Monday, December 22nd, 2014

It’s been a disappointing couple of weeks for open government and the right of the people in Donley County to know what their governments are up to. Following the state norm, Clarendon ISD has formally declared that it will only name a lone finalist in its search to replace longtime superintendent Monty Hysinger. The process […]

I’ve never been a cat fan. I hate cats. And yet… I’m mourning… a cat. Perhaps my dislike for cats stems from my allergic reaction to them. Perhaps it has to do with my distinct dislike for finding feline feces in flowerbeds. Or perhaps it’s genetic – my father hated cats, too. He always hated […]

A good many local residents were surprised by the recent news that Clarendon ISD Superintendent Monty Hysinger had been named as the lone finalist for the top job at Dumas ISD. The Amarillo Globe-News posted that news online Wednesday night, October 29, and the Enterprise followed the next morning on No one begrudges Mr. […]

The crosses and signs proclaiming Clarendon’s religiosity generate strong feelings among residents and travelers and even recently drew the attention of city officials. But the question remains as to what… if anything… should be done about them. Alderman Sandy Skelton brought the subject up at the October 14 city meeting, but even he only sought […]

President Obama’s foreign policy has been a disaster. Actually, his entire presidency has been a disaster. Perhaps the worst ever. Dubya is smiling and enjoying his art in Dallas, because President Obama has proven to be such a national disaster that it has taken much of the tarnish off of Dubya’s presidency. As our eastern […]

Last week, the Clarendon Board of Aldermen addressed the religious billboards and staggering number of sewer-pipe crosses – sort of, that is. Alderman Sandy Skelton brought the issue up of regulating signs. We have an ordinance. However, that was about it as far as it went. A passing reference was made that perhaps it might […]

Some of my earliest memories of my Dad are of him reading the funny pages to me on Sunday morning. I would crawl up in his lap or on the arm of his rocking chair and lose myself in the adventures of Nancy and Sluggo, Alley Oop, Rick O’Shay, the Peanuts gang, Prince Valiant, and […]

I love Jesus for many reasons, one of which happens to be beer. In terms of food and drink, I think alcoholic beverages are among the greatest blessings we have received from our Creator. Aside from the variety of great flavors and the relaxing effects of alcohol (in moderation of course), alcoholic beverages have played […]

A couple of weeks ago, when the news that star football running back, Adrian Peterson, had been charged with child abuse, for spanking his son with a “switch,” I immediately thought about how absurd it was to charge a parent with such a serious crime just for spanking his son. During discussions with friends about […]

Thursday marks 13 years since the attacks of September 11, 2001; and as the intrepid Fred Gray points out this week, we aren’t doing too well in the struggle to win the War on Terror. This column isn’t going to rehash the events of that fateful day. Suffice to say that your editor – and […]