Monday, January 22nd, 2018

All deferred items have been added back into the Donley County Courthouse Restoration project thanks to numerous donations. Now officials say the county has an opportunity to begin putting items back in the job that were originally deleted from the contract. The opportunity has been made possible by a challenge grant that will match new […]

By Jean Stavenhagen, Donley County Historical Commission The Texas Historical Commission (THC) has recently recognized the Jericho Cemetery in the northern part of Donley County as a significant part of Texas history by awarding it a Historic Texas Cemetery Medallion and an Official Texas Historical Marker. The Jericho Cemetery has received these designations through an […]

Mutt Graham was crowned as the new Turkey King last Saturday as the culmination of the second annual Donley County Turkey Strut Festival. Graham was the quietest candidate of the Turkey election’s short two-year history. Controversy never touched him, and, while others engaged in campaign shenanigans, Graham silently rose head and wings above the rest. […]

A joint effort between 11 Texas Panhandle-South Plains newspapers is opening new avenues for advertisers to reach both buyers and sellers throughout the region. With this inaugural issue, the West Texas Country Trader is being distributed to thousands of readers in a region stretching from the Top of Texas to south of Lubbock. Committed to […]

Funeral services for Allie Mae Butler, age 84, were held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 22, 2002, in the First Baptist Church of Claude with Rev. Delbert Serratt of Amarillo, and Rev. Gerald Aalbers, Pastor officiating.  Burial was held in Claude Cemetery under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors, Inc., of Clarendon. Mrs. Butler […]

Funeral services for Cagle Dean Davis, age 61, of Brice were held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, April 19, 2002, at the Fairmont Baptist Church south of Quitaque with Rev. Arnold Smith officiating.  Burial was held in Memorial Park Cemetery in Amarillo at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 20, 2002, under the direction of Myers-Long […]

Sandra “Sandi” Keel Wallace of Brady went to be with her Lord on Thursday, April 18, 2002, in Brady at the age of 58 years and 8 days.  Services were held on Sunday, April 21, 2002, at 2:00 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church of Brady and then again at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, […]

Any Clarendon residents keeping livestock in the city have just 60 days to “head ‘em up and move ‘em out” or risk violating a new municipal ordinance. Ordinance 340, passed at last Tuesday’s Board of Aldermen meeting, requires citizens and firms in the city limits to have licenses for their property and permits for their […]

Family Net will be returning to Clarendon’s channel line up, a Classic Cable official said this week, but airing local churches and the fate of the local community channel remains uncertain. “We’re going to bring Family Net back on Channel 8,” Classic’s Barry Harbison said. “If the [Baptist] church wants to work out an agreement […]

Two men were in Donley County Jail this week as a result of indictments on drug charges. Josh Kirby, age 28, and Randy Tolbert, age 33, were both arrested and served with indictments for Delivery of a Controlled Substance, a first-degree felony. Sheriff Butch Blackburn said other drug cases have been made in Donley County […]