Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
A portion of Broadway in front of Town Hall was blocked off Wednesday as Town of Silver City utility crews responded to a water line break. The first spouts of water were reported late Tuesday night, and crews were out just after midnight Wednesday with jackhammers and a backhoe. As the crews dug, they discovered not only a leak, but a fountain in the broken pipe, which shot water and debris out toward Town Hall. No windows were broken, and no flooding of Town Hall was reported.
Demolition equipment has been moved into the fenced off parking lot of the former Red Barn Steak House. Denny’s, which will replace the Red Barn, has picked up its permit for demolition and construction of a new Denny’s on the site.
In sports action, the Lady ‘Stangs lost 28 to 85 in a game against New Mexico State University on Saturday afternoon. WNMU will return to action in the Lone Star Conference at home tonight beginning at 5:30 pm inside Drag’s Court.
The Mustang basketball team earned a 67-59 win in their rematch against Benadictine-Mesa in non-conference action. The Mustangs will remain at home for their next game as well as they return to Lone Star Conference action tonight against in-state rival Eastern New Mexico University beginning at 7:30 pm after the women’s game.
Today, Governor Susana Martinez will announce a series of legislative proposals to enact tougher DWI penalties and give officers the tools they need to get drunk drivers off the road.
A cooperative effort between authorities in the U.S. and Mexico has resulted in the successful procescution of a key figure in a human smuggling operation. Border Patrol El Paso Sector Foreign Operations Branch and partners from the Mexican Attorney General Attache’s Office in El Paso saw a 38-year-old Mexican National, Santos Villalval Celedonio, sentenced to five years and four months by a Federal Court in the State of Chihuahua in a case of alien smuggling. This case is touted as the first of its kind in the El Paso/Chihuahua area under Mexico’s new judicial Penal System and will be used as a model depicting the success the U.S. Border Patrol has in working with the Mexican Consulate in El Paso, and Mexican law enforcement authorities in combating human smuggling.