Monday, September 25th, 2017

The Texas Legislature will be going back to work next month after Gov. Greg Abbott this week called for a special session so that lawmakers can tackle a host of issues that would really best be left alone. Your editor agrees with the governor on one point. He said that a special session was entirely […]

The Clarendon City Council should approve a variance request for Allsup’s Convenience Stores after it holds a public hearing next Tuesday at 7 p.m. The company, which has been in business here for more than 40 years, is in contract to buy a large tract of land on US 287 and says it plans to […]

Your right to know what is going on with your government – from City Hall to the White House – is a cornerstone of a free republic. It is appropriate then to reflect on the defenders of that right at this time as America observes Sunshine Week March 12-18. Some might say that the sunshine […]

West Texans have a name for things like the state’s new school accountability system. We can’t print it here, but let’s just say it rhymes with “pull spit.” Always on the lookout for a way to pander to voters, Texas Republicans, led by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and others, dreamed up the idea of ranking […]

As 2016 draws to a close, a final act of weirdness befell America this week when Donald Trump was actually elected president of the United States. This was pretty much a foregone conclusion in November, but with the ups and downs we’ve seen this year, nothing was certain as members of the Electoral College cast […]

The 2016 election was certainly one for the history books, and now the nation looks to see what Donald Trump will be like as president. Most people were surprised by last Tuesday’s outcome. Hillary Clinton was leading all the polls, and Trump had offended almost everyone at some point during the campaign. But two things […]

Donley County history lovers are in for a real treat if they attend this weekend’s Clarendon Arts Festival. One of the booths at the festival will feature a former local resident who has written a fascinating new book that details a horrible crime from Clarendon’s past. Weaving in and out of the timeline, Louva A. […]

This is National Newspaper Week across America, and like all good members of our industry, the Enterprise always joins in with the celebration. But this year, as we looked at the material designed to help promote our craft, the editorial cartoon shown with this column, struck home. That image of a child sitting in her father’s lap […]

The first presidential debate of 2016 is now history, and it appears almost certain that the United States is in heap big trouble. Unless, of course, people wake up and take this country back. Businessman Donald Trump is a bombastic firebrand with a questionable grasp on the issues and apparently no concrete plans for much […]

Delving into the depths of the past, we present to you for the 20th time our annual Pioneer Edition of The Donley County Leader, included in this week’s Enterprise. This special section has become a favorite of our readers and advertisers and is certainly a favorite of your editor. For a lover of history, it […]