Saturday, October 21st, 2017

Senator Craig Estes (R-Wichita Falls) announced Tuesday afternoon that Donley County has been awarded an additional $185,000 from the Texas Historical Commission (THC) to help complete the restoration of the 1890 Courthouse. Local officials are pleased with the new award and say it may be able to use the money to reduce some of the […]

Donley County residents will go to the polls next Tuesday to cast ballots in contentious local races as well as voting for statewide offices. The General Election will be held November 5, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Early voting by personal appearance continues through Friday, November 1, in the Courthouse Annex. As of early […]

Shopping at home for the holidays is easy and affordable as local banks have again teamed up to provide 0% interest “Christmas Cash” loans this year. Interested parties must make application for a loan up to $3,000 with any of the participating banks.  Once a Christmas Cash loan has been approved, the borrower will be […]

Hedley High School sent ten students to the Lubbock Coronado Math/Science Invitational meet on October 26, bringing back two trophies and a host of medals. Both the math and science teams placed second out of 12 strong 1A, 2A, and 3A schools, with the Calculator Applications team finishing third and the Number Sense team coming […]

Graveside services for Leslie Louie Coe Keith, age 92, were held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 29, 2002, in Memory Gardens Cemetery in Wellington with Rev. Darrell Burton, Pastor of the Martin Baptist Church in Clarendon, officiating.  Arrangements were under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors, Inc., in Clarendon. He died Sunday, October 27, […]

Memorial services for Danny Lynn Moore, age 52, of Canyon Lakes, formally of Amarillo, were held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, October 25, 2002, at the Brentwood Chapel of Schooler Funeral Home in Amarillo.  Mr. Moore died October 21, 2002, in Canyon Lakes.  He was born in La Juanta, Colorado.  He and his family moved […]

A petition being circulated to roll back Donley County property taxes is not valid, according to local officials, because the commissioners’ court did not exceed the rollback rate under the law. The petition, which was reported to have more than 500 signatures Monday, seeks to force the county to hold an election to allow citizens […]

The legal battle between Donley County and former constable Jimmy Swinney may be at an end following the action of the Seventh Court of Appeals in Amarillo last week. The court dismissed Swinney’s appeal and let stand the January ruling of District Judge David McCoy, who had ruled in the county’s favor and said county […]

The restoration of the Donley County Courthouse and a petition to roll back local property taxes were topics for discussion when the Howardwick Friendship Club hosted a “Meet The Candidates Night” last Friday. Five candidates for county offices were present for the forum, and each was given a turn to talk to potential voters. County […]

Clarendon College students are now under the protection of the Donley County Sheriff’s Department after the county approved a contract between the two entities last week. Under the terms of the contract, Clarendon College will pay the sheriff’s department $20,000 per year to provide campus security. In turn, the sheriff’s office will patrol the campus, […]