Sunday, June 25th, 2017

Donley County Commissioners authorized preservation work on 1890 courthouse and discussed several other agenda items during their regular meeting last Monday, June 12. The county for some time has discussed work needing done on third floor windows, and at this meeting they took action, accepting a proposal from Bill Gamel of Amarillo. County Judge John […]

Volunteers are being sought to help Donley County children who find themselves caught up in the court system due to neglect or abuse. CASA of the High Plains currently has about 51 cases involving 118 kids in its eight-county service area with five of those cases being in Donley County, according to Executive Director Alissha […]

Despite some decent rain last week, the Texas Water Development Board’s weekly report Monday officially listed Donley County back in droughty conditions for the first time since April 2016. The TWDB has listed the county as “abnormally dry” during the weeks ahead of Monday’s report. “Last week brought us a reintroduction of drought conditions in […]

Clarendon ISD Trustees accepted the resignation of Athletic Director Gary Jack Monday night as he prepares to take a job at a bigger school. “We’ve been offered positions in Callisburg, which is a 3A school by Gainesville,” Jack told the Enterprise this week. Jack’s wife, Andrea, also resigned Monday night and will be working at […]

No injuries were reported when a wind turbine caught fire near on the Salt Fork Wind Facility near Jericho last Wednesday, June 7. Schuyler Baehman, a spokesperson for Southern Company, which operates Salt Fork, said the fire happened about 5:30 p.m. “Employees at the plant contacted first responders, who responded to the incident,” Baehman told […]

The City of Clarendon will hold a town hall meeting to discuss funding for two community projects following last Thursday’s regular city council meeting. The town hall will be held Thursday, June 29, at the Bairfield Activity Center at 6:30 p.m. and will focus on the city’s proposed water recreation project and also discuss the […]

A Saturday afternoon grassfire threatened several homes at Howardwick before being brought under control. Fire Chief Will Jordan said the blaze appeared to have started from an abandoned campfire near Old Clarendon Point. “It was a really strange deal,” Jordan said. “It looked like they were using construction scraps for the fire.” Emergency personnel were […]

Clarendon’s sales tax revenue slipped for the third straight month last week when Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar distributed monthly sales tax revenue to local governments. The city’s sales tax figures dropped 6.64 percent for the month with an allocation of $28,655.24, which puts the calendar year-to-date figure at $184,984.57. That’s 1.97 percent down from the […]

The Junior Rodeo Cowboys Association will have 230 kids putting their cowboy skills to the test this weekend when during its spring competition at the Clarendon College Livestock & Equine Center on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, June 9, 10, and 11. Admission is free to the event, and JRCA President Scottie Davis say kids ranging […]

The 140th annual Saints’ Roost Celebration is coming up soon, and organizers are getting ready for the festivities on Friday, June 30, and Saturday, July 1, with events also being held on Sunday, July 2, and Tuesday, July 4. Friday’s daytime details are still being finalized at press time, but the Clarendon Outdoor Entertainment Association […]