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Vernon Fire called to structure fire

The Vernon Fire Department was called just after 2 p.m. Thursday for a structure fire at Kinlau Sheet Metal in the 2500 block of W. U.S. 287. Light smoke could be seen coming from the roof. As of 4:22 p.m., the westbound frontage road of U.S. 287 was closed at Wheeler Street, as firefighters remained…

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Vernon city manager to step down

The city of Vernon issued a press release, today, Oct. 20, announcing that City Manager Marty Mangum will be stepping down from his position effective Nov. 25. Mangum has served as Vernon’s city manager since May of 2017. The Vernon City Commission will meet Tuesday, Oct. 25, to discuss beginning the process to name Mangum’s…

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27 building permits issued last month

August was a busy month for construction projects with 27 building permits issued by the City of Vernon during the month. As is the case during the summer, the majority were for HV/AC with nine permits issued for new air-conditioning units. There were two permits for solar power installation, five for new roofs, six for…

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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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