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Orbison mural celebration

October 28, 2022

There will be a celebration of the reconstructed Roy Orbison mural beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 29 outside 1500 Main St. Live music will be presented by the Already Goners.

Vernon Halloween activities planned

October 28, 2022

Halloween activities in Vernon will include the following: Saturday, Oct. 29 –“Harvest Hunt”, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Carnegie City-County Library –Camp Fire Halloween Carnival, 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Wilbarger County 4-H Barn Sunday, Oct. 30 –Western Trail Cowboy Church Fall Festival, 5 p.m., 13406 US Hwy. 70 Monday, Oct. 31 –Munchkins on Main…

Vernon Lions at Jim Ned on Friday

October 27, 2022

Daniel Walker Vernon Record The challenge this week for the Vernon Lions is not to let one loss become two. Vernon travels to Tuscola to face Jim Ned High School on Friday for a battle with the district unbeaten Indians. It’s the perfect measuring stick to see how much progress they’ve made. Jim Ned has…

Harrold, Northside tie for district title, tie-breaker on Thursday

October 26, 2022

Northside and Harrold played Saturday. The Lady Hornets got revenge for an earlier loss, beating the Lady Indians in three sets to forge a tie at the top of the District 1A-3 standing with identical 5-1 records. The two teams both made the playoffs, which begin next week. Seeding will be determined Thursday when Harrold…

Thomas’ murder conviction affirmed

October 26, 2022

The Seventh Court of Appeals issued an opinion on Oct. 13, affirming the conviction of Robert Thomas, III, for the offense of capital murder involving the killing of Jerry McBride on May 20, 2017, in Vernon. The case had a number of twists and turns with another person originally being arrested and charged for the…

Chris Dunson takes over at Vernon Auto Group

October 26, 2022

Daniel Walker Vernon Record Chris Dunson has been named Executive General Manager of Vernon Auto Group, effective Sept. 1, 2022. The Vernon native graduated from Vernon High School in 1994 and has worked at the local dealership for the past 16 years in a variety of roles before taking over the leadership role this last…

TxDOT offers safe Halloween Driving Tips

October 26, 2022

Halloween is just days away. Car crashes have risen for the third year in a row for Texas. The following safety tips could save a life with all the kids out for Trick or Treating. 1.Use your headlights. Even in the daytime, trick-or-treaters are much more likely to see you if you are shining your…

Early voting begins Monday

October 20, 2022

Early voting for the Nov. 8 general election will begin Monday, Oct. 24 and end Friday, Nov. 4. Early voting by personal appearance will be conducted each weekday during this period from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Wilbarger County Auditorium, 2100 Yamparika St., Vernon. Ballots by mail can be requested until Oct. 28.…

Howl of a Good Time on Saturday

October 18, 2022

A group of Wilbarger General Hospital employees has teamed up with the Wilbarger Humane Society to sponsor “Howl of a Good Time” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Wilbarger General Hospital Walking Trail. There will be a canine talent show, dog race and costume contest with trophies for the top…

Police chief resigns

October 16, 2022

The City of Vernon is looking for a new police chief after Chief Randall Agan submitted his two-weeks notice of resignation Monday to City Manager Marty Mangum. Agan took over the police department’s top spot in December of 2017. As chief, Agan feels that one of his accomplishments was to restore the public’s faith in…