County’s tourism tax request draws opposition from hotels

Former Mayor Joe Rogers addresses the Vernon City Commission on Tuesday, asking them to oppose a Wilbarger County request to the state to enact a hotel occupancy tax, similar to the one Vernon has.
Daniel Walker/Vernon Record

State Rep. Drew Springer has introduced legislation that, if passed, would allow Wilbarger County to tax hotel stays in the County. That legislation prompted a protest from local hotel owners at Tuesday night’s Vernon City Commission meeting. Joe Rogers, owner of the Hampton Inn and Holiday Inn Express, presented a petition to the commission asking the city to pass a resolution in opposition to the proposed law.

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