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Update: Firefighter injured in raging wildfire; Wilbarger blaze intensifies Thursday

May 18, 2022

Update:Texas A&M Forest Service updated the status of the brush fire burning across southern Wilbarger County. At 8 a.m. Thursday, the service reported the fire was 25,000 acres and 20 % contained. “Today, crews expect the fire to be active once again, as conditions remain hot, dry and wind speeds increasing throughout the day.”  …

Nelda Fern Swatzell

May 10, 2022

Nelda Fern Swatzell, 77 of Vernon, Texas died on Sunday, May 8, 2022, in Vernon. Services will be Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 10 a.m. at Sullivan Funeral Home Chapel with Neal Owens officiating, Interment will be held at Wilbarger Memorial Park under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home

Verla Virginia Brumley

May 10, 2022

Verla Virginia Brumley, 91 of Vernon, Texas died on Saturday, May 7, 2022, in Vernon, Texas.Services will be Friday, May 13, 2022 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church with Rev. Brooks Kimmey offi ciating. Interment will be held at Wilbarger Memorial Park.Verla was born Tuesday, May 13, 1930 in Hollis, Okla. She was the…

Hilda Medeiros Cabral

May 10, 2022

Hilda Medeiros Cabral, 93, passed away May 3, 2022. A graveside service was held May 6, 2022 at the Crowell Cemetery. Pastor Larry Ellis officiated. She was born Jan. 15, 1929 in New Bedford, Mass. to Jacintho and Mary Eugenio Medeiros. She is survived by one sister, Lillian Nelson Pimental

Patsy R. Stapleton

May 8, 2022

Patsy R. Stapleton, 86, of Amarillo, Texas died April 16, 2022. She was born on January 7, 1936, to Walter and Lucille Shearer of Odell, Texas.

Rev. James Beverley

May 8, 2022

Rev. James Beverley, who served as interim pastor of Vernon’s First Presbyterian Church died March 2 at the age of 96. At 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 21 a memorial service will be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Dallas

Doris “Jeanie” Bingham

May 8, 2022

Doris “Jeanie” Bingham was born Doris Jean James on April 5, 1944 in Thalia, Texas and grew up in Vernon. She passed away in Rockport, Texas on Oct.11, 2020. A Celebration of Life was held April 30, 2022 at Thalia Cemetery. A reception followed at Allingham Park.

Cathie Elaine Bristo

May 8, 2022

Cathie Elaine Bristo, 59 of Vernon, Texas died on Thursday, April 28, 2022, in Vernon, Texas.Service was Monday, May 2, 2022 at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Anthony Inman officiating. Interment was at Eastview Cemetery under direction of Sullivan Funeral Home.Cathie was born Thursday, Feb.14, 1963 in Vernon, Texas. She was the daughter of…

Incumbents fall in local elections

May 7, 2022

Wilbarger County voters went to the polls Saturday to elect three Vernon Independent School District trustees and a contested director seat for Wilbarger General Hospital. The incumbent lost in the VISD election. Amanda Lehman defeated incumbent Tom Scott with 559 (65.8%) votes to 290 for Scott in VISD Place 5. The incumbent also lost in…

Early voting ends, election Saturday

May 4, 2022

There were 573 early voters in the current election, with early voting concluding Tuesday, May 3. There were 205 mail in voters. The election includes three contested seats on the  VISD board of trustees, one contested seat on the Wilbarger General Hospital board of directors, and two Texas state constitutional questions. See the Vernon Record…