New City Hall in Hobbs Open for Business - KWES NewsWest 9 / Midland, Odessa, Big Spring, TX: newswest9.com |

New City Hall in Hobbs Open for Business

By Camaron Abundes
NewsWest 9

HOBBS- Hundreds of residents and city officials met at the newly dedicated City Hall Saturday, hoping the project will pump a little life into the heart of the city.

"It brings life to our downtown area," said Director of Services for the City of Hobbs, Ronny Choat.

The First National Bank in New Mexico, stayed closed for more than a decade before city leaders could find a new use for the space.

"It was a beautiful bank building, but it's also a beautiful City Hall," said Reed Chittam, the former President and CEO of the First National Bank.

It took fourteen months from start to finish the renovation project, and cost Hobbs tax payers 7.5 million dollars.

"Everything came together, this last couple years, the right commission, the right mayor, the right economy, all of it worked together to make it happen," said Choat, "Most of the people in Hobbs are really excited to have this building renovated and being used again."

  • NewsMore>>

  • Hundreds of children wait in Border Patrol facility in Texas

    Hundreds of children wait in Border Patrol facility in Texas

    Sunday, June 17 2018 3:40 PM EDT2018-06-17 19:40:11 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 3:30 AM EDT2018-06-18 07:30:45 GMT
    Nearly 2,000 children have been taken from their parents since Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the policy. (Source: CNN)Nearly 2,000 children have been taken from their parents since Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the policy. (Source: CNN)

    Hundreds of children are waiting away from their parents inside a Border Patrol holding facility in South Texas, with groups of 20 or more children to a single cage.

    Hundreds of children are waiting away from their parents inside a Border Patrol holding facility in South Texas, with groups of 20 or more children to a single cage.

  • A trade war looms as Trump slaps tariffs on Chinese imports

    A trade war looms as Trump slaps tariffs on Chinese imports

    Friday, June 15 2018 12:38 AM EDT2018-06-15 04:38:06 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 3:20 AM EDT2018-06-18 07:20:31 GMT
    (Thomas Peter/Pool Photo via AP, File). FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2017, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump China's President Xi Jinping arrive for the state dinner with the first ladies at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. Trump is clos...(Thomas Peter/Pool Photo via AP, File). FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2017, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump China's President Xi Jinping arrive for the state dinner with the first ladies at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. Trump is clos...

    President Donald Trump has approved a plan to impose tariffs on tens of billions of dollars of Chinese goods.

    President Donald Trump has approved a plan to impose tariffs on tens of billions of dollars of Chinese goods.

  • Trump adviser says 'nobody likes' family separation policy

    Trump adviser says 'nobody likes' family separation policy

    Sunday, June 17 2018 10:49 AM EDT2018-06-17 14:49:42 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 3:11 AM EDT2018-06-18 07:11:41 GMT
    (Butch Comegys/The Times-Tribune via AP). U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks on immigration policy and law enforcement actions at Lackawanna College in downtown Scranton, Pa., on Friday, June 15, 2018.(Butch Comegys/The Times-Tribune via AP). U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks on immigration policy and law enforcement actions at Lackawanna College in downtown Scranton, Pa., on Friday, June 15, 2018.

    A White House adviser is distancing the Trump administration from responsibility for a jump in the number of migrant children being separated from their parents by authorities at the U.S.-Mexico border.

    A White House adviser is distancing the Trump administration from responsibility for a jump in the number of migrant children being separated from their parents by authorities at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Powered by Frankly