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TPWD asks for Input on Roadrunner Conservation License Plate Design

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) asks Texans to weigh in on their favorite designs for a new conservation license plate to support wildlife viewing and nature tourism programs. Voters have until April 21 to complete a short online survey, where they will be able to choose between three images proposed for the  Greater…

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ANNOUNCEMENT: U.S. Service Academies Forum on Saturday

    AMARILLO, TX — The Office of Rep. Ronny Jackson (TX-13) announced it will co-host a forum for high school students who are interested in applying to a U.S. Service Academy. Students are encouraged to attend with a parent or guardian, and no RSVP is necessary. The forum will provide a unique opportunity for…

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Submissions now accepted for High School Congressional Art Competition

The Office of Rep. Ronny Jackson (TX-13) is now accepting submissions for the 2022 Congressional Art Competition. All high school students in Texas’ 13th Congressional District are invited to participate in the contest. The winner’s artwork will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year. To enter the contest please submit original artwork and…

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Beto campaigns in Vernon

Beto O’Rourke, Texas gubernatorial candidate for the Democratic party, made a campaign stop in Vernon on Friday, where he met with a packed house in downtown Vernon. “We were really impressed with the turnout and the quality of questions asked. I always enjoy coming to Vernon. It has great, friendly people, even when we disagree…

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Fires sweep through middle of Vernon

A wind-fueled fire swept along a line for nearly four blocks through Vernon on Sunday evening. Two houses, and a garage burned down. Several fences and outbuildings sustained damage. Yards and trees were burnt to a crisp. The fire was part of a series of blazes that scorched northwest Texas and southwest Oklahoma, over a…

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Rep. Jackson’s bill seeks energy independence

On Tuesday Representative Ronny Jackson (TX-13) introduced the American Energy Independence Act of 2022, which reverses President Biden’s shutdown of the American energy sector and returns American energy to full production. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) introduced companion legislation in the U.S. Senate. Immediately following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the price of oil rose to over…

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Vernon approves joining Opioid Settlement

The Vernon City Commission approved participating in the Texas Opioid Abatement Fund Council and Settlement Allocation Term Sheet. The action came as part of Tuesday night’s regular meeting for October. City Manager Marty Mangum said that after years of lawsuits, a settlement had been reached in ongoing opioid litigation brought against three pharmaceutical companies. The…

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No vaccine requirement for Wilbarger General Hospital staff, yet

  Wilbarger General Hospital Chief Executive Officer Tom Siemers told WGH directors that the federal government has required that healthcare workers be vaccinated. However, the Texas governor has an executive order “that we cannot require that.” He said that the federal order has been delayed to December. “Honestly it is going to end up in…

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Prefix required on 940 calls

Prefix required on 940 calls Residents in the 940 area code will be required to dial 10 digits when making a local phone call. People with seven Texas area codes will be required to dial 10 digits (the area code and the telephone number) for all local calls starting Oct. 25. According to the Public…

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