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Queen City Belles are seeking alumnae to participate in the first annual March Down Memory Lane. The event is in coordination with the Homecoming parade scheduled for Oct. 9 and is in celebration of 47 years of Roses.

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The first annual Cooking with the Bulls, a family fun event replacing the traditional Running with the Bulls – a Loaves and Fishes community pantry fundraiser – will be held Saturday, Sept. 28, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Del Rio Civic Center.

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A new proposition in the Nov. 5 election ballot is designated to create a dedicated stream of revenue to support the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Texas Historical Commission.

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Members of the Del Rio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and their guests who attended the chamber’s monthly mixer at The Bank and Trust on Thursday were treated to an early taste of this year’s Fiesta de Amistad celebration.

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U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to Del Rio Sector have seen an increase in vehicular smuggling attempts as drivers fled from agents at multiple immigration checkpoints in the last week, according to a release by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

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Joanna Dawn Thompson, a 27-year-old Del Rioan and a resident of the 300 block of Eighth Street, was arrested and charged with the possession of drugs following an incident occurring on Sept. 9, at the 1500 block of East U.S. Highway 90, police records state.

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A 42-year-old resident of San Antonio pleaded guilty to conspiring to transport 76 undocumented aliens, federal prosecutors in Laredo announced.

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A Border Patrol agent was injured and a man died, after a shooting incident following a vehicle stop occurring Friday night near Brackettville, U.S. Customs and Border and Patrol said.

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A flag retirement ceremony was held Wednesday afternoon at the Val Verde County Fairgrounds, where attendees also honored the lives of fallen service members and civilians lost on Sept. 11, 2001.

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Last Chance Forever, a conservancy with the mission of helping orphaned, sick or injured birds of prey, will be featuring live birds of prey up close tonight, at the Dr. Alfredo Gutierrez Jr. Amphitheater, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., in a presentation free of charge and open to the public.

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Trump’s not well, exhibiting eight signs of malignant narcissism, https://is.gd/nb0sds. Among them:

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Just as sure as there was a Garden of Eden, Hurricane Dorian was going to go over Florida and hit Alabama, according to Donald Trump’s weather map, which he was holding proudly in his hands in front of the cameras for the world to see, except the world at the very same time was watching Dorian heading north to the Carolinas.

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Sitting in front of the television watching CNN is like sitting in front of a large front-load washing machine at the laundry-mat. Neither is fun to watch, both are routinely predictable and methodically mundane.

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Sharp declines in the numbers of immigrants attempting to enter the U.S. means Border Patrol agents can throw their efforts more fully into their enforcement role, says the agency’s chief patrol agent here.

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Mauricio Guerra, a Del Rio High School junior and an Airman First Class in the TX-66 Air Force Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps unit, earned a private pilot’s license and college credit hours after graduating from a summer flight academy.

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Motivational speaker Danny Vuong-Batimana, a youth speaker and happiness creator of Newport Beach, Calif., visited with Del Rio Middle School students on Thursday. His dance-inspired presentation and message of “Happiness is Now” captivated the students.

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Open your wallet right now. What cards do you find? Most folks have a driver’s license, right? Then there are the military ID, school ID, work ID cards. You probably have multiple insurance cards – health, auto, life, home, Medicare. How about a debit card or some other bank card – maybe even a credit card? I hope you have a voter registration card, too.

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ACUÑA, México – La organización no gubernamental denominada “Esperanza, Amor, Fe, Victoria” (Esafevi) una agrupación encaminada a construir una clínica contra el cáncer en esta ciudad, prepara ya su Octavo Maratón de la Esperanza 5K+1, para recabar fondos y avanzar en la construcción y equipamiento de dicha clínica, la cual se encuentra al 70 por ciento de su conclusión.

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ACUÑA, México – Dos migrantes, presumiblemente de origen haitiano, se ahogaron cuando la madre y un grupo de indocumentados intentaron cruzar el miércoles hacia los Estados Unidos, a la altura del parque Braulio Fernández Aguirre.

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Dignitaries from United States of America and Mexico celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Amistad Dam. The ceremony was held on Amistad Dam on Thursday, celebrating the dedication of the dam on Sept. 8, 1969.

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Jordan Blumetti, associate editor and writer for “American Way” magazine, spent several days here last week and said he has only started to scratch the surface of everything Val Verde County and Del Rio have to offer.

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“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”

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The Daughters of the American Revolution Uvalde de las Encinas Chapter will be celebrating Constitution Week next week. The celebration is a national initiative to promote and encourage the study of the historical events that led to the framing of the Constitution, and to defend and preserve the Constitution.

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The Del Rio Host Lions Club and Brooke’s Blossoming Hope joined efforts last week to create beautiful headbands and send a personalized message of hope to children battling pediatric cancer.

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With the start of the NFL season, we, as fans, have dug our team apparel out of storage and are rocking those team colors wherever we go.

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection honored service members and recognized the lives lost 18 years ago during the attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and in a field outside of Shanksville, Penn., during a commemoration ceremony at the Del Rio port of entry on Wednesday.

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About 100 persons, including groups of first responders, attended a solemn memorial ceremony Tuesday outside Toyota of Del Rio and Ram Country to commemorate the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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Val Verde Nursing and Rehabilitation Center held the third annual breakfast luncheon for first responders in the city of Del Rio in honor of 9/11.

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Its construction created a prime fishing, boating and sailing destination, a national park with great walking trails and hunting areas, and a water reservoir that has been utilized for consumption and irrigation purposes, but most importantly, the construction of Amistad Dam created a manmade barrier to control the potentially deadly waters of the Rio Grande River. This week, Amistad Dam just turned 50 years old.

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Hurricane Alice, recorded by the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration as “one for the record books” due to its unprecedented flooding along parts of Texas, prompted U.S. and Mexican officials to accelerate the construction of Amistad Dam, a massive concrete and steel structure sitting on the Rio Grande River, between the cities of Del Rio, Texas and Ciudad Acuña, Mexico. The dam was inaugurated on Sept. 8, 1960.

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Small schools and rural communities are critical to Texas’ success, and anything negatively impacting small schools or the communities they support hurts us all. Our world is changing rapidly, but the need for rural communities and small schools still exists.

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Our war games national defense is revised to counter China/Russia aggression. The U.S. Navy has deployed its new ship killer missiles in China’s backyard. The best way to confront a bully is to prepare for battle, preventing war.

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Eighteen years ago, three different sites in the northeast United States were attacked by terrorists. The attacks, which would forever change our way of life, were also an inspiration for some that would go on to become or continue to be first responders. Read some of their stories today in our special section in the print edition of the News-Herald.

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San Felipe Del Rio Consolidated Independent School District Police Department received notice of a grant award from the Office of the Governor, Public Safety Office Criminal Justice Division. The grant will allow the police department to upgrade the technology infrastructure.

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The Middle Rio Grande Higher Education summit, originally scheduled for Sept. 27, was cancelled by Sul Ross State University and Southwest Texas Junior College officials.

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Del Rio Police Department bike patrol officers and the 2019 police academy cadets cleaned up the San Felipe Creek area and Lions Park for the community on Friday afternoon.

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The husband-and-wife optometry team of Dr. Anjli Patel and Dr. Hiten Patel have joined the staff of Galo Eye Care Centers in Del Rio and Uvalde and are ready to help patients in the area with all of their eye care needs.