City lowers tax rate 3 cents

The Vernon City Commission set the city’s property tax rate for next year during a regular business meeting Tuesday. A public hearing on the proposed property tax rate was held with no one wishing to speak. The proposed tax rate is the effective or “no new revenue rate” of 0.53422 cents per $100 valuation, which…

Breaking: Braum’s announces positive Covid-19 case

Braum’s released a statement to the Vernon Record on Wednesday regarding the Vernon store. Braum’s was made aware of an employee that tested positive for COVID-19 at our Vernon location. The employee is in quarantine and a few others are also on leave until they are cleared. All employees that were possibly exposed have been…

Wilbarger County sets tax rate

The Wilbarger County Commissioners Court held a special meeting on Friday, September 4 to adopt a budget for the coming fiscal year, and to set a property tax rate. The commissioners unanimously adopted a tax rate of $0.541504 per $100 of valuation. The motion was made by Commissioner Phillip Graf, and seconded by Commissioner Josh…

Rules set for mail-in ballots

Mail-in ballots The last day that a person can apply for a ballot by mail is Oct. 23, 2020. Wilbarger County Clerk Jana Kennon said that there is great interest in mail-in ballots, with nearly 400 requested so far. Kennon said that for the November General Election, a person can walk their ballot into the…

Wilbarger County gives tax abatement for solar farm

The Wilbarger County Commissioners Court entered into an agreement on Friday, Sept. 4, to give  a full tax abatement for 10 years to Savion LLC, on the proposed Adams Creek Solar Farm in northeast Wilbarger County. The estimated cost of the Solar Farm is $225,000,000. Savion representatives had met with the commissioners in July in…

Early voting hours extended

There will be lots of chances to vote in this year’s General Election. The last day to register to vote is Oct. 5, 2020. County Clerk Jana Kennon said her office was petitioned by the local Democratic Party to have extended Early Voting hours. Enough signatures were obtained that new hours have been added. In…

Full slate for area football teams

Vernon (0-2) travels to Holliday (1-1) on Friday. The game is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. Much like Gainesville, Holliday loves to run, churning out 440 yards on 61 carries last week. The Eagles rallied from a 28-0 deficit by shutting out Eastland for the final 25:32 of the game, to win 29-28 on…

Chillicothe ISD approves tax rate

The Chillicothe ISD board of trustees held a special meeting on Aug 31 to approve a budget and set a tax rate. A Public Hearing was held at 6:05 p.m. on the 2020-2021 proposed budget and tax rate. Superintendent Todd Wilson explained the proposed budget and tax. rate to the board. Trustee Cheryl McGlocklin made…

Gov. Abbott extends diseaster declaration

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has extended the state’s disaster declaration in response to the coronavirus pandemic as the state approaches nearly 13,500 deaths. The extension of the disaster declaration came as three of the state’s largest school districts experienced technical problems on Tuesday as their students started the new school year virtually because of concerns…

Walk for Life to be virtual

  This year’s Walk for Life will be all virtual and is designed to inform and raise support needed to supply life-enriching medical and educational services for families facing a challenging pregnancy and sexual health issues. Marleen Moore will be at Vernon’s The Center at 2300 Pease Street from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., on…