The Chamber of Commerce Presents
THE BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT
The Henson’s Store
221 S. Kearney Street • PO Box 821
Clarendon, TX 79226
Friday the 13th has always been a lucky number for the Henson Family!
Alton Redell Henson and Frankie Irene Hommel were married Friday, November 13th 1944, and two years later on the 13th of November 1946 they opened A.R. Henson Tire Company after A.R. came home from the war, and yes, it was on the 13th.
The first Henson’s Tire Company was across the street from the old hotel at 1st and Kearney and they move to the present location at 221 Kearney in 1949. (Probably on the 13th)
At the new location, Frankie had her side of the store and A.R. had his side. Frankie’s side kept growing to include china, flatware, watches and fine jewelry. A.R. expanded the tire business to include auto parts, hardware, appliances, TVs and stereos on his side of the store.
Now, nearly 70 years later, the Henson’s store is still located at 221 S. Kearney, and three generations work in the store. Frankie, Wes, Sharon and Kristi are ready to help you with your needs. They now also have clothing and accessories, and Wes has developed a lawnmower parts supply business.
The Henson Family, always has and always will, do their part in representing and promoting our city.
• Henson’s is a member and supports the Chamber of Commerce!
• Henson’s is a member and supports the Downtown Merchants Association!
• Henson’s is a member and supports The Saints’ Roost Museum!
• Henson’s has promoted our 4th of July, with The Turtle Race, for years & years!
Shop Henson’s, where you can still buy a bolt or lawnmower blade, and pick up a diamond for the lady, at the same time.
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Saints’ Roost Museum is Now Open
Thursday thru Sunday
11:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m.
(closed 12 -1 lunch)
SAINTS’ ROOST MUSEUM
Housed in the 1910 Adair Hospital building, the Saints’
Roost Museum preserves the heritage of Donley County and the Texas Panhandle.
Exhibits focus on local culture, including Native American artifacts and pioneer
life with a special emphasis on the legendary Col. Charles Goodnight.
MUSEUM GIFT SHOP
Books, collectibles, and limited edition prints and
postcards are available.
The Members Appreciation Dinner – Second Friday in June
Col. Charles Goodnight Chuckwagon Cookoff – Fourth Saturday in September
Museum Christmas Party – First Saturday in December
Membership includes the Members-only free Barbecue each
June, the Members-only dinner with the chuckwagon cooks each September, and a
subscription to the annual newsletter. Dues are $25 and can be
mailed to the Museum at the address below.
610 E. Harrington St.
PO Box 781 • Clarendon, TX 79226
What does “Saints’ Roost” mean?
When Clarendon was settled by Methodist colonists in 1878, alcohol and rowdiness were forbidden. Area cowboys, more accustomed to the Wild West, referred to the colony as where the saints roosted or more simply as “Saints’ Roost.”