Gas Prices in our area have finally dropped below $1.90 a gallon.

The Howdy's Shell Station at McNutt Road and Country Club Drive now has gas at $1.89 9/10ths a gallon, following the lead of the Circle K just across the state line on Country Club in Texas.

That's a big savings for Sunland Park/Santa Teresa residents. A year ago, gas for more than one dollar higher in price.

It has been interesting to note that in recent months the Howdy's has followed the lead of Circle K, lowering prices a day or so after Circle K makes a pricing change.

It could be because of reduced traffic on Country Club during the last 18 months while the road was being expanded to three lanes. The construction project should be completed in February. It will be interesting to see how that affects pricing of gas in this area.