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Parmer, Williams will not seek reelection

City of Vernon commissioners Early Williams and Jim Parmer have both announced they will not seek reelection to the city commission.Williams’ term as Place 1 commissioner and Parmer’s term both end this year and are up for election in May. As of Feb. 6, no one had filed as a candidate for the Place 1…

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Former Clay County Sheriff released from jail for medical emergency

Thursday afternoon, Dec. 7, Hardeman County Sheriff Pat Laughery announced that former Clay County Sheriff Jeffery Lyde had been released from the Hardeman County Jail where he was being held for Clay County on a Class A Misdemeanor court commitment. According to a statement posted by Laughery on Facebook, Lyde was transported to the local…

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City of Vernon water wells report for October

Recent rains have increased the average saturated thickness of the City of Vernon’s water well fields after five months of steady decline, according to city measurements. The average saturated thickness of ground water for the city’s three well fields has increased from September’s measurement of 39.54 feet, which is the lowest recorded level for the…

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WGH trustees hear latest financial report

Charles Cave, Wilbarger General Hospital chief financial officer, reported to the WGH board of trustees during a regular business meeting Oct. 5 that as of Aug. 31 the hospital’s total assets had dropped by $2,171,944,37 when compared to the previous fiscal period. Cave said that as of Aug. 31 the hospital’s cash, investments, receivables and…

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Vernon Lions Win Season Opener

The Vernon Lions corralled the Mustangs Friday night, defeating City View 40-20 in the season opener. See the Aug. 31 edition of The Vernon Daily Record for coverage of this game and area high school sports.

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City of Vernon sets special commission meeting

The Vernon City Commission will hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 8, at Vernon City Hall during which the commission will take possible action on setting public hearings on the 2023 tax rate and the 2023-2024 City of Vernon budget. Currently, the commission is proposing a tax rate of .51 cents per…

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Driver Extricated From Tanker Truck Wreckage

First responders were called at approximately 1:30 p.m. Wednesday to FM 433 West and FM 2074 for the report of an overturned tanker truck. The truck, pulling a tanker loaded with fresh water, overturned onto the left shoulder of FM 433 West at FM 2074, causing major damage to the truck’s cab, trapping the driver.…

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Young raptor strays from nest

A Vernon Police Department animal control officer was called to the 2700 block of Bowie Wednesday morning for the report of a baby bald eagle on a home’s porch. What the officer found was a Mississippi Kite that was too young to fly. In a Facebook post dated July 20, Wild Bird Rescue, Inc., in…

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