Muleshoe City Council Meeting August 14, 2017

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See the Muleshoe City Council Meeting held on August 14, 2017, at City Hall in Muleshoe, Texas.  Items on the agenda:  1. Approval of Minutes  a. July 10, 2017  2. Consider cut off policy – Councilman Behrends  3.  Consider Ordinance O-497-0817 adopting City Charter Document.  4.  Consider Ordinance O-498-0817 adopting Right of Way ordinance.  5. Consider Ordinance O-499-0817 adopting Design Plan ordinance.  6. Consider and award bids for lift station.  7. Consider construction of additional hanger at Muleshoe Municipal Airport.  8. Consider Lease Agreement with Muleshoe Country Club.  9. Consider proposing tax rate for FY 2017/2018 budget.  10. Set date for public hearing for 2017/2018 budget.  11. Order City Special Election to be held on November 7, 2017.  12. Receive Financial Statement for the month ending July 31, 2017.  13. Administrative Reports:  a.  The City of Muleshoe hosted a blood drive on July 24, 2017.  They had 15 contacts and collected 12 units of blood.  b.  The TML Annual Conference will be in Houston on October 3-6.   Early registration deadline is August 17th.  c.  Movie in the Park will be Thursday, August 17, 2017, and Space Jam will be shown.  d.  The Muleshoe Water Park will close for the season on August 19th.  e.  We have received notification that Reach Broadband will increase rates as of September 1, 2017.  f.  The newly appointed Airport Advisory Board met on August 7, 2017.   Brett Bamert was elected Chair with Chad Armstrong as Vice Chair.  The purpose of the advisory board as well as the operation of the airport were discussed.  g.  LeAnn texted with council last week asking for you to contact our representative on SB 1.   h.  Muleshoe received a scoring on the Community Development Block Grant that was applied for recently and ranked 7th out of 15 who applied for the grant.  i.  The SPAG annual meeting will be September 13th in Lubbock.  14. Mayor and Council remarks  15. Executive Session  – Closed Session in accordance with Vernon’s Texas Codes Annotated, Government, Section 551.074 Personnel Matters – City Manager Evaluation.   16. Adjourn

New Muleshoe ISD Teachers for 2017-18

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New teachers and staff members at Muleshoe Independent School District for the 2017-18 school year are Jesse Garza (MHS Algebra 2, Coach Football/Track), Shelby Garza (MHS English 2), Ross Johnson (WJHS, Coach Football/Basketball/Track/PE), Titia Johnson (WJHS Art), Jessica Maynerich (WJHS & MHS Band), Ashleigh Harlow (Dillman 1st Grade), Dee Dee Smith (Dillman Music), Summer Jones (Dillman Special Ed), Misty Simmons (Dillman Special Ed Secretary), Christy Wooldridge (MISD Speech Language Pathologist), Jalen Garza (MHS Physics/Coach Football/Basketball/Track), Humberto Gonzalez (MHS Social Studies/Head Boy’s Basketball Coach), Jeorgina Gonzales (Migrant Services Coordinator), Larry Cribbs (MHS Geometry/One Act Play), Colby Trujillo (MHS Biology), Bridgette Wall (MHS IPC/Coach Basketball/Track), Haley Andrews (WJHS & MHS Ag), Mychelle Simms (WJHS Writing 7th Grade), Courtney Ware (WJHS Reading Special Ed), Keri Frost (WJHS Math Special Ed) and Victoria Bomer (WJHS Special Ed).

Dallas Morning News Photographer Tom Fox

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See our Meet Your Neighbor interview with Dallas Morning News Photographer Tom Fox who was recently in Muleshoe working on a piece about Muleshoe native and new OU Head Football Coach Lincoln Riley.  Meet Your Neighbor is brought to you by United Supermarkets.  Get the story about Lincoln Riley in the Dallas Morning News written by Barry Horn and shot by Tom Fox.

Heavy Rains Hit Muleshoe to End July 2017

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See some video of the heavy rain storms that have hit Muleshoe, Texas, on July 30 & 31, 2017, with our rainfall total at Channel 6 in Muleshoe at 2.02″ over the past 48 hours.  The Muleshoe Mesonet station, 2 miles south of town, received 2.61″ of rain.  Rain chances disappear for a short time mid-week but begin again Thursday and run throughout the weekend and into next week.   Muleshoe received .44″ of rain on Thursday night at Channel 6 and the Muleshoe Mesonet site got .39″.  The Avenue K NWS rain gauge had a total of 3.83″ of moisture for July and a 2017 rain total of 13.33″ as of the end of July and the Muleshoe Mesonet station had 4.24″ for July and a 2017 total of 14.54″ as of the end of month.

