Donley County, TX

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New COVID-19 case confirmed in Donley

COVID-19 was again confirmed in Donley County last week with one new positive case of the virus. Clarendon Family Medical Center spokesperson Marsha Bruce said Tuesday the case tested positive last week and was still active this week. The new case is the first positive case in Donley County since...
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Farmer’s market set for July 17

A new farmer’s market is being planned to connect Donley County producers and consumers starting next month, hosted by Cornell’s Country Store. Donley County Farm 2 Table will begin on July 17 and is planned for the first and third Saturdays and will run through September, and applications are being accepted through June 25 for those who are interested in selling their goods, according to store owner Deanna Cornell.

Clarendon plans 144th Saints’ Roost Celebration

Mark your calendars to attend the 144th annual Saints’ Roost Celebration July 1, 2, and 3, 2021, in Clarendon. Coinciding with “First Saturday Clarendon, Texas,” this year’s celebration will include most of the traditional activities along with the Whistle-Stop Trade Days will be open July 3 and 4. The COEA...

Museum fundraiser to be held June 12

There will be food, live music, and boot scootin’ this Saturday, June 12, at the COEA Dance Slab to benefit a new “Wheels of History” Transportation Complex at the Saints’ Roost Museum. Due to COVID restrictions in December 2020, the Museum was unable to host its Annual Christmas Reverse Drawing...

First Saturday events start June 5

A new community promotional campaign is focusing on monthly activities and events starting this weekend and continuing throughout the year. “First Saturday Clarendon, Texas” is a movement and marketing campaign to pool resources and centralize support behind a once-a-month weekend of activities, trade days, shopping and fun in Clarendon and Donley County.
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Weekend accidents keep responders busy

Donley County emergency personnel were kept busy with multiple accidents this past weekend, beginning Friday morning with an accident between Hedley and Lelia Lake on US 287. DPS Trooper Lynn Mays said a man driving with a group of motorcyclists was on his way to Amarillo when he went into the median and rolled his bike. The man was fortunate to have only suffered a broken leg, Mays said.
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Zero COVID cases reported since 4-23

COVID-19 continues to be held at bay in Donley County as vaccination rates rise, according to the Clarendon Family Medical Center. Clinic spokesperson Marsha Bruce said Tuesday the clinic has not had a positive case of the virus since April 23. The clinic gave 27 COVID-19 tests durign the month...
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Classes of 2021 earn scholarships

Donley County high school graduates for 2021 received several scholarships and awards during commencement exercises last Friday and Saturday, according to Clarendon and Hedley high schools. CHS held its commencement in Bronco Stadium on Friday, May 21, and 1943 class member Jean Spencer Bartlett was recognized and walked across the...
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Car thieves land in jail after chase

Female crime partners drove off in a ravine south of Clarendon Saturday in a lightweight “Thelma & Louise” moment as they tried to evade capture by the law. Donley County Sheriff Butch Blackburn said the saga started Friday morning when his office was called to Allsup’s at about 1:30 a.m. on a report that someone had grabbed the car keys of a store clerk and took off with their vehicle.

One killed in vehicle/train wreck outside of Clarendon

An Amarillo woman was killed in a car versus train wreck outside of Clarendon on Friday night. At 11 p.m. Friday, Jennifer Bentley, 35, Amarillo, was driving a 2013 Chevrolet Impala south on County Road 8 in Donley County 3.1 miles west of Clarendon. Bentley traveled onto the railroad tracks...
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One Killed And Another Injured In Crash With Train

One woman has lost her life after a crash involving a train in Donley County Friday night. 35-year-old Jennifer Bentley of Amarillo, and a passenger 41-year-old Armondo Elizondo of Wichita Falls, was traveling in a 2013 Chevrolet Impala southbound on County Road 8 when the auto drove onto the railroad tracks in the path of an approaching train.
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County turns down District Nine request

Donley County Commissioners this week made a final determination on a repeated request by the District Nine Volunteer Fire Department to be recognized and dispatched for fires in the northwestern part of the county. County Judge John Howard said District Nine volunteers first approached commissioners in August of 2019 about...
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4-H members do well at district contest

The Donley County 4-H members participated in the Big Fun in D1 district 4-H contest on Friday, April 23, at West Texas A&M University with the horse judging teams winning several honors. Local youth made up the District champion teams in two divisions: Juniors – Makynna Williams, Kassie Askew and...
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Fatal accident claims life in Donley County

Date/Time: 5/5/2021 at approximately 12:35 a.m. Location: US 287 – Approximately 200 feet northwest of the city limits of Lelia Lake. Vehicle 1: 2020 Freightliner truck tractor towing two semi-trailers. Pedestrian: Deceased – Clayton Shields, 28, of Lelia Lake. Pronounced deceased on scene by Donley County Justice of the Peace,...
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Man dead after being hit by semi truck in Donley County

DONLEY COUNTY, Texas (KVII) — A Leila Lake man is dead after a crash early Wednesday morning in Donley County. Preliminary information from the Texas Department of Public Safety said a person was driving a semi truck towing two trailers about 200 feet northwest of Leila Lake around 12:35 a.m.