Quanah Parker Arrow Receives Comanche Blessing

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See members of the Quanah Parker family perform at Comanche blessing on the Quanah Parker Arrow located at the Muleshoe Heritage Center in Muleshoe, Texas, on September 17, 2016.  Members of the Quanah Parker family who bless the arrow are Paul Davis, Glen Leming, Bruce Parker, Babs Shelton, Ardith Parker Leming and Linda Davis.  Dr. Holle Humphries with the Texas Plains Trail presents a program on the “Trail of Living Waters” summarizing how Comanches and other South Plains tribes navigated the water trailways associated with Yellow House Draw and nearby Blackwater Draw to track and hunt game and trade with Comancheros.

Muleshoe City Council Meeting September 12, 2016

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See the Muleshoe City Council Meeting held at City Hall in Muleshoe, Texas, on September 12, 2016.  Items on the Agenda:  1. Approval of Minutes  a. Budget Workshop – August 4, 2016  b. Council Meeting – August 8, 2016  c. Public Hearing 2016/2017 Tax Rate – August 22, 2016  d. Public Hearing 2016/2017 Tax Rate – August 30, 2016  e. Public Hearing 2016/2017 Budget – August 30, 2016  2. Consider authorizing the submission of Community Development Block Grant application and the procurement of professional services – Kay Howard, A&J Howco Services, Inc.  3.  Consider Ordinance No. O-486-916 – Adopting 2016/2017 Budget  4. Consider Ordinance No. O-487-916 – Setting Tax Rate  5. Consider Ordinance No. O-488-916 – Amending Appendix A Fee Schedule  6. Consider request of Muleshoe Rotary Club for Hotel/Motel Tax Funds for the promotion of the 24th Annual Team Roping Event  7. Consider request of Muleshoe Rotary Club for Hotel/Motel Tax Funds for the promotion of the 4th Annual Old Pete Classic 5K Run  8. Consider Official Ballot of Texas Municipal League Intergovernmental Risk Pool Board of Trustees Election  9. Consider Official Ballot of TML Multistate Intergovernmental Employee Benefits Pool Board of Trustees – TML Region 3 Election  10. Consider final plat for CP Homes for property on West Avenue K immediately East of the Harmon Elliott Complex  11. Consider Council  Code of Conduct – Mayor Black  12. Receive Financial Statement for the month ending August 31, 2016  13. Administrative Reports:  a. The City will host a blood drive on September 14, 2016 from 10:00am-2:00pm  b. The TML Region 3 meeting will be September 29, 2016 at the Scottish Rite Learning Center in Lubbock  c. Muleshoe Area Public Library will hold a Senior Citizens Health Fair on Friday, September 16th  d. The City will participate in a Rating Conference Call with Standard and Poor’s on Tuesday, September 13th.  This call is part of the process for the 2016 CO Bonds.  14. Mayor and Council Remarks  15. Council Training – Slater Elza, City Attorney  16. Adjourn

Muleshoe ISD Tax Swap Election Passes

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These are the “unofficial” election results from the September 8, 2016, Muleshoe ISD Special election.  We do have some provisional ballots that may change the numbers on these results.

Approving the Ad Valorem Tax Rate of $1.35 per $100 valuation in Muleshoe Independent School District for the current year, a rate that is $0.00 higher per $100 valuation than the school district rollback tax rate for the purpose of increasing the Maintenance and Operation Rate by $0.13 to $1.17 per year and reducing the Interest and Sinking Rate by $0.13 to $0.18 for this year.

For:              115

Against:         47

Tropical Storm Brings More Heavy Rain

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Tropical Cyclone Newton brings hours of heavy downpours to the Muleshoe area dropping 2.49″ at Channel 6 and 1.79″ at the Muleshoe Mesonet station on September 6 & 7, 2016.

Drenching Rains Hit Muleshoe, August 2016

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Drenching rains fall in Muleshoe beginning on Thursday, August 25th.  As of Thursday, September 1st, the NWS Station at Channel 6 has received 4.28″ in the past 7 days and the Muleshoe Mesonet site has 4.97″.  The mesonet site received 5.99″ of rain and the NWS Station at Channel 6 got 5.34″ during the month of August.   Get more details in our Muletrain News programs.

First Day of School Interviews 2016

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Meet Raul, Khloe, Kinelly and Maddie who all went to school for the first times in their lives on August 22, 2016.  This is our Meet Your Neighbor program brought to you by United Supermarkets.

