Regional
10:41 am
Wed January 6, 2010

Anthony, NM To Become City

Anthony, NM – Anthony residents have overwhelmingly approved a measure that will turn the New Mexico community on the state's border with Texas into an official city.

Some 410 voters, or 73 percent, favored incorporation, while 151 opposed it.

That's according to unofficial results from Dona Ana County Clerk Lynn Ellins.

The totals include results from early voting and from ballots cast on election day Tuesday.

Ellins says about 22 percent of the eligible voters turned out.

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Information from: Las Cruces Sun-News, http://www.lcsun-news.com

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