Monday, January 22nd, 2018

In the narrowest victory in history, Tommy Hill was crowned Donley County’s third Turkey King during the annual Turkey Strut Festival last Saturday, beating his nearest opponent by a margin of less than six bits. Election officials counted the returns three times Saturday to prevent any calls for recounts and even double-checked their figures on […]

Donley County Commissioners last week approved three proposals totaling $65,569 for additional work on the 1890 courthouse. The county authorized spending $14,200 for wooden window shades to be stained to match the trim in the courthouse and $1,369 to recreate four end pieces to complete the theatre-style seats in the district courtroom. The most significant […]

Three more defendants have accepted plea bargains as a result of drug-related indictments issued by the Donley County Grand Jury in January. David Ray Tolbert was sentenced to ten years in the state penitentiary by District Judge David McCoy last Monday as a result of a plea. Timothy Don Lockeby and Joshua Lamar Allred received […]

Neita Draper looks at part of the roof from a nearby garage which came to rest against her back porch today.   Enterprise Photo A nice spring shower turned ugly for some Clarendon residents Wednesday when what is being described as a “small tornado” hit the southeast side of town.   The storm was later officially classified […]

Funeral services for Jack Thomas Leeper, age 67, were held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 10, 2003, in the Community Fellowship Church in Clarendon with Rev. Bryan Knowles, pastor, officiating.  Burial was held in Citizens Cemetery in Clarendon under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors, Inc., of Clarendon. Mr. Leeper died Tuesday, April 8, […]

Funeral services for Marie Reynolds McCracken, age 91, were held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, April 14, 2003, in Robertson Chapel of Memories in Clarendon with Rev. Bryan Knowles, Pastor of Community Fellowship Church, and Rev. Darrell Burton, Pastor of Martin Baptist Church, officiating.  Burial was held in Citizens Cemetery in Clarendon under the direction […]

The third annual Donley County Turkey Strut is to be held Saturday, April 19, in Clarendon with activities planned through out the day. The family fun event starts at 10 a.m. with a Pet Show and Contest at Millie B’s, where local critters can compete for the title of Best Pet in the County. Also […]

A new Equine Center will soon be built on the western edge of the Clarendon College campus following the letting of subcontractor bids totaling $937,256 last Tuesday. The Board of Regents approved spending $655,153 for the 73,600 square foot off-white metal building with green trim which will house the main arena. The building was intended […]

The vault doors in the Donley County Courthouse are beginning to shine with new life as a Dallas conservator works to remove more than a century of dirt and grime from their surfaces. Michael van Enter discussed his work on the doors with county officials, project architect Chris Hutson, Texas Historical Commission representative Lyman Labry, […]

The Panhandle Press Association inducted former local publisher Lewis Henry Carhart into the PPA Hall of Fame during the association’s 93rd annual convention in Amarillo last Friday. Carhart was recognized for his role as being the first editor in the Texas Panhandle and for establishing the territory’s first newspaper, which today is known as The […]