- Associated Press - Sunday, June 5, 2016

SANTA TERESA, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico residents of an unincorporated booming area near the U.S-Mexico border have won a court battle as they try to form their own city government.

KVIA-TV in El Paso, Texas, reports (https://goo.gl/4ZRiNR) a New Mexico district court recently ruled that a group trying to incorporate Santa Teresa can move forward with plans in forming a new city. But citizens must prove within the next four months that nearby Sunland Park, New Mexico, cannot provide municipal services for their community.

The ruling comes as city of Sunland Park was attempting to annex residents near a county club area called Santa Teresa.

A nearby industrial area and Port of Entry, also called Santa Teresa, has brought in millions of dollar in revenue for the state but doesn’t have any residents.


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