Sunday, September 24th, 2017

A Donley County family came home to an unpleasant scene last Friday when they discovered their home on fire. Clarendon Fire Chief Jeremy Powell said the Shaun O’Keefe family arrived at their residence on North Hwy 70 shortly after 5:00 p.m. on September 1 and noticed nothing out of the ordinary at first. “Then they […]

AUSTIN – Texting while driving became illegal across the state of Texas last Friday, September 1, as the result of a new texting-while-driving ban passed during the 85th Texas Legislative Session. The law prohibits motorists from reading, writing or sending electronic messages while driving. “One in five crashes in Texas is caused by distracted driving,” […]

By Sandy Anderberg The Clarendon Broncos are 1-0 in their 2017 football season after a 26-13 win over the Shamrock Irish last Friday night in Bronco Stadium. The Irish offense was big according to head coach Clint Conkin, but the Bronco defense was able to hold them to 211 total yards in the game. Offensively, […]

By Sandy Anderberg Both the Clarendon High School Lady Broncos and junior high Lady Colts made a great showing against the Lady Cyclones last Thursday in a dual meet in Memphis at the City Park. Jade Benson won first in the Varsity division and Gracie Shadle was second.  Kira Weatherton was third, and Amnesty Oatman […]

A White Deer woman was found dead on a family ranch in Donley County last Wednesday, August 23, apparently run over by her own vehicle. Donley County Sheriff Butch Blackburn said the body of 52-year-old Ramona Freeman was discovered about 11:28 a.m. pinned under her vehicle near a gate entrance in the middle of a […]

Local law enforcement spent several hours on a manhunt Sunday after a railroad worker reported being robbed at gunpoint that morning. Donley County Sheriff Butch Blackburn said his office was alerted at 9:39 a.m. that a Burlington Northern Santa Fe employee said a man had held him up near the railroad on Kearney Street and […]

Clarendon College is pushing back the start of the CDL Driving Program to September 18 and is shortening the program from a 16-week program to an eight-week program to better meet the needs of students. Classes are set to begin September 18 at CC’s Downtown Educational Center in Clarendon and will be held Monday thru […]

With just one week left in the filing period, the City of Howardwick has only one candidate that has filed for two positions up for a special election this November. Mike Rowland and Sam Grider resigned as mayor and alderman respectively in July, prompting the city council to set the special election. As of Tuesday […]

By Sandy Anderberg The Clarendon Broncos are ready for the start of their 2017-18 football season wrapping up their practice games with a scrimmage at home against Electra last Thursday. According to head coach Clint Conkin, the Broncos did a good job. “The scrimmage ended up 7-1 in favor of the Broncos,” Conkin said. “The […]

Clarendon and Hedley schools met the state’s expectations during standardized testing this spring, according to information released by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) last Tuesday, August 15. The state released the 2017 state accountability ratings for more than 1,200 school districts and charters, as well as more than 8,700 campuses statewide. The ratings reveal that […]