Muleshoe City Council Meeting March 12, 2018

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See the Muleshoe City Council Meeting held on March 12, 2018, at City Hall in Muleshoe, Texas.   Items on the agenda include:   1. Approval of Minutes  a.  February 12, 2018.  2.  Consider Cancellation of General Election.  3. Consider appointment of Election Judges for City Special Election to be held May 5, 2018.  4.  Consider award of bid for ground storage tanks.   5.  Consider recommendation from Muleshoe Economic Development Corporation to renew the contract with Leading EDG.  6.  Receive financial statement for the month ending February 28, 2018.  7.  Administrative Reports:  a.  The city held a wellness clinic on Tuesday, February 27, 2018.  We had 39 employees and dependents participate.  b.  The TML Region 3 quarterly meeting will be March 29th at the Scottish Rite Learning Center in Lubbock.  c.  The city has received notification that Reach Broadband has been acquired by Financial Technologies, LLC DBA AW Broadband of Amarillo, Texas.   The sale is expected to be effective April 1, 2018.  d.  The pilot’s lounge project at the Muleshoe Municipal Airport is complete.   8.  Mayor and Council Remarks.

Bailey County March 6th Primary Election Returns 2018

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Bailey County District Clerk – Republican

Becky Espinoza   615     63.86%  Winner

Shelbi Harrison   348    36.13%

Bailey County Justice of the Peace – Republican

Daniel Guzman   131      13.43%

Nancy Barrier    207      21.23%

Danny Ramirez   231     23.69%

Rodney Baker   406    41.64%

No one got to 50% of the vote so a runoff election between Rodney Baker and Danny Ramirez will be held on May 22nd.

State Senate District 31 – Republican

Victor Leal   593

Kel Seliger   257

Mike Cannon    103

State Representative District 88 – Republican

Ken King      408

Jason Huddleston   371

Richard Beyea    114

Election returns brought to you by Randall Field, CPA.  Get full election results in our Thursday, March 8th, Muletrain News.

Dillman Elementary 2nd Grade PE Program 2018

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See video of the Dillman Elementary 2nd Grade PE program held on March 1, 2018, at the WJHS Gymnasium in Muleshoe, Texas.  The principal at Dillman Elementary is Letti Tovar and program was directed by Diane Skipworth and Charlotte Field.

Toast to Texas Celebrating Texas Independence Day 2018

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See the Toast to Texas program celebrating Texas Independence Day hosted by the Jennyslippers and held at the Bailey County Courthouse on March 2, 2018 in Muleshoe, Texas. Welcome by Becky Hoksbergen, Jennyslippers President, Invocation by Jamie Johnson, Pastor of Center Pointe, Posting of Colors & Pledges by Muleshoe Police Department, Toast to Texas by Sherri Harrison, Bailey County Judge, Texas History by Dan Greathouse, MISD Diagnostician, Texas Trivia by Shonda Black, Bailey County Treasurer and Texas Songs by Angel Hunt of Eevolve.

This is America – DeShazo 4th Grade Patriotic Program 2018

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See the Mary DeShazo Elementary School 4th Grade Patriotic Program “This is America” directed by Susan White on March 1, 2018, at the Kerry Moore Auditorium in Muleshoe, Texas.   The Principal at DeShazo Elementary is Erin Boatmun.  Program includes This is America, This is My Country, The Star-Spangled Banner, The Pledge to the American and Texas Flags, American Tears, Mighty United and The Lights of Freedom.

Jason Huddleston Speaks at Muleshoe Rotary

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See Texas State Representative District 88 Candidate Jason Huddleston speak to the Muleshoe Rotary Club on February 27, 2018, at the Bailey County Coliseum in Muleshoe, Texas.  Includes opening by Muleshoe Rotary President Scott Miller and school report by the Rotary Sweetheart Cassidy Cage.

Muleshoe ISD Spelling Bee 2018

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See the Muleshoe Independent School District Spelling Bee held on February 21, 2018, at the MISD Administration Building in Muleshoe, Texas.  The winner of the contest is Dhvni Sharma, an 8th grader at Watson Junior High School, daughter of Pinakin and Alka Sharma.  Dhvni has won the MISD Spelling Bee two years in a row and will compete in the regional spelling bee hosted by the Lubbock Avalanche Journal on March 31st.  Welcome by MISD Assistant Superintendent Dani Heathington, pronouncer was LeAnn Gallman, Muleshoe City Manager, and judges are Suzie Brown from Bailey County Electric Cooperative Association and Dan Greathouse, Diagnostician at MISD.

Rain Breaks 100+ Day Dry Spell

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See the rain that fell on Muleshoe, Texas, on February 16, 2018, breaking a 118 day dry spell at Channel 6 and 107 days at the Muleshoe Mesonet station, 2 miles south of town. Muleshoe received .56″ at the NWS Station at Channel 6 and the Mesonet site got .54″.

Muleshoe City Council Meeting February 12, 2018

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See the Muleshoe City Council Meeting held on February 12, 2018, at City Hall in Muleshoe, Texas.   Items on the agenda include:   1. Approval of Minutes of January 15, 2018.  2.  Receive 2016-2017 Audit Report from Randall Field.   3.  Consider forgiveness of penalty and interest on taxes on newly acquired Bailey County property.  4.  Receive Muleshoe Police Department 2017 Annual Contact Data Report.  5.  Consider Ordinance No. O-504-0218 – Structural Standards.  6.  Consider Ordinance No. O-505-0218 – Abandoned and Junk Vehicles.  7.  Consider Ordinance No. O-506-0218 – Approving Atmos Energy RRM Tariff.  8.   Consider Resolution No. R-736-0218 – HOME Grant Application.  9.  Consider Election Services Contract with Muleshoe ISD.  10.  Consider Election Services Contract with Muleshoe Area Hospital District.  11.  Order City General Election to be held May 5, 2018.  12.  Order City Special Election to be held May 5, 2018.  13.  Receive Financial Statement for the month ending January 31, 2018.  14.  Administrative Reports:  a. The city will hold a Wellness Clinic on Tuesday, February 27th for employees and their adult dependents.   b.   Work continues on the new lift station.   c. New bids will be opened on March 1st for the ground storage tank project.   d. The date for Mule Days and Kickin’ Nights has been confirmed for June 30th.   15.  Mayor and Council Remarks.  16.   Adjourn.

Senior Center Steak Meal and Auction Fundraiser Set for March 4th

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See our interview with Regena Dent about the upcoming steak meal and auction fundraiser scheduled for Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Oneita Wagnon Senior Center, Main and Avenue D in Muleshoe, that will begin at 12p.m.