Prison sentence in bail jumping case

Both prison and probation sentences were handed down during recent proceedings in the 46th Judicial District Court of Wilbarger County. Christopher McManus, 39, of Vernon, was sentenced to eight years in prison on two separate charges from 2016. On January 16, 2016, a Vernon police officer attempted a traffic stop on McManus at around 2:30…

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Texas rolls out vaccine scheduler

According to data from Texas Health and Human Services, 40.47 percent of Wilbarger County residents over 16 have received at least on dose of Covid-19 vaccine and 31.45 % of the county is fully vaccinated. There are plenty of opportunities to get vaccinated, as Gov. Greg Abbott has opened vaccinations up to all Texans. Family…

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One killed in weekend rollover

The TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY confirms a fatality accident occurred in Wilbarger County on Sunday, March 28. After a public information request was filed by the Vernon Record, an accident report was released to regional media regarding the incident on Tuesday afternoon. See the Vernon Record print edition for more. Date & Time:  3/28/21…

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Tyson offers vaccinations to employees

Team Members at the Tyson Foods plant in Vernon received free, on-site COVID-19 vaccinations on Friday. There were 300 team members that received their first vaccination dose. The vaccinations are voluntary, but highly encouraged. “The health and safety of our team members is our top priority and offering all of our team members free and…

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Texas to open COVID-19 vaccination to all adults on March 29

All adults will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in Texas beginning Monday, March 29. The Texas Department of State Health Services expects vaccine supplies to increase next week, and providers in multiple parts of the state have made great strides in vaccinating people in the current priority groups. The state’s Expert Vaccine Allocation…

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 K9 Patrol, and Detection Field Trials to be held in Vernon

The National Police Canine Association’s District 25 K9 Patrol, and Detection Field Trials, and narcotics certification will be held this week in Vernon. Police Chief Randy Agan said they are expecting at least 35 dogs to be in Vernon, but up to 80 could show. The field trial part of the event will be held…

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County commissioner sell tax properties, pay bills

The Wilbarger County Commissioners met Monday at the courthouse. County Judge Greg Tyra discussed how the governor’s recent decision to end the statewide mask mandate on Wednesday may affect Wilbarger County. Judge Tyra said that for now, residents should still bring their masks if they wish to do business at the courthouse. He said guidelines…

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VISD keeping mask order in place –for now

The Vernon Independent School District board of trustees voted to continue requiring students, staff, and visitors to wear masks when inside VISD buildings – at least for the next four weeks. But they agreed to lessen some of the more stringent policies – such as no longer banning parents from eating with their children at…

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Mayor issues disaster declaration for winter storm

Mayor Pam Gosline issued a Disaster Resolution on February 23 for the City of Vernon in response to damage done by the most recent winter storm from Feb. 14 – 22. This state of disaster declaration was issued to allow for the city and its citizens to be eligible for FEMA aid. That declaration must…

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