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As the spread of novel coronavirus disease continues to affect our community, a local pediatrician announced he has tested positive for the respiratory disease, also known as COVID-19

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Amid COVID-19 emergency, county commissioners distribute food to Val Verde residents in four locations

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County officials confirm 3 coronavirus cases in a 3-day span, only two of them are travel-related

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The local declarations of disaster and prohibition of large gatherings has affected the operation of funeral homes in Del Rio

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The number of confirmed cases of novel coronavirus disease in Del Rio continues to rise, and this Sunday the local hospital announced one of its staff members, Dr. Daniel Chartrand, has tested positive for the respiratory disease

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Los gobiernos municipal y estatal iniciaron el programa de sanitización en el centro histórico de Acuña para prevenir el coronavirus

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After a short and complete shut down due to the coronavirus disaster declaration, Amistad National Recreation Area announced Thursday parts of the national park will be reopening to the public

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The lines weren’t as long as they had been the day before, but Val Verde County workers continued distributing free liquid disinfectant on Thursday

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The third coronavirus case confirmed in Del Rio and Val Verde County, unlike the previous two, is not travel-related, and the patient has been identified by county officials as an employee of a local credit union.

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Val Verde County Judge Lewis G. Owens Jr. and a spokesman for Val Verde Regional Medical Center on Friday confirmed a third person has tested positive

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Hundreds of Val Verde County and Del Rio residents lined up Wednesday outside six separate sites offering free liquid disinfectant.

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The first case of a patient testing positive for novel coronavirus disease in Del Rio and Val Verde County was reported Wednesday morning

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Amid the novel coronavirus emergency, Amistad National Recreation Area announced Tuesday all its facilities will be closing to the public effective immediately, in order to comply with federal and state guidelines aimed at slowing the spread of the disease.

Amid the novel coronavirus emergency, Amistad National Recreation Area announced Tuesday all its facilities will be closing to the public effective immediately, in order to comply with federal and state guidelines aimed at slowing the spread of the disease.

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Val Verde County Judge Lewis G. Owens Jr. and Del Rio Mayor Bruno “Ralphy” Lozano on Monday signed amended disaster declarations ordering tighter restrictions on citizens’ movements in an effort to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.

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San Felipe Del Rio Consolidated Independent School District Board of Trustees will be observing Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s declaration to suspend schools until April, while preparing for further restrictions as the novel coronavirus or COVID-19 crisis continues.

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A disturbance call escalated into a felony driving while intoxicated arrest recently, after a man was reported causing trouble at a convenience store, police records state.

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There is little doubt that the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is affecting every aspect of our lives – from virtual classrooms to telecommuting to early restaurant closing times to outright quarantines.

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Police officers responding to a theft at a convenience store in the city’s north side found a suspicious man in an alley, the man was detained and when they checked for warrants the officers discovered he was a wanted man.

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March 25, 2020 Police Blotter

TAMPERING WITH EVIDENCE

Christian Ortiz, 24, a resident of the 100 block of Shawnee Trail, was arrested on March 7, at 2:30 a.m. at the intersection of East Bean and Vitela streets, and charged with tampering or fabricating physical evidence with intent to impair, a third degree felony, police records show.

Ortiz was arrested by Del Rio Police Department officers responding to a complaint for harassment, he was taken to the police station for booking and processing.

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Driving without a valid license and steering his vehicle toward an oncoming police unit, forcing it out of the road, put a Del Rio man in jail, according to police records.

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An Illinois man was found laying on the ground at a local restaurant, upon checking on him police officers learned he was heavily intoxicated. The man was arrested and charged with public intoxication, police records show.

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A local woman ended up behind bars and charged with criminal trespassing after showing up at a residence in the city’s south side, the homeowner had a criminal trespass warning against her.

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March 25, 2020 Jail Log

March 12

Conrado Oviedo

Burglary of habitation with intention to commit other felony

Val Verde County Sheriff’s Office

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After the first case of coronavirus disease confirmed in Eagle Pass, and after issuing traveling guidelines for base’s personnel, Laughlin Air Force Base announced new preventative measures aimed at minimizing exposure to COVID-19.

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Amid the state and nationwide school closures Comstock Independent School District is hand delivering home packets to students, looking forward to see a quick resolution to the health emergency generated by the coronavirus. The school district has also stepped forward to help homebound senior citizens in the westernmost part of Val Verde County.

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Free liquid disinfectant will be distributed at locations around Del Rio and Comstock Wednesday, Val Verde County Judge Lewis G. Owens Jr. announced Monday.

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President Trump tells us to relax, “we are doing great,” this will pass he says. But a Dr. Fauci who as director of the Center for Disease Control said at the same Health and Safety Informational headed by Vice President Pence: “The worst is yet to come.”

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The world as we know it has changed, and cities, states and countries are taking unprecedented steps to protect those around us.

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Starting Saturday at midnight, the U.S.-Mexico border was closed to non-essential travel, in an effort by the federal administration to slow down the spread of the coronavirus disease, President Donald Trump announced Friday morning.

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Severe thunderstorms led to Del Rio receiving the third highest rainfall amount accumulated during the month of March, and Eagle Pass receiving widespread damage, local meteorologists said.

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This week the three of us in the Southwest Texas Junior College Library here in Del Rio have been operating in a continual state of uncertainty. Each day brought a new level of concern over how to protect ourselves from coronavirus while providing library service to our students.

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ACUÑA, México – En conferencia de prensa el Alcalde Roberto de Los Santos Vázquez, dio a conocer el jueves medidas preventivas que regirán las actividades en Acuña para evitar la presencia del COVID-19, pues dijo lo más importante de lo que gozamos los seres humanos, es nuestra salud.

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ACUÑA, México – A pesar de la contingencia sanitaria causada por el coronavirus COVID-19, todas las operaciones del Sistema Municipal de Aguas y Saneamiento de Acuña – a excepción de la atención en oficinas – continuará de forma normal, por lo que está asegurado el abasto de agua, informó José Luis Salinas Galán, Gerente General del SIMAS Acuña.

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Amid the coronavirus emergency declaration, Val Verde Regional Medical Center is implementing a new visitation and hospital access policy, effective today at 6 a.m.

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Changes in operation at the Val Verde County Tax Assessor Collector’s Department were implemented Tuesday in an effort to keep the public and county employees safe from the spread of COVID-19.