A Prairie Dog Primer

Every time I drive to town I pass two fairly new prairie dog communities, don’t know if they are large enough to qualify as a prairie dog town yet, but it’s always interesting to see the activity going on. Chubby brown critters scampering here and there, others...

Another Successful CTE Power Lunch

I enjoyed the CTE Power Lunch so much last year, visiting with the students and seeing what they are studying and how they are preparing for life after high school, I looked forward to going again this year. And I was not disappointed....

The Strange Saga of Josh Blocher

In the old days, most everyone in Muleshoe and Bailey County probably knew about Josh Blocher and his quest to make Progress the most successful town in Bailey County. They also had heard tales of the money he was said to hoard and bury around his house, tales others...

The UHV Article about the Book

I earned my Master of Education from University of Houston Victoria in 1980 before we moved to Muleshoe. Recently I was contacted by Victoria Hudgeons asking to interview me for a story about The Bright Lights of Muleshoe for the UHV website Newsroom which follows up...

The Saddle Maker and the Plier Scabbard

When we moved to Muleshoe in 1980, I joined Beta Sigma Phi sorority. At that time the sorority’s big fundraiser was a community bingo night. Sorority members visited local businesses requesting items to be donated for the bingo prizes. One of the merchants on my list...

Close Encounters of the Wildlife Kind

We had a visit from a possum last night,  those much-maligned marsupials that look like a large rodent with thin hair. This is not the first time they have visited, of course. A few years ago, two little babies played possum in the fern bed as I routed the dogs away...

Road Trip to Amarillo

I’m a horse person, so when the Muleshoe Art Association talked about taking a road trip for our January meeting, and a trip to Amarillo’s 6th Street came up, I suggested we visit the American Quarter Horse Association and Museum which is also in Amarillo. So we did....

Happy New Year and You May Now Kiss the Bride

I was given the opportunity to ring in 2020 in a personal and creative way last night by not only ushering in the new year but also celebrating the beginning of a new life with the marriage of Caleb Wood and Chandler Barnes as the clock struck 12. Photographer Kennedy...

Robert and Maurine

Robert Hooten was stationed at Fort Bliss in El Paso. His uncle and aunt Ralph and Esther Johnson lived in nearby Las Cruces, New Mexico, and he visited them often. Robert happened to visit and attend church with them on the weekend that the church introduced Maurine...

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