City of Hobbs May Get New MLK Street

City of Hobbs May Get New MLK Street

Staff Report
Associated Press

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) - The city of Hobbs is mulling a proposal to change the name of a portion of South Dal Paso Street to MLK Street after the iconic civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

The Hobbs News-Sun reports that City Manager J.J. Murphy said the consideration comes after Joe Cotton, president of Hobbs NAACP, approached city commissioners about changing the street name.

Murphy says the NAACP submitted its request to commissioners after a recent MLK celebration where participants marched down South Dal Paso.

City officials say the change would affect only a handful of businesses and residents.

It's likely the City Commission will have to vote on the name change before it can be made.