Six from Vernon sentenced in federal court, stemming from FBI-led raids

Approximately half of the defendants from the FBI-led Flat Rate takedown from last summer were sentenced in federal court in Wichita Falls on Monday by U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor. Six of those sentenced were from Vernon and each defendant was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance (methamphetamine). The…

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Vernon among stops as monarchs head to Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — As the colorful monarch butterfly makes its way to Mexico, the Texoma area, including Vernon, is on its flight path and residents have reported sightings of the butterfly. The population of monarch butterflies wintering in central Mexico is up 144 percent over last year, experts said Wednesday. The data presented by…

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Beer, wine tasting event planned for Vernon’s downtown

Vernon Main Street Advisory Board members approved the scheduling of a Main Street Event in March, discussed the formation of program committees and outlined the components of the Main Street program to business owners during a monthly business See more in the online edition.

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Incumbents file for office

Newly-appointed Vernon ISD Place 3 trustee J.J. Oznick filed as a candidate Thursday for a full three-year term to his seat which is to be decided during the May 4 general election. Oznick was recently appointed to his seat to fill out the remaining months of the current term vacated by Rodney Garrard following his…

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BDC directors approve clean audit

Directors of the Business Development Corporation of Vernon reviewed and unanimously approved the BDC’s audit report for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 during a monthly business meeting. See more details in the online edition.

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Lion wrestlers place in tourneys

CLINTON, Okla. – The Vernon Lion boys wrestling traveled to Clinton on Saturday to participate in the Hub City Tournament and placed ninth overall. In individual results, Truman Castleberry placed second in the 195-pound class with a score of 3-1 while Darren Carpenter placed second in the 152-pound class with a 3-1 score and Corbyn…

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Lion netters defeat Andrews, Lubbock Cooper

The Vernon Lion tennis team hosted Andrews and Lubbock Cooper on their home court Saturday and beat both opponents. The Lions defeated Andrews 9-4 and Lubbock Cooper 11-10. Individual results by player included Sarah Castleberry 2-1, Caroline Taylor 1-2, Ellie Burdette 1-2, Addison Spencer 2-1, Caroline Ruhl 0-3, Emili Oznick 3-0, Jessica Dominguez 2-1, Alexis…

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271 oil & gas violations in Wilbarger County during ‘18

The Railroad Commission of Texas reports that there 271 oil and gas production violations that occurred in Wilbarger County during 2018. None were classified as major. The Commission’s statewide database was made available online by the state on Wednesday for the first time ever, and reviewed for local violations. See the online edition for more…

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Livestock entries shown at county stock show

The Wilbarger County Junior Livestock Show got underway Monday morning and concluded Tuesday afternoon at the Wilbarger County Exhibit Building where many livestock entries were judged. Those included goats, sheep, swine, rabbits, chickens and steers. Complete results and champion photos are in the o

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