A South Plains city has received a particular designation from the State.

The City of Muleshoe has been honored as a GO TEXAN Certified Retirement Community by Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples.

“Not only do retirees have a significant economic impact on the regions in which they reside, but they also bring a wealth of knowledge and energy to community service, employment, and business,” said Staples.

Muleshoe, which is located 70 miles northwest of Lubbock on U.S. Highway 84. It is the 43rd community in Texas to receive this certification.

“The CRC logo is a quick way to illustrate that Muleshoe is a premier location for retirees and visitors because of its quality services, outstanding facilities and, most of all, our warm and welcoming community,” said Muleshoe Mayor Cliff Black.

The Texas Department of Agriculture’s CRC Program helps communities attract retirees and potential retirees to make their homes in Texas. In order to receive this designation, the community must demonstrate that it can meet the living, employment, volunteer, health, entertainment, education, and safety needs of its citizens and visitors.

For more information about the GO TEXAN CRC Program, visit www.RetireInTexas.org.