Fun Ride raises $1,455 for Relay or Life

Despite the unfavorable weather at the start of the day on Saturday as the Wilbarger County Relay for Life Fun Ride got underway, 27 riders turned out for the fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Marilyn Ramirez, Wilbarger County Relay for Life chairman, reported that 24 motorcycles and 27 riders participated in the event, which…

Inmon heading to DC on Honor Flight

On Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 former Wilbarger County resident Clint Inmon will participate in the South Plains Honor Flight out of Lubbock as he and other veterans will fly to Washington D.C., to view the War Memorials and meet with several dignitaries. See the online edition for more

Shooting damages houses, vehicle

Vernon Police continue to investigate a reported shooting that damaged two houses and a vehicle on Sunday morning. Officers were called to the 2800 block of Maiden Street at 6:29 a.m. A caller reported hearing gunshots outside a house. A car was hit and two houses. One bullet went into a kitchen,” Police Chief Randy…

Walk with a Doc planned for Saturday

Walk with a Doc is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 13 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.at the Wilbarger General Hospital walking path. All residents are invited to walk with Dr. Adanna Amechi-Obigwe and Dr. Robert Borchardt of the Hillcrest Clinic. Dr. Amechi, Dr. Borchardt and other experts will provide support to participants and answer questions…

Officials: 4 men remain missing in West Texas flooding

By RYAN TARINELLI and JAMIE STENGLE, Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — Emergency crews are set to resume searching Tuesday morning for four co-workers who disappeared when their recreational vehicle was swept away by raging floodwaters that prompted dramatic air and water rescues in a small West Texas city. Heavy rains Sunday night caused the South…

Vernon building permits total $66,690 in September

A $12,000 awning and a $10,000 house addition led construction activity here in September when 12 building permits totaling $66,690 were issued by the City of Vernon. That’s ahead of the six building permits issued in Vernon during September 2017, with a total value of $30,038. See more in Sunday’s Vernon Record.

K9 now on patrol in Vernon

Vernon Police Department K9 handler Quinton Hall presented the Police Department’s K9 “Jak” at a ceremony on Wednesday at City Hall. Jak received his badge was introduced to officers and members of the community. He is now working the streets. See more in Sunday’s edition of the Vernon R ecord.

Lion tennis claims District crown

The Vernon Lion tennis team wrapped up the District title this past week. They visited Graham on Tuesday and came away blanking the hosts 19-0 for the  victory. Vernon also beat Iowa Park 15-4 on Sept. 29. The Lions enter bi-district playoff action Oct. 15-16. See more in Sunday’s Vernon Record.

Childress under boil order –with update

Repairs to the water line have been completed and normal water supplies have been restored in the city of Childress. However, a MANDATORY BOIL ORDER is still in effect.    Childress experienced a main water line break Thursday morning that has the entire city without water.  Major steps have been taken by local officials to…

Relay for Life motorcycle ride ready to roll Saturday

The Wilbarger County Relay for Life Motorcycle Fun Ride is all set for Saturday, Oct. 6, as cyclists will meet on Main Street for registration and directions for the route. The event is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society and is this year being held in memory of Kenneth Kieschnick, who participated in all…