GROUNDBREAKING SLATED FOR THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT EXPANSION

GROUNDBREAKING SLATED FOR THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT EXPANSION

A groundbreaking ceremony for the Third Judicial District Court Expansion project will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 17, 2004, on the expansion site immediately south of the court complex. The public is encouraged to attend.

Doña Ana County Commission Chairman Gilbert T. Apodaca and Third Judicial District Presiding Judge Robert E. Robles will speak at the event. Representatives of ASA Architects and Williamson Construction will be on hand and will provide refreshments. Los Conquistadores of the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce will read a proclamation to celebrate the groundbreaking.

The $2.3 million expansion project will add two courtrooms, two hearing rooms and a domestic-relations office suite to the court complex. The expansion project will enhance security and efficiency in the court complex and will meet the projected growth needs of the judges, clerks and support staffing for an estimated 10 years.

For more information, call county Public Information Director Jess Williams at (505) 647-7229. Residents calling from outside the Las Cruces area may call toll-free at 1-877-827-7200 and request extension 7229.