“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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
As Del Rio’s recycling program nears its 10th year, city officials say the services are underutilized and encourage citizens to increase their efforts to limit landfill contributions.
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.
Laughlin Air Force Base will continue to play a crucial role in training the nation’s future pilots and is working to address airmen’s’ grievances about being stationed in such a remote location.
Local actors between 5 and 18 years of age are encouraged to audition for parts in the Missoula Children’s Theatre’s annual production of “Blackbeard the Pirate.”
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.
A handful of Del Rio residents were briefly evacuated from a north Del Rio neighborhood Wednesday as contractors nicked a gas line on Wildcat Drive.
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.
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.
Texas Community Bank will host a festive block party Sept. 5 to celebrate the grand opening of its new downtown branch and adjacent community hall.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Instead of spending their summer being couch potatoes, one group of Del Rio teens learned how to exercise and to eat correctly for a lifetime of physical fitness.
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.
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.
Inspections of properties for appraisal inside the city will start this month, the first step in a process that includes appraisals, revisions and sometimes, appeals.
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.
Law enforcement officials are encouraging home and vehicle owners to take active preventative measures to protect their property from thieves after a recent spike in burglaries.
Young future performers concluded a three-day dance camp Wednesday night, joining one of Del Rio’s most cherished dance traditions while performing for their parents.
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.
Only three volunteers showed up for Monday’s San Felipe Creek cleanup, but those three picked up several bags of litter in one of the creek’s most heavily utilized areas.
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.
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.
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.
The local school board discussed how to shave more than $600,000 from the district’s annual budget after an appraisal of a Val Verde County wind farm was reduced.
City administrators are finalizing the closure of two cells at the city landfill.
During its most recent regular meeting on July 24, members of the Del Rio City Council approved an ordinance authorizing the interim city manager to contract with the firm of CP&Y for the designs, plans and specifications and the construction phase services for closure of Cells 3 and 4 at the landfill.
U.S. Senate hopeful Beto O’Rourke discussed immigration, public education and health care during a town hall meeting at Del Rio’s Plaza Hall Saturday.
A group of Val Verde County landowners opposing wind farm development here are broadening their efforts and say they’d like to meet with the Chinese owners of the wind farm properties.
Texas Community Bank is teaming up with members of St. Joseph Catholic Church’s Society of St. Vincent de Paul to help some of the city’s most needy residents beat the summer heat.
No one was injured when a Chrysler sedan caught fire and burned in the parking lot outside the Border Federal Credit Union on North Bedell Avenue Friday afternoon.
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