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!

Muleshoe Celebrates American Independence 2017

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See video highlights of the 2017 4th of July celebration held in Muleshoe, Texas.  The fireworks display was postponed due to the bad weather and will be shot off by the Muleshoe Volunteer Fire Department on Saturday, July 8th, at dark in the West City Park.   The Muleshoe Chamber of Commerce Parade Marshall was Kenneth Henry and Master of Ceremonies was Justin Morris.   National Anthem was sung by Michelle Young and Cannon Air Force Base provided the color guard.  Parade judges were Dennis Fleenor, Staci Burris, and Kade & Kasie Riddle.  Parade Winners were 1st place Juanita Scolley Family,  2nd Muleshoe Heritage Foundation and 3rd was Templo El Buen Pastor. Bailey County Senior Citizens winner of the playhouse raffle was Scott Pollard, Bailey County Farm Bureau Yeti Cooler winner was Mike Franco, and the winner of the Muleshoe Lions Club gun giveaway was Trey Thompson.  Enjoy the Lil’ Miss and Mr. Firecracker Pageant, Doze and Dash Bed Derby, entertainment by Chris Flores, Kennedy Young, Trinity Christian Center Band and much more!

Sr. Center 4th of July Playhouse Raffle & Brisket Luncheon

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See our interview with Ronnie Dent with the Bailey County Senior Citizens who are having a 4th of July Brisket Luncheon and a Playhouse/Storage buildinjg raffle.   Get your tickets now at the Oneita Wagnon Senior Center, Main and Avenue D, in Muleshoe or you can call 806-272-4969.  The brisket luncheon is at the senior center from 11a.m.-2p.m. on the 4th of July.  Meet Your Neighbor is brought to you by United Supermarkets!

Thunderstorm with 82 MPH Wind Slams Muleshoe

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See video of the severe thunderstorm that slammed Muleshoe, Texas, just after 11p.m. on June 25, 2017 with the NWS issuing Severe Thunderstorm Warnings and a Tornado Warning.  At 11:25pm the Muleshoe Mesonet station clocked an 82 MPH wind gust.  The NWS Station at Channel 6 received 2.34″ of rain and the Mesonet site got 1.94″.

Mother and Baby Porcupine at Muleshoe NWR

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See video of a pair of porcupines, a mother and baby, in a hackberry tree at our own Muleshoe National Wildlife Refuge filmed on June 19, 2017.   Specifically they are North American Porcupines and Christena Stephens, biologist with Friends of the Muleshoe NWR, thought the baby, also known as a porcupette, was born probably in April or May.   The Muleshoe National Wildlife Refuge is located 16 miles south of Muleshoe, Texas, along Highway 214.

Tour of City of Muleshoe Training Facility

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See our video tour through the City of Muleshoe Training Facility conducted by Muleshoe City Manager LeAnn Gallman for the City Council on June 12, 2017, and during the Open House held on June 15, 2017.   The City of Muleshoe Training Facility was built to host educational programs for area police, fire and EMS departments and other various events.

Muleshoe City Council Meeting June 12, 2017

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See the Muleshoe City Council Meeting held on June 12, 2017, at City Hall in Muleshoe, Texas.   Items on the agenda include:  1. Approval of Minutes from May 8, 2017.   2. Consider reimbursement of receipts from Muleshoe Road Riders for reimbursement for 2017 Motorcycle Rally from Hotel/Motel Tax Funds.   3.  Receive Financial Statement for May 31, 2017.  4.  Administrative Reports:  a.  The Muleshoe Water Park opened Tuesday, May 30, 2017, with 277 admission on the first day.  b.  The Summer Reading Program is underway at the Muleshoe Area Public Library.   c.  The City of Muleshoe Training Facility is complete.   An Open House will be held on Thursday, June 15, 2017, from 2p.m.-4p.m.  d. The first “Movie in the Park” will be held on June 15, 2017.   A showing of “Racing Stripes” will be in the New City Park and the Muleshoe Girls Softball League will operate the concession stand again this year.  3.  Youth Fishing Day will be Saturday, June 17, 2017, at Lake Muleshoe from 9a.m. to Noon.  f. The Quarterly TML Region III meeting will be held in Lubbock on Thursday, June 29, 2017.  g.  The work on the west elevated storage tank is complete.   Water samples have been submitted and the tank will be online in the near future.   5.  Mayor and Council remarks.

Lincoln Riley Becomes OU Head Football Coach

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Bob Stoops, head football coach at the University of Oklahoma, is retiring after 18 seasons in Norman and Muleshoe native Lincoln Riley is set to replace him according to news sources out of Oklahoma. Hear our July 27, 2015, phone interview with Lincoln Riley as he became the Oklahoma Sooners offensive coordinator.   Lincoln is a 2002 graduate of Muleshoe High School and the son of Mike and Marilyn Riley and will assume the helm at one of the most powerful college football programs at the age of 33.

See the June 7, 2017, University of Oklahoma Press Conference with OU President David Boren and Athletic Director Joe Castiglione announcing Bob Stoops retirement and introducing Lincoln Riley as the new OU Head Football Coach.  Video provided by The Oklahoman/NewsOK.