Weekend sports slate

BASKETBALL Friday, Jan. 11 Vernon boys at Burkburnett, 4:30 p.m. (freshmen), 6 p.m. (JV) and 7:30 p.m. (V) Vernon girls at Burkburnett, 4:30 p.m. (freshmen), 6 p.m. (V) and 7:30 pm. (JV) Northside at Chillicothe, 6 p.m. (girls) and boys to immediately follow. WRESTLING Thursday, Jan. 10 Vernon boys at Altus Dual, 5 p.m. Friday,…

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Perry wants to take lead on updating state facilities

(Editor’s Note: The Vernon Record will presenting weekly updates on issues related to Wilbarger County throughout the current legislative session.) Problem solving. That’s the theme State Sen. Charles Perry, R-Lubbock, kept coming back to while discussing the upcoming 86th Texas Legislative Session, which began Tuesday. “I’m excited about where we are headed. I really think…

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Social issues could take back seat in new Texas Legislature

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Legislature opens with Republicans having smaller majorities in both chambers as a result of electoral defeats, which suggests that hot-button social issues could take a back seat to such matters as fixing the state’s flawed school finance system, cutting property taxes and paying for Hurricane Harvey recovery. That might…

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Cardinals hire ex-Texas Tech coach Kingsbury

By BOB BAUM, AP Sports Writer PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have hired former Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury as their head coach, a move aimed at providing guidance for young quarterback Josh Rosen and resuscitating the worst offense in the NFL. The Cardinals announced the hiring Tuesday after a long interview earlier in…

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Looking back at the VDR’s big stories of 2018

JANUARY –A 2-year-old girl abducted by a man at a Vernon location on Jan. 4 was found safe by police a few hours later. The suspect, Salvador Bernal, Jr., 26, of Vernon was arrested and charged with felony unlawful carrying of a weapon and felony kidnapping. — Joe Rogers, who had served as Vernon’s mayor…

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Lions receive All-State, All-District honors

Vernon Lions senior defensive lineman Marc Rodriguez was named Co-MVP for District 3 Class 4A Division II, it was announced this week. Rodriguez shares the Co-MVP honors with Graham senior Chase Gilmore. Vernon sophomore quarterback B.T. White was named to First-Team Offense along with senior tackle Truman Castleberry, sophomore running back Christian Ochoa and senior…

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Parade features 40 entries

There were 40 entries in the 13th annual Christmas on the Western Trail lighted parade, held Saturday night in downtown Vernon. The parade had been delayed one week due to winter weather. That delay helped usher in perfect weather for the holiday festivities downtown all day on Saturday. The first place float went to Wilbarger…

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Christmas meal preparations underway

Sharon Goins, coordinator of the Holiday Spirit Meals, says that plans are on track for the annual Christmas meal set to be served in the Empire Room of Wilbarger Auditorium on Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018. “Everything is pretty well on track. We may be a little down in call-in requests, but I think…

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City agrees to give easement to B&G Club

The Vernon City Commission unanimously approved a request, on a motion from Justin Marsh, from the Boys & Girls Club, for a release of easement for a 5,012 square foot tract of land located adjacent to their facility on Yamparika Street. The action came during Tuesday night’s regular meeting of the commission for December. The…

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