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VC rodeo starts Sept. 29

September 23, 2023

The 40th annual Vernon College Rodeo is set to take place Sept. 29-30 at the Wilbarger County Events Center. Rodeo action will begin each of the two nights at 7 p.m. Admission is $10 per person and free for Vernon College students with student ID. Over 700 contestants will compete in nine events.

The 8th annual Charting the Course golf tournament on Saturday

September 20, 2023

The 8th annual Charting the Course golf tournament to benefit the Wilbarger General Hospital Foundation tees off at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Hillcrest Country Club. Wilbarger Realty, Inc., Is sponsoring the Hole in One with a $10,000 prize for the first hole in one during the tournament. The entry fee for the…

$57,773 raised locally by Texoma Gives

September 14, 2023

The one day giant fundraiser, Texoma Gives, held on Sept. 7, brought $57,773 to eight participant local non-profit organizations. Those receiving donations were: Boys & Girls Club, $16,328; Camp Fire Wilbarger County Council, $1,385; Red River Valley Museum, $30,940; Texoma Alliance to Stop Abuse, $3,100; Vernon Meals on Wheels, $1,485; Wilbarger County Child Welfare Board,…

Memorial FarmFest set Saturday

September 14, 2023

The Lexi and Zoey Flynn Memorial FarmFest will be held Saturday, Sept. 16, at Hwy. 287, 3 miles east of Chillicothe. Scheduled to play are Under the Influence, Already Goners, Justin Penter, Blaine Gillespie, Reginasis, Bud Imel, Dody Lehman, Jade Haney and The Flynns

Altus man killed in Wilbarger accident

September 13, 2023

TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY   Number of Vehicles in Crash: 2       Number Injured: 0            Number killed: 1 Date & Time: 9/5/2023, 4:40PM County: Wilbarger Location: US 287, 2 miles West of Harrold Posted Speed Limit: 75 Weather Condition: Clear/Cloudy Road Conditions: Dry Vehicle 1: 2019 Dodge Ram 1500 Driver Vehicle 1: DECEASE Thomas Reese…

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…

Ballot order set for the 14 proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution

August 4, 2023

The Deputy Secretary of State Joe Esparza drew the ballot order for the 14 proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution. Texans will vote on these amendments as a part of the November 7 Election. Below is the ballot order as drawn. Proposition 1 – HJR 126 “The constitutional amendment protecting the right to engage in…