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MISD School Board Approves Tax Rate
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
The Muleshoe Independent School District’s board of trustees adopted a tax rate of $1.35 per $100 of valuation for FY 2014-15 during Monday’s regular meeting.

The tax rate includes a maintenance and operation rate of $1.04, and an interest and sinking fund rate of 31 cents, for a total that was noted by Superintendent Dr. Gene Sheets as being the same rate the school district had 15 years ago.

This is the third consecutive year the school district has had the same tax rate.

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Wildcat Dribbling
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
According to a Tom Hanks line in a movie about women’s professional sports, “there’s no crying in baseball;” however, apparently from the play pictured above from Friday’s scrimmage with the Idalou Wildcats… there is dribbling in football. Pictured here, a Muleshoe defender prepares to do just that.

(Photograph by Gabby Perez)

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DWI Enforcement To Increase Through Labor Day
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Local law enforcement agencies will be joining with the Texas Department of Public Safety, and stepping up patrols looking for intoxicated drivers as the Labor Day weekend approaches.

Muleshoe Police Chief Roy Rice said, “We are not planning on putting out extra units, but we are going to concentrate more on traffic over the weekend.

DPS will be increasing its DWI patrols through Sept. 2, which includes the Labor Day holiday weekend.

DPS troopers will focus DWI patrols in high-risk locations at times when alcohol-related crashes are most frequent.

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Cat Fishing
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Bailey County Electric Corporation employees Weldon Smith and John Kelly — pictured below with County Treasurer Shonda Black, joined in the effort to save a cat that had been stuck in one of the trees at the Bailey County Courthouse for three days. Although their efforts at “catfishing” were
unsuccessful, the cat — pictured on the right was gone the next morning.
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Watch For School Buses!
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
By Gene Sheets, PhD, MISD Superintendent

Muleshoe ISD starts school this Monday, Aug. 25, and we’re ready to see students on campus again!

We hope every student has a great year. One way all of us can help have a smooth start is to remember that there will be a lot of children walking on the street and riding buses early in the morning and also in the afternoon starting next Monday.

With school buses running again, we want to remind drivers to watch out for children walking to and from school or waiting for school buses, and to obey all traffic laws related to school buses and active school zones.

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