Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Clarendon Aldermen again took no action on alcohol zoning variance request Tuesday, Sept. 9, making clear that there was little support on the city board for Grumpy’s Pizza to sell alcohol near the Agapé Christian Church. The restaurant, which hopes to open next month, had made its formal request at the board’s August 26 meeting, […]

The Clarendon Chamber of Commerce got a boost last Tuesday, September 9, when the City of Clarendon restored funding to the organization. For many years the Chamber had received 25 percent of the city’s Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) revenues, but in 2011 the city raised bookkeeping concerns and ultimately pulled the funding until the organization […]

State Sen. Kel Seliger (R-Amarillo) stopped in Clarendon last Friday to update voters on issues facing the state and receive feedback from local voters. The senator took advantage of the venue at Clarendon College’s Bairfield Activity Center to brag on community colleges and the role they play in education. “Seventy-five percent of all entering college […]

Clarendon College enrollment for the fall semester was essentially flat after the 12th class day reporting period last week. CC reported that headcount was down by four students compared to the fall of 2013, but there is good news in the college’s contact hours, which are a large part of what the state funds the […]

Three Donley County cases were among 19 pleas heard by the 100th District Court when it met in Childress on August 21. District Attorney Luke Inman prosecuted the cases for the State of Texas, assisted by Greg Buckley, with the Honorable Judge Stuart Messer presiding. Amanda Jo Johnson was convicted for the state jail felony […]

Clarendon Family Medical Center is proud to announce the addition of a new member to their staff, Brandon Phipps, who has been working as a Physician’s Assistant at the clinic for about two weeks. Phipps grew up in Greenville, South Carolina, before graduating from the University of Utah and studying to be a P.A. at […]

Well, they’ve gone and done it again. The ISIS jihadists in Syria have beheaded yet another Westerner, this time a British aid worker who was helping out in Syria. That makes three, with three Western prisoners still in captivity. The question is who are these people, and why are they causing so much grief and […]

A long family tradition continued for Estlack Boys (and Girls) Bantams over the weekend at the 2014 Tri-State Fair Poultry Show in Amarillo. Cousins Nathan, Ben, Daniel, and Ella Estlack exhibited their chickens in the Youth Show, and sisters-in-law Ashlee Estlack and Scarlet Estlack had birds in the Open Show. Nathan had the Champion Bantam […]

Lonnie “Bo” Pilgrim, Chairman Emeritus of Pilgrim Bancorporation and Pilgrim Bank, and Bert Williamson, Chairman of North Central Texas Bancshares, Inc., announced last week that they have signed a definitive agreement for Pilgrim Bancorporation to acquire North Central Texas Bancshares, Inc., the parent company for State National Bank of Texas. State National Bank of Texas […]

By Sandy Anderberg A 0-42 Highland Park shut out shows the huge obstacles the Broncos have to overcome this season as they continue in their tough pre-district schedule. They will face tough teams in their schedule as they continue to work hard in practice. “We are playing hard and working hard,” head coach Gary Jack […]