Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
Conditions exist throughout Hidalgo County. High winds exist throughout the Lordsburg area. Zero visibility is possible. Motorists, especially higher profile vehicles, are asked to reduce their speed. Please drive with caution and obey all posted traffic signs. Check NMroads.com for updates, dial 511, or call 800-432-4269. That’s 800-432-4296.
The southwest corner once again has a high wind warning for Wednesday. Gusty southwest winds will be present up to 45 miles per hour, and a Red Flag Warning remains in effect through 9 pm tomorrow night. A fire weather watch is effect for low relative humidities and strong winds below 7500 feet. Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly and be hard to control. Outdoor burning should not be done.
In sports news, after having a match postponed on Friday, WNMU tennis teams were able to play Saturday at Midwestern State against Cameron University Aggies. The Mustangs lost tough matches, 6-3, and the Lady ‘Stangs lost 9-0. WNMU tennis is 8-7 for the season, and the women’s tennis team is 4-9 after Saturday’s games. On Sunday, WNMU tennis teams concluded their trip through Oklahoma against Northwest Missouri State and East Central. The men went 1-1, while the women finished 0-2.
Western New Mexico University Head Football Coach Adam Clark has announced the recent hiring of Chris Buckner as the new Offensive Coordinator. Buckner replaces Reilly Murphy who left for the same position at Dixie State.
This week, U.S. Senator Tom Udall joined a coalition of senators to introduce major reform legislation to address college affordability and put America on a path toward debt-free college. The In The Red Act would allow student loan borrowers to refinance outstanding debt at lower rates, increase Pell Grants to keep pace with rising costs, and make a new investment in community college. Additionally, the legislation would help hold colleges accountable to ensure students graduate with high-value degrees and credentials. As a fiscally responsible approach to addressing the national student debt crisis, the In The Red Act is fully paid for by closing special interest tax loopholes.