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…

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Lady Chaps win three of four

The Vernon College Lady Chaps volleyball team hosted North Central Texas College on Monday but ended up on the short end, losing to the NCTC Lady Lions 0-3. Scores by set were 22-25, 19-25 and 9-25. Click here to read the full story.

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Vernon netters top Hereford

The Vernon tennis team picked up a big win Saturday over Hereford 14-5 in tennis action. Hereford came into the match ranked No. 2 regionally while the Lions were No. 3. Click here to read the full story.

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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.

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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.

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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,…

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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.

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Football Lions fall to Hirschi

WICHITA FALLS — The Vernon Lions (1-3) fell to the Hirschi Huskies (3-1) by a 36-6 score Friday night in a soggy, windy game at Memorial Stadium. Click here to read the full story.

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Lady Lions top Hirschi in five sets to open district play

The Vernon Lady Lions opened district play on Friday at Hirschi. Vernon came away with a win in five sets to move to 1-0 in district. The Lady Lions spotted Hirschi the first two sets, 20-25 and 23-25. The Lady Lions stormed back under pressure to win the next two sets 25-16, 25-15. Click here…

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