Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Property values in Donley County have risen in general, bringing good news to most taxing entities that are busy working on new budgets for fiscal year 2017. Paula Lowrie, Chief Appraiser of the Donley Appraisal District, said Monday that most entities and all county-wide entities have seen moderate increases in values this year, thanks to […]

Clarendon College Regents held their first ever meeting in Childress last Thursday, July 21, as CC continues to expand its presence in that community. The college has offered classes in Childress for many years, and voters approved a five-cent maintenance tax there in 2008. Since that time, the college has offered more technical and traditional […]

Saints’ Roost Museum has opened its newest exhibit, “The Life and Times of Texas Icon Charles Goodnight,” by artist Lee Cable, leading up to the Col. Charles Goodnight Chuckwagon Cookoff on Saturday, September 24, 2016. Cable, who lives in Colorado, has been commissioned to portray the life of pioneer rancher Charles Goodnight. This exhibition is […]

The Clarendon Enterprise received two first place honors in the West Texas Press Association’s 2015 Better Newspaper Contest last Saturday, July 23. Results of the contest were announced during the WTPA’s 86th annual convention in San Angelo. The Enterprise won first place in Advertising with display ads designed by Morgan Wheatly for the paper’s 2015 […]

The City of Clarendon began talks last week about transferring its ownership in two local ballparks to the public school. The topic was first discussed publicly at the July 12 meeting of the Clarendon ISD Board of Trustees and was also discussed at the city council meeting last Thursday, July 14. Currently, McClellan Field is […]

The City of Hedley will be adopting new fees for delinquent accounts following the Board of Aldermen’s regular meeting on Thursday, July 7. As part of a new contract for collection services with Perdue, Brandon, Fielder, Collins & Mott, the city approved a motion to create an ordinance adding 30 percent on all debts and […]

CHILDRESS – The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is set to begin a project to improve US 287 in Hall and Donley counties. J. Lee Milligan Inc. of Amarillo, Texas, contractor for the $5.8 million project, plans to set barricades on July 25 with work to begin on July 27. The project will consist of […]

Gov. Greg Abbott wants the targeted killing of a police officer to be deemed a hate crime in Texas and urged lawmakers to send him such a bill to sign during next year’s legislative session. Abbott announced Monday his plan to lobby for adding his Police Protection Act to Texas law. Along with extending hate crime protections […]

Turning a page in the history books, Tyler Harper, from Clarendon pitched to Alabama during the Southwest Regional Tournament held in Pampa last weekend. Tyler, a member of the High Plains West Minor League All-Stars, and his teammates are the only High Plains team to ever get to go to the Southwest Regional tournament. High […]

One year after an anonymous benefactor offered a $500,000 challenge grant to help Clarendon build a water recreation facility, slow but steady progress is being made toward meeting that goal, city officials say. City Administrator David Dockery says the project is about to enter its most critical point – fundraising. “The next phase will be […]