Saturday, January 21st, 2017

The top animals in the Beef Division were exhibited by Grant Haynes and Lane Hinton during the annual Donley County Junior Livestock Show last Saturday, January 14, at the Donley County Activity Center. Haynes showed the Grand Champion Steer, and Hinton had the Grand Champion Heifer. Other top winners were Madison Smith and her Grand […]

Filing is now open for six local governments that are scheduled to hold elections this spring. The cities of Clarendon, Hedley, and Howardwick; the Clarendon and Hedley school district; and the Donley County Hospital District all have board positions available this year. In Clarendon, the two-year terms of Mayor Sandy Skelton and Aldermen Doug Kidd […]

Action by the Clarendon City Council last week aims to cover future monetary losses from sewer backups like those incurred by a local couple last year. A downpour on August 29 caused the city’s sewer line to back up inside the Third Street home of B.J. and Jennie Owens. The couple’s homeowner’s insurance denied their […]

Clarendon College faculty reported for the 2017 spring semester last Thursday, and CC President Robert Riza welcomed them with an address that looked at past accomplishments but focused on the need to stay relevant in today’s environment. With students returning to campus this week, Dr. Riza quickly ran through the top headlines of 2016, which […]

The Clarendon College Livestock and Meats Judging Teams have been winning on the road during the semester break. The livestock team were named the Reserve Champions of the Arizona National in Phoenix and placed 11th out of 25 teams at the National Western in Denver, Colo. The meats team was the High Point Team at […]

By Sandy Anderberg The Lady Broncos put together four great quarters of basketball last Friday night in Wellington and upset them, 47-43. The Lady Rockets jumped to the early lead in the first quarter by three, but only led by two at the break. That gap remained after three, but the Lady Broncos had grabbed […]

By Sandy Anderberg The Wellington Rockets were helpless in their attempt to defeat the Broncos on their home court last Friday night in Wellington. The Broncos set the tempo from the tip off and earned a 61-25 win. The Broncos only led by three in the first quarter but turned up the heat in the […]

Local school administrators are calling a new state accountability system unfair and a poor reflection of how students in Clarendon and Hedley are really performing. Scores released last week show how schools would be graded if the state’s new system were in place today. Texas’ latest performance report gives schools an A-F grade in four […]

Clarendon Chamber of Commerce Manager Bonnie Campbell announced her intention to retire during a meeting of the Chamber board last Thursday, January 5. Campbell says she has loved working with the Chamber and that she and her husband, Gary, have plans to travel. “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with the Chamber, but we want […]

The Donley County Commissioners Court enacted a burn ban during their regular meeting Monday, January 9. No outdoor burning is allowed on a day of a forecasted Fire Weather Watch or a Red Flag Warning issued from the National Weather Service in Amarillo. Under Donley County’s Burn Ban conditions, anyone engaging in outdoor burning must […]