ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - A New Mexico native who made her mark halfway across the world was honored Saturday.
Cayetana Romero died in January.
She was born in Algodones and has had a big impact on pushing New Mexican and Hispanic art over the years.
Between 1998 and 2001, her husband served as Ambassador to U.S. Embassy in Spain.
That's where Romero brought in dozens of pieces of New Mexican artwork.
The banquet, which was a fundraiser for the National Hispanic Cultural Center, was held in her honor.
“I think that's why we have such a full house. Because so many people loved and admired her and had a lot of respect for her,” said Julie Morgas Baca of the National Hispanic Cultural Center. “She was a woman of great integrity. She loved her family, she loved her faith and she loved humanity.”
The National Hispanic Cultural Center is the largest institution dedicated to preserving Hispanic art.
An Albuquerque Police officer involved shooting over the weekend marks the fifth since late October and city officials are taking notice.
A woman was stolen from her daughter's car, a woman who died more than five years ago.
Albuquerque police shot and killed a man Sunday night after responding to an assault call near UNM.
Deputies were led on a chase around 4 p.m. Monday after a person called 911 to report their vehicle had been stolen and was being driven recklessly around Albuquerque.
New Mexico could have hundreds of millions of dollars more to spend as legislators get ready to put together next year's budget in the upcoming legislative session.
Organizers of the Gildan New Mexico Bowl are hoping to shed the disappointing attendance numbers that weighed down the event last year when the Colorado State Rams and the Washington State Cougars face off Dec. 21.