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Vernon football hosts Holliday on Friday

September 9, 2021

The Lions will host the Holiday Eagles on Friday at 7 p.m. Tickets are not available at the gate, they must be prepurchased. Click here to purchase tickets. After playing back-to-back games against higher division 4A-DI foes, the 4A-DII Lions step down two divisions to play the 3A DII Eagles, but they may well be…

Texoma Gives to benefit 4 Vernon non-profits

September 9, 2021

Four Vernon non-profit organizations will be among those in the Texoma area that will be a part of the sixth annual Texoma Gives take place on Thursday, Sept. 9 as a 16-hour online giving day event shines a spotlight on over 200 nonprofit organizations in North Texas and Southwest Oklahoma. The four organizations from Wilbarger…

Alfred JR James,

September 8, 2021

Alfred JR James, 93, of Vernon, Texas, passed away Sept. 4, 2021, surrounded by his family.He was the son of the late Alfred Lafayette James and the late Ethel McCourt James and was one of nine children. He married Melba Downes in Vernon Texas on May 2, 1950. Melba and JR enjoyed 70 years of…

Hobart Frank “Hobie” McManigal, Jr.

September 8, 2021

Hobart Frank “Hobie” McManigal, Jr., 74 of Vernon, Texas died on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021, in Vernon, Texas.Private Family Service Hobie was born Thursday, Oct. 24, 1946 in Happy, Texas. He was the son of the late Hobart Frank McManigal, Sr., and the late Anna Mae McClure McManigal. He married Dixie McGehee on Jan. 24,…

Bobby K. Belew

September 8, 2021

Bobby K. Belew, 86, of Grain Valley, Missouri, passed away at home on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021. Funeral service will be Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021 at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Oak Grove. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. at the church. Interment will be in Swan Lake Memorial Park.

Howard Troy Cook,

September 8, 2021

Howard Troy Cook, 96, died on Aug. 31, 2021. Visitation was Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, Wiley Funeral Home. Graveside service was at 11:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, Acton Cemetery, under the direction of Wiley Funeral Home.

Governor Abbott announces Third Special Session date and agenda

September 8, 2021

Governor Abbott, on Tuesday, issued a proclamation announcing that he will convene a third special legislative session at 10 a.m. on Monday, September 20, 2021. The proclamation identifies 5 agenda items for the third Special Session. “The Texas Legislature now has the opportunity to redraw legislative and congressional districts in accordance with the new census…

Two file for VISD special election

September 2, 2021

The whirlwind week-long filling period for the special election for a seat on the Vernon Independent School District board of trustees ended Wednesday with two candidates. One candidate is Leah Saylor, interim Chief Nursing Officer at Wilbarger General Hospital, and has been at WGH for the past 11 years. The second candidate is Sjohonton Fanner,…

Robert Franklin Stinnett II

September 1, 2021

Gainesville, TX – (78), also known as “Bob, Butch, Uncle Butch, Uncle Boo and Stinnett” to his family and friends, left this earth on Wednesday August 25, 2021 to be with his heavenly father.Robert was a graduate of the University of North Texas and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He spent his post…

Esta Lee Marie “Scooter” Kinnibrugh Cook,

September 1, 2021

Esta Lee Marie “Scooter” Kinnibrugh Cook, 92, died on Aug. 25, 2021. Family received friends for visitation on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021, Wiley Funeral Home, Granbury. Funeral service was at 2 p.m. Sunday. Aug. 29, 2021, Wiley Funeral Home Chapel, Granbury. Burial followed at Acton Cemetery.