Three Muleshoe residents arrested in drug bust

CNJ staff Three Muleshoe residents were arrested during a joint drug task force operation conducted by area law enforcement. Josh Hernandez, 26, Felicia Nieto, 23, and Christian Olivares, 45, were arrested Friday, charged with possession with intent to deliver cocaine and methamphetamine and with possession of marijuana. They are in the custody of Texas authorities, […]

Muleshoe students sent home after snow, power outage

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Muleshoe school did the normal checks for inclement weather, and reasoned Thursday morning would be just rain, and not enough to cancel school. That was before the wind and snow picked up, and the power went out. Kids dropped off at the district’s four campuses soon had to be […]

Man, pregnant woman arrested for drug trafficking

CNJ staff A pregnant woman and a 21-year-old man were arrested Tuesday for trafficking cocaine. Mariella Ceballos, 25, and Jake Linares, both of Muleshoe, are being held at the Curry County Detention Center on $35,000 bond each. Agents with the Region V Drug Task Force their vehicle on U.S. 60/70/84 after an investigation indicated they […]

Muleshoe’s Riley named offensive coordinator at East Carolina

The Associated Press GEENVILLE, N.C. – Muleshoe’s Lincoln Riley has been named offensive coordinator at East Carolina University, according to an announcement Friday from head football coach Ruffin McNeill. Ruffin, who served as Texas Tech’s defensive coordinator for the last two seasons, was named the Pirates head coach Thursday. Riley, 26, and McNeill worked together […]

Residents of all ages contributing to Haiti aid

By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Residents of Portales, Clovis and Muleshoe of all ages are rallying to help earthquake victims in Haiti. Starting today, the Associated Students Activities Board at Eastern New Mexico University is sponsoring a week-long fundraiser on campus. “We’re really just asking for monetary donations,” said Amber Dorado, social issues coordinator. […]

Muleshoe’s Riley among Texas Tech assistants released

MCT News Service FORT WORTH, Texas — New Texas Tech coach Tommy Tuberville released five assistants who worked for former coach Mike Leach, including Muleshoe’s Lincoln Riley. Also released were running backs coach Clay McGuire, safeties coach Carlos Mainord, cornerbacks coach Brian Mitchell and special teams coordinator Eric Russell. Gil Brandt, who works for NFL.com […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Joking around and Muleshoe’s “Muletrain.”

Good morning! It’s Freedom New Mexico’s Tuesday briefing. Video of the day Good for a laugh… it’s Joking around. Muletrain musing Muleshoe’s homespun TV 6 features Gill Lamb’s

Education digest: Muleshoe school honored

Muleshoe school honored DeShazo Elementary School in Muleshoe was named one of the 2009 Just For the Kids Higher Performing Schools in Texas for Mathematics, according to a news release. The award was given by the National Center for Educational Achievement, the release said. The school uses a math curriculum called Math that Works. An […]

Muleshoe teen, 14, killed in rollover

A 14-year-old Muleshoe boy is dead after police say he crashed a farm truck he was driving Saturday. Jesus Torres was driving the 2004 Ford F150 west at a high rate of speed on County Road 1038 around 2 p.m. (CST) when he lost control and overcorrected, causing the vehicle to roll multiple times, according […]

For Nitzers of Muleshoe, running a family affair

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The Nizter family welcomed two new members, Beric and Berin, when the twins were born three months ago. Deb and Grant Nitzer stand with their nine children Laurel, back left, Bethany, back middle, Hudson, back right, Gracee, front left, Holly, front middle, Rasmey and Jonathan, front right, in front of […]

Business feature: Muleshoe store owner retiring after 42 years

By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico You could say that Charles Bratcher got into a little bit of a routine while running an auto parts shop in Muleshoe for the last 42 years. Here’s how Bratcher says it: “After you’ve done something for a while, it becomes a habit. I’m kind of in the habit […]

Muleshoe police investigate fighter’s death

CNJ staff Muleshoe police are investigating the suspicious death of a 28-year-old professional mixed martial arts fighter whose body was found on the steps of the Catholic Church Rectory Sunday morning. Rolando Willie “Shadow” Scott had been shot, according to Chief Brian Frieda. Police have not yet classified it as a homicide, Frieda said, pending […]

Muleshoe tax, alcohol proposals fail

CNJ staff Muleshoe voted against selling alcohol within city limits on Saturday. Voters defeated the citywide proposal 543 to 414 for in an election that generated a high number of voters. A tax increase proposal for hospitals also failed, 545 to 383.

Muleshoe residents to vote on alcohol proposal

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Backers say alcohol sales would bring a boom to Muleshoe’s economy. Detractors say a rise in crime and addiction isn’t worth extra tax revenue. City residents will decide the issue Saturday, the second time in

Freedom New Mexico recognized by PPA

Freedom New Mexico Newspapers in Clovis, Portales, Friona and Muleshoe all won multiple awards announced Saturday at the annual Panhandle Press Association convention in Amarillo. Clovis, competing in Division II, won nine awards. Portales earned two laurels, also in Division II. Muleshoe and Friona, competing in Division I, picked up eight awards each. The Canyon […]

Pit bull injures Muleshoe students

CNJ staff Police say 19 children received superficial wounds Wednesday from a pit bull running loose in a Muleshoe school playground. It happened during a lunch recess for fourth-graders at DeShazo Elementary School. Animal control officers later captured and quarantined the dog. Police Lt. Benny Parker said teachers were attempting to get the children back […]

Crops conference being held Friday

The Crops Conference is set for March 6 in the Bailey County Coliseum at 2006 West American Blvd., Muleshoe, TX.

Four local players sign with Greyhounds

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis senior Stefan Mills rushed for more than 1,200 yards and scored 21 TDs this season. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Wes and Lane Wood have been there for the good times, the bad times, and the really, really good times for Muleshoe football. And they’ve done it together. […]

Official: 2-year-old killed in collision

CNJ staff A 2-year-old Muleshoe girl was killed in a head-on collision Wednesday morning in Bailey County, according to a Texas Department of Public Safety official. The accident occurred about 8:30 a.m. (CST) on Farm-to-Market Road 1760 south of Muleshoe, according to Lanny Hooper, supervisor of communications for the DPS in Lubbock. • Mariksa Yadira […]

Nov. 16, 2008 Births

Hall Taylor Dalton Hall was born Oct. 14, 2008 at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis, to Ollie and April Hall of Clovis. He weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce. He has a brother, Jaden Gage Hall. Grandparents are Judy and Lehmon Jacobs of Muleshoe and Ollie and Jessie Hall of Clovis. Great-grandparents are Bobby and […]