Report released on Vernon bound plane crash

A preliminary report regarding the crash of a single-engine aircraft into the Red River was released last week by the National Transportation Safety Board. Killed in the crash were pilot Richard Lennard and passenger Michael Hollis. The report offers new details but no determination of the cause for the aircraft to plummet into the Red…

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Victim ID’d in officer-involved shooting at Quanah

QUANAH – The identity of a man killed in an officer-involved shooting here on Saturday, March 9 was released by authorities on Wednesday. The man was identified as 59-year-old Tommy Wayne Welch. The incident occurred at approximately 9:15 a.m. that morning when a deputy of the Hardeman County Sheriff’s Department responded to an incident involving…

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Lady Lions win season’s opening track meet

IOWA PARK — Vernon, Chillicothe and Harrold competed in the Iowa Park Hawk Relays on Monday, Feb. 25 to begin the 2019 track schedule. The Vernon Lady Lions dominated the relays and distance events to capture first place overall. Avery Kinney, Lindy Ochoa, Carli White and Valerie Tyra won both the 4X100 and 4X200 events.…

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New store downtown will support volunteer efforts at NTSH

A new resale shop will be opening on south Main Street later this spring. And you are invited to help name it. The shop will be operated by the Volunteer Services Council of North Texas State Hospital–Vernon. The proceeds from the shop will go to fund the VSC’s efforts in support NTSH employees and clients…

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Area athletes receive District 16-A girls basketball honors

The District 16-A girls all-district team has been announced. Area players selected for the All-District First Team were Lyndzie Disbrow of Chillicothe, Kelly Carroll and Tara Manney of Crowell and Hailey Teague of Northside. Named to the All-District second team were Paig Moya and Kinley Moore of Crowell, Miranda Perkins of Chillicothe and Alexis Matute…

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Lion netters place at Caprock Tournament

AMARILLO – The Vernon Lion tennis team traveled to Amarillo last Saturday to participate in the Caprock Tournament here and came home with successful wins. The girls’ doubles team of Caroline Taylor and Ellie Burdette placed first in the “A” division. In other girls’ doubles results, Caroline Ruhl and Emili went 1-2 in the “A”…

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Two Lady Lion powerlifters claim bronze at regionals

MIDLAND – The Vernon Lady Lions powerlifting team competed at the regional tournament over the weekend at Midland Greenwood and ended their season on a high note. Lilly Jones placed third in the 97-pound weight class with a squat of 175, bench 95 and deadlift 215. Audrey Hodges placed eighth in the 105-pound class with…

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Lion wrestlers cap success on mat at state tourney

Three Vernon Lion wrestling team members who advanced to state competition on Feb. 23 in Cypress looked back on a successful season on the mat, which culminated in two of them placing after reaching their final rounds. Senior Truman Castleberry (18-3) placed third in the 195-pound class and scored 20.0 team points. His high school…

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Talbot’s plans downtown grand opening on Saturday

A grand opening is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 9 at Talbot’s Home Showroom Furniture and Flooring, 1432 Main. The business, operated by Billy and Carolyn Talbot, has been located at 1509 Main for many years. The new location, caddy corner from the old location, is in a building that has…

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Wine Walk set for Saturday

The Vernon Wine Walk is scheduled from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, 2019, in the downtown area. The event will be led by local artisans and include free tastings of wine, beer, cheese and chocolates but for an admission fee of $10 per person. The wine and beer tastings will only…

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