April 13, 2024
  • 4:26 pm The eclipse was much ado about nothing at my house
  • 4:26 pm When idols rot and topple over
  • 4:25 pm Not totally banned from viewing the eclipse
  • 4:25 pm It’s National Library Week in Muleshoe
  • 4:23 pm Council approves election judges, adjourns for closed session

Alice’s note: This story first appeared in my blog The Bright Lights of Muleshoe on April 8, 2024, the very day of the total solar eclipse that took a path through Texas. But not through Muleshoe.  I had hoped that we might be close enough to still get a good view. I guess we did. […]

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We can hardly be too careful when we’re choosing what we’ll worship. Most folks don’t read the Old Testament prophets for comedy, but the prophet Isaiah made brutal fun of down-on-their-luck idol worshipers who couldn’t afford to commission a metalworker to cast a custom-made god and hire a goldsmith to overlay it. A high-quality idol […]

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On Feb. 26, 1979, the students in Kenmare, North Dakota, had a perfect excuse to get out of the classroom. In spite of the 15-degree temperature, the sun was shining brightly, and they were fired up to witness a total eclipse with the help of viewing boxes they’d created in science class. All except six […]

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Provided by Muleshoe Area Public Library During National Library Week from April 7-13, Muleshoe Area Public Library will forgive fines on overdue library books. “As long as they’re qualifying and in good condition, bring them on back,” said library director Frances Recio. Fine forgiveness always takes place during National Library Week. “We’re trying to get […]

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The regular meeting of the Muleshoe City Council was held at 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 8, at City Hall. Present were Mayor Colt Ellis, Mayor Pro-Tem Gary Parker and Council members Lupe Mendoza, Crystal Alarcon and Austen Atchley. A motion to approve the minutes of the meeting on March 18 was moved, seconded and approved. […]

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