Category Archives: Business

Justin Kiechler is Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year

“As one person I cannot change the world, but I can change the world of one person.” — Paul Shane Spear

Justin Kiechler, with The Kiechler Law Firm, handles criminal defense and personal injury cases throughout the South Plains. On Oct. 10 at the Lubbock Area Bar Association’s monthly meeting, Justin Kiechler was honored as the John Crews Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year for 2018. It was presented to him by Christina Richey, Equal Justice Volunteer Program Coordinator, with Legal Aid of Northwest Texas (LANWT). He was selected for the award due to volunteering at the pro-bono clinics hosted by LANWT and by accepting case referrals from LANWT. Additional information about Mr. Kiechler can be found at

City approves appointment of election judges for Nov. 6 Special Election

Muleshoe News Correspondent

The regular meeting of the Muleshoe City Council was held Monday, Oct. 8, at City Hall. Unofficial minutes follow.
Present were Mayor Clint Black; Mayor Pro-Tem Colt Ellis; and council members Earl Behrends and Lupe Mendoza. Council member Gary Parker was absent.

Muleshoe Animal Clinic takes care of business

By Alice Liles

Alice’s note: This story first appeared in my blog The Bright Lights of Muleshoe on April 20, 2017. As of August first of this year, Dr. Barry Cowart retired from Muleshoe Animal Clinic, and Dr. Mark Summers joined Dr. Steve Kennedy and Dr. Dustin Urbantke as partners in ownership of the clinic. While the partnership may have changed, the animal clinic’s good care of its many and varied patients has not.

Shelby’s Bridge offers home décor, fresh food and opportunities for friends

Muleshoe Journal Correspondent

Those who came to Shelby’s Bridge for the Grand Opening on Saturday did more than make purchases. They offered hugs and encouragement to proprietors and friends.
Shelby’s Bridge in Sudan is a nonprofit gift and thrift shop, the brainchild of Shelby Leopold. Leopold, who taught special education for 10 years, saw a need for adults with disabilities who had left high school to keep up their skills by helping to run a retail store.

Mohawk Auto Turns 50

By Alice Liles

Alice’s note: This story first appeared in my blog The Bright Lights of Muleshoe on May 11, 2018. Mohawk Auto is to be congratulated on fifty years of business in Muleshoe.

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