Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

The Last Stage to Matador left Clarendon on Friday after two days of fun and education at the Saints’ Roost Museum and is now making its way to Motley County. The Journey, an original 1880 Butterfield Overland Stage, arrived in Clarendon via trailer on Wednesday, May 11, accompanied by its owners Rick and Beverly Hamby […]

Clarendon’s sales tax revenue posted a strong gain when Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar distributed May allocations last week. After several months of poor performance, the city’s sales tax check was up 15.25 percent at $42,149.89 for the month compared to $36,571.80 last May. The May allocation is based on sales made in March by businesses […]

Donley County Commissioners met in regular session last Monday, May 9, to consider several agenda items. Commissioners okayed more than $5,000 for a new Linux server for the clerk’s office to strengthen cyber security. County Judge John Howard said some counties have been hit by cyberattacks in which government data is encrypted and then held […]

By Sandy Anderberg Clarendon High School’s junior long-distance runner Bryce Grahn made a great showing at the State Track Meet held at Myers Stadium in Austin last weekend. Grahn brought home the Bronze medal in the 3200m run with a personal best time of 9:57.25. All three places in that race were from our region. […]

By Sandy Anderberg The Clarendon Broncos claimed the baseball Area Championship last weekend in Plainview when they took down New Deal in a best two out of three game series. The Broncos only needed the first two games to seal the victory and walk away one step closer to a state championship. In the first […]

Donley County 4-H members were able to donate books for local school libraries recently thanks to a program by the state 4-H organization. Texas 4-H Youth Development, the youth outreach component of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, joined with the California-based Molina Foundation to support youth literacy throughout Texas. “The Molina Foundation’s mission is […]

Clarendon will be put in the spotlight this week when the Journey stagecoach comes to town to begin its final run. Rick Hamby, who owns the 1880 stagecoach, says a film crew from the CBS Sunday Morning television show is expected be shooting here Thursday and Friday. Online sources report that CBS Sunday Morning has […]

Hedley High School has named Kelsey Wells and Adam Bernal as their top students for the Class of 2016. Wells and Bernal will be honored during commencement exercises in the Owl Gym on Saturday, May 28. This year’s valedictorian is Kelsey Wells with a grade average of 94.843. She is the daughter of David and […]

The Clarendon Outdoor Entertainment Association held its first Saints’ Roost Rough Stock Challenge last Saturday, May 7, with moderate attendance. COEA estimates 426 people attended the event, which had a total of 34 participants. Colby McClesky placed first of 19 contestants in the ranch bronc riding. Coltin Kingston and Cody Crockett split second and third […]

The 100th District Court heard 14 pleas, including four cases from Donley County, when it met in Childress on April 28. District Attorney Luke Inman, assisted by Greg Buckley, prosecuted the cases for the State of Texas, with the Honorable Judge Stuart Messer presiding. The following local cases were heard by the court. Gregory Phillip […]