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Wilbarger County election results

Wilbarger County voted Republican overwhelmingly in Tuesday’s mid-term election. There were 3,203 voters, out of 8,359 for a turnout of 38.3 percent. Most county voters voted early, by an almost 2-1 margin over voters casting a ballot on election day. Incumbent U.S. District 13 Congressman Ronny Jackson was reelected with 82.5 percent of the Wilbarger…

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Vernon Halloween activities planned

Halloween activities in Vernon will include the following: Saturday, Oct. 29 –“Harvest Hunt”, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Carnegie City-County Library –Camp Fire Halloween Carnival, 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Wilbarger County 4-H Barn Sunday, Oct. 30 –Western Trail Cowboy Church Fall Festival, 5 p.m., 13406 US Hwy. 70 Monday, Oct. 31 –Munchkins on Main…

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Thomas’ murder conviction affirmed

The Seventh Court of Appeals issued an opinion on Oct. 13, affirming the conviction of Robert Thomas, III, for the offense of capital murder involving the killing of Jerry McBride on May 20, 2017, in Vernon. The case had a number of twists and turns with another person originally being arrested and charged for the…

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Chris Dunson takes over at Vernon Auto Group

Daniel Walker Vernon Record Chris Dunson has been named Executive General Manager of Vernon Auto Group, effective Sept. 1, 2022. The Vernon native graduated from Vernon High School in 1994 and has worked at the local dealership for the past 16 years in a variety of roles before taking over the leadership role this last…

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TxDOT offers safe Halloween Driving Tips

Halloween is just days away. Car crashes have risen for the third year in a row for Texas. The following safety tips could save a life with all the kids out for Trick or Treating. 1.Use your headlights. Even in the daytime, trick-or-treaters are much more likely to see you if you are shining your…

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Early voting begins Monday

Early voting for the Nov. 8 general election will begin Monday, Oct. 24 and end Friday, Nov. 4. Early voting by personal appearance will be conducted each weekday during this period from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Wilbarger County Auditorium, 2100 Yamparika St., Vernon. Ballots by mail can be requested until Oct. 28.…

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Howl of a Good Time on Saturday

A group of Wilbarger General Hospital employees has teamed up with the Wilbarger Humane Society to sponsor “Howl of a Good Time” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Wilbarger General Hospital Walking Trail. There will be a canine talent show, dog race and costume contest with trophies for the top…

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Police chief resigns

The City of Vernon is looking for a new police chief after Chief Randall Agan submitted his two-weeks notice of resignation Monday to City Manager Marty Mangum. Agan took over the police department’s top spot in December of 2017. As chief, Agan feels that one of his accomplishments was to restore the public’s faith in…

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Domestic Violence Remembrance Walk scheduled

Texas Alliance to Stop Abuse and Wilbarger General Hospital will host the 3rd annual Domestic Violence Remembrance Walk at 5:30 p.m., Oct. 18, along the Wilbarger General Hospital Walking Trail. Participants can choose their distance and walk at their own pace. There will be snacks, raffle and resources available. This is a free event and…

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Medicine Mound Reunion set Saturday

The annual Medicine Mound Reunion will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 15. The reunion will be held at the Medicine Mound Museum, which houses numerous artifacts and items pertaining to the history of the once thriving community. Medicine Mound is located off Highway 287. (FM 91 on the east and…

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