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Arvita Marie Bonner

August 17, 2023

Arvita Marie Bonner peacefully passed away at her son Bill’s home in Arvita Bonner obit Mount Vernon, Washington on July 22, 2023. She was surrounded by family and 􀂿 lled with love and comfort. Arvita was born June 30, 1928, in Vernon, Texas to Mr. and Mrs. William Gordon. She was the youngest of 12…

Sandie Dale Cotten

August 17, 2023

Funeral service for Sandie Dale Cotten, age 62, of Frederick, Oklahoma, was at 10 a.m., Monday, Aug. 7, 2023, at the Restoration Church, 1920 North 15th Street, Frederick, Oklahoma, with Pastor Zack Mitchell o􀵶 ciating. Burial was at the Frederick Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Jackson Funeral Home of Frederick. Mrs. Cotten passed away…

Julia Hite

August 17, 2023

Julia Hite, 96, passed away on Aug. 3, 2023 at her home in Kerrville, Tx. She was born May 31, 1927, in San Sebastian, Spain. She married an American GI, Richard Hite in 1957 and they moved to the United States. Celebration of life will be Aug. 11, 2023, at 10 a.m. at The Hills…

Gregory Charles Thomas

August 17, 2023

Gregory Charles Thomas, 66 died Saturday, July 1, 2023 at United Regional Hospital in Wichita Falls. Greg was surrounded by his beloved daughter, Samantha and dear friends, Ron and Tyler. Greg was born July 10, 1956 in Vernon, Texas, the 1st born son of Alton Howard and Barbara (Bolton) Thomas. Greg graduated with honors from…

Fatal accident reported east of Chillicothe

August 15, 2023

Date & Time: 8/12/2023, 4:26 A.M. County: Wilbarger Location: US 287, 3 miles East of Chillicothe Posted Speed Limit: 75 Weather Condition:  Clear Road Conditions: Dry Vehicle 1: 2016, Ford F250 pickup Driver Vehicle 1: DECEASED Patnode, Kevin Laine, 38 year old, male, of Santa Fe, New Mexico Seatbelt: N Injury Information: The driver was…

Red Flag warning

August 11, 2023

RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CDT THIS EVENING FOR WESTERN NORTH TEXAS… * WINDS…South 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. * RELATIVE HUMIDITY…As low as 18 percent. * TEMPERATURES…Up to 110. * IMPACTS…Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended. * SEVERITY……

Excessive heat warning in effect

August 11, 2023

EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 9 PM CDT THIS EVENING… * WHAT…Dangerously hot conditions with heat index values up to 115 expected. * WHEN…From noon today to 9 PM CDT this evening. * IMPACTS…Extreme heat and humidity will significantly increase the potential for heat related illnesses, particularly for those working…

Governor signs $18 billion property tax cut

August 9, 2023

Governor Greg Abbott, on Wednesday, ceremonially signed legislation delivering the largest property tax cut in Texas history—$18 billion—passed during Special Session #2 of the 88th Legislature in New Caney. The Governor was joined at the historic bill signing by Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, Speaker Dade Phelan, Senator Paul Bettencourt, Representative Morgan Meyer, and other members of…

VHS Volleyball Wins Against Benjamin in 3 Straight Sets Aug. 8, 2023

August 9, 2023

City of Vernon sets special commission meeting

August 5, 2023

The Vernon City Commission will hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 8, at Vernon City Hall during which the commission will take possible action on setting public hearings on the 2023 tax rate and the 2023-2024 City of Vernon budget. Currently, the commission is proposing a tax rate of .51 cents per…