Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The State recently authorized installation of safety improvements to the crossing on Diaz Avenue in Hurley. $1,322,500 was awarded for construction and installation of new concrete crossing surfaces for the tracks, new roadway approaches to the crossing, new sidewalks, lights and gate arms. Traffic control signs and detour plans will be the responsibility of the Southwestern Railroad, Inc.
In sports action, WNMU Mustang football lost the Lonestar Conference season opener to in-state rival Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday with a score of 37-16. WNMU will return to action at home this Saturday against Oklahoma Panhandle State beginning at noon.
Juniors Heather Verrill and Ashley Mataele were named to the Westminster All-Tournament Team for Volleyball. WNMU went 3-1 in the Westminster Tournament and will play at Texas A&M-Kingsville beginning Friday at 4 pm CST. This will open Lonestar Conference Action for the Lady Stangs.
In high school football, the Silver High Fighting Colts defeated the Deming Wildcats 32-0 for a shutout victory on Friday night.
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez signaled Friday she may add “more items” to a looming special session on the state’s budget crisis. A spokesman for the Governor said Martinez may seek to place more legislative proposals on the special session docket if Senate keeps pushing for a long session. The special session is in works to address a nearly quarter-billion-dollar shortfall from the last fiscal year and an estimated $458 million hole for the fiscal year that started in July.
Groundbreaking ceremonies were held on Saturday for the Women Veterans Monument at the Veterans Memorial Park in Las Cruces. The monument will feature six life-sized bronze statues of women representing their US military service since World War I. The monument is expected to take about a year to complete.