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LEARN MORE: VISD bond town halls planned

September 26, 2021

A Town Hall meeting to discuss the proposed Vernon ISD $40 million bond will be held at the Wilbarger Auditorium on Tuesday, Sept. 28 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.. A second will meeting will be held Wednesday, Oct. 13 in the Forum Room of the Wilbarger Auditorium from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Huge wind farm on Waggoner Ranch comes online

September 26, 2021

Ørsted has completed the 367 MW Western Trail Wind Farm located on the Waggoner Ranch in Wilbarger and Baylor counties. It is the company’s largest onshore wind project, and it brings Ørsted’s total onshore capacity to over 2.8 GW of wind, solar, and battery storage in operation. The project has secured long-term power purchase agreements…

Vernon Musicians Club celebrates 100th anniversary, farewell performance Sunday

September 24, 2021

On Sunday Sept. 26, 2021, the Vernon Musicians Club will celebrate a momentous occasion: the club’s 100th anniversary. A party will be held that afternoon from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Forum Room of the Wilbarger Auditorium. Refreshments will be served at the come-and-go affair. The public is invited to attend. In January,…

Just One Mom to Another Class begins

September 24, 2021

The Just One Mom to Another Class begins Monday, Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. at The Center. The class is for pregnant women to learn more about raising babies. Prizes are given each week, and a shower held at the end of this three week class. The Center is located at 2300 Pease Street. Call…

Lots to do Saturday: Wine & Art Walk, Imagine the Possibilities Tour

September 23, 2021

Saturday will be busy in downtown Vernon. This Saturday, September 25 from 4 to 7 p.m., the Vernon Main Street District is once again hosting the Vernon Main Street Wine & Art Walk with a special Imagine the Possibilities Tour. The Wine & Art walk private shopping and social experience will have wine, beer, dessert…

Vernon hosts Burkburnett for Homecoming Friday

September 23, 2021

Friday is Homecoming with Burkburnett coming to Vernon. “(Homecoming) comes at a good time for is, to kind of put the last two weeks behind us, and get us looking ahead. District is almost here, and we are using the next two games to prepare for that. Homecoming is exciting for the kids. There are…

Texas A&M AgriLife peanut sheller to be unveiled Monday

September 23, 2021

A new $1 million-plus peanut sheller at Texas A&M AgriLife Foundation Seed in Vernon will be unveiled Monday. Vernon Business Development Corporation managing consultant Rick Hardcastle announced the ribbon cutting as part of the BDC meeting, last week. The sheller was installed, in part, thanks to BDC funding of the project. Texas A&M AgriLife and…

Vernon ISD’s proposed bond explained

September 22, 2021

Dear Vernon ISD Resident: On Thursday, August 12, 2021, the Vernon ISD School Board called a bond election for $40 million. The board and administration worked with a number of bond committee members to develop this bond package. (See more information here  Page 1B ) Together, they reviewed the district’s facilities, demographics, equipment, and educational…

City issues seven building permits

September 22, 2021

Construction in Vernon slowed down in August, after a hot start to the first half of the year. The City of Vernon issued seven building permits in August. The seven permits last month brings the year-to-date total to 108. There were 161 permits issued in Vernon during all of 2020. The biggest permit in August…

Coin toss held for ballot spot

September 22, 2021

A coin toss was held at the Vernon Independent School District boardroom on Monday to determine place on the ballot in the November special election for trustee. Sjohonton Fanner won the toss and declared that he wished to appear second on the ballot. He is facing Leah Saylor for the open seat vacated by former…