Wilbarger County stock show schedule

T he 2019 Wilbarger County Junior Livestock Show has been scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 20 through Tuesday, Jan. 22 at the Wilbarger County Exhibit Building. Exhibitor and animal project check in will be from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20. Monday’s schedule will begin at 8 a.m. Monday with exhibits of breeding goats followed by market…

VHS cheerleaders are ready for State UIL competition

The Vernon High School cheerleaders are hard at work practicing for UIL State competition, scheduled for January 18. Team members include Lilly Jones, Jaila McBride, Carli White, Tiffany Lopez, Lindy Ochoa, Ronna Dennis  Alexis Delagarza, Blakely Schur, Audrey Hodges, Chloe Maldonado, Emili Oznick, Lindsey Rushing, Ellie Burdette, (back ) Jasmine Jackson, Valerie Tyra, Avery Kinney,…

Vernon officers honored with ‘Life Saving’ award

Three Vernon Police officers were recently recognized with “Life Saving” awards for their quick response in providing CPR to a heart attack victim. Chief Randy Agan presented the awards to  officer Justin Hiracheta, officer David Albineda and  Sgt. Cody Cook. See more in the Vernon R ecord online edition

New construction in 2018 neared $2 million

A $200,000 new business led construction activity here during the month of December when $302,290 in building permits were issued. The eight building permits issued during December contributed to total construction activity of $1,924,775 for the City of Vernon during the year 2018, which was well below the $6,684,634 construction total for 2017 but still…

Northside and Chillicothe stock shows set

Northside Northside ISD’s annual stock show is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 12. The show will be held at the Wilbarger County Exhibit building in Vernon this year. There will be 45 exhibitors showing 89 projects. The show will have a judge from the Texas Tech Livestock team. Judging of the livestock projects will begin around…

Burglar sentenced to prison

A Vernon man was sentenced to 12 years in prison for burglary of a habitation during proceedings of the 46th Judicial District Court in Vernon on Monday. Donnell Deshawn Thomas, 41, of Vernon, pleaded guilty to burglarizing a local residence on July 31, 2017. On that date, the homeowner reported to police that she had…

Perry wants to take lead on updating state facilities

(Editor’s Note: The Vernon Record will presenting weekly updates on issues related to Wilbarger County throughout the current legislative session.) Problem solving. That’s the theme State Sen. Charles Perry, R-Lubbock, kept coming back to while discussing the upcoming 86th Texas Legislative Session, which began Tuesday. “I’m excited about where we are headed. I really think…

Looking back at the VDR’s big stories of 2018

JANUARY –A 2-year-old girl abducted by a man at a Vernon location on Jan. 4 was found safe by police a few hours later. The suspect, Salvador Bernal, Jr., 26, of Vernon was arrested and charged with felony unlawful carrying of a weapon and felony kidnapping. — Joe Rogers, who had served as Vernon’s mayor…

Lions receive All-State, All-District honors

Vernon Lions senior defensive lineman Marc Rodriguez was named Co-MVP for District 3 Class 4A Division II, it was announced this week. Rodriguez shares the Co-MVP honors with Graham senior Chase Gilmore. Vernon sophomore quarterback B.T. White was named to First-Team Offense along with senior tackle Truman Castleberry, sophomore running back Christian Ochoa and senior…

Parade features 40 entries

There were 40 entries in the 13th annual Christmas on the Western Trail lighted parade, held Saturday night in downtown Vernon. The parade had been delayed one week due to winter weather. That delay helped usher in perfect weather for the holiday festivities downtown all day on Saturday. The first place float went to Wilbarger…