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Lady Chaps volleyball lose to NCTC

The Vernon College Lady Chaps volleyball team took to their home court against North Central Texas College Tuesday, losing to the Lady Lions 3-1. Vernon College fell to NCTC in the first two games, 25-18 and 25-17. The Lady Chaps came back in the third game to win 25-23. The Lady Lions secured the win…

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Patty Selman

Patty Selman, 77 of Seymour, Texas died on Wednesday, July 27, 2022, in Wichita Falls, Texas.Memorial services will be held Friday, Aug. 5, 2022 at 10 a.m.at First Baptist Church in Seymour, Texas, Officiating will be Dr. David Warren then later there will be a service at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Vernon,…

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Otis Paul Smith

Otis Paul Smith age 74 of Vernon, Texas passed away on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 in Vernon, Texas.Services were held Friday, June 17, 2022 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church with Rev. Gib Baskerville officiating. Interment was held at Wilbarger Memorial Park under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home.Otis Paul Smith was born Sept.…

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Fireworks show on Sunday

The City of Vernon’s traditional fireworks display will be returning to Vernon High School, just not to Lion Stadium. And it will be held on Sunday, July 3, instead of on the Fourth. The VHS stadium is under construction, so it is closed to spectators at this time. Instead bring a lawn chair to sit…

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Star Tree registration begins

Registration for this year’s Vernon Jaycee Star Tree will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 21, at the Boys $ Girls Club (west entrance.) This will be the only day to register. A legal guardian must register the children, ages 12 and under. Guardian must provide proof of income such…

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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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