Monday, December 18th, 2017

AUSTIN – Texas Comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn this month said the state collected $1.27 billion in sales tax revenue in July, up 9.6 percent compared to July 2003; but local returns are mixed. “State sales tax collections have risen for 11 consecutive months,” Strayhorn said. “After seeing sales tax revenue decline for an unprecedented two […]

Clarendon College Regents approved a $4.22 million general and education budget for the coming fiscal year when they met in regular session last Thursday. The board also authorized a $1.593 million auxiliary budget. “One of the biggest issues facing the college budget this year has been the continuing shortfall in state appropriations,” said CC President […]

Donley County officials are considering slightly lowering the total county tax rate, according to the proposed 2004-2005 budget filed in the clerk’s office last week. The proposal uses savings in health insurance expenses and increased revenue due to higher property valuations to produce a $1.77 million budget that provides for raises for employees without a […]

Ruby Inez Bland passed away peacefully on August 14, 2004 in Casa Grande, Arizona, at the age of 84. Inez, formerly of Hedley, Texas, was the beloved wife of the late Travis Earl Bland and devoted mother of Shirley Hutcherson, Casa Grande, Arizona; Tommy Bland (Yoi) of California City, California; and Phyllis Black (Ross) of […]

Jackson William Pate, infant son of Sean and Melanie Pate of Clarendon, was stillborn Monday, August 16, 2004, in Amarillo. Graveside services were held Friday, August 20, at 9 a.m. in Memory Gardens at Canyon under the direction of Schooler Funeral Home. Jackson was preceded in death by a stillborn sister, Avery Michelle, on February […]

FORT WORTH – Wildlife, beef cows, and eco-tourists can all safely cohabit the same farm or ranch, and often to the advantage of the landowner’s wallet, said a Texas Cooperative Extension agent. “It’s possible, for example, to set aside small cover strips for bobwhite quail in a pasture. They may lose a little in pasture […]

ABILENE – Cotton harvest has begun in the southern parts of the state and will begin soon in other areas. Custom harvesters move from area to area as the season progresses, and growers have to move the harvested cotton to the state’s gins for processing. The Texas Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation would like to remind […]

Connie McKinney has good news for Clarendon Elementary students. They can still eat French fries in the school cafeteria. But before a celebration gets out of hand, McKinney, who is the director of the CISD cafeteria, notes that kids in Kindergarten through the fifth grade can only have fries once a week and the servings […]

Cena Jan Armstrong, age 89, died Monday, August 9, 2004, in Amarillo. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 12, in Oak Grove Memorial Garden in Irving with Dr. Lowell Howard, Pastor of the Antioch Baptist Church in Bells, Texas, officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Memorial Garden with arrangements by Robertson […]

In full support of President George W. Bush’s recent directive to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to sustain the environmental benefits of the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), Texas Farm Service Agency (FSA) has announced a General CRP Sign-up 29 to begin August 30, 2004. Bruce Ferguson, County Executive Director for Donley County FSA explains […]