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,...

The Little Press Box That Could

In 1996 when Benny Douglass Stadium had metal seating installed in the stands,  the original old press box was torn down and a new two-story one went up. For the next fourteen years that simple press box served the stadium and the football program well, but many...

The Misadventures of Alice and Jenice in Santa Fe

When friend Jenice Williamson revealed she had never been to Santa Fe, New Mexico, well, nothing would do but that we fix that gap in her list of adventures. And we did. Have adventures, that is. I picked her up at the Lubbock airport on a Saturday and we headed out...

The Trip to St. Louis, Missouri

Bill and I had not been to Missouri before, so when I saw the Mid-States Cactus and Succulent Conference was to be held in St. Louis this past June, it seemed like a good way to see that part of the world and make a cactus meeting at the same time. So we went and took...

The Doctor is In

A common refrain starting many a conversation with Dr. Bruce Purdy these days goes something like this: “I hear you may be retiring soon. Anything to that?” The answer is always a no. Since 1977, Bruce Purdy has been treating patients, manning the rotating Muleshoe...

I Wrote a Book!

You’ve read the blog-which you are doing. Now own the book! Yes, I finally took the plunge, selected stories all about Muleshoe and put them in one handy, convenient place, a 209-page compilation filled with over 200 full-color photographs that accompany and...

Mr. McCormick is Moving

I have an old wooden rocking chair, a family heirloom that I used to rock in with my Grandfather Drum. By the time it moved to Muleshoe with us in 1980, the springs had just about given way, the fabric was tattered, and it was time for an overhaul. I gathered it up...