Vernon, TX


Lady Lions volleyball players recognized for season

The volleyball season has come to a close and several Vernon Lady Lions have earned post season accolades. Honorable Mention: Cirstin Ivy, Kenadi Brown, Ashlee Villarreal, Morgan Drennan, Logan Gonzales, Nakayla Whatley. Academic All District: Amya Chavira, Cirstin Ivy, Mari Johnson,Mijah Johnson, Marli Limon, Key’Maria McBride, Nadia Gaines, Cailee Dixon,...

Feline fine after fur-raising ride on Vernon fire truck

A little stowaway gave firefighters a suprise back at the hall over the weekend. Vernon Fire Rescue Services had a busy weekend, with one call in particular resulting in a fur-raising ride for a little feline. Firefighters responded to a motor vehicle incident on Highway 97 near Birnie Road Sunday...

VHS tennis players named All-District

All district for team tennis has been released and several Vernon players received spots on the all district team. “I’m very proud of their hard work and how well they did,” Coach Carrie Castleberry said. The tennis team won the district title with an undefeated run. It was...

Wilbarger unemployment drops to 4.8%

Wilbarger County’s unemployment rate was 4.8 percent in October, which represented decreases from five percent in September and 5.5 percent in October, 2021, according to a report released by the Texas Workforce Commission. The TWC report stated that 4,302 people were employed and 222 were unemployed in Wilbarger County...

Matador, November 30 High School 🏀 Game Notice

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Wreaths Across America plans underway

National Wreaths Across America Day will be observed on Dec. 17. There will be a ceremony at 11 a.m., that day at Eastview Cemetery in Vernon to coordinate with the ceremony at the Arlington National Cemetery. To order or sponsor wreaths contact Merlien Bishop at 940-839-5592. Wreaths are $15 each...

H.S. basketball: Abilene Cooper girls knock off Jim Ned; Abilene High tops Vernon

TUSCOLA – Karrigan Parrott and Kyla Speights combined for 25 points to lead Cooper past Jim Ned 48-45 in a non-district girls basketball game Saturday at Bill Thornton Arena. Parrott led Cooper (6-4) with 14 points, and Speights followed with 11. Alliyah Ralston added nine, including six in the final quarter as the Lady Cougars had a 15-9 advantage in the final frame to deal Jim Ned its first loss of the season. ...

Christmas Tree Lanes planned

One special event that will soon bring the sights and sounds of the season to the town will be Vernon Christmas Tree Lanes. To participate, the City of Vernon is asking neighbors to agree on, reserve a name and then decorate their lawns with items, lights and décor using the theme they’ve chosen.

Red Kettle bell ringers needed

Salvation Army Wilbarger County is looking for bell ringers. You can help the Salvation Army this year by bell ringing for the Red Kettle season. Dates for ringing will be Mondays through Saturdays 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. United Supermarket has a Kettle set up through Dec. 23. Walmart Kettles will begin on Monday, Nov. 28 and continue through Dec. 23.

Courthouse Christmas decorations to be lit Thursday

The Vernon Christmas Lighting downtown at the Wilbarger County Courthouse will take place on Thursday, Nov. 24 at 6 p.m. This is a family event for all to enjoy cookies, hot cocoa, caroling, a scavenger hunt and the lighting of the decorations on the square.
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Master Marketer Program returns to Vernon Jan. 24-March 9

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Master Marketer Program returns to Vernon for the sixth time in 2023, offering both in-person and virtual attendance options Jan. 24-March 9. Sessions will be Jan. 24-26, Feb. 8-9, Feb. 22-23 and March 8-9. The in-person program will be at the Wilbarger County Auditorium,...

Star Tree registration on Sunday

The annual Vernon Jaycees Star Tree registration will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 20, at the Boys $ Girls Club. The first 200 children will be registered. Registration must be done by a legal guardian, and proof of income must be provided. Those registering children...

Volunteers prepare for Vernon Holiday Spirit Meals

VERNON, Texas (KAUZ) - Volunteers in Vernon are gearing up for their big Holiday Spirit Thanksgiving Dinner. The volunteers are all about giving back to their community. They were excited and happy to give up their time for others so they can feel loved and not lonely. Sharon Goins, Holiday Spirit Meal coordinator, took over the tradition in 2016 and isn’t giving up on spreading a little cheer.

UNDER THE LIGHTS: West eliminates Mount Vernon 27-14

TYLER, Texas — The West Trojans went head-to-head with the Mount Vernon Tigers in the second week of playoffs for the 2022 Texas high school season. West came away with the win, defeating Mount Vernon, 27-14. Click the video above for the highlights.

Thanksgiving community service set for Sunday

The annual Thanksgiving community church service sponsored by the Wilbarger County Ministerial Alliance will be held at 6 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 20, at the Wilbarger Street Church of Christ. Bryan Nix is minister of the church. Taking part in the service will be Nix. Ric Rosales, Norris Thomas, and George...

Frederick Beats Wolves 12-6 Season Ends at 9-2

GIVING IT ALL THEY GOT! Davis Wolves defense fount hard but came up short against the Frederick Bombers on Nov. 11. The loss took Davis out of Playoff action. (Photo By Elissa Hefley) Frederick broke a tie late in the fourth quarter Nov. 11 beating Davis 12-6 and ending the...