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Clarendon, TX

Lucky

God cares for SURE! AND I for sure care about others.  (Jan 9, 2013 | post #6)

Clarendon, TX

Lucky

Because he was hurting and needed immediate attention!  (Jan 9, 2013 | post #5)

Clarendon, TX

Obama-Economy - Clarendon, TX

His bailouts of failing corporations that supported his campaign is wasted tax dollars.  (Feb 9, 2012 | post #1)

Clarendon, TX

Are Taylor Convenience Stores about to "belly up" ?

Cefco http://www.cefcost ores.com/Community /Fikes-Wholesales- IncAcquires-63-Tay lor-Food-Mart-Stor es-1 Fuel is available in most stores and shelves are no longer bare! Also, it is my understanding that top management of the Taylors stores is removed.... even and especially the General Manager who in my opinion was responsible for their demise. Transition seems smoother than I could imagine, so Cefco must be an "up and up" company.  (Jan 15, 2012 | post #14)

Clarendon, TX

Are Taylor Convenience Stores about to "belly up" ?

http://amarillo.co m/news/local-news/ 2012-01-06/officia l-chain-talks-buy- taylor-food-mart-s tores (I do not read anything that seems "concrete " towards a quick sale.  (Jan 7, 2012 | post #9)

Clarendon, TX

Are Taylor Convenience Stores about to "belly up" ?

I see someone is judging our comments as clueless or as MEAN! I am guessing it is someone closely connected to the company and in my opinion, letting employees worry about if their "checks" may bounce is mean. In my opinion, injury to a child, failure to report a child in danger is MEAN! Things like abortion or murder of an unborn child, seem to better fit the definition of mean. And as for the store,leaving employees "in the dark" and to worry about their being paid seems mean to me!  (Jan 7, 2012 | post #8)

Clarendon, TX

Are Taylor Convenience Stores about to "belly up" ?

I think a lot of employees would like to know something; my opinion is there's a lot of fear of being unemployed if the place you work has no fuel and is low on items and shelves are not stocked. I am gussing there is no credit or money to buy fuel to sell. I haven't heard of any mass layoffs, but how does a company make their payroll if they have little to sell? There were quite a few disappointed travelers this holiday weekend I am thinking, since fuel was unavailabel at most Taylor stores. One Amarillo News Station reported that the company was in a "deal" to sell out. Perhaps this will be good news for customers and spark the local economy as well.  (Jan 1, 2012 | post #6)

Clarendon, TX

Are Taylor Convenience Stores about to "belly up" ?

Ha, ha...... Shelves seeem pretty bare and little to no fuel at most stores is reported, but 'staff' and family of Taylor store have taken the time to confront me personally! :) I was threatened with possibility of being banned from Taylor's and one relative of the "Owners" made the comment that my actions would probably get someone fired. What's more pathetic is anything I know is easily discovered from watching the loyal customers slowly quit purchasing items because what they have always bought are no longer available! How long will customers trade with a place that has no fuel or tobacco they want? As I stated; It is my opinion, but Taylor "food mart" seems to be floundering and I am of the opinion that local staff will be "fleesed " out of their last check and this is especially sad for the employees during the holiday season. I am a customer who has bought many, many gallons of fuel and lots of food items every year and I have spent hours cleaning up outside trash, but my patronage seems unwanted.  (Dec 20, 2011 | post #4)

Clarendon, TX

Immigrants & K-12 - Clarendon, TX

We can't even provide proper, safe schooling for our own!  (Dec 19, 2011 | post #1)

Clarendon, TX

Are Taylor Convenience Stores about to "belly up" ?

I fear for the many employees of Taylor Mart who have been working with the expectation of being paid and getting their vacations etc. In my opinion, the "store" is not operated by sound or honest enough economic principles to stay afloat, therefore leaving the employees with no pay check in their last week or weeks of labor. There are so many dishonest things a corporation can do like; pretend the individual store inventory is off and "charge back" to the employees. A Bankrupt statis could lessen the chance workers would be paid or at least take a long time. I am of the opinion that all this will end in most of the employees being cheated out of their final check.  (Dec 19, 2011 | post #3)

Clarendon, TX

Are Taylor Convenience Stores about to "belly up" ?

