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The first Military Affairs Association Dinner and Auction was held Saturday night at the Whitehead Memorial Museum, featuring live and silent auctions, raffle items and a brisket dinner. The event was a celebration of the relationship between Laughlin Air Force Base and the community of Del Rio.

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U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Brackettville Border Patrol Station and the Border Patrol Search Trauma and Rescue team, rescued Friday 11 people stranded in the Rio Grande River, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said.

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To each his own I say, and obviously the local columnist has made his bed with Donald Trump and defends him at all costs. In the age of Trump, the budget deficit has skyrocketed 19 percent and is now at $1.7 trillion. And that isn’t chicken feed.

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Once there was a little girl who always wore her little red hoodie when she went out bike riding, so everyone called her Little Red Riding Hoodie.

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Relay for Life, a fundraiser and awareness event honoring those whose lives have been touched by cancer, was held on Friday at the Del Rio Civic Center.

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Del Rio Economic Development Corporation members say they want to look at the corporation’s short- and long-term economic development goals for the region and how the corporation can work to make those goals a reality.

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Traffic light control boxes in the downtown Del Rio area will be painted by the city of Del Rio, Casa de la Cultura, nine local artists, Del Rio High School students and the Creative Arts Club at Southwest Texas Junior College for the Control Box Art Project.

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When I find something on Facebook that makes me LOL – laugh out loud – I like to share it with you, my faithful readers. With that, I give you:

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According to the Centers for Disease Control, “One out of three U.S. adults has prediabetes, but only 10 percent know they have it.” Take a moment and think about that statement this way. In a room full of 30 adults, 10 will have prediabetes but nine will be completely ignorant of their situation. Would it make a difference if those nine did know? The CHIC Diabetes Task Force emphatically says, “DIABETES DOESN’T HAVE TO HAPPEN!”

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ACUÑA, México – Ciudad Acuña se sumó al Macro Simulacro Nacional por el #19S, el cual recuerda los sismos del 19 de septiembre del 1985 y del 2017 que causaron la pérdida de miles de vidas humanas y miles de millones de pesos en infraestructura y viviendas en la Ciudad de México y otros estados de la República Mexicana.

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City council members have extended a lease for a humanitarian coalition working to transition asylum-seeking immigrants out of Del Rio.

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Honoring those whose lives have been touched by cancer, Relay for Life, a fundraiser and awareness event that has been held nationally and internationally since the mid 1980s by the American Cancer Society, will be held tonight at the Del Rio Civic Center, from 6 p.m.- 2 a.m.

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A new English and language arts literacy block is being implemented in the San Felipe Del Rio Consolidated Independent School District elementary campuses. The project was presented by Chief Human Resource Officer Aidee Garcia, along with changes and additions to the literacy curriculum, during a school district regular board meeting on Monday.

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Activity inside and outside the migrant transition rooms inside the Chihuahua Neighborhood Facility has slowed to a hum, and on Thursday at least it was no longer the bustling hive of activity it was at the height of the immigrant influx in May and June.

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A non-for-profit organization is looking forward to make a change in Del Rio and surrounding area, by promoting the recycling of aluminum cans and helping children across Texas.

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The Great Comet of 1882 made its appearance across the skies 137 years ago, Thomas Edison flipped the switch of the first commercial electrical power plant in the United States, and something else materialized in Del Rio that same year. On Sept. 23, the local Methodist Church was founded.

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Citizens learned about birds of prey that live in the local area and how each one contributes to the ecosystem, during the Birds of Prey program, at the Dr. Alfredo Gutierrez Jr. Amphitheater on Tuesday afternoon.

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San Felipe Del Rio Consolidated Independent School District Chief Operations Officer Leslie Hayenga presented updates on ongoing projects and announced the approval of a new construction project during a regular board meeting on Monday afternoon.

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China is the usual communist bully with dictatorial powers. The civilized nations of the world applaud Trump for standing up to them in the spirit of friendship, but America’s left deplores anything Trump.

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Signup is ongoing for the Market Facilitation Program, a U.S. Department of Agriculture program to assist farmers who continue to suffer from damages because of unjustified trade retaliation from foreign nations, the department announced.

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Although House Bill 3, which is regulating school funding starting this year, will be bringing along some impacts on small schools, there is more in school finances than meets the eye, Comstock Independent School District Superintendent O.K. “Buddy” Wolfenbarger said.

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Following the 50th anniversary of the dedication of Amistad Dam, event celebrated by the International Boundary and Water Commission on Sept. 12, a series of interesting facts with historical connotation emerge, concerning Del Rio and Ciudad Acuña.

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Queen City Belles are seeking alumnae to participate in the first annual March Down Memory Lane. The event is in coordination with the Homecoming parade scheduled for Oct. 9 and is in celebration of 47 years of Roses.

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The first annual Cooking with the Bulls, a family fun event replacing the traditional Running with the Bulls – a Loaves and Fishes community pantry fundraiser – will be held Saturday, Sept. 28, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Del Rio Civic Center.

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A new proposition in the Nov. 5 election ballot is designated to create a dedicated stream of revenue to support the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Texas Historical Commission.

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Members of the Del Rio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and their guests who attended the chamber’s monthly mixer at The Bank and Trust on Thursday were treated to an early taste of this year’s Fiesta de Amistad celebration.

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U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to Del Rio Sector have seen an increase in vehicular smuggling attempts as drivers fled from agents at multiple immigration checkpoints in the last week, according to a release by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

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Joanna Dawn Thompson, a 27-year-old Del Rioan and a resident of the 300 block of Eighth Street, was arrested and charged with the possession of drugs following an incident occurring on Sept. 9, at the 1500 block of East U.S. Highway 90, police records state.

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A 42-year-old resident of San Antonio pleaded guilty to conspiring to transport 76 undocumented aliens, federal prosecutors in Laredo announced.

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A Border Patrol agent was injured and a man died, after a shooting incident following a vehicle stop occurring Friday night near Brackettville, U.S. Customs and Border and Patrol said.

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A flag retirement ceremony was held Wednesday afternoon at the Val Verde County Fairgrounds, where attendees also honored the lives of fallen service members and civilians lost on Sept. 11, 2001.

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Last Chance Forever, a conservancy with the mission of helping orphaned, sick or injured birds of prey, will be featuring live birds of prey up close tonight, at the Dr. Alfredo Gutierrez Jr. Amphitheater, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., in a presentation free of charge and open to the public.

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Trump’s not well, exhibiting eight signs of malignant narcissism, https://is.gd/nb0sds. Among them:

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Just as sure as there was a Garden of Eden, Hurricane Dorian was going to go over Florida and hit Alabama, according to Donald Trump’s weather map, which he was holding proudly in his hands in front of the cameras for the world to see, except the world at the very same time was watching Dorian heading north to the Carolinas.

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Sitting in front of the television watching CNN is like sitting in front of a large front-load washing machine at the laundry-mat. Neither is fun to watch, both are routinely predictable and methodically mundane.