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The San Felipe Del Rio Consolidated Independent School District Board of Trustees canvassed the votes for the 2019 bond election, during a special called meeting Thursday afternoon.

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Family members, friends, work colleagues, supporters and several local elected officials joined Suzanne West at Mesquite Creek Outfitters Sunday as she announced her intention to seek the position of 63rd Judicial District Attorney in 2020.

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The second annual Red, White and Blue 5K will be kicking off with a food truck night and scholarship fundraiser Friday, at Mesquite Creek Outfitters. Del Rioans can enjoy craft beer and register for the upcoming race.

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This is the time for giving thanks for the bounteous harvest we have enjoyed. It is also a time of reflection. Many partook of HEB’s generosity yesterday as they shared their annual feast. Most of us are looking forward to sharing a Thanksgiving dinner of traditional family foods with loved ones later this month. But times are hard for some others and their pantries may be bare.

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ACUÑA, México – Ante la entrada del frente frío número 12 en la entidad, la Jurisdicción Sanitaria 02 de la Secretaría de Salud exhorta a la población en general a implementar las siguientes medidas para reducir la presencia de enfermedades respiratorias.

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ACUÑA, México – La presidencia municipal de Acuña inició el jueves la construcción de un museo en instalaciones del antiguo cuartel militar, con recursos federales por 33 millones de pesos.

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What on earth did people do to waste time before the advent of Facebook? For all those millennia prior to Facebook, how did we all fail to notice that kittens are adorable? Or that Biblical scriptures, printed in a gothic font against a blue background, could be uplifting. Or that Golden Retriever puppies with floppy ears and round tummies were cute? Who could possibly have guessed?

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Anthony P. Bevacqua, the youngest pilot to fly the Lockheed Martin U-2, was inducted into the Nevada Aerospace Hall of Fame Friday evening, in Las Vegas. Bevacqua, a member of the first U.S. Air Force cadre to fly the U-2 at Groom Lake, became the 55th individual to take the U-2 into the skies of that highly classified area, then known as “Paradise Ranch” on March 14, 1957.

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State Representative Alfonso “Poncho” Nevárez, who announced Nov. 8 he would not be seeking re-election, saw himself in the middle of a scandal Thursday after a conservative news outlet broke a story about the Eagle Pass politician dropping an envelope with cocaine at Austin International Airport in September.

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Mayor Bruno “Ralphy” Lozano said Tuesday he didn’t appreciate a joke from the head of the city’s natural gas division, which is losing two customers for every one it gains.

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Three flags on their poles greet the unsuspecting visitors in south Del Rio, as they approach to Rotary Park: the U.S. colors, the Texas Lone Star flag and the flag of Rotary Club International flying side by side in the heart of one of the most iconic districts in town.

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Tuesday, the City of Del Rio recorded the lowest daily high temperature for Nov. 12, tying a 100-plus-year-old record, a local meteorologist said.

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The San Felipe Cemetery Graves Registration Project has picked up steam amongst members of the community, but it is still in need of more willing hands to help out record the location of old gravesites in Del Rio’s historic San Felipe neighborhood.

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Seven Chinese nationals led by a Mexican alleged smuggler who were illegally in the United States were arrested Sunday by U.S. Border Patrol agents near Comstock, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Wednesday.

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It is not often that any Texas district is represented by a dedicated public servant, interested in every citizen’s best welfare, never missing a vote. Freshman Senator Pete Flores has the ear of Austin, a freshman being appointed by Gov. Greg Abbott and Dan Patrick to an unheard of six committees, making real decisions for our Texas future.

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The same way sunlight serves as a natural disinfectant, just like airing and exposing a wound to the elements aids the healing process, transparency in public government helps create accountability and efficiency.

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Brackettville Independent School District elementary students are recognized for high achievements in the second six weeks academic honor roll.

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U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Carrizo Springs Station arrested three smugglers after two failed smuggling events between Nov. 5-6, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said.

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Joshua Juarez, a former Del Rioan, was the winner of the Food Network Christmas