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Wrestling clinic planned May 29- June 2

May 23, 2023

The Vernon Wrestling Clinic will be held from May 29 through June 2, and is open to all incoming seventh through twelfth grade boys and girls. The clinic will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., each day at the VHS All-Purpose Building by the Fieldhouse. The instructor for the clinic is former Vernon…

Robotics team at Razorback Invitational

May 18, 2023

The Boys and Girls Club of Vernon’s First Lego League robotics team, Power Protectors, was recently invited to attend the exclusive Razorback Open Invitational, an international robotics competition to be held at the University of Arkansas from May 18-21. The event will include 80 teams, 70 teams from North America and 10 international teams. In…

Santa Rosa Roundup begins Wednesday

May 17, 2023

The 77th annual Santa Rosa Roundup kicks off on Wednesday, May 17, with a parade through the streets of Vernon, a barbecue dinner and the first night of rodeo action at the Santa Rosa arena. The parade starts at 4 p.m., with floats, vehicles, bands and riding clubs. Immediately after the parade, the Vernon Lions…

Two Chillicothe residents killed in Wichita crash

May 17, 2023

Number of Vehicles in Crash: 3      Number Injured: 3            Number killed: 2 Date & Time: 05/14/23, 2:10 A.M.. County: Wichita Location: U.S. Highway 287, 0.5 miles west of Wichita Falls Posted Speed Limit: 75 mph Vehicle 1: 2007, Chevrolet Tahoe 4 door sports utility vehicle Vehicle 2: 2001, Chevrolet Suburban 4 door sports utility vehicle Vehicle…

Vernon College names students of the year

April 30, 2023

Thursday evening, April 20, Vernon College honored some of its students with Scholastic and Facility awards. Vernon College  bestowed three Student of the Year Awards- – Student of the Year Vernon Campus, Tatyanna Austin, general studies – Student of the Year Century City Center, Alan Ramirez, general studies – Student of the Year Skills Training…

Texas oldest continuous celebration — Doan’s Picnic planned for May 6

April 28, 2023

Texas’ oldest continuous celebration of its kind – the Doan’s May Picnic – will be held Saturday, May 6, on the lawn of the county’s oldest standimg structure, the Doan’s Adobe. The day will begin at 10 a.m. with registration. Entertainment will be by Lauren Akin. Rochelle White Beam and Randall Mints will serve as…

Applications sought for mini murals

April 26, 2023

Calling all artists! Apply now to paint one of five interactive mini murals. All ages are welcome to apply if you can demonstrate an artistic ability in your application. Sumner Colley Lumber Co. and Ace are sponsoring this contest. Applications are due April 28 by 4 p.m. to the Vernon Main Street Director. Follow the…

EB library day on Saturday

April 26, 2023

EB library day Vernon ISD is hosting an EB Library Day at the Carnegie City-County Library for Emergent Bilingual (English as a Second Language) students, and this time it is for students in grades 6 through 12. The EB Library Day is Saturday, April 29, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

First Texas Case of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Detected in Mammals

March 21, 2023

  AUSTIN- The National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) confirmed this week the presence of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in a striped skunk recovered from Carson County. This is the first confirmed case of HPAI in mammals for Texas. Detected in all states across the U.S. except Hawaii, HPAI is a highly contagious virus that…

Kid League registration deadline is Wednesday

March 21, 2023

Parents interested in registering their child to play Kid League Baseball should register them online at Registration is open from March 6 to March 22. Registration will not be accepted after March 22. The cost of registration is $35 per child. For further information, or assistance in registering, contact League Director Dustin Fraticelli at…