Monday, December 18th, 2017

Mabel Edith Eichelberger Elmore passed away peacefully in Canyon, Texas, on Saturday, April 21, 2001. Mabel was born in Goldston Community near Clarendon on December 4, 1907, and lived in Clarendon until ill health necessitated her move to Conner House in Canyon in September 1996. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jefferson Fontayne […]

Funeral services for Tinsley E. “T” Mullins, age 57, were held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24, 2001, in the First Baptist Church in Hedley with Rev. Bruce Howard, Pastor, and Rev. Bryan Knowles, Pastor of Community Fellowship Church in Clarendon, officiating. Burial was held in Rowe Cemetery in Hedley under the direction of […]

Haskell Thomas Phelps, age 84, died Monday, April 16, 2001, in Clarendon.  His body was donated to Texas Tech School of Medicine in Lubbock.  No services are planned.  Arrangements were under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors, Inc., of Clarendon. Mr. Phelps was born January 24, 1917, in Lelia Lake and was a lifetime resident […]

John B. Stevens of San Angelo, Texas, died Sunday, April 15, 2001, at the age of 94 years.  Graveside services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, 2001, in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens under the direction of Johnson’s Funeral Home. He was born at Loco, Indian Territory, Oklahoma, on February 1, 1907. His parents […]

After months of speculation and anticipation, the first annual Donley County Spring Turkey Strut Festival will be held this weekend, April 21-22. The fun for all ages starts on Saturday with a craft show in the Lions Club from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and the competition will be fierce at the turkey cookoff at […]

Thanks to bad roads and potholes, community activism recently gripped the City of Howardwick and brought volunteer workers out in droves. The little town on the north side of Greenbelt Lake, made up largely of retirees, has been plagued by deteriorating roads and limited resources with which to fix them. The main road entering Howardwick […]

A local man was arrested Friday in connection with an April 7 burglary at Clarendon ISD. Donley County Sheriff Butch Blackburn said 17-year-old Daniel Curry entered the school’s vocational agriculture building through a window and stole a television set and two VCRs. The crime was reported on Sunday, April 8, by local ag teacher Ronnie […]

Leon Church, Donley County Agent There has been a lot of talk lately in the news about the threat or risk to humans from the arsenic levels allowed in drinking water.   The current standard allowed  for arsenic is 0.05 parts per million (ppm).  This level has caused some people to demand that our government  set […]

Rumors of a bomb threat at the Hedley Public Schools last week were just that – rumors – and nothing more, officials say. Word of a supposed bomb threat first surfaced late Thursday, April 12, and was reported to the Donley County Sheriff’s Department that Friday. Students were out of school that Friday and the […]

Donley County bucked the trend in much of rural West Texas during the 2000 Census and saw an increase in population, reports show. The US Census Bureau counted 3,828 people living here last year. That’s up 3.57 percent from the 3,696 counted in 1990. The growth of the county was centered in the City of […]