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Crime Stoppers needs help solving armed robbery

On December 28, 2020 at around 8:52 p.m., vernon Police were dispatched to the kemp Dollar Saver, a convenience store, located in the 1100 block of N. Main Street in reference to a robbery. A black male subject, in black shorts, black hoodie, and a purple and white mask approached the clerk of the store.…

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Deadline looms to file for SBA disaster loan

Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West reminded small nonfarm businesses in 24 Texas counties and neighboring counties in Oklahoma of the July 6, 2020, deadline to apply for an SBA federal disaster loan for economic injury. These low-interest loans are to offset economic losses because of reduced…

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Northside competes at Olney Meet

Northside traveled to Olney on Thursday, March 21 for the Cubs Relay. The Indians finished 7th of 10 teams with 26 points. The Lady Indians were 9th with 37 points. Boys 100 Meters 5. Christian Espinoza; 11.95 Northside 14. Trevor King; 13.00 Northside 18. Bryant Sawin; 13.50 Northside 200 Meters 2. Christian Espinoza;24.46 Northside 10.…

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All local candidates unopposed for office

Incumbents for the Vernon city commission, Vernon ISD board of trustees and Wilbarger General Hospital board of directors were unopposed in their bids for new terms for the May 4 general election, for which the filing period ended last Friday. Two of the three Vernon ISD incumbents filed for re-election to their seats unopposed. They…

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Basketball roundup – January 13

The Vernon Lady Lions lost a tough district road game at Burkburnett on Friday, 58-51. The Lady Lions had battled from a 4-point deficit at halftime to take a 33-30 lead into the fourth quarter, but they struggled at the foul line, hitting 8 of 21 while Burk made 17 of 27 to claim the…

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Vernon netters top Hereford

The Vernon tennis team picked up a big win Saturday over Hereford 14-5 in tennis action. Hereford came into the match ranked No. 2 regionally while the Lions were No. 3. Click here to read the full story.

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Lion tennis beats Burkburnett 17-2

BURKBURNETT – The Vernon Lion tennis team traveled to Burkburnett on Saturday and returned home with a 17-2 victory to move to 4-0 in District. Click here to read the full story.

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WGH moves ahead on tax rate

Wilbarger General Hospital board of directors formally approved a tax rate during a special meeting on Tuesday afternoon. The directors adopted a property tax rate of 27 cents per $100 in valuation, a 68.3 % increase in the property tax rate. Click here to read the full story.

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