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Incumbents fall in local elections

Wilbarger County voters went to the polls Saturday to elect three Vernon Independent School District trustees and a contested director seat for Wilbarger General Hospital. The incumbent lost in the VISD election. Amanda Lehman defeated incumbent Tom Scott with 559 (65.8%) votes to 290 for Scott in VISD Place 5. The incumbent also lost in…

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Early voting ends, election Saturday

There were 573 early voters in the current election, with early voting concluding Tuesday, May 3. There were 205 mail in voters. The election includes three contested seats on the  VISD board of trustees, one contested seat on the Wilbarger General Hospital board of directors, and two Texas state constitutional questions. See the Vernon Record…

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Vernon facing fire emergency Monday night

The Vernon Fire Department has dealt with as many as 12 fires today, due to high temperatures, single digit humidity and winds sustained in excess of 20 mph. City Manager Marty Mangum reported at 11 p.m. that five fires were burning in Wilbarger County, including a structure fire at Houston and Wanderer. Fire crews were…

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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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WGH, Vernon form partnership with AMR to serve community

The City of Vernon, TX, Wilbarger General Hospital and American Medical Response have entered into a temporary agreement to assist Vernon Fire Department with EMS services in Vernon until the VFD can become fully staffed again. The agreement was first reported in the Vernon Record in March 31’s edition. According to a statement from WGH,…

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Probation given in drug case

Armando Rodriguez, Jr., was placed on probation for six years and ordered to complete inpatient rehabilitation at a court residential treatment center following his plea of guilty to possession of a controlled substance. The sentence was handed down by District Judge Dan Mike Bird during recent proceedings of the 46th Judicial District Court in Vernon.…

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Covid numbers up in Wilbarger, down in Texas

Texas reported fewer Covid-19 cases for the week ending April 3, adding 18,561 new cases — down 47.2% from the previous week’s tally of 35,172 new cases of the virus. However, Wilbarger County’s numbers were up slightly. The county reported six cases and one death last week. For the week prior, Wilbarger had four cases…

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Community Easter activities planned

The annual Community Easter Service sponsored by the Wilbarger County Ministerial Alliance is scheduled for 6 p.m., Psalm Sunday, April 10, at the First Presbyterian Church. Pastor Luke Morrison will be the speaker. A number of ministers and speakers from throughout the community will take part in the service, and all are invited to attend.…

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United Family begins offering second COVID-19 booster dose to eligible individuals

The United Family is offering the second-round booster doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, following the approval by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). “We are committed to help provide at-risk Americans and their families quick, convenient, and equitable access to the COVID-19 booster,” Tim Purser, director of pharmacy…

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