Bronze Star Recipient

Petrolia Volunteer Firefighters Tilly Fox, Tony Fox and Rob Johnson salute from above the Spur 510 overpass in Henrietta Friday as a Hurst carrying 1st Sgt. Russell McIlroy passes.

Volunteer firefighters honor fallen soldier, son of Jolly VFD member

Clay County’s volunteer firefighters honored the son of one of their own Friday, a Bronze Star recipient who served in Afghanistan. First Sgt. Russell Eugene McIlroy, 53, died July 8 in Clarksville, Tenn. He is the son of Gene McIlroy, a member of the Jolly volunteer … [Read More...]

Economic Development

County Judge Kenneth Liggett holds a sample brick made with materials mined in Clay County and presented to commissioners by Triangle Brick Company Monday.

Triangle Brick, JAC seek county’s help for electric substation

A North Carolina brick company and JAC Electric Cooperative are asking for Clay County’s help in constructing a $1.3 million substation to supply energy for a proposed manufacturing facility southeast of Henrietta. Commissioners approved a request during a special … [Read More...]

City of Henrietta

Two men look for a place to fish under the Henrietta bridge on the east side of Lake Arrowhead. As of Monday, the Reservoir is at 22.1 percent capacity.

State regulations, finances hurt Henrietta drought relief efforts

While Henrietta residents have made great strides in water conservation, state regulators city finances continue to hinder efforts in securing an alternative water … [Read More...]

Council denies waste waivers to commercial water customers

The Henrietta City Council denied a temporary waiver for trash service to Clay County Memorial Hospital during Monday’s regular meeting by taking no action on the agenda item. It was the first of two waiver requests to come before aldermen. CCMH asked the city to … [Read More...]

City hall: Hydrant flush necessary to clean water distribution system

Summer temperatures and conservation efforts forced the City of Henrietta to flush the city’s water lines early than usual this year, drawing the ire of some residents. City hall was flooded with calls June 23-24 as city workers opened fire hydrants around town, a … [Read More...]


Joe Bill Brock of the Henrietta Volunteer Fire Department fights flames inside a barn, located at a residence in Hwy. 148 south of Henrietta, Sunday.

Grill to blame for Sunday structure fire south of Henrietta

A barbecue grill is blamed for a structure fire Sunday afternoon at a residence on Hwy. 148, approximately 3 1/2 miles south of Henrietta. The fire was reported at about 3:20 by a passerby who was waved down by a teenage boy. The boy told officials that he was … [Read More...]


Students to pay more for school lunches as mandated by USDA

Students, teachers, staff and visitors to Henrietta schools will see an increase in lunch costs when the 2014-15 school year begins in August. The HISD Board of Trustees approved a 25 cent increase for meals during a regular meeting Thursday, July 10. Students will … [Read More...]

Farm & Ranch

Cattle Trails Wheat and Stocker Conference set for July 29

Missy HodginTexas AgriLife AgentIn an effort to bring producers new research and technology based on ever-changing environmental conditions, the Cattle Trails Wheat and Stocker Cattle Conference will be held July 29 in Wichita Falls, jointly hosted by AgriLife Extension … [Read More...]

2014 HFFA Lonestars

11 Henrietta FFA members attend convention, six earn state degree

Eleven members of the Henrietta chapter attended the 86th annual Texas FFA Convention July 14-18 in Fort Worth, receiving honors and scholarships for their work in the leadership organization. Henrietta delegates Makenzie White, Keaton Davis, Josey Cleveland, Luke … [Read More...]


Edwards Public Library rewards youth for summer reading

The Edwards Public Library celebrated the end of 2014 Texas Summer Reading Club “Fizz, Boom, Read” with a Certificate Party at the Holman Center on Wednesday, July 16. Fifty reading program participants attended the celebration. Clay County Judge Kenneth Liggett and … [Read More...]

97th District Court

Stanley indicted on theft charge

Aaron Keith Stanley has been indicted on one count of theft of property valued at more than $1,500, less than $20,000, a state jail felony, for an April 25 … [Read More...]

97th District Court

Five plea guilty to crimes

The 97th District Court accepted plea agreements from five defendants on Monday, June 16. Derrick Winford Hill — Possession of a controlled substance, penalty group 1, … [Read More...]