The Great Newspaper Sting

One of the first stories I heard when we moved to Muleshoe is this classic I am about to share with you. Old-timers are probably already smiling, because I suspect my title gave it away. In fact, everyone I approached asking for more information about it knew exactly...

Dr. Jerry Gleason, DVM

In 1979 First Bank of Muleshoe installed the latest innovation in banking, a drive-through station with vacuum tubes to transport deposits from the customer’s vehicle into the bank teller’s hands. We are all pretty familiar with these conveniences now, but they were...

Road Trip-A 1,064 Mile Loop

The alpaca rugs I ordered from Ingrid’s in Paint Rock were ready. I was overdue for a visit with childhood friend Carol Sue who lives in Dallas, as well as spending some time with my aunt Loreda in Graham. I had wanted to see friend Shari at Spicewood as well and...

Now Playing at Your Local United- The Birds!

I have been fascinated by the grackles who have chosen the trees at United for their winter roosting site. This is not an advertisement for United, by the way; that just happens to be where I do my grocery shopping, which means I see those birds when I go to the...

Love as Strong as a Horse

I was ten and my sister Louise, or Weesie as I called her when I was learning to talk, was sixteen when she died in 1957. She was diagnosed with leukemia in September and died the following April. My parents were devastated, as parents would be, but mine had a love...

No Golf Today!

Just the other day I showed you the golf course in all its green glory (“Golf, Anyone?” December 7, 2017). This morning when we ventured out in the 17 degree weather to walk the dogs, this is the scene that greeted us: The course’s winter wardrobe may not be as bright...

Golf, Anyone?

Most mornings we take the dogs for a walk around the golf course. It’s handy, what with us living across the street from it, and early in the morning no golfers are playing so we pretty much have the place to ourselves. Well, except for Derrel and Nick who are always...

2017 Fire and Ice Cook-Off

Fire and ice? How about chili and ice cream? We sampled and voted for our favorites at the second Fire and Ice cook-off sponsored by the Muleshoe Chamber of Commerce Saturday night. Tamales, too. Chamber manager Kaci Morris and board members Steve Friskup, Kris...