Vernon raises awareness of domestic violence

October is national domestic violence awareness month and a slate of activities are scheduled throughout the month in Vernon. Vernon Mayor Doug Jeffrey, IV, kicked off the events by signing a proclamation recognizing October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in the City of Vernon on Tuesday. The proclamation recognizes that “…the crime of domestic violence…

Early voting hours expanded for Nov. 6 general election

Early voting for the Nov. 6 general election will begin Oct. 22 and continue through Nov. 22 with the last day for registration Oct. 9.  See sample ballots and precinct details in Sunday’s edition of the Vernon Record.

Commissioners take no action on animal proposal

Vernon city commission members took no action on a proposal to strengthen animal ordinances related to dangerous dogs and outline penalties for such offenses during a monthly business meeting Tuesday. City Attorney Jonathan Whitsitt said after review of such proposals, he didn’t feel the city was quite ready to take action concerning the revisions. Click…

WGH sets new budget; expects $1.9 million loss

The Wilbarger General Hospital board of directors approved a budget that forecasts a better financial outlook next year, while rebounding from a dismal 2018 fiscal year. Interim Chief Financial Officer Jay Hodges first presented the financial report for August, 2018. Click here to read the full story.

County raises tax rate 8%

The Wilbarger County Commissioners approved a budget with $9.7 million of income and $9.3 million in expenses for the next fiscal year. They also set a tax rate that represents an 8.21 percent increase over the current year during a meeting held on Monday at the courthouse. Click here to read the full story.

Weekend events set by Relay for Life

Back-to-back weekend events are scheduled this Saturday and next by Wilbarger County Relay for Life. Starting off the activities will be the annual Bark for Life from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 in Orbison Park. Pet owners are encouraged to bring their dogs to the park that day for the event,…

DPS to Host Commercial Vehicle Training

CHILDRESS – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will host a commercial vehicle training day Thursday, September 27, in Childress.  The training will be from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Click here to read the full story.

Vernon commission approves budget, sets tax rate

The Vernon City Commission held a special meeting on Tuesday night, Sept. 18, to set a tax rate and adopt a budget for the next fiscal year. No one spoke during a public hearing portion of the meeting. Click here to read the full story.

WGH moves ahead on tax rate

Wilbarger General Hospital board of directors formally approved a tax rate during a special meeting on Tuesday afternoon. The directors adopted a property tax rate of 27 cents per $100 in valuation, a 68.3 % increase in the property tax rate. Click here to read the full story.