Monthly Archives: February 2019

Workforce Solutions South Plains to Host Agricultural Employer Forum

Lubbock— Agriculture employers across the South Plains are encouraged to attend the 2019 West Texas Agricultural Employer Forum on Thursday, February 28, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the American Windmill Museum located at 1701 Canyon Lake Drive in Lubbock. Lunch will be provided. Workforce Solutions South Plains is presenting the event which will benefit employers involved in all aspects of agriculture, including; farming, ranching, cotton ginning, warehousing, dairy and vineyards.

Candidates file for City, MISD, MAHD ballot placement

The following candidates have filed for a place on the City General Election ballot, according to City Secretary Zanea Carpenter. The filing deadline was Feb. 15. The last day that an individual may register to vote in the General Election is Thursday, April 4.
City General Election
Lupe Mendoza (incumbent), District 2
Juan Chavez, District 1
Colt Ellis (incumbent), District 1 

Watson students rewarded for actions, hard work

BY GAIL M. WILLIAMS
Muleshoe Journal Correspondent

Two Watson Junior High students were recently honored by Texas Tech University and Whataburger with the Whataburger Winners Circle award.
Eighth grader Jaxson Burrus, son of Justin and Jennifer Burrus, is involved in a variety of activities. He plays trumpet in the band, is active in athletics with football as his favorite sport, and the Gifted and Talented program where he recently participated in a quick-thinking project for an event.

Ellis Funeral Home honors fallen soldiers

BY GAIL M. WILLIAMS
Muleshoe Journal Correspondent

Ellis Funeral Home hosted the exhibition “Remembering Our Fallen from Texas,” a display that represented more the 680 soldiers, on Monday.
“It was a big exhibit. We had pictures all around the funeral home,” said Starla Ellis.
Todd, Starla and Colt Ellis hosted the exhibition as part of their celebration of 60 years in business.
Starla said that in February of 1959, her father-in-law Frank H. Ellis and wife Sally purchased interest in the funeral home.

Railroad work scheduled for us 70 crossing

MULESHOE — US 70 (N. 1st Street) in Muleshoe is scheduled to be closed to traffic beginning Friday, February 22, to allow the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad Company to safely perform routine maintenance work on the railroad crossing located between US 84 (E. American Boulevard) and E. Ash Avenue.
Traffic will be detoured around the area using US 84 and Dallas, Ithaca and Birch streets.
Northbound US 70 traffic will be detoured around the area using US 84 to either W. Dallas Street or E. Ithaca Street and onto either W. or E. Birch avenues.
Southbound US 70 traffic wanting to connect with southbound US 84 will be detoured to E. Birch Avenue then to E. Ithaca; to connect with northbound US 84, southbound 70 traffic will be detoured at W. Birch Avenue to W. Dallas Street.
Work on the project is expected to wrap-up and the roadway reopened to traffic on Friday, March 1; weather permitting.