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Retirement party set for Judge Dan Mike Bird

December 8, 2022

A retirement party for 46th Judicial District Judge Dan Mike Bird will be hosted from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12, in the 46th Judicial District Courtroom, 1700 Wilbarger St., Third Floor. *An incorrect photo of Judge Bird appeared on the front page of the Dec. 8, 2022 edition of The Vernon Daily Record.…

Grass fire chars fields between Eagle Street and U.S. 183

December 3, 2022

Football Lions earn postseason All-District honors

December 2, 2022

The Vernon Lions completed the 2022 football season, tying for second place in District 3-3A Division I was a 3-2 district record, and a 6-4 overall record. A number of Lions received postseason accolades with 11 players receiving 1st team All-District status, six named 2nd team All-District, and seven players receiving Honorable Mention. Vernon had…

Carnegie Library to host ‘Circle of Write’ event Saturday

December 1, 2022

It is a little-known fact that Wilbarger County, for as small a population as we have, is home to quite a few authors. They cover nearly the whole spectrum of writing genres from fiction to self-help and everything in-between. From 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 3, the Carnegie City – County Library at 2810…

Kennon appointed interim city manager

November 30, 2022

The Vernon City Commission met last Tuesday evening. Following a short executive session, a short executive session, the Commissioners returned to regular session and named City of Vernon Public Works Director Darell Kenyon as the interim city manager to assume the position from departing City Manager Marty Mangum. Darell is a 1981 Quanah High School…

Lady Lions volleyball players recognized for season

November 29, 2022

The volleyball season has come to a close and several Vernon Lady Lions have earned post season accolades. Co-Newcomer of the Year: Key’Maria McBride 2nd Team All District: Mari Johnson Honorable Mention: Cirstin Ivy, Kenadi Brown, Ashlee Villarreal, Morgan Drennan, Logan Gonzales, Nakayla Whatley. Academic All District: Amya Chavira, Cirstin Ivy, Mari Johnson,Mijah Johnson, Marli…

VHS tennis players named All-District

November 29, 2022

All district for team tennis has been released and several Vernon players received spots on the all district team. “I’m very proud of their hard work and how well they did,” Coach Carrie Castleberry said. The tennis team won the district title with an undefeated run. It was the tennis team’s 35th straight district title.…

Wilbarger unemployment drops to 4.8%

November 29, 2022

Wilbarger County’s unemployment rate was 4.8 percent in October, which represented decreases from five percent in September and 5.5 percent in October, 2021, according to a report released by the Texas Workforce Commission. The TWC report stated that 4,302 people were employed and 222 were unemployed in Wilbarger County during October compared to the 4,437…

Wreaths Across America plans underway

November 27, 2022

National Wreaths Across America Day will be observed on Dec. 17. There will be a ceremony at 11 a.m., that day at Eastview Cemetery in Vernon to coordinate with the ceremony at the Arlington National Cemetery. To order or sponsor wreaths contact Merlien Bishop at 940-839-5592. Wreaths are $15 each 5 for $75 or 10…

Christmas Tree Lanes planned

November 24, 2022

One special event that will soon bring the sights and sounds of the season to the town will be Vernon Christmas Tree Lanes. To participate, the City of Vernon is asking neighbors to agree on, reserve a name and then decorate their lawns with items, lights and décor using the theme they’ve chosen. Residents are…