New Muleshoe ISD Teachers for 2016-17

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The new teachers and staff members at Muleshoe Independent School District for the 2016-17 school year are Angela Reyes (Dillman/Kindergarten), Marisela Casanova (DeShazo/TA), BreAnn Saenz (Dillman/TA), Sonia Bustillos (DeShazo/Librarian), Suzanne King (MHS Counselor), Kenton Randolph (MHS/IT), Amanda Mueller (Dillman/Pre-K), Alyssa Lopez (MHS Art), Trevor Owens (MHS History), Steven Butler (MHS Science), Christy Butler (DeShazo/3rd Grade Math & Science), Tiphanie Chanel (MHS Family & Consumer Science), Pam Doolittle (MHS Chemistry & A&P), Lydia Campos (Dillman/2nd Grade), Veronica Arellano (WJHS/8th Grade Science), R.C. Mills (WJHS/8th Grade History), Zachary Toscano (WJHS Athletics/Creative Thinking), Lindsey Jennings (MHS English IV), Tami Watts (WJHS Resource), Susan White (DeShazo/Fine Arts), Jay Parker (MHS English II, Cross Country & Girls Basketball), Tammy Parker (DeShazo/3rd Math & Science), Wendy Hollis (Dillman/1st Grade) and Stephanie Brown (Dillman/1st Grade).

Muleshoe City Council Meeting August 8, 2016

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See the Muleshoe City Council Meeting held on August 8, 2016, at City Hall in Muleshoe, Texas.  Items on the Agenda:  1. Approval of Minutes  a. Public Hearing July 11, 2016  b. Council Meeting July 11, 2016.  2. Consider Resolution No. R-718-0816 Approving and Authorizing Publication of Notice of Intent to Issue Certificates of Obligation for Water & Sewer Improvements.  3. Consider and award bid for the HOME Program construction contract.  4. Consider Proposing Tax Rate for FY2016-2017 Budget.  5.  Set dates for Public Hearing for Tax Rate and 2016-2017 Budget.  6. Consider request and receipts for reimbursement of Hotel/Motel Tax Funds from Muleshoe Heritage Foundation for the annual Tour de Muleshoe held in June 2016.  7. Receive financial statement for the month ending July 31, 2016.  8. Administrative Reports:  a. The city hosted a blood drive on July 20, 2016.  They had 12 contacts and collected 10 units of blood.  b. The TML Annual Conference will be in Austin October 4-7.  Registration deadline is August 30th.  c.  “Movie in the Park” will be Thursday, August 18, 2016.  We will be showing “Angels in the Outfield”.  d. The Muleshoe Water Park will close for the season on Sunday, August 14, 2016.  9.  Mayor and Council Remarks.  10. Executive Session  – Closed Session in Accordance with Vernon’s Texas Codes Annotated, Government, Section 551.074 Personnel Matters – City Manager Evaluation.  11. Adjourn.

Badges and Boots Community Worship Service

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See the Badges and Boots Community Worship Service sponsored by the Bailey County Ministerial Alliance on August 7, 2016, at the Bailey County Coliseum in Muleshoe, Texas, to honor the Muleshoe Police Department, Bailey County Sheriff’s Department, Muleshoe Volunteer Fire Department, Bailey County EMS, Department of Public Safety and Texas Parks and Wildlife.   Order of Worship:  Call to Worship by Praise Team, Welcome by Dr. Stacy Conner, Invocation by Rosendo Lopez, Presenting the Colors by Cannon Air Force Base Color Guard, The National Anthem Led by Jeff Bailey, Pledge of Allegiance Led by Mayor Cliff Black, God Bless American Led by Jeff Bailey, Introduction of Our Guests by Dr. Stacy Conner, Recognition of Muleshoe Police Department by Jeff Coffman, Songs of Praise Led by the Praise Team Suzanne King, Sally and Jay Messenger, Recognition of Bailey County Sheriff’s Department by Steve Friskup, Amazing Grace Led by Curtis Shelburne, Recognition of Muleshoe Volunteer Fire Department by Curtis Shelburne, Music of Inspiration by Jeff Bailey, Recognition of Bailey County EMS by Steven Hart, Recognition of Department of Public Safety and Texas Parks and Wildlife by Elias Torres, A Prayer of Blessing by Mindy McLanahan, Music of Inspiration by Jeff Bailey, A Message of Appreciation by Sam Medina, Offering by Sergio Leal, Offertory Song by Jeff Bailey, Parting Words by Reydon Stanford and Benediction by Ruben Acevedo.  With your generosity, $6,097.03 was collected at the offering and will be entrusted to the Dallas Foundation’s “Line of Duty Fund.”  This fund will grant educational scholarships to the children of the Police Officers killed on July 8, 2016, in Dallas.

Meet Your Neighbor – Still Creek Ranch

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See our Meet Your Neighbor program featuring the Still Creek Ranch Equestrian Director Aubrey Stoughton and member of Brazos County Pony Club Kate Brown.  Meet Your Neighbor is brought to you by United Supermarkets.  Find our more information about the Still Creek Ranch, near Bryan/College Station, Texas, on their website at http://www.stillcreekranch.org/