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“I hope we look at this with an open mind,” Salgado said. “If we expect Del Rio to grow, we cannot expect for our homeowners to foot the bill for everything the city does. We don’t really have a tax base, so we need to start looking ahead. The Legislature is getting tight as far as annexation, so we may not have another opportunity. Just take a look at what’s happening in San Antonio.”

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Del Rio Sector Border Patrol Headquarters recently hosted the 2018 Border Patrol Explorer Academy. Twenty-five Explorers graduated the academy earning them a place as team members at their respective post.

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United Medical Center Del Rio facilities celebrate health center week

The hallways and rooms at both of the United Medical Center clinics in Del Rio filled Thursday with capes and super hero costumes, as the employees and patients celebrated National Health Center Week under the “Home of America’s Health Care Heroes” theme.

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ACUÑA, Mexico – From August 20-25 the Second National Day vs. Dengue, Zika and Chikungunya will be held. Health officials will undertake activities to control these diseases transmitted by the Aedes Aegypti mosquito, said Dr. Guillermo Herrera Téllez.

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ACUÑA, Mexico – The State of Coahuila and National Defense Secretariat firearms exchange program, which was temporarily halted due to the July presidential election in Mexico, will continue receiving firearms throughout the state.

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Truck carrying animal remains spills cargo on busy intersection

A truck carrying animal remains caused sour stomachs Thursday morning when the product accidentally spilled on Veterans Boulevard. The incident prompted the temporary closing of an intersection.

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A Del Rio teen diagnosed with diabetes four years ago has found support and learned that life can be difficult but it is still wonderful at the Texas Lions Camp, in Kerrville, Texas, a residential camping facility for children with physical disabilities, type 1 diabetes, and cancer.

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Texas Education Agency releases first-ever ‘A-F’ district ratings

Local and area school districts received top grades from the Texas Education Agency school accountability ratings released to the public Wednesday. San Felipe-Del Rio Consolidated Independent School District received a “B,” while both Brackett ISD and Comstock ISD earned “A’s” in their district report cards.

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A designer hired by the city to create the layout for a planned sports park off Kings Way should be finished with her work by the end of the month, city council members learned.

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The following misdemeanor and warrant arrests were among those made recently by the Del Rio Police Department:

- Demetrius D. Childs, 26, a resident of the 620 block W. 3rd St., was arrested at 2:32 a.m. Aug. 8 at Stripes, 203 Veterans Blvd., and charged with possession of marijuana, less than two ounces, a Class B misdemeanor.

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Reports from the DRPD:

Domestic violence

- Del Rio police officers responded to a domestic disturbance at 11:23 a.m. Aug. 7 at the 100 block of Jaime Way. The man and woman involved in the disturbance both claimed the other assaulted them. The woman claimed the man threw a hard hat at her and the man claimed the woman punched him on his arm. Both parties wished to pursue charges against the other.

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The Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce (TAMACC) has announced the Del Rio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has received TAMACC’s 2018 Small Chamber of the Year award.

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The San Felipe-Del Rio Consolidated Independent School District received a “B” in the newly released Texas Education Agency Accountability Rating System. The system replaces the old “Met Standard” or “Improvement Required” system starting this year. The complete results statewide will be released by TEA this Wednesday.

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A man pleaded guilty to failing to stop and render aid after he struck an 81-year-old man with his vehicle and fled the scene in October 2016.

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The runoff special election between Democratic candidate Pete Gallego and Republican candidate Peter Flores for the currently vacant Texas State Senate District 19 will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 18, with early voting starting Sept. 10.

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The flood caused by the Nueces River in Uvalde County, prompted by the weekend storm front, led to the rescue of 29 individuals who were stranded and were facing potential death. First response efforts were led by local, county and federal officials in Uvalde County.

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The weekend brought some much-needed rain to the Queen City, but the area is still drier than a “normal” Del Rio year, according to a local meteorologist.

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ACUÑA, Mexico – Arroyo Las Vacas, the city’s emblematic creek, has been cleared of weeds, varmint, tires, plastics and construction debris, and is no longer a garbage and wastewater paradise.

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ACUÑA, Mexico – In light of the announcement by President-Elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador to ban fracking in Mexico, the business and state government sectors in Coahuila are starting to wonder whether or not the exploration, exploitation and concessions for the commercialization of shale gas, normally extracted by fracking, will be halted.

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Army M. Sgt. Maliek Kearney could be facing life in prison after the 2015 murder of Karlyn Ramirez

Army M. Sgt. Maliek Kearney, the husband of a Del Rio woman who was murdered in 2015, was found guilty Thursday of crossing state lines to commit domestic violence resulting in the death of his wife.

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The San Felipe-Del Rio CISD Board of Trustees is moving forward with a tax ratification election and examining district-wide expenditures to alleviate budget woes before the school year begins.

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The following misdemeanor and warrant arrests were among those made recently by the Del Rio Police Department:

- Jesse Lee Garza, 26, a resident of the 310 block E. Thomas St., was arrested Aug. 6 at 205 E. Second St. and charged with criminal trespass, a Class A misdemeanor.

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Transportation to medical appointments is atop of the list for ex service members

Val Verde County veterans are facing a number of issues pertaining their health-related and other benefits, but their most urgent priority, according to a round table held Tuesday afternoon, is to have comprehensive and affordable transportation for their out-of-town medical appointments.

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The pride of San Felipe arch project is closer to becoming a reality, and while the brick sale fundraiser has received a warm welcome among the community and former barrio residents, the deadline for the purchase of memorial bricks is quickly approaching.

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In continuing with maintenance work at Amistad Dam, the International Boundary and Water Commission announced that the road connecting Del Rio and Ciudad Acuña at the dam will be closed for six days, starting Monday, Aug. 13.

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Del Rio native Sarah West Sigmon has returned to her hometown, and she and her husband plan to open a retail shop and craft beer pub in an historic downtown building.

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Reports from the DRPD:

Arson

- A Casas Del Rio employee told police they had additional information at 2:32 p.m. Aug. 1 about a June arson that occurred at the development. The employee requested extra patrol for the area and said several juveniles were in the area when the fire was repo

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Three police officers were promoted Monday morning during a ceremony at the Del Rio police station after passing rigorous exams and assessments, according to officials.