Lots to do during Halloween week

Halloween this year falls on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. With superheroes, ghosts and goblins out in full force there will be plenty of opportunities to seek lots of treats. In addition to going door-to-door in the neighborhoods, the treat-seekers will also have a number of local activities to visit that will offer plenty of fun,…

Stone, Lehman hired as directors by City of Vernon

Two new directors have been hired by the City of Vernon. Marsha Jo Stone will be joining the city as City Secretary. Amanda Lehman will be the Main Street Tourism Director. See the online edition for more.

Texans say voting machines changing straight-ticket choices

AUSTIN (AP) — Some Texas voters are complaining that machines flipped their straight-ticket selections to the other party in key races during early voting, especially the much-watched Senate battle between Republican Ted Cruz and Democrat Beto O’Rourke. The secretary of state’s office said Friday that there have been reported issues with Hart eSlate voting machines,…

County commission meets

The Wilbarger County Commissioners Court met on Monday. County Auditor Sid Beebe presented the quarterly investment report. He told the commission that there was not a lot of activity but he had reinvested some mature CDs. He said he moved some investments out of money market accounts into CDS as “they were not drawing as…

High turnout in early voting

There were more than 300 voters on the first day of early voting in Wilbarger County, Monday. “That’s pretty high,” election judge Don Ramsey said. Ramsey said he expects turnout to continue heavy this week as early voting continues at the Wilbarger Auditorium. See the Vernon Record for sample ballots and candidate profiles.

Chillicothe ISD trustees approve agreement on property appraisals for wind farm

CHILLICOTHE – Chillicothe school trustees unanimously approved the engagement of an agreement for limitation of appraised property values for the district in connection with a wind farm project during a special meeting Friday. Powell & Leon will negotiate an agreement for limitation on appraised property valuations for school district maintenance and operation taxes with Blue…

VISD trustees hear support for adding soccer to athletics

A large crowd of public members were in attendance at Monday’s meeting of Vernon school trustees during which several community members addressed the board during a public forum session and called for the district to implement a UIL soccer program at the middle school and high school levels. Meg Heatly spoke on behalf of the…

Endurance bikers battle elements in epic ride

Bret McCormick Vernon Record The torrential rains blessing our farmers this past week ended the journey of several bicyclists participating in an ultra-marathon called the Ride Across Texas 1000, referred to by the riders as, R.A.T. 1000. The R.A.T. 1000 began in Texarakana Friday and Saturday (October 5 and 6) depending on the category of…

Local resident part of ‘Don’t Mess with Texas’

For more than 30 years, the Texas Department of Transportation’s “Don’t Mess with Texas” campaign has forged partnerships with the likes of Stevie Ray Vaughan, George Strait, Willie Nelson, LeAnn Rimes and Grupo Fantasma to share its important message. Now the search is on for a new amateur musical talent to represent the iconic litter-prevention…

VISD trustees approve project development agreement

Vernon school trustees approved a project development agreement for the development of an energy efficiency and facility improvement project along with contracts for roofing projects at the Vernon High School field house and multi-purpose building during a monthly business meeting Monday. The project development of an energy efficiency and facility improvement suggested a few months…