Community Profile

Muleshoe is the agricultural and shipping center of Bailey County with farm supply manufacturing and feed and feed processing plants playing major roles in the local economy.  Muleshoe is located in the heart of a thriving dairy industry hosting 16 dairies within a 15-mile trade area as well as two major beef cattle feed yards.

Located 22 miles from the New Mexico state line, in the upper northeast corner of Bailey County, Muleshoe boasts over 250 businesses, two banks, a library, 17 churches, a hospital, 5 physicians, 2 dentists, and 1 chiropractor to service the over 5,000 population.

The Muleshoe Area Education Foundation worked in conjunction with the Muleshoe Area Hospital District and South Plains College to establish a nursing school and classes began in 2007.  The South Plains College Muleshoe Center also offers classes in continuing education.

In 2007 a $25 million bond was passed by our voters for renovation and expansion on all four of our Muleshoe Independent School District campuses with completion of the project expected in 2010.

A new Police Department building was constructed and held its dedication in March 2010.  At that time the department was presented with a "Best Practices" certification from the Texas Police Chief's Foundation.  The Muleshoe Police Department is the smallest department in the state of Texas to receive this award.

Construction was completed on the new Muleshoe Water Park which features zero entry, water slide, swimming lanes, a diving board plus a lazy river.  The center which is located in the New City Park opened Memorial Day in time for the 2010 season.