The Big Square Historical Marker

Twelve miles east of Lazbuddie at the intersection of Highway 145 and FM 503/504 just past where Parmer County gives way to Castro County, a community called Big Square thrived, for a time,  on land that used to be part of the XIT Ranch. Big Square is now gone,...

The Rest of the Trip to Schulenburg

The trip to Schulenburg that Elaine and I took was specifically to visit the painted churches, which we did, and really enjoyed.  I shared the churches with you in an earlier post.  But we also had a great time shopping and touring Schulenburg, La Grange,...

The Painted Churches of Schulenburg

Schulenburg, Texas, is a thriving, peaceful little town of 2852 citizens nestled in the rolling hills between Austin and Houston. Its beginning dates back to a land grant given to Kesiah Crier in 1831 by the Mexican government and was settled by German and Czech...

The Playa Lake Field Day

The Muleshoe National Wildlife Refuge hosted a playa lake field day on May 18th. I didn’t know much about these big puddles of water, so I decided I needed to find out more about them. By the end of the day, I decided  they tend to be misunderstood and...

I Knew B.J. Thomas. Sort of.

B.J. Thomas died Saturday, May 29th, to cancer. I was sorry we lost him. I grew up listening to his music when he sang with The Triumphs, a rock bank based in Rosenberg, Texas, where I grew up. Okay, it’s a stretch to say I knew  him. He was a senior at Lamar...

Sam and Lisa

The year was 1998; the football game the night of October 30th was in Muleshoe against rival Friona. It was a very rainy night in Muleshoe, and the game came to be known as the Mud Bowl. The officials finally gave in and halted the game a little before halftime, and...

Former Student to the Rescue!

I had gone to bed Thursday night without any Internet service. It went away without warning, as computer problems are wont to do. It had worked fine all day and that evening before I got the dreaded message box about the Internet being unavailable to load. It advised...

Flamingos are Among Us

I had the pleasure of joining around eighty Muleshoe ISD 5th through 8th grade girls and their moms and other female role models to celebrate and learn about GiRL POWER ; Girls in Real Life. MISD partnered with the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health to bring...

The Future of Tolk

Rumors started circulating a while back that Tolk Station would be closing. I jumped to the conclusion, as I suspect other people also did, that the government was behind this because Tolk is coal-powered. But rather than assuming I knew what was going on, I decided...

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