Alfredo De La Garza Torrez

April 14, 2021

Alfredo De La Garza Torrez, 71 of Vernon, Texas died on Friday, April 9, 2021, in Wichita Falls, Texas.Services were Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 10 a.m. at Sullivan Funeral Home Chapel. Interment was held at Wilbarger Memorial Park under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home Chapel.Alfredo was born Tuesday, Feb. 21, 1950 in Mathis,…

Norma Greene Byars

April 14, 2021

Norma Greene Byars, 94, passed away April 8, 2021. Visitation will be at 6 p.m., and Memorial services will be at 6:30.p.m., Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at Hillcrest Christian Church, 11411 S. Quivira Rd., Overland Park, KS 66210. Burial will be in Eastview Cemetery, Vernon, Texas on Friday, April 16, 2021 at 2 p.m. In…

Bobby Lee Daniel

April 14, 2021

Bobby Lee Daniel, 79 of Seymour, passed away Wednesday, April 7, 2021 in Seymour. Services will were held Friday, April 9, 2021 at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church.Burial was in the the Masonic Cemetery under the direction of Archer Funeral Home.Bobby was born Feb. 14, 1942 on the Hapgood Ranch near Bellvue, Texas,…

Ila Mae Bullion

April 7, 2021

Ila Mae Bullion, 94, of Lubbock passed away Monday, April 5, 2021. A funeral service is planned for 11 a.m., Saturday, April 10, 2021 at Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Crowell, with Rev. Sean Summers officiating. Interment will follow at Truscott Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m., Friday evening, at the funeral…

Mickey Encinia

April 7, 2021

Mickey Encinia age 85 of Vernon, Texas died Monday, April 5, 2021 in Vernon, Texas. Graveside service will be Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 2 Chillicothe Cemetery.

Zion BBQ scheduled

April 5, 2021

Zion Lutheran Church in the Lockett Community will hold its 59th annual BBQ on Friday, April 9. Serving will be 5 p.m. until gone and will be either dine-in or to-go: $13 per pound. Dine-in will be at separate tables. Tickets are available at the door. Call 940-886-6805 or 940-886-8273.

Prison sentence in bail jumping case

April 3, 2021

Both prison and probation sentences were handed down during recent proceedings in the 46th Judicial District Court of Wilbarger County. Christopher McManus, 39, of Vernon, was sentenced to eight years in prison on two separate charges from 2016. On January 16, 2016, a Vernon police officer attempted a traffic stop on McManus at around 2:30…

Relay for Life plans Easter project

April 2, 2021

The Relay for Life Easter project will be held Saturday, April 3. Relay members will provide and hide prize eggs on Saturday, April 3 for $25 for 30 eggs; 35 for 50 eggs; $45 for 70 eggs and $60 for 100 eggs. Those interested may call Marilyn Schoppa at 940-886-6006.

Texas rolls out vaccine scheduler

April 1, 2021

According to data from Texas Health and Human Services, 40.47 percent of Wilbarger County residents over 16 have received at least on dose of Covid-19 vaccine and 31.45 % of the county is fully vaccinated. There are plenty of opportunities to get vaccinated, as Gov. Greg Abbott has opened vaccinations up to all Texans. Family…

Today, April 1 is voter registration deadline

April 1, 2021

April 1 Voter Registration Deadline AUSTIN – Texas Secretary of State Ruth R. Hughs reminded eligible Texas voters of the April 1st voter registration deadline for the May 1st election. With two weeks until the deadline, the Secretary issued a final call to action to voters, community leaders, and elected officials to encourage their fellow…