MISD Back to School Faculty/Staff Meeting

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See the Muleshoe Independent School District Back to School Faculty/Staff Meeting for the 2022-23 School Year held on August 8, 2022, at the Kerry Moore Auditorium. Guest speaker is ENMU History Professor/Broadcaster Doc Elder. MISD Service Awards are presented and MHS Principal Cindy Bessire is named the Texas Classroom Teachers Association Administrator of the Year.

Muleshoe City Council Meeting Livestream, August 8, 2022

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See the livestream of the Muleshoe City Council Meeting on Monday, August 8, 2022, beginning at 5:30p.m. Items on the agenda include: 1. Approval of Minutes  a. July 11, 2022. 2. Consider proposing tax rate for FY 2022/2023 budget. 3. Set date for public hearings for 2022/2023 tax rate and budget. 4. Consider Ordinance O-535-0822 Approving Atmos Energy Rate Settlement. 5. Receive Financial Statement for the month ending July 31, 2022. 6. Administrative Reports: a. The SPAG Annual General Assembly Meeting will be September 14, 2022, at the Science Spectrum Exhibit Hall in Lubbock. b. The last “Movie in the Park” for this season will be August 11th. We will be showing “The Greatest Showman”. c. The TML Annual Conference will be in San Antonio October 5 – 7. Cancellations must be made by August 25th. d. The Muleshoe Water Park will close for the season on August 13, 2022. e. A retirement reception for Ann Mount will be held on August 19, 2022, from 3-4pm in the council chambers. 7. Mayor and Council remarks 8. Executive Session Closed Session in Accordance with Vernon’s Texas Codes Annotated, Government, Section 551.072 Real Estate. Closed Session in Accordance with Vernon’s Texas Codes Annotated, Government, Section 551.074 Personnel Matters – City Manager Evaluation. 9. Consider action, if any, on executive session. 10. Adjourn.

New MISD Teachers 2022-23

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Meet the new Muleshoe Independent School District teachers and staff for the 2022-23 school year. New teachers at Dillman elementary include Kala Thomason, Keelee Medford, Adelle Davis, Claudia Mendoza, Natalie Diaz, Sarahi Regalado, Chazlin Lesueur, Brittany Espinoza and Phelicia Ruvalcaba. DeShazo Elementary new teachers are Debbie Vinson, Christine Baca, Dawn Ramaekers and Dez’Rae Sanchez. WJHS new faculty is Hector Lopez, Gentry Doolittle, Bailey Doolittle, Jon Chavez, Zoe Apodaca and Crystal Lozano and the new MHS teachers are Kattie Palmer, Brannon Karger, Brandt Davis, Johnny Baca, Hillary Birkey, Chrissy Bass and Bianca Jasso. Meet Your Neighbor is brought to you by United Supermarkets.

Muleshoe City Council Meeting Livestream, July 11, 2022

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See the livestream of the Muleshoe City Council Meeting on Monday, July 11, 2022, beginning at 5:30p.m. Items on the agenda include: 1. Receive public comment concerning the 2021 Consumer Confidence Report. 2. Approval of Minutes a. Public Hearing June 13, 2022 b. June 13, 2022. 3. Consider awarding construction bid for the HOME Program #1002804 to Build Kingdom, Lubbock Texas for the address 501 E 5th. Award will be contingent on the loan closing in the month of July. 4. Receive Investment Summary and Financial Statement for the month ending June 30, 2022. 5. Administrative Reports: a. Staff attended the TML Region III Meeting on June 23rd at the Spirit Ranch. b. Movie in the Park will be July 21st. We will be showing “The Greatest Showman”. c. Congratulations and thank you to the Muleshoe Chamber of Commerce on a successful July 4th Celebration. Thanks to the City of Muleshoe Public Works Department, Police Department and Fire Department for all your hard work during the celebration. 6. Mayor and Council remarks. 7. Budget Work Session. 8. Adjourn.

Remembering Jim Young

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Remembering our good friend and Muleshoe pioneer Jim Young, July 25, 1944 – July 4, 2022, with our archival Muleshoe pioneer interview with him and his sister Sue Rodgers from August 16, 2013. Memorial service for Jim Young will be held on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at 2p.m., at the First Baptist Church with Dr. Stacy Conner officiating and a Celebration of Life will follow from 4-7p.m. at the Desert Rose. Hear the full obituary in the Friday, July 8, 2022, Muletrain News.

