Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Donley County Commissioners have proposed a $1.8 million budget for fiscal year 2005-2006, reflecting a decrease in overall expenditures of $81,318. County employees would receive a three percent raise. Exceptions to that raise includes commissioners, who receive no raise, and the county attorney’s office which will go from a current salary of $25,200 to a […]

Clarendon College President Myles Shelton confirmed Monday that he is a candidate for the presidency of Odessa College. “It’s an interesting opportunity at a bigger school in a bigger community,” Shelton said. Odessa’s search committee contacted Shelton and asked him to participate in their application process. “I wasn’t looking; they came to me,” Shelton said. […]

A tax freeze for citizens over the age of 65 and disabled citizens will go on the ballot this November for three local taxing entities. Donley County, the City of Clarendon, and the Clarendon College District have all received petitions in recent days from the Concerned Citizens of Donley County bearing the required number of […]

Cynthie Gail Sparks, 55, died Thursday, August 17, 2006, in Hedley. Services were held at 10:00 on Monday, August 21, 2006, in the Calvary Baptist Church in Clarendon with Rev. Rob Seale, Pastor, and Rev. Chris Downer of Slaton officiating. Burial was in Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch Cemetery in Boys Ranch. Services were under the […]

AUSTIN – Unemployment in Donley County dropped in July after edging upward in June, according to information released this week by the Texas Workforce Commission. Seasonally non-adjusted data from TWC showed 1,810 employed out of a workforce of 1,901, putting the local unemployment rate at 4.8 percent, which is down from 4.5 percent in June. […]

The Clarendon College Board of Regents approved a $6.9 million budget for fiscal year 2006-2007 during their regular meeting last Thursday. The total budget is about $400,000 above the current budget with additional revenues coming from an expected higher enrollment and higher tuition and fees. The budget also calls for increases in expenses for natural […]

Three hometown heroes of the March 12 I-40 Wildfire received letters of commendation from President George W. Bush this week, and the wife of one of those heroes got an even bigger surprise. Lee Ann Cook wrote the president about a month ago in anticipation of last Friday’s “Firefighters’ Night” at the Howardwick Friendship Club. […]

Austin – Texas Comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn said Friday the state collected $1.6 billion in sales tax revenue in July, up 10.2 percent compared to July 2005. Hedley and Howardwick sales tax revenues were up for the month, but Clarendon’s total dipped for the first time since last August. The City of Hedley received a […]

The Clarendon Board of Aldermen approved a five-year graduated tax abatement for the new Sonic Drive-In being constructed on US 287 during their regular meeting last Tuesday. The 2-1 vote by the aldermen overrode a June 26 recommendation by the Clarendon Economic Development Board, which had voted 4-3 against an abatement for the property. CEDC […]

The Concerned Citizens of Donley County continued their quest to abolish the personal property tax by going before the Clarendon Independent School District during the board’s regular meeting last Thursday. Representatives from both groups said they thought the meeting was cordial and informative, and the citizens had kind words for the efforts of CISD Trustees […]