wednesday, September 20, with District Attorney Luke Inman, assisted by Harley Caudle, prosecuting for the state and the Honorable Judge Stuart Messer presiding. Clayton Shields was placed on deferred adjudication […]

Three members of Clarendon’s founding family were among the visitors attending last week’s Col. Charles Goodnight Chuckwagon Cookoff. Isaac Whitfield “Whit” Carhart IV and his wife, Mary, of Vashon, Washington, along with their son, Mark, of New York City were in town for several days, visiting important landmarks and learning more about the history of […]

By Sandy Anderberg A solid running attack gave the Broncos a big Homecoming win in Bronco Stadium last Friday night. With the momentum of a 14-7 halftime lead, the Broncos pushed through the second half with no doubt they would the win. The win put the Broncos at 4-0 for the year. Racking up a […]

Katie Mae Harris, 83, died Friday, September 22, 2017, in Memphis. Services will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, September 29, 2017, in the True Church of God in Christ in Clarendon with Elder Jeff Riles, officiating and Elder Roy Williams as the eulogist. Burial will follow at Citizens Cemetery in Clarendon. Arrangements are under the […]

Clarendon College officials are celebrating a new milestone after recording the highest fall enrollment in the institution’s history. The fall headcount settled at 1,590 following the 12th class day, setting a record for the 119-year-old college and edging past the previous record of 1,586 set back in 2010. “We’re very proud of the effort of […]

The Old West will come to life this weekend at the Saints’ Roost Museum during the 23rd annual Col. Charles Goodnight Chuckwagon Cookoff this Saturday, September 23, and tickets are going fast. Thirteen wagons are scheduled to compete for top prizes, and other activities include live entertainment, museum tours, and the Western tradeshow. The wagon […]