Remember Our Fallen Heroes Comes to Muleshoe

Ellis Funeral Home is celebrating sixty years of service this year. As a way of honoring Muleshoe and the surrounding community they have come to know for those sixty years, they hosted the Remember Our Fallen Heroes from Texas exhibit this  past Presidents Day...

Soul Stew for Valentine’s Day

First United Methodist Church in Muleshoe celebrated Valentine’s Day this year with delivery of valentine bags filled with goodies as a way of spreading cheer to people we thought might enjoy a bright spot in their day. Preparations began Wednesday, the night before...

Carl and the Bamert Seed Story

Carl and Cookie Bamert married in Las Cruces, New Mexico, spent part of their honeymoon at the Elite Hotel in Clovis, liked what they saw across the state line around Muleshoe, bought some land, and never looked back....

My Fifteen Minutes of Fame at the Book Signing!

Last Saturday I had the pleasure of hosting a book signing for The Bright Lights of Muleshoe at the Barnes and Noble store located in the South Plains Mall in Lubbock, Texas. The store’s Community Business Development Manager, Terry Handley, worked with me to organize...

The Surprise in the Elm Tree

Porche Dog just had a fit a couple of weeks ago one night barking at something out in the pasture. This is not unusual, as she takes her guard dog duties very seriously and warns us of unwanted or unexpected visitors, but her insistence that something was out there...

The Country Schools That Time Took Away

I don’t know how often this is the case with counties in Texas, but Bailey County has only one incorporated city within its borders-Muleshoe. Incorporated cities will surely have at least one school or school district, I would think. Don’t care to research that topic,...

A Look at the Bailey County Courthouse

When the Bailey County Courthouse had its facelift last year, I decided it was time to look into its history. I went to the Internet for some general information and discovered that Bailey County has had two courthouses. The original, a white frame structure, was...

Meals on Wheels is not a Food Truck

Meals on Wheels is food on wheels, sort of, but not a food truck. It is hot food delivered to homebound and disabled people who can’t prepare their own meals by volunteers using their own wheels.  And a nice side effect is that the delivery of a meal brings with...

Bob Graves-Still Here After All These Years

For forty-five years, Bob Graves has graced the halls, gyms, and football fields of Muleshoe Independent School District. He served under eight superintendents, did the play-by-play for many a football game, coached and taught enough students to populate a small town,...