Monday, December 18th, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC – With the support of Congressman Mac Thornberry (TX-13), Congress today acted to stop use of the courts to circumvent the legislative process and the U.S. Constitution on the right to keep and bear arms.   By a vote of 283-144, the U.S. House of Representatives approved S. 397, the “Protection of Lawful Commerce […]

A Hall County jury last Wednesday convicted a former Clarendon man of sexually assaulting a child here last summer. Darrell Harper, age 70, was found guilty of a second degree felony and was sentenced to the maximum of 20 years in prison and fined $10,000. “The jury took a stand for children with their verdict,” […]

Lance Corporal Nathan Floyd is glad to be home; and while he is realistic about what’s happening in Iraq, he says he’ll go back any time to serve his country. The Clarendon High School graduate and son of Johnny Floyd and Terri Floyd returned October 14 after being deployed March 10 with United States Marines […]

It took him 55 seasons, but Don Robinson of Clarendon finally managed to bring in the year’s first bale of cotton this month. The bale weighed 472 pounds and was ginned at the Donley County Gin, where manager Earl Shields says things are looking good for producers this year. Robinson’s crop north of Clarendon will […]

The Howardwick Board of Aldermen denied a request to re-zone a section of the city to allow the sale of beer and wine for off-premises consumption last week. Jerry Daniels had requested the change for his property in the Navajo Section, and citizens had previously spoken both for and against the proposal at a prior […]

Making up for ground lost in August, the City of Clarendon posted a big gain in sales tax collections last month, according to information released Friday by Texas Comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn. Clarendon received a September allotment totaling $22,392.89, which is 21.54 percent more than the same period last year. After starting the calendar year […]

The Clarendon Board of Aldermen will consider banning chaining up dogs next Tuesday after tabling the issue at the October 11 meeting. The idea was brought up in a letter to the board from Animal Control Officer Tony Ballard, in which he expressed his concern about dogs being chained up without food or water day […]

Hedley City Hall was broken into for the second time this year when approximately $100 was stolen early last Tuesday. According to the Donley County Sheriff’s Office, someone broke out the front window of the building after failing to kick in the door. The thief managed to get into the city’s safe to get the […]

By Cheryl Johnson, Clarendon Enterprise Organizers of the 54th annual Cotton Festival in Hedley saw lots of old and new faces last weekend as a good crowd turned out for the event. The Lioness Club kicked the festival off with their Chili and Stew Supper on Friday night.  Many out-of-town guests were present, and people […]

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has awarded a $1.4 million contract to Amarillo Road Company to replace the SH 70 bridge over the Salt Fork of the Red River below the Greenbelt Dam with a shorter but wider construction. TxDOT hosted a pre-construction meeting October 6 at the Wellington Area Office to discuss the […]