Daily Archives: December 5, 2018

Former Muleshoe doctor reappointed to council

BY GAIL M. WILLIAMS
Muleshoe Journal Correspondent

Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed Kyle Sheets, M.D., of Ovalo, to the Council on Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke, according to a press release from the Office of the Governor. Sheets is a licensed physician in primary care, long affiliated with Muleshoe Area Medical Center. His term is set to expire Feb. 1, 2023.
Sheets was raised in Farwell and graduated from high school there. He received a Bachelor of Science from Abilene Christian University and a Doctor of Medicine from The University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.
“I practiced medicine as a family physician in Muleshoe for nearly 20 years,” Sheets said. “Some of my kids went to Muleshoe High School.”

Bula Cemetery Association remembers the dead, shows faith in the living

BY GAIL M. WILLIAMS
Muleshoe Journal Correspondent

Because a grave is not marked does not mean that the person buried there does not deserve to be remembered.
Betty Harlan, president of Bula Cemetery Association, knows that the town of Bula was once home to a post office, a school and a gin. There was also a cemetery, and though the graves were unmarked, she felt the people that were gone deserved to be remembered.
“At one time Bula was a functioning town,” Harlan said. “A very few people still have homes there, but no businesses or post office are open. The town of Bula has ceased to exist except in memory.”

Commissioners discuss ditch line placement, soil conservation

From staff reports

Bailey County Commissioners Court met in special session 11 a.m. Nov. 26 at the Courthouse.
Present were County Judge Sherri Harrison, Precinct 1 Commissioner Gary Don Gartin, Precinct 2 Commissioner Mike Slayden, Precinct 3 Commissioner Cody Black, Precinct 4 Commissioner Juan Chavez and County Clerk Robin Dickerson, ex-officio clerk of Commissioners Court.
Gartin moved and Chavez seconded a motion to approve the minutes of the previous meeting on Nov. 13. Motion carried unanimously.

TxDOT representative, commissioners discuss road repairs at railroad crossings

From staff reports

Bailey County Commissioners Court met in regular session at the Courthouse on Tuesday, Nov. 13. Present were County Judge Sherri Harrison, Precinct 1 Commissioner Gary Don Gartin, Precinct 2 Commissioner Mike Slayden, Precinct 3 Commissioner Cody Black, Precinct 4 Commissioner Juan Chavez and County Clerk Robin Dickerson, ex-officio clerk of Commissioners Court.
Chavez moved and Gartin seconded a motion to approve the minutes from the Oct. 22 and Oct. 30 meetings. Motion carried unanimously.

Bob Graves, still here after all these years

By Alice Liles

Alice’s note: This story first appeared in my blog The Bright Lights of Muleshoe on Nov 17. Bob Graves was my boss at one time or another at both junior high and high school when I taught for Muleshoe ISD and before he retired in 200. Even though he yells for the Sooners, he is a Mighty Mule through and through.

For forty-five years, Bob Graves has graced the halls, gyms, and football fields of Muleshoe Independent School District. He served under eight superintendents, did the play-by-play for many a football game, coached and taught enough students to populate a small town, and served at the junior high and high school as assistant principal and principal, all in the same small town where he first started his teaching career in the fall of 1958.