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At least one county commissioner said he wants to ban all events involving vehicles from the Val Verde County Fairgrounds.

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April showers bring May flowers, but what about the trash that is left in the aftermath? Thursday local college and grade school students became part of an initiative raising awareness about Earth Day. which is celebrated April 22.

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The Senate’s tradition of a “Blocker Bill,” one that requires a larger than majority vote to consider legislation, is respected by many veteran senators.

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The San Felipe Lions Club recently recognized four club members for decades of dedication and service to the community of Del Rio.

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One of the cases is an alleged burglary, occurring March 27, in Val Verde County, north of Del Rio, and the other one occurring last week in Carta Valley. In both cases, Martinez, said, U.S. Border Patrol officials detained suspects and they are being processed according to Border Patrol guidelines.

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Val Verde County Commissioners Court on Monday named Roberto Castillo as Justice of the Peace Pct. 1.

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The Bible is found in 90 percent of America’s homes today, under attack by a secular media, most institutions of higher education changing the very tenants of our Founding.

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The Del Rio Border Patrol Sector announced the appointment of Raul Ortiz as Chief Patrol Agent of the Del Rio Sector. He assumed his duties April 14.

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A little kindness can be hard to find in a dismal climate. Local churches are preparing to show kindness by offering asylum seekers a little relief in the form of food and health essentials.

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School year is almost over and with it comes the end of competition for many teams. The high school robotics team is ending their season on a high note this weekend.

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The Bank and Trust has been named Member of the Year by the Del Rio Chamber of Commerce.

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The other day in a phone conversation with my first cousin who lives Georgia, she repeated a comment that my Mom had made about me in reference to my commitment to maintain health and wellbeing.

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One of the birds I’m asked about most often is the Vermilion (not Vermillion) Flycatcher.

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A Del Rio man was sentenced to four years in a Texas Department of Criminal Justice facility after pleading guilty to violating the conditions of his community supervision. Pablo Vega, Jr., 30, admitted to consuming alcohol and drugs while under community supervision, court documents state.

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A man pleaded guilty to assaulting a family member, and was sentenced to two years in a Texas Department of Criminal Justice correctional facility. Miguel Angel Cardona, 27, was sentenced in the 83rd Judicial District court by District Judge Robert E. Cadena on Feb. 28.

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Interference with request for assistance

A Del Rio man was arrested on April 6 under charges of interfering with an emergency request for assistance. Robert Anthony Cantera, 28, a resident of the 400 block Ela Street, was arrested by Del Rio Police Department officers after being reported by a woman.

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A 17-year-old Honduran national was rescued from drowning in the Rio Grande River by U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station marine unit.

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Friday night weather led to wet grounds and a windy morning. Yet, that did not stop the Easter Bunny from gathering its eggs and giving kids the hunt of the weekend.

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Recently I read a rather bombastic statement: “Smartphones in general are raising a mentally fragile generation.” But there’s a lot of truth in that, since this technology is a real danger to our well-being! Addiction to smartphones and social media is indeed a reality, triggering the release of dopamine – a neurochemical involved in cravings and compulsive behavior.

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Former 2012 GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain opined recently: “When God is ready for us to not have fossil fuels he’ll find a way and we’ll figure out how not to depend upon fossil fuels.”

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Hooray and hallelujah, you had it coming to ya, goody goody for House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff, who recently had the Republicans on his committee with their ears melting off, and their heads pulled in like turtles as Schiff was firing cannon balls at the amateurs.

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City officials say they want to apply for a grant with an eye on building sidewalks on both sides of U.S. Highway 90 near the Del Rio Middle School and a nearby elementary school.

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Sometime in the near future, there will be an “Electronic Device-free” campaign. Will this campaign be any more successful than its predecessors: “anti-smoking”, “buckle-up”, “don’t drink and drive” and “litter-free”? Probably not. None of these campaigns were successful until they were enfo…

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More than 100 residents, children and employees of the Housing Authority of Del Rio took full advantage of the excellent weather Thursday for a spring fest featuring activities, music and food.

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A journey can be physical or metaphorical, but in this instance the physical journey of a Texas veteran has drawn the attention of the media. The veteran is pedaling his way to Del Rio next week.

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Del Rio U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations continues to prepare for the potential arrival of thousands of people migrating in caravans. The agency is also preparing for the arrival of lawful tourists traveling to the United States through the southwest border.

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Two years later, this article still rings true. The crowd made me feel like a rock star! I could have “dropped the mic.” All I can say is “The Librarian” was a hit at the Del Rio High School Dual Credit orientation.

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ACUÑA, México – El grupo parlamentario de Unidad Democrática de Coahuila propuso exhortar a la Secretaría de Medio Ambiente para que ante la inminente entrada en vigor del Decreto 187 que regula el uso de bolsas de plástico, envolturas de poliestireno y popotes, adecue el Programa Estatal para la Prevención y Gestión Integral de Residuos para el Estado.

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ACUÑA, México – La delegación Coahuila del IMSS continuará, aunque con retraso, con las obras del hospital de zona del Seguro Social que desde hace dos años inició en esta frontera con una inversión de mil millones de pesos y que a su término contará con 90 camas censables de hospital, lo que podría ocurrir en dos años más.

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From time to time, I like to suspend the madcap frivolity of this column, and devote a few words of gentle instruction for those who may be beginning to throw their lives away – excuse me – embark on a career of writing for a living.

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The local high school is usually associated with sports, robotics and UIL competitions, but those are not the only competitive events for students. Local cadets proved they can also take awards home during a drill meet held in Austin.

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Members of the Housing Authority of the city of Del Rio and the Amistad Down Syndrome Association recently marked Down Syndrome Awareness Day by wearing crazy socks and hosting an ice cream social.

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The majority of events taking place this weekend revolve around having fun. Yet, there is one event focused on bettering the living environment of the residents within this city.

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The Lions Club District 2-A2 of Texas held its district convention in Del Rio on Friday and Saturday at the Ramada Inn Sunblossom Room and Grand Ball Room. Attendants from over 50 clubs held their business meeting, election of officers and annual awards.

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It is an odd set of circumstances. But it’s possible that the two former Democratic state senators – Wendy Davis and Leticia Van de Putte – who were their party’s candidates for the top two state offices in 2014 may be running for congress next year.

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“Thus saith the Lord, thy Redeemer, and He that formed thee from the womb, I am the Lord that maketh all things; that stretches forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by Myself; that frustrateth the tokens of the liars, and maketh diviners mad; that turneth wise men backward, and maketh their knowledge foolish.

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The miracle of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead was the last straw that broke the camel’s back. For upon knowing, the Chief High Priest Caiaphas then prophesied of the killing of Jesus. Little did He know He was putting into force God’s plan of redemption for the whole world to be saved. He stated, is it not good for a man to die that a whole nation not perish.

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Les saludo con gusto Pueblo, y como siempre pasemos al comentario de hoy: En ocasiones llegan a la vida situaciones que nos preocupan, y dificultades donde nos preguntamos qué haremos y cuál es la solución.