Restaurants struggle to stay open

Vernon restaurants and the Vernon Plaza movie theater are facing an unprecedented challenge after Gov. Greg Abbott issued an order closing them. Gov. Abbott, on Thursday, issued an executive order that will close restaurants and schools, among other things to combat the spread of the coronavirus. During a news conference at the state Capitol, Abbott…

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County schools grapple with changing conditions

Wilbarger County schools will be shut down this week, with plans to offer online distance learning, starting March 30 as well as meals to students. The details on how that will work are still being ironed out this week by school staff. The rapidly shifting conditions have created nightmares for local schools trying to develop…

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Railroad Commission’s Wayne Christian discusses oil market

  AUSTIN – As Saudi Arabia and Russia flood the international energy market with a glut of crude oil, prices have dropped to unsustainable levels that threaten the future of the Texas oil and gas industry, its associated benefits to the state economy, and American energy dominance. The United States recently became the largest producer…

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Gov. Abbott discusses his declaration closing restaurants

Jonathon Tillove Austin American Statesman Texas Pool Reporter Texas Governor Greg Abbott held a press conference Thursday to discuss is declaration closing restaurants, bars and schools. He was joined by Texas Health Service director, Dr. John Hellerstedt, who was seated to Abbott’s right. and Texas Department of Emergency Management, led by Chief Nim Kidd, seated…

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WGH Implementing Tighter Restrictions

Wilbarger General Hospital continues to focus on preparation efforts regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We are following suggested infection prevention protocols and guidance from the CDC. As recommended by the CDC and out of caution, we are implementing visitor restrictions and close monitoring of all individuals who enter the hospital. Beginning Tuesday, March 17th, all visitors…

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Public access to VDR offices temporarily halted

  In an effort to keep our employees, subscribers, and advertisers safe during this event, Vernon Daily Record offices are closing to the public effective March 18th for a period of three weeks or until further notice.  The health and safety of our employees and our community are very important to us and we’re doing…

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Understanding the state constitutional election questions

Deputy Secretary of State Joe Esparza last week drew the ballot order for 10 proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution that will appear on the November 5 ballot. In order to appear on the ballot, the proposed amendments must be approved by at least two-thirds of the members of both the Texas Senate and the…

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City property values up $10,000,000

Daniel Walker Vernon Record The Vernon City Commission held their July meeting Tuesday and dealt with a light agenda, with commissioners Don Aydelott, Pam Gosline and Mayor Doug Jeffrey in attendance. During a budget workshop City Manager Marty Mangum saying he had received the certified property tax roll for properties and minerals in the city.…

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Drivers license office to cut back days open

The Texas Department of Public Safety’s driver’s license office hours are changing – at least temporarily. Wilbarger County Judge Greg Tyra confirmed this week that the Vernon DPS drivers license office, located in the basement of the county courthouse, would be open only two days a week beginning in August due to the impending retirement…

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Driver license renewal red tape

Daniel Walker Vernon Record The red tape for renewing your driver’s license has gotten a lot thicker. New federal rules are creating hardships for drivers trying to renew their license. A representative with the Texas Department of Public Safety told the Vernon Record that a new rule that took effect in Texas means drivers cannot…

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