4th of July in Muleshoe 2022

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See video of the 4th of July celebrations held in Muleshoe, Texas, on July 2, 2022, organized by the Muleshoe Chamber of Commerce. Video includes the parade, vendors around the courthouse, car show, MHS cheerleaders, cornhole tournament, frog and turtle races, Lil’ Miss and Mister Firecracker Pageant, Muleshoe Little League Awards Ceremony and the fireworks. Gil Lamb Advertising coverage of the 4th of July in Muleshoe is brought to you by Barrett Potato Farms, Burton Service Center, Dale Oil Company, Lance Insurance, Hi-Tek Automotive, Muleshoe Animal Clinic/Vet Supply, Randall Field CPA, Leal’s Tortilla Factory, Bailey County Farm Bureau/Scott Miller, Muleshoe ISD, McDonald’s Restaurant, Five Area Telephone/West Plains Telecom, McCormick Seeds, Muleshoe Area Medical Center, Precure Electric, Shipman’s Body Shop/Autoplex, Mohawk Auto Parts, Muleshoe Housing Authority, K&K Pharmacy, Bamert Seed, Irrigation Pumps and Power, WTG Fuels, Muleshoe Livestock Auction and Bailey County Electric Cooperative.

MISD Dani Heathington Center Groundbreaking

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See the groundbreaking ceremony held on June 29, 2022, for the Dani Heathington Center at Muleshoe High School and hear about the facility from MISD Director of Facilities Chad Beall. Meet Your Neighbor is brought to you by United Supermarkets.

Muleshoe City Council Meeting Livestream, June 13, 2022

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See the livestream of the Muleshoe City Council Meeting on Monday, June 13, 2022, beginning at 5:30p.m. Items on the agenda include: 1. Approval of Minutes
a. Council Meeting May 9, 2022. 2. Consider Revised Drought Contingency Plan. 3. Receive Financial Statement for the month ending May 31, 2022. 4. Administrative Reports: a. Staff attended the Muleshoe Chamber of Commerce banquet on May 21, 2022. b. The Muleshoe Water Park opened on May 31, 2022, with 389 admissions for the first day. c. The Youth Fishing Day took place at Lake Muleshoe on Saturday, June 4th. We had 92 fishermen registered. d. Movie in the Park will be June 16th at the new city park. We will be showing “Encanto”. The movie will start at dusk. e. The Muleshoe Public Library began their Summer Reading Program on June 1st. f. Staff and council have completed the required cyber security training for another year. g. The TML Region III meeting will be on June 23, 2022, at the Spirit Ranch in Lubbock at 5:30pm. h. The City pool party will be on Monday, June 27, 2022 at the Muleshoe Water Park. i. Set date for budget work session. 5. Mayor and Council remarks. 6. Adjourn.

Remembering Barbara Mae Blackman

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Remembering our good friend Barbara Mae Blackman, December 15, 1925 – May 26, 2022, with our archival Muleshoe pioneer interview from 2013. Graveside service for Barbara Mae Blackman will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2022, at 11a.m. at the Muleshoe Memorial Park with Dr. Stacy Conner and Curtis Shelburne officiating. Barbara Mae Blackman’s grandparents Samuel Elijah and Laura Pearl Williamson Morris moved to the Muleshoe area in 1917 along with their oldest son Arnold, Barbara’s father. Grace Johnston Morris, her mother, came to Muleshoe in 1920 from Petrolia, Texas, as a bride.  You can hear her full obituary in the Thursday, June 2nd, 2022, Muletrain News.

MISD Teachers of the Year 2022

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See the Muleshoe Independent School District end of the year faculty/staff awards program held on May 27, 2021, at the Kerry Moore Auditorium with MISD Superintendent Dr. R.L. Richards as the Master of Ceremonies. MISD retirees were honored including Peggy Peterson, Debra Jennings, Valinda Miller, Gretchen Ogerly, Shane Berry, Carey Sudduth, Dana Rasco and Dani Heathington. It was announced that the soon to be built indoor athletic facility will be named the “Heathington Center” in honor of Dani Heathington. Staff Member of the Year was awarded to Sylvia Dominguez, Elementary Teacher of the Year to Samantha Anderson and Secondary Teacher of the Year to Jodi Davis.