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Altus man killed in Wilbarger accident

September 13, 2023

TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY   Number of Vehicles in Crash: 2       Number Injured: 0            Number killed: 1 Date & Time: 9/5/2023, 4:40PM County: Wilbarger Location: US 287, 2 miles West of Harrold Posted Speed Limit: 75 Weather Condition: Clear/Cloudy Road Conditions: Dry Vehicle 1: 2019 Dodge Ram 1500 Driver Vehicle 1: DECEASE Thomas Reese…

Vernon Lions Win Season Opener

August 26, 2023

The Vernon Lions corralled the Mustangs Friday night, defeating City View 40-20 in the season opener. See the Aug. 31 edition of The Vernon Daily Record for coverage of this game and area high school sports.

Lady Lions varsity volleyball wins at home

August 23, 2023

The Vernon High School varsity volleyball team had a home court win Aug. 22 when they defeated Childress 3-0. See the Aug. 31 edition of The Vernon Daily Record for coverage of local high school sports.

Fatal accident reported east of Chillicothe

August 15, 2023

Date & Time: 8/12/2023, 4:26 A.M. County: Wilbarger Location: US 287, 3 miles East of Chillicothe Posted Speed Limit: 75 Weather Condition:  Clear Road Conditions: Dry Vehicle 1: 2016, Ford F250 pickup Driver Vehicle 1: DECEASED Patnode, Kevin Laine, 38 year old, male, of Santa Fe, New Mexico Seatbelt: N Injury Information: The driver was…

Red Flag warning

August 11, 2023

RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CDT THIS EVENING FOR WESTERN NORTH TEXAS… * WINDS…South 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. * RELATIVE HUMIDITY…As low as 18 percent. * TEMPERATURES…Up to 110. * IMPACTS…Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended. * SEVERITY……

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…