Daily Archives: January 3, 2019

The country schools that time took away

By Alice Liles

Alice’s note: This story first appeared in my blog The Bright Lights of Muleshoe on December 29, 2018. Bula School graduate Jim Pat Claunch brought to my attention that Bailey County once had many country schools that no longer exist. That sounded like something I needed to look into. This is what I discovered.

I don’t know how often this is the case with counties in Texas, but Bailey County has only one incorporated city within its borders-Muleshoe. Incorporated cities will surely have at least one school or school district, I would think. Don’t care to research that topic, but for our fair city that would be Muleshoe Independent School District. But over the course of history, Bailey County had a total of twenty-one small schools that served communities of people and their kids scattered around out in the country miles away from the developing city of Muleshoe, which in 1914 established its school. Old-timers know this.

Muleshoe graduate eyes future in medicine while studying in Grenada

Muleshoe Journal Correspondent

Some of us find our dreams close to home; others follow their dreams to far-off places.
Garrison Myers, a graduate of Muleshoe High School and Texas A&M, has followed his dream of becoming a surgeon to St. George’s University on the Caribbean island of Grenada.
Having completed his first semester at St. George’s, Myers is home on Christmas break.

Retired after 14 years

Juan Chavez was honored with a retirement party Dec. 28 at the Bailey County Courthouse. Judge Sherry Harrison presented Chavez with a plaque in appreciation for his outstanding and dedicational service to our county for 14 years.

Commissioners approve fiscal year-end budget report for 2019

Bailey County Commissioners Court met in regular session at 10 a.m. Dec. 10 in the Courthouse. Unofficial minutes follow.
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.

Swearing In

Justice of the Peace, Rodney Baker; County Clerk Robin Dickerson; Treasurer, Shonda Black; Precinct two, Mike Slayden; and Precinct four, Jim Daniel are pictured being sworn in, on Dec. 28th by County Judge Sherri Harrison.