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Lots of activities at Copper Breaks in early July

July will be packed with lots of fun and learning activities for the whole family at Copper Breaks State Park. The park is located off of highway 6, between Crowell and Quanah. Thursday July 4 — 10 a.m. Archery 101 Come join us and learn how to shoot a bow. Archery equipment will be provided…

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Increased oil production could mean lower property tax

Daniel Walker Vernon Record Precertified taxable values have been made available to the county’s taxing entities, and they show tax rates could go down. The Wilbarger County Appraisal District sent the preliminary data to each entity on April 29. During June’s Vernon College board of trustees meeting, college president Dr. Dusty Johnston presented an update…

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Plumbing crisis averted

Daniel Walker Vernon Record A potential clog in how plumbing is regulated in Texas has been averted, at least temporarily. The Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners would have been abolished effective Sept. 1, 2019, after state lawmakers inadvertently forgot to extend the life of the agency that regulates plumbers and plumbing in the state…

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Wilbarger General Hospital: 50 years

Wilbarger General Hospital will host a 5oth Anniversary Celebration on Tuesday — and you are invited. The event is Tuesday, June 11 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Food trucks, bounce house, Air Evac Helicopters static display and more will be available for the community. “We hope everyone will attend. This is the community’s hospital…

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June is packed with fun at Copper Breaks

Saturdays in June will be packed with lots of fun family learning a outdoor activities at Copper Breaks State Park, located off of Highway 6 between Crowell and Quanah. June 9 — 10 a.m. Backyard bass Join a Park Ranger for a game of Backyard Bass. Learn about the fish communities that call Copper Breaks…

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Legislature approves county hotel tax; lets WGH change election policy

A bill to allow Wilbarger County to adopt a Hotel Occupancy Tax looks to be close to becoming state law, after escaping a concerted effort from House Democrats to stop it. Representative Drew Springer’s House Bill 2959 was filed in March. During a hearing on April 10 Rick Hardcastle spoke before the committee on behalf…

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Pautsky, Flores, Disbrow named top students at Chillicothe

Chillicothe High School has announced its top three students for the 2019 graduating class. Commencement exercises for the graduating class will be at 7 p.m. Friday, May 24, also in the school auditorium. Brianna Pautsky, daughter of Bobby and Susan Pautsky, was named valedictorian on a 3.802 GPA. She will be attending West Texas A&M…

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Hardeman Deputy cleared by grand jury in shooting

A Hardeman County Deputy Sheriff was cleared by a grand jury of any wrongdoing in the shooting death of a Quanah man that happened earlier this year, on March 9. According to District Attorney Staley Heatly, on that date a Hardeman County Deputy responded to a Quanah residence a little after 9:15am following a 911…

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74th Santa Rosa Roundup winds up with great action in rodeo arena

The 74th annual Santa Rosa Roundup concluded its four-night run Saturday at the Santa Rosa Arena south of Vernon. Vernon’s Caine Riddle of Vernon riding Tic Tac put up an impressive score of 75 in bareback competition on Saturday, the final night of competition. That left him in the money with a fourth place overall…

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