The Wanderlust Kid

Joe Adams, MHS Class of ‘66, was here the other day to revisit his hometown and plant a seed that he hopes will perhaps inspire  young people to dare to follow their heart’s desire and fulfill their own wanderlust calling them to far-off lands, adventure, and...

Flags, Holidays, and Rotary Club

American flags mysteriously pop up around town on holidays, making a patriotic statement and looking pretty to boot. Those flags don’t march themselves out there; we have the Muleshoe Rotary Club to thank for reminding us we are privileged to live in the United States...

Mohawk Auto Turns 50

Last Wednesday, May 9th, I had the pleasure of attending the customer appreciation luncheon hosted by the Moore family celebrating fifty years of business of Mohawk Auto Parts in Muleshoe. The event drew quite a crowd to the Bailey County Civic Center meeting...

Muleshoe Chamber of Commerce Throws Another Party

Chamber manager Kaci Morris and her crew at the Muleshoe Chamber of Commerce treated the town to a great evening May 5th. Guests gathered in the Commons Area of Muleshoe High School cafeteria for a buffet meal catered by Grandaddy’s of Muleshoe and Annie and Martha’s...

Tumbleweeds from Hell

If Ben Franklin once said that guests and fish begin to smell after three days, I think he would say our tumbleweeds are smelling like beached whales. The wind blew with a vengeance from the southeast all day Thursday, April 20th, wreaking havoc in our pasture and on...

Muleshoe Art Association’s Spring Show for 2018

Not only is the wind telling us it is spring in West Texas, the Muleshoe Art Association hosted their annual spring art show April 9th through the 13th at AimBank in Muleshoe. Eighty-six pieces of art were entered, and judge Mike Lafleur from Amarillo had his work cut...

Need a Game of Dominoes? Try the Senior Center

Every week day afternoon, and maybe some mornings, dominoes is the game of choice at the senior citizens center at the corner of Main and Avenue D in Muleshoe. Bob Graves, Butch Vandiver, Buddy Embry, Cyrus Dale, Kenneth Henry, Ray Precure, Gene Paul Jarman, Richard...

Muleshoe Art Association

I think it was in 2014, 2013 maybe, that I joined the Muleshoe Art Association. I don’t paint, but photography is considered an art form these days, so I joined and also entered their annual spring art show. This year that show will be held the week of April 9th at...

TCTA’s 2018 Annual Meeting

Caroline invited me to attend this year’s TCTA annual meeting in Austin with her. She would be serving as a district director from District 16, and I would be sitting in the visitor’s section observing. I was looking forward to it. The meeting was set for Friday,...

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...