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Lots to do Saturday: Wine & Art Walk, Imagine the Possibilities Tour

September 23, 2021

Saturday will be busy in downtown Vernon. This Saturday, September 25 from 4 to 7 p.m., the Vernon Main Street District is once again hosting the Vernon Main Street Wine & Art Walk with a special Imagine the Possibilities Tour. The Wine & Art walk private shopping and social experience will have wine, beer, dessert…

Vernon hosts Burkburnett for Homecoming Friday

September 23, 2021

Friday is Homecoming with Burkburnett coming to Vernon. “(Homecoming) comes at a good time for is, to kind of put the last two weeks behind us, and get us looking ahead. District is almost here, and we are using the next two games to prepare for that. Homecoming is exciting for the kids. There are…

Texas A&M AgriLife peanut sheller to be unveiled Monday

September 23, 2021

A new $1 million-plus peanut sheller at Texas A&M AgriLife Foundation Seed in Vernon will be unveiled Monday. Vernon Business Development Corporation managing consultant Rick Hardcastle announced the ribbon cutting as part of the BDC meeting, last week. The sheller was installed, in part, thanks to BDC funding of the project. Texas A&M AgriLife and…

Vernon ISD’s proposed bond explained

September 22, 2021

Dear Vernon ISD Resident: On Thursday, August 12, 2021, the Vernon ISD School Board called a bond election for $40 million. The board and administration worked with a number of bond committee members to develop this bond package. (See more information here  Page 1B ) Together, they reviewed the district’s facilities, demographics, equipment, and educational…

City issues seven building permits

September 22, 2021

Construction in Vernon slowed down in August, after a hot start to the first half of the year. The City of Vernon issued seven building permits in August. The seven permits last month brings the year-to-date total to 108. There were 161 permits issued in Vernon during all of 2020. The biggest permit in August…

Coin toss held for ballot spot

September 22, 2021

A coin toss was held at the Vernon Independent School District boardroom on Monday to determine place on the ballot in the November special election for trustee. Sjohonton Fanner won the toss and declared that he wished to appear second on the ballot. He is facing Leah Saylor for the open seat vacated by former…

Vernon football hosts Holliday on Friday

September 9, 2021

The Lions will host the Holiday Eagles on Friday at 7 p.m. Tickets are not available at the gate, they must be prepurchased. Click here to purchase tickets. After playing back-to-back games against higher division 4A-DI foes, the 4A-DII Lions step down two divisions to play the 3A DII Eagles, but they may well be…

Texoma Gives to benefit 4 Vernon non-profits

September 9, 2021

Four Vernon non-profit organizations will be among those in the Texoma area that will be a part of the sixth annual Texoma Gives take place on Thursday, Sept. 9 as a 16-hour online giving day event shines a spotlight on over 200 nonprofit organizations in North Texas and Southwest Oklahoma. The four organizations from Wilbarger…

Governor Abbott announces Third Special Session date and agenda

September 8, 2021

Governor Abbott, on Tuesday, issued a proclamation announcing that he will convene a third special legislative session at 10 a.m. on Monday, September 20, 2021. The proclamation identifies 5 agenda items for the third Special Session. “The Texas Legislature now has the opportunity to redraw legislative and congressional districts in accordance with the new census…

Two file for VISD special election

September 2, 2021

The whirlwind week-long filling period for the special election for a seat on the Vernon Independent School District board of trustees ended Wednesday with two candidates. One candidate is Leah Saylor, interim Chief Nursing Officer at Wilbarger General Hospital, and has been at WGH for the past 11 years. The second candidate is Sjohonton Fanner,…