Henrietta man pleads guilty to six counts of sexual assault of a child


A Henrietta man will serve 18 years in prison for the continuous sexual assault of a child. David Jose Armenta, Jr. pled guilty in the 97th District Court on Monday to six counts, and sentenced to 18-year terms on each charge, to run concurrently. According to an … [Read more...]

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

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

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...]

State regulations, finances hurt Henrietta drought relief efforts

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.

While Henrietta residents have made great strides in water conservation, state regulators and city finances continue to hinder efforts in securing an alternative water source. A plan to reuse clean water produced by one of the city’s two sewage treatment facilities … [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...]

Grill to blame for Sunday structure fire south of Henrietta

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.

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...]

Petrolia man charged in Wichita Falls for sexual assault of children


Kenneth James Corey of Petrolia has been charged with on counts of aggravated sexual assault involving two juvenile girls at a Wichita Falls residence. Corey remains in the Wichita County jail. He was arrested and charged June 30 following a months-long … [Read more...]

Thornberry bill to limit BLM claims against deeded river properties

Vegetation line along the Red River, once considered the border between Texas and Oklahoma, near the Waurika Bridge north of Byers.

Congressman Mac Thornberry was in Wichita Falls last week to tout a bill he claims will protect private property along the Red River from federal ownership claims. Rep. Thornberry, R-Clarendon, met with officials from Clay, Wichita and Wilbarger counties on … [Read more...]

Two transported to hospital after Monday morning rollover

Two Archer City residents were transported to an area hospital after their vehicle rolled over on FM 174, east of Four Corners, Monday morning.

An Archer City husband and wife were taken to a Wichita Falls hospital Monday morning following a one-vehicle rollover accident on FM 174. The accident occurred at 9:28 a.m. approximately 1.2 miles east of Four Corners. The driver, Victoria Meredith, and passenger, … [Read more...]

County tax rate to remain the same, few budget changes expected

Taxpayers will see no change county tax rates for fiscal year 2015, which begins Oct. 1. Commissioners began working out next year’s budget during a regular meeting Monday. Commissioners settled on a proposed rate of 65.518 cents per $100 in value. Judge Kenneth … [Read more...]