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Feb. 3 is the last day to register to vote in the March 3 primary elections, the county’s voter registrar told county commissioners court members.

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The upcoming second annual Red, White and Blue 5K is getting livelier, with the appearance of local personalities while inviting others to join in on the fun.

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Even before the March party primary elections, some Democrats and Republicans are ramping up for the November general election.

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Intimacy with God is so far above what the world or anything in it can offer us! We can find out for ourselves what close fellowship with God means! We then can attest to the fact of what a difference in our lives it makes being in close fellowship with Him!

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Now that we’ve all taken our fill of cookies, pies and hopefully even vegetables over the holidays, and are still full of good intentions about healthy living, I’d like to continue our journey through our “simple living in these end-times.”

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Three Del Rio Host Lions Club members were honored for their long history of service and commitment, during the club’s regular meeting held Thursday at the Ramada Inn, Sunblossom Room.

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Along with a group of enthusiastic and dedicated young women, the Miss Val Verde pageant system is starting a new year with a journey of self-empowerment and leadership. The Miss Val Verde 40th Annual Scholarship Pageant had this week its first public activity, as members and participants attended the Martin Luther King march held Monday.

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We have a little wood stove in our living room and enjoy it very much when the weather is cold. My wife’s dog’s bed is right next to the stove and she loves to get real close to it when it is warm.

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Les saludo con gusto Pueblo, y como de costumbre pasemos al comentario de hoy: En este día quiero platicar entre amigos, pues hay confianza para decirte que mi interés personal, es hablarte de las grandes promesas que Dios tiene para ti.

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There are less than four weeks left for Del Rioans to file for office in the upcoming San Felipe Del Rio Consolidated Independent School District School Board Election.

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First peoples from different countries, states and tribes converged on Del Rio Friday and Saturday for a historic gathering to honor the famed Seminole Negro Indian Scouts.

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The annual pro-life march, with Del Rioans supporting the importance of saving every life from conception until natural death, will be taking place on Sunday afternoon, organizers said.

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Democrats are working to remove “Are you an American citizen” from the 2020 census, while California and New York are openly allowing all comers the right to vote. Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck have been voting in some precincts for years, and now to win at any cost, Karl Marx will be added to the list.

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The globalized economy of countries around the world, a tendency that boomed in the late 1990s and 2000s, and seems to be receding to a more pro-national approach, made big headlines in North America recently, with the passage of the United States, Mexico and Canada (USMCA) trade agreement.

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A federal judge in San Antonio sentenced 46-year-old former pharmaceutical sales representative Holly Blakely, to 30 months in federal prison for a bribery/health care fraud scheme that netted her over $1 million, prosecutors announced.

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Whether you’re registered or not, there are more incentives to be active and join in on the fun during the second annual Red, White and Blue 5K, to be held on Feb. 15 with a start and finish line at Gorzugis.

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A Del Rio woman reported a man was trying to sell drugs to her son in the city’s south side, police responded and found a suspicious vehicle parked after hours in a church parking lot, now a local man is facing marijuana delivery charges.

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U.S. Rep. Will Hurd on Saturday pledged his support to the city’s efforts to study the feasibility of extending the runway at the city airport.

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January 22, 2020 Jail Log

Jan. 15

Jonathan Ayon

Reckless driving

Unauthorized use of motor vehicle

Evading arrest or detention

Val Verde County Sheriff's Office

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A Del Rio teen was recently arrested and charged with the unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, after two pickup trucks were reported stolen in July, police officers learned about the trucks after one of them collided into a residence, police records show.

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A vehicle parked late night in a brushy area of the city’s west side raised suspicion, when police officers investigated they found a group of people, and now one man and three women are facing possession of marijuana charges, police records state.

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A woman was recently found blocking the roadway, when investigated by the police she was found to have two outstanding arrest warrants and being in possession of marijuana, police say.

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January 22, 2020 Blotter

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Adan Aldaco, 32, a resident of the 600 block of East 13th Street, was arrested on Dec. 31, at 11:26 p.m. and charged with possession of marijuana less than 2 ounces, a Class B misdemeanor, according to police records.

Aldaco was arrested at the 1200 block of Veterans Boulevard after family members reported a disturbance. Del Rio Police Department officers responded to the call and found the vehicle Aldaco was in, locating the marijuana inside, according to the police report.

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Del Rio artist Adrian Falcon earlier this month began work on his latest venture: a youth art center near historic Brown Plaza.

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Public figures and a long-time resident shared Monday morning the importance of honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the struggles of growing up during segregation. Del Rioans honored King with a march, speeches and a video presentation.

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There is no better way to improve than having your work evaluated by professionals, and the Del Rio News-Herald’s daily efforts to bring a better product to the community of Del Rio have been recognized.

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Trump fights, she wrote. Don’t be silly. Trump was talked into bombing the Iranian General Soleimani by his war hawks like Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Esper who were looking to make Trump the president who is doing much better than Obama at killing killer Iranian generals like Soleimani, who allegedly had his finger on the button ready to blow up several sites in Iraq where Americans are concentrated.

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On Monday, I took some time out to watch the Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade and listen to local people talk about what King meant to them and why they honor him today.

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Republican Party candidates for federal, state, district and county offices squared off Thursday in a forum hosted by the Val Verde County Republican Party and the Val Verde Republican Women.

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A chance encounter in Val Verde Regional Medical Center’s cardiac rehabilitation center lead members of the Del Rio Rotary Club to obtain a new wheelchair for a local woman in need.

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Three local businesses and a statewide foundation are partnering up in an effort to bring local and regional voters a clear picture on some of the issues pertaining their community, and how candidates running for the state legislature will be addressing them.

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One adult and two juveniles attempting to smuggle seven illegal aliens in two vehicles were arrested near Quemado on Thursday, by U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Eagle Pass Station and Border Patrol Tactical Unit, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said.

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I have been reading “The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers” by Maxwell King for the past few weeks. There are 363 pages of narrative, and I’m on page 204 right now. I wonder if I’m reading it so slowly just because I don’t want it to end. I want to live in Mr. Rogers’ neighborhood.

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ACUÑA, México – Como lo han hecho desde hace ocho años, ciudadanos estadounidenses de San Antonio, Texas entregaron juguetes a niños, este año en Ciudad Acuña, informó Marcos Díaz.

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ACUÑA, México – La Procuraduría de los Niños Niñas y la Familia (PRONNIF) prepara la convocatoria para celebrar la primera sesión del 2020 del Consejo Municipal para la Protección de los Derechos Humanos de Niños y Niñas de Acuña.

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Fake News – the deliberate dissemination of falsehoods posing as legitimate news items – is on everyone’s lips these days, but there has been precious little comment from admitted Fake Newsmen.

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A 34-year-old man was killed at the vehicle vs. pedestrian collision occurring Jan. 2 on East Gibbs Street, between Veterans Boulevard and Avenue G, police records released Wednesday afternoon show.

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Two captains from the local robotics team shared their impressions on how the team influenced their career decisions, and what it means to represent Team 4063 and the community of Del Rio.

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Before the dust even began to settle from Gov. Greg Abbott’s attacks on Austin about its policies toward homelessness, he stirred up more controversy by announcing he’s not going to allow resettlement of refugees in Texas.