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Bacon City USA Festival set to sizzle on Saturday

October 19, 2023

The second annual Bacon City USA Festival will take over downtown Vernon Saturday, Oct. 21, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Live entertainment will be presented from 11 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. on the Wright Pavilion Stage. Performers will include Southern Weather, The Flynns, Blaine Gillespie Band, Already Goners and The Bourbon Prophets. The Festival…

Suspect in two stolen vehicle cases arrested in Oklahoma

October 12, 2023

A Ford pickup stolen Sept. 30 from the 1800 block of Eagle was recovered Friday morning in Marshall County, Oklahoma. Seth Lee Hillard, 30, was arrested at the time by Marshall County deputies while in possession of the stolen pickup. Cooke County Sheriff Ray Sappington issued a press release that Hillard was arrested in Oklahoma…

Clay County Sheriff to serve sentence in Hardeman County

October 11, 2023

Clay County Sheriff Jeffrey Lyde will have to serve 30 days in Hardeman County Jail, pay two $750 fines, permanently surrendered his law enforcement license, and gave up his right to appeal as part of an agreement for his punishment for two misdemeanor crimes. The agreement was reached Tuesday in a Montague County courtroom. Lyde…

Tips for Saturday’s eclipse

October 11, 2023

Ahead of the annular solar eclipse this Saturday, October 14, the Texas Optometric Association (TOA) is sharing tips and information to help Texans prepare for this extremely rare event. During an annular eclipse, the moon will pass over the sun creating a “ring of fire” visual for those within the eclipse’s path. The eclipse will…

Domestic Violence Remembrance Walk scheduled

October 10, 2023

The 4th annual Domestic Violence Remembrance Walk is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 17, at 5:30 p.m. on the Wilbarger General Hospital walking trail. Participants are encouraged to wear purple. During this event the Texoma Alliance to Stop Abuse will celebrate their 10th anniversary, a decade long of promoting awareness and supporting all those in need.…

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…