Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

The Clarendon Board of Aldermen last week took its first official look at religious markers that have been turning the heads of travelers on US 287 for more than two years. The discussion about 40 or more ten-foot crosses and more than a dozen four-foot by eight-foot religious signs was brought to the table at […]

Sixty-one people already cast ballots in this year’s General Election following the first day of early voting Monday at the Donley County Courthouse Annex. Early voting by personal appearance continues through next Friday at the County Clerk’s office, and two races are of particular local interest. Precinct 4 voters are deciding if they want to […]

The sixth annual Clarendon Arts Festival will be held this week October 23, 25, and 26 at the Donley County Activity Center located one mile north of the city on State Hwy. 70. The event, sponsored by Clarendon’s Les Beaux Arts Club, begins with the Preferred Buyers Reception held Thursday evening, October 23, where buyers […]

Last week, the Clarendon Board of Aldermen addressed the religious billboards and staggering number of sewer-pipe crosses – sort of, that is. Alderman Sandy Skelton brought the issue up of regulating signs. We have an ordinance. However, that was about it as far as it went. A passing reference was made that perhaps it might […]

By Fred Gray Last week the Clarendon College Lady Bulldogs swept Lamar Community College three sets; 25-16, 25-16, 25-16. They seem to be coming together as a team and have been very competitive in each match, regardless of the ultimate outcome. According to head coach Melvin Balogh, the Lady Bulldogs are a very hardworking group, […]

By Sandy Anderberg The Clarendon Broncos have fought tough opponents and injuries all year and Friday night was no different as they lost 21-34 in Quanah. The loss put them at 1-6 overall and 1-1 in district play. The Broncos battled hard in the first half of play according to head coach Gary Jack, but […]

Three Donley County teams competed in the District 4H Food Challenge in Pampa on October 14, 2014. A total of 285 youth from 17 Panhandle counties competed in the 4-H Food Challenge sponsored by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service on Oct. 14 at MK Brown Memorial Auditorium and Civic Center. The Donley County Junior Team […]

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, […]