Vernon Lions Club plays Santa Claus for special children

The Vernon Lions Club played Santa Claus on Friday as they donated six specially-designed bicycles to area children with special needs. “This is a special day,” Lion Club member Mike Moore said. “We have five special young boys and girls with us.” Moore said the Vernon Lions Club had partnered with the local community and…

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County Judge optimistic for 2020

Wilbarger County Judge Greg Tyra said that 2019 was a good year for Wilbarger County and he is optimistic for 2020. “I think it’s going to be a good year for Wilbarger County. As always, there are challenges we will have to face, but there are no pressing issues that we have not dealt with.…

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Vernon Ministerial Alliance reorganizes

The Wilbarger County Ministerial Alliance (WCMA) has spent the last year reestablishing the organization, and redefining its purpose.  This process included, rewriting the bylaws, which primarily focused the alliance in two general areas.  The foremost purpose of the WCMA, is to consistently bring the good news of Jesus Christ, to the county.  The secondary, but…

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Lisa Kay Oliver

Lisa Kay Oliver, 54 of Vernon, Texas died on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, in Wichita Falls, Texas.Graveside services were held Friday, Jan. 3, 2020 at 3 p.m. at Gilliland Cemetery under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home.Lisa was born Sunday, Jan. 3, 1965 in Vernon, Texas. She was the daughter of Kay Williams Ledbetter and…

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Maria Torrez

Maria Torrez, 90 of Vernon, Texas died on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, in Vernon, Texas. Services will be Monday, Jan. 6, 2020 at 10 a.m. at Sullivan Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ric Rosalez officiating. Interment will be held at Wilbarger Memorial Park under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home. Visitation will be Sunday, Jan.…

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Augustine Lozano, Jr.

Augustine Lozano, Jr., 84, of Vernon, passed away Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019 in Wichita Falls. A funeral service was held at 1 p.m., Friday, Jan. 3, 2020 at Womack Manard Funeral Home Chapel in Crowell. Interment followed at Crowell Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls, 4909 Johnson Road, Wichita…

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Crowded field in primary election

A crowded field has filed for county offices in Wilbarger County on the Republican ticket. A candidate forum is planned for Thursday, January 23 at 7 p.m. at the Wilbarger County Auditorium. Two offices drew three candidates each. The Tax Assessor-Collector position will be contested between Tisha Taylor, Angie Boyd and current office holder Sherrie…

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Augustine Lozano Jr.

Augustine Lozano Jr. passed away on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019. Funeral services are pending under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home.

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William B. “Bill” Huff, Jr.

William B. “Bill” Huff, Jr., 91, of Vernon, Texas, passed away on Monday, Dec. 23, 2019, in Vernon, Texas. Funeral services will be held Monday Dec. 30, 2019 at 11 a.m., at the Sullivan Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Toby Castleberry officiating. Burial will be at Eastview Cemetery under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home.…

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Randy Newsom

Randy Newsom passed away Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019 in Wichita Falls. He was 70. A funeral service is planned for 2 p.m., Monday, Dec. 30 at First Baptist Church in Quanah. Dr. David Smith will officiate. Visitation will be held from 6-7 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 29 at Smith Funeral Home.

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