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Excessive heat warning in effect

August 11, 2023

EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 9 PM CDT THIS EVENING… * WHAT…Dangerously hot conditions with heat index values up to 115 expected. * WHEN…From noon today to 9 PM CDT this evening. * IMPACTS…Extreme heat and humidity will significantly increase the potential for heat related illnesses, particularly for those working…

Governor signs $18 billion property tax cut

August 9, 2023

Governor Greg Abbott, on Wednesday, ceremonially signed legislation delivering the largest property tax cut in Texas history—$18 billion—passed during Special Session #2 of the 88th Legislature in New Caney. The Governor was joined at the historic bill signing by Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, Speaker Dade Phelan, Senator Paul Bettencourt, Representative Morgan Meyer, and other members of…

VHS Volleyball Wins Against Benjamin in 3 Straight Sets Aug. 8, 2023

August 9, 2023

City of Vernon sets special commission meeting

August 5, 2023

The Vernon City Commission will hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 8, at Vernon City Hall during which the commission will take possible action on setting public hearings on the 2023 tax rate and the 2023-2024 City of Vernon budget. Currently, the commission is proposing a tax rate of .51 cents per…

Ballot order set for the 14 proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution

August 4, 2023

The Deputy Secretary of State Joe Esparza drew the ballot order for the 14 proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution. Texans will vote on these amendments as a part of the November 7 Election. Below is the ballot order as drawn. Proposition 1 – HJR 126 “The constitutional amendment protecting the right to engage in…

Driver Extricated From Tanker Truck Wreckage

August 2, 2023

First responders were called at approximately 1:30 p.m. Wednesday to FM 433 West and FM 2074 for the report of an overturned tanker truck. The truck, pulling a tanker loaded with fresh water, overturned onto the left shoulder of FM 433 West at FM 2074, causing major damage to the truck’s cab, trapping the driver.…

Young raptor strays from nest

July 26, 2023

A Vernon Police Department animal control officer was called to the 2700 block of Bowie Wednesday morning for the report of a baby bald eagle on a home’s porch. What the officer found was a Mississippi Kite that was too young to fly. In a Facebook post dated July 20, Wild Bird Rescue, Inc., in…

High winds tear roof off motel

July 13, 2023

At around 5 p.m. Thursday, a powerful storm swept across Vernon with high winds, hail, and rain. The winds blew a large portion of the metal roof off of the Green Bird Inn at 3029 Morton St. The powerful winds also blew down a large pecan tree on Texas Street between Turner and Streets, blocking…

Police respond to home invasion type crime

June 29, 2023

Vernon Police are investigating a home invasion type crime that occurred at around 3 a.m. Wednesday, June 29, around Brewer and College drives. Vernon Police Lt. Mickey Allen said that officers were called to an apartment off Brewer Drive and the officers were told by the reporting party that a male subject entered the apartment…

Wilbarger County jail administrator arrested

June 28, 2023

The Wilbarger County Sherriff’s Office jail administrator was served an arrest warrant Tuesday, June 27, on a charge of theft $30,000 to $150,000. Jessica Leann Kuehn, 34, of Quanah, was taken into custody at the Wilbarger County Courthouse upon the issuance of a warrant of arrest and detention signed by Precinct 2 Justice of the…