For months now the Taylor "convenience " stores throughout the Panhandle of Texas have appeared to be struggling. Slowly but surely, one shot in the foot after another has brought them closer to the end. First shot perhaps was; inferior brand of coffee, then food items out of date, shelves bare at times, missed orders, "missed shipments, not keeping popular items stocked like popular brands of cigarettes. Then Corporate seemed to hire every relative they had and finding them a supervisor position. One such relative is even waiting trial for murder in the beating death of his 4 year old son! Weak excuses like, the truck didn't make it, empty shelves or fountain drinks out of stock..... no Coke this week... no money order machine, no phone card machines and the list goes on. It is now reported by returning customers that fuel islands are "bagged off" with no explanation even to the local store managers it seems. They still do have ice and high sugar pastries! It seems that if Taylor "Petroless " stores were going to sell that they would have something to sell. Are they convinced high IQ and no common sense can make for a prospering business? I for one am saddened for the many hundreds of employees that at Christmas time are worried about their jobs and Corporate has warned them of nothing! In Clarendon alone, about 15 people will be out of a job soon if improvements are not made quickly. Will outdated, dusty items be shifted to high volume stores and only the "big stores" remain? All this is only my opinion, but on a sadder note, I feel sorry for the clerks that have to continue saying, "sorry, no fuel, your cigarette brand is out and we don't have your fountain drink, but come back soon!" Is it a sign of the times or stinkin' thinking and a lot of stupidity?  (Dec 15, 2011 | post #1)

Clarendon, TX

Taylor Convenience Stores to "belly up" ?

For months now the Taylor "convenience " stores throughout the Panhandle of Texas have appeared to be struggling. Slowly but surely, one shot in the foot after another has brought them closer to the end. First shot perhaps was; inferier brand of coffee, then food items out of date, shelves bare at times, missed orders, "missed shipments, not keeping popular items stocked like popular brands of cigarettes. Then Corporate seemed to hire every relative they had and finding them a supervisor position. One such relative is even waiting trial for murder in the beating death of his 4 year old son! Weak excuses like, the truck didn't make it, empty shelves or fountain drinks out of stock..... no Coke this week... no money order machine, no phone card machines and the list goes on. It is now reported by returning customers that fuel islands are "bagged off" with no explination even to the local store managers it seems. They still do have ice and high sugar pastries! It seems that if Taylor "Petroless " stores were going to sell that they would have something to sell. Are they convinced high IQ and no common sense can make for a prospering business? I for one am saddened for the many hundreds of employees that at Christmas time are worried about their jobs and Corporate has warned them of nothing! In Clarendon alone, about 15 people will be out of a job soon if improvements are made quickly. Will outdated, dusty items be shifted to high volumn stores and only the "big stores" remain? All this is only my opinion, but on a sadder note, I feel sorry for the clerks that have to continue saying, "sorry, no fuel, your cigarette brand is out and we don't have your fountain drink, but come back soon!" Is it a sign of the times or stinkin' thinking and a lot of stupidity?  (Dec 15, 2011 | post #1)

Clarendon, TX

Occupy Wall St - Clarendon, TX

Basically it is a bunch of freeloaders.  (Nov 5, 2011 | post #1)

Clarendon, TX

Iowa GOP Debate - Clarendon, TX

Paul is more knowledgable and speeks with authority.  (Oct 4, 2011 | post #1)

Clarendon, TX

9/11 Anniversary - Clarendon, TX

Open borders and failure to profile at airports.  (Oct 4, 2011 | post #1)

Q & A with LeliaLakeR

Headline:

Apathy is the Dreaded Disease

Hometown:

Clarendon

Local Favorites:

OLD restored Courthouse, Drive In theater.....

When I'm Not on Topix:

I am working and also building web sites

I'm Listening To:

Roy Orbison and COUNTRY too

Read This Book:

The Last Witness

Favorite Things:

Grandchildren, Children, dogs, life and USA!

On My Mind:

Getting our current laws enforced, so that our borders will be secured!

I Believe In:

God, Christ, Holy Spirit!