Daily Archives: April 3, 2019

Former Editor Larry Thornton inducted into PPA Hall of Fame

Former Muleshoe Journal Editor Larry Thornton was honored Friday by the Panhandle Press Association.
Thornton, who died Nov. 14, was inducted into the Panhandle Press Association Hall of Fame at the 109th Annual Convention Hall of Fame Banquet.
His wife, Dianne Thornton, and kids, Jessica and Sean Thornton, were present to receive the plaque in his honor.
Thornton led the Muleshoe Journal as editor from 2005-16.
Under his leadership, the publication won multiple state and regional contest awards. The Kansas-native was an active member of the Panhandle Press Association and served as president in 2016-17.

Around Muleshoe

Caregiver Alliance Support Group
“Caring Hearts” Legacy of Love Hospice will be sponsoring a support group at TRINITY CHRISTIAN CENTER CHURCH, 1723 W. American BLVD. in Muleshoe, Texas. On April 9th from 6 to 7pm. Snacks will be provided.

Representative Ken King Offers Bills to Support Rural Communities

Austin — March 25, State Representative Ken King (Canadian) laid out House Bill 3070, which would allow emergency grants for volunteer fire departments after responding to a governor declared disaster.
“This legislation will help our volunteer fire departments receive support to repair or replace their firefighting equipment after fighting disasters around the state.” King said. “Whether it is a wildfire in the panhandle or a hurricane that hits the coast, our volunteers need to ensure they have safe and reliable equipment following these disasters, to continue to assist our communities.”

TEEA Spring Conference

The District 2 2019 TEEA Spring Conference was held March 21 in Muleshoe. This year’s theme was “Denim Days with TEEA”.
The Hale EE Association received a Certificate of Appreciation for contributing to the TEEA/TEAFCS “Potholder Project Partnership” and their support of the 2018 National NEAFCS Annual Session.
The Cultural Arts Contest was another highlight of the district meeting. Four Hale County EE members competed in the contest. The four members each received a 1st Place and those items are now eligible to compete in the state contest in September in San Marcos. Results were: Craft Painting — Laurie VanHoose, Handstitchery — Kay Taylor, Photography-Photo Paper-black and white – Kay Taylor and Miscellaneous – Carol Williamson. Agent Sageser assisted with organizing the Cultural Arts contest.

Muleshoe City Council appoints chaplains to Police Department

The City Council of Muleshoe, Texas, met in regular session at 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 11, in City Hall. Unofficial minutes follow:
Present were: Mayor Cliff Black; Mayor Pro-Tem Colt Ellis; and council members Gary Parker, Earl Behrends and Lupe Mendoza.
Others present were the Rev. Tom Carter, First United Methodist Church; the Rev. Yolanda Turango, El Divino Salvador; Jesse Turango; the Rev. Jeff Coffman, Calvary Baptist Church; Judy Coffman; Shawn Burns, Texas Police Chiefs Association; Adair Winter, AW Broadband; Matthew Carpenter, AW Broadband; Rick Elmore, AW Broadband; Jeff Mullins; Gladis Ramos; John Stiles; Eric Gruwell; Marcos Soto; Jose Martinez; Blake Parker; Ronald Morgan; Liz Railsback; Leonardo Aviles; Delma Espinoza; Gil Rennels, Channel 6; Attorney Bryan Guymon, Underwood Law Firm; Public Works Director Ramon Sanchez; Police Chief Gary McHone; Economic Development Director Kasey Coker; City Manager LeAnn Gallman and City Secretary Zanea Carpenter.