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The San Felipe Del Rio Consolidated Independent School District Board of Trustees will be holding a public meeting and special hearing Monday night to discuss and potentially approve the proposed tax rate for the upcoming fiscal year.

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ACUÑA, México – El municipio invertirá este año 83 millones de pesos en obras de pavimentación, con el programa “Vamos a Michas”, en el que el gobierno del estado invertirá cantidad similar para un total de 166 millones en obras de este tipo, informó el alcalde Roberto de los Santos.

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Multitasking is a myth! It doesn’t work! Seriously, the brain can only concentrate on one cognitive task at a time – really! It is time to embrace this fact and stop the madness.

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This is a bad time of year to be behind me on the highway. I slow to a crawl for every produce stand I pass on either side of the road, and no amount of honking can make me speed up.

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As the San Felipe Del Rio Consolidated Independent School District presented data for the allocated funds budget for each campus during a regular board meeting held Monday, board of trustees’ members asked for more transparency with data for available funds at each campus.

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The 26th annual Whitehead Memorial Museum Oktoberfest fundraiser will be held on Sept. 28 at 1308 South Main Street from 6-8 p.m. Attendees can enjoy a variety of beer and food during the event and live performances of German music.

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Athletes, cheerleaders, administrators and fans come together for pep rally!

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Aiming at expanding the services provided to the community of Del Rio, Del Rio Host Lions Club members held a training session on Thursday, at the Lions’ Hut on Fox Drive, on Spot Vision Screening.

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Del Rio City Council members again put off voting on the proposed city property tax rate Tuesday, following a lengthy discussion of the 2019-2020 budget.

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The Anti-Bullying Expo Baca-Con, originally scheduled for Saturday, has been rescheduled for Sep. 21. MarkAnthony Baca, Director of Anti-Bullying Expo Baca-Con was involved in a rollover while he was on his way driving down to Del Rio.

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Career and Technical Education Director Roger Gonzalez presented a memorandum of understanding for internship opportunities to San Felipe Del Rio Consolidated Independent School District Board of Trustees.

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A 38-year-old was sentenced Monday in San Antonio to 25 years in federal prison for production of child pornography, federal prosecutors said.

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The 2019 accountability ratings for districts and campuses were released on August 15 and publicized on the Texas Education Agency’s website. The school district as a whole scored an “A” rating; an “A” is the highest attainable rating.

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Does objective journalism still exist? Once the idea of journalism was objective facts letting the reader draw their own opinion. That journalism is exceedingly rare today. Some would argue it never existed.

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A 1995 post-apocalyptic movie starring Kevin Costner and directed by Kevin Reynolds portrays a desolated world where small groups of individuals fight for survival on a planet flooded by the melting of the polar ice caps. The dry land has disappeared, giving way to a “Waterworld,” thus the title of the movie.

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The San Felipe Del Rio Consolidated Independent School District Board of Trustees received updates on current construction projects throughout the school district Monday night.

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About $80,000 in upgrades and restorations to the city’s Brown Plaza are being planned by the organization tasked with caring for the historic property.

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Projects ranging from the reconstruction of a heavily-traveled road just south of Del Rio to the fairgrounds to sales tax revenue and investments were reviewed by County Judge Lewis G. Owens Jr. in a speech Wednesday to the Del Rio Chamber of Commerce.

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A Brownsville man was arrested and charged with public intoxication, following the report of a fight in a local hotel. Jose Luis Valdez, 35, who has his residence listed at the 400 block of Esperanza Road, in Brownsville, Texas, was arrested on Aug. 2, at 11:44 p.m.

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A Del Rio man was arrested and charged with criminal trespass after an incident occurring at the 200 block of Greenwood Street, police say.

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A Mexican national pleaded guilty to the possession of contraband and will be spending hard time after corrections officers found a cell phone in his possession at the GEO correctional facility.

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Aug. 21, 2019 Jail log

Aug. 8

Luis Enrique Sanchez

Warrant, possession controlled substance Penalty Group 1 less than 1 gram; warrant, theft property greater than equal to$100 less than $750; warrant, evading arrest with motor vehicle

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A large property between the city limits and Laughlin Air Force Base will be used for purposes compatible with the military base’s pilot training mission, Val Verde County Judge Lewis G. Owens Jr. assured a group of Del Rio business leaders Wednesday.

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Recently I was visiting with a friend who has worked in education with adolescents for over 30 years, a few more years than me. We were talking about students in general and we both agreed that the most significant change with regards to the character of students is “grit” – or more specifically, lack thereof.

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Silver Eagle Distributors, L.P., a company headquartered in San Antonio, recently announced James P. Limbaugh, II as the new Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Silver Eagle Distributors, L.P., one of the nation’s largest Anheuser-Busch wholesalers.

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The San Felipe Del Rio Consolidated Independent School District recorded an improvement in their latest Texas Education Agency accountability rating, and earned a “B” rating for the second year in a row.

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Casa de la Cultura finished Noches Musicales Friday with a variety of performances. Noches Musicales is a summer concert series that took place every Friday night during the summer and featured a mixture of local and out of town bands.

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U.S. Congressman Will Hurd (R-23rd Dist. of Texas) was selected as the 2019 Mr. Amistad and Fiesta de Amistad grand marshal, the International Good Neighbor Council Del Rio Chapter announced.

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El Paso hospital clinic: “Trump demonstrated absence of empathy,” and Trump’s aides admit things didn’t go well, but Trump, his usual self, came out bragging about the crowds that greeted him. What crowds? Others ask.

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This post is not directed at anyone specifically. Property taxes were just increased. Water prices were just increased. Just heard water prices may go up AGAIN. Seems to be a problem in this community. Either incompetent employees or unbalanced staffing levels in various departments.

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As animal rights advocates and rescuers, we have been following the story of the 38 little dogs found abandoned on a property in Vega Verde. Although they had been abandoned, a local veterinarian deemed them to be healthy.

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Immigration admitted and Statue of Liberty welcomed my family fleeing Russian and Ottoman anti-Semitic persecution; circa 1903. It was a message of hope, boundless opportunity and safety bringing wave after wave of immigrants. My maternal grandmother cried because the “Streets weren’t paved with gold.”

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Members of the Del Rio City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution supporting and submitting an application for funding under the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Safe Routes to School program.

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The San Felipe Del Rio Consolidated Independent School District Board of Trustees discussed and approved the district’s compensation plan Thursday night, during a budget workshop and special meeting.

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Casa de la Cultura is calling out for local and area talent to submit their art pieces for an open exhibit. Citizens can exhibit their talent as part of the “Friends of the Casa” exhibition. Submission entry begins on Aug. 28 and deadline for all mediums is Sept. 4.

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Now is the summer of our discontent, or so it would seem if news stories are to be believed.