Daily Archives: March 8, 2019

Sheriff to apply for All Weather Police Emergency Response Grant

Bailey County Commissioners Court met in regular session at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 25, 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 Jim Daniel; and Deputy County Clerk Robin Dickerson, ex-officio clerk of Commissioners Court.

Community Youth Art Exhibition begins

PORTALES—Eastern New Mexico University in Portales announces the juried results of the tenth annual K through ENMU Juried Community Youth Art Exhibition as part of National Youth Art Month in March.
The public exhibition is scheduled to run Feb. 25 through March 22, 2019 in ENMU Runnels Gallery, located within the ENMU Golden Student Success Center (GSSC). The GSSC is open Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to midnight; Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 9 p.m.; Sunday, noon to midnight (during the regular academic year, excluding holidays)
K through ENMU started ten years ago with its first exhibition hosted in the lobby of the Golden Library with a small, but powerful showing of artwork from students in Portales, New Mexico. Seeing a need in the community for such an event, the Portales Arts Council originally conceived the event. After the second year, the Runnels Gallery took ownership and has since been the caretaker of K through ENMU. The exhibition has grown to include student artwork from schools all over New Mexico and West Texas.

City District 2, Hospital District elections canceled

A special meeting of the Muleshoe City Council was held Monday, Feb. 25, at City Hall. Unofficial minutes follow.
Present were Mayor Cliff Black; Mayor Pro-Tem Colt Ellis; and council members Earl Behrends and Lupe Mendoza. Council member Gary Parker was absent.
Others present were Attorney Slater Elza, Underwood Law Firm; Public Works Director Ramon Sanchez; Police Chief Gary McHone; City Manager LeAnn Gallman and City Secretary Zanea Carpenter.

Bailey County Jail Log

February 27
Sergio Guzman, 46, Lovington, New Mexico Failure to appear; Harassment.
Bannel Mendoza-Figueroa, 23, Los Angeles, California Possession of controlled substance Penalty Group Two; less than one gram, possession of marijuana less than two ounces.

February 28
Jeremy Sanchez, 22, Amarillo, Texas Possession of controlled substance Penalty Group Two; less than one gram.

March 1
Erlin Espinoza, 31, Muleshoe, Texas Sexual Assault, child.
Edras Reyes, 18, Muleshoe, Texas Sexual Assault, child.

March 2
Zhanee Jackson, 23, Duncanville, Texas Dallas County Warrant; Theft greater than or equal to five hundred dollars less than one thousand five hundred dollars.

Kay Graves and a little piece of heaven

By Alice Liles

Alice’s note: This story first appeared in my blog The Bright Lights of Muleshoe on February 27, 2019. I knew Kay Graves and taught her kids Courtney and Adam. She was in a class all her own and left her mark on Muleshoe in so many ways. I suspect I left out many of the things she accomplished and the people she was there for. Here’s at least part of her story.

You may or may not know Muleshoe has a food pantry that serves Bailey County residents who sometimes need a helping hand with groceries. You also may or may not know that the food pantry exists because of Kay Graves. Let me tell you about Kay; then in a following story, we’ll take a look at the food pantry.