Monday, October 23rd, 2017

A tip from an off-duty state trooper led to a drug bust near Clarendon High School and the arrest of one young man last Friday night. A group of young people reportedly seated themselves near off-duty DPS Trooper Chris Ward at the football field during Friday’s scrimmage. Ward could smell marijuana on the youth and […]

The first Terex S-17E Elevating Scraper was unveiled here last week with high expectations that the new machine may give Donley County’s economy a lift.  The prototype scraper, which can move up to 17 cubic yards of dirt, was built by Clarendon Manufacturing and Terex Equipment Ltd. of Motherwell, Scotland. The local firm plans to […]

All former Clarendon Bronchos (or Broncos if you prefer) are invited to an All-School Reunion during the homecoming weekend. The reunion kicks off on Friday, September 22, with the pep rally at 2:30 p.m. in the Bronco Gym.  A Mexican pile-on supper will be held at the school cafeteria from 5 to 7 p.m., and […]

Valor Telecom to begin offering local phone service September 1 IRVING – On September 1, 2000, Valor Telecom will assume operational control of over 325,000 local phone lines in areas of Texas currently served by Verizon (formerly GTE), including Clarendon and Hedley. “Valor Telecom is proud to serve Texas,” said Anne K. Bingaman, chairman and […]

Donley County Sheriff Jimmy Thompson has issued a stern warning following a crank call to the home of a local dispatcher. Dispatcher Cheryl Phillips received the phone call last Thursday, August 24, shortly before 11 p.m. from a woman who claimed her house was on fire and her child was burning. “The woman was hysterical,” […]

Funeral services for Ruth B. Knight, age 98, were held at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 19, 2000, in the First United Methodist Church in Groom with Tom Moore, Pastor, and Jerry Moore of Gruver, officiating.  Burial was held at the Groom Cemetery under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors, Inc. Mrs. Knight died Thursday, […]

Funeral services for Thomas Howard Seay, age 83, were held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 19, 2000, in the First Baptist Church in Estelline with Rev. B.G. Hill, Pastor, officiating.  Burial was held at the Estelline Cemetery under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors, Inc. Mr. Seay died Wednesday, August 16, 2000, in Estelline.  […]

The Clarendon and Hedley school districts both received Exemplary ratings from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) when the state released its annual school ratings last week. The Donley County schools were part of a statewide rise in test scores as Texas public schools shattered old performance records. Accountability ratings for public schools are based on […]

The new Terex S-17E Elevating Scraper, built here in Clarendon, will be publicly unveiled this Friday at 1 p.m. on the east side of the Courthouse Square.   US Rep. Mac Thornberry will be the featured speaker during Friday’s unveiling. Other elected officials will also be in attendance as will representatives from the Scotland company. […]

Less than a month after West Texas Utilities closed its local office, the electric company has announced it is seeking to raise its rates. According to a press release, skyrocketing natural gas prices have forced American Electric Power’s West Texas Utilities (AEP-WTU) to file a request with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) to […]