14 building permits approved

May 12, 2021

There were 14 building permits approved in the City of Vernon during April. A solar panel project was approved at 4401 Foster with Davis Electric as the contractor. A sign was approved for the Church of Christ at 2515 Wilbarger. There were three permits for HVAC, all with Fancher Electric as contractor. Five permits were…

Walk for Life set here for May 8

May 2, 2021

The 21st annual Walk for Life will be held in Vernon on Saturday, May 8, at The Center, 23oo Pease, beginning at 9 a.m. with a continental breakfast of donuts, fruit and juice. A Walk will also be held in Lucy Park in Wichita Fall on the same day. Those wishing to wishing to take…

Incumbents fall: Craighead, Fraticelli and Parmer win elections

May 1, 2021

The local election Saturday saw two incumbents go down in defeat. For Wilbarger General Hospital board of directors, Place 5, Kathy Craighead beat incumbent and current board chairman Melanie Milner  with 65 percent of the vote — 504 to 262. For Vernon Independent School District board of trustees, place 2, Patrick Parmer beat Allen Overby…

District 3 4-H Horse Judging results

April 27, 2021

  Wilbarger County 4-Hers Bracee Padilla, Trista Lehman, and Zaylee Padilla was the 1st place Junior Team at the District 3 4-H Horse Judging Contest.  Bracee Padilla was the 3rd Place High Point Individual and Trista Lehman was the 5th Place High Point Individual. In the Intermediate Division the Team of Bowie Eakin, Presley Lehman…

Masks still required at VISD

April 27, 2021

The Vernon Independent School District board of trustees opted to keep the mask mandate in place for all students, staff and visitors – at least through the end of the school year, which ends in May.  The vote was part of the Wednesday, April 21 VISD trustee meeting. But the trustees were divided about the…

Tennis claims district titles

April 25, 2021

The Vernon Lions  won four of the five district titles up for grabs last week, and advanced the four champions as well as  four runners-up to the next round of Region tennis competition. Vernon also won both the boys and girls District team titles. District play began Wednesday in Vernon, but rain forced a delay,…

District Court proceedings

April 25, 2021

Recent hearings in the 46th Judicial District Court resulted in prison and probation sentences. Jason Fry, 40, of Vernon, was sentenced to four years in prison when his probation was revoked in a case of assault family violence. The basis for the revocation was an allegation that Fry had committed the offense of burglary of…

WGH update on Covid stats

April 23, 2021

In his CEO report, Wilbarger General Hospital’s Tom Siemers gave an update to the hospital board of directors on Thursday regarding how Covid had affected the hospital. He said 60 of 175 employees had contracted the illness with 522 work days lost. There were 4 staff that took FMLA and one that died. In the…

Flowers, Thomas, McBride, Hildebrand win Area titles

April 22, 2021

Vernon crowned three Champions at last week’s Area track meet, and Northside had one Area champion . The Lady Lions advanced in six individual events and one relay to Region from Area.  The Area meet was held at Mineral Wells’ Jackie Harvey Complex. The top four in each event advance to Region I-4A Meet in…

Revival Sunday at 2nd Baptist

April 22, 2021

  An “Empower” revival will be held by the Second Baptist on Sunday featuring evangelist and Christian speaker Mike Satterfield. The revival will start on Sunday April 25, and continue through Wednesday,  April 28 with a meal each night at 5:30 followed by the service. Rev. Ric Rosales is pastor of the church. In realm…