Interview with New Methodist Minister Tom Carter

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See our interview with the Reverend and Mrs. Tom Carter, new First United Methodist pastor in Muleshoe and Earth, brought to you by United Supermarkets for our Meet Your Neighbor program.  You are invited to join the First United Methodist Church in Muleshoe for Sunday School at 9:45a.m. and Sunday Worship at 11a.m.

Mule Days and Kickin’ Nights 2017

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See video highlights of the Mule Days and Kickin’ Nights concert presented by Coors Light featuring William Clark Green and Callahan Divide at the Muleshoe Country Club on July 22, 2017.  Master of Ceremonies is Scott Miller and National Anthem sung by Michelle Young.  Proceeds raised from the event will go to the Muleshoe Meals on Wheels program.  You can visit William Clark Green online at and Callahan Divide can be found at

Immaculate Conception Catholic Grand Jamaica 2017

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See video highlights of the 2017 Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Grand Jamaica held on July 16, 2017, in Muleshoe, Texas featuring some of the music, games, food and fun.

Muleshoe City Council Meeting July 10, 2017

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See the Muleshoe City Council Meeting held on July 10, 2017, at City Hall in Muleshoe, Texas.  Items on the agenda:  1. Receive Public Comment concerning the 2017 Consumer Confidence Report.  2.  Approval of Minutes   a. June 12, 2017.    3. Consider issuance of a permit to Muleshoe Country Club to exceed 85 Db for the concert to be held July 22nd.   4. Consider appointment of an Airport Advisory Board.   5.  Consider Ordinance O-496-0717 Amending Ordinance O-0478-0515 Adopting rules and regulation regarding alcoholic beverages.  6.  Receive Financial Statement for the quarter ending June 30, 2017.  7. Administrative Reports:  a. Youth Fishing Day was held on June 17, 2017 at Lake Muleshoe.  We had 130 youth sign up and participate.   b. Congratulations and thank you to the Muleshoe Chamber of Commerce on a successful July 4th celebration.  Thanks, too, to the City Public Works Department, Muleshoe Police Department and the Muleshoe Volunteer Fire Department for their efforts on the 4th of July.  c.  Movie in the Park will be held on July 20, 2017.   We will be showing “The Secret Life of Pets”.  d.  The Muleshoe Country Club will be hosting Mule Days and Kickin Nights on July 22, 2017, at the Muleshoe Country Club.  William Clark Green and Callahan Divide will be providing the entertainment for the evening.  e.  The city will host a blood drive on July 24, 2017 from 10a.m. to 2p.m. at City Hall.  f. The city swimming pool party has been rescheduled for July 24, 2017 at 7p.m. at the Muleshoe Water Park.  g.  Bids will be opened on August 2nd for the lift station project.  Council will consider awarding the bid at the August 2017 council meeting.  8. Mayor and Council Remarks.

Muleshoe Fireworks 2017

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See the fireworks display shot off for the 4th of July celebration in Muleshoe, Texas, by the Muleshoe Volunteer Fire Department in the west city park sponsored by the City of Muleshoe and the Muleshoe Chamber of Commerce.  Bad weather on the 4th of July forced the fireworks to be postponed until July 8, 2017.   Gil Lamb Advertising coverage of the 4th of July festivities in Muleshoe brought to you by Burton Service Center, Dale Oil Company, Farmers Insurance Group, First Bank, H&R Block, Hi-Tek Automotive, Irrigation Pumps & Power, Leal’s Tortilla Factory, Muleshoe Animal Clinic/Vet Supply, Muleshoe Housing Authority, Bailey County Electric, Randall Field, CPA, WTG Fuels, Shipman’s Body Shop, Lance Insurance, Ag Aviation, Hereford Feed Ingredients, Muleshoe Area Medical Center, Mohawk Auto Parts, AimBank, Precure Electric, McDonald’s Restaurant, Five Area Telephone/West Plains Telecom.

Thunderstorm with Impressive Shelf Clouds Hit Muleshoe

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See video of the thunderstorms that hit the Muleshoe, Texas, area with impressive shelf clouds on July 3rd and 4th, 2017, with Channel 6 receiving .40″ of rain on July 3rd and .30″ of rain on July 4th.  The Muleshoe fireworks display was cancelled due to the bad weather on July 4th and will be rescheduled.  As soon as the date is set we will let you know!