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Robert Thomas III convicted in Cowboy Club murder

A Wilbarger County jury of seven women, and five men, took about one hour on Friday to convict Robert Thomas, III, 26, of Vernon, of capital murder in a case that occurred in May of 2017. Thomas was sentenced by 46th Judicial District Judge Dan Mike Bird to life in prison without parole in accordance…

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Take a virtual tour: Vernon’s proposed new elementary

As part of Monday night’s board of trustees meeting, the Vernon Independent School District’s trustees received printed copies of the architect’s rendering of the proposed new elementary school. VISD voters are currently deciding whether to approve a $40 million bond to build the school, which would replace two old out-dated campuses. Early voting continues 8…

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Area car show set at Second Baptist

  The Second Baptist Church will hold its Area Car Show on June 6 beginning at 5 p.m., on the church parking lot. There will be an outdoor concert and barbecue as well. For additional information call the church office at 940-552-2870.

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Here come the donuts

  The Salvation Army will be giving out free doughnuts at the Farmer’s Market on June 5, 2021, from 8 a.m. until they’re gone. It is Donut Day in recognition of the women from WWI who served the doughnuts to the troops.

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Pool opening delayed

  The Orbison Park Aquatic Center’s opening has been delayed. The pool normally opens Memorial Day weekend, but extensive damage was done  to the pool and its infrastructure during the lengthy freeze in February when the facility lost power. “The earliest we may be able to open the pool will be on June 7 and…

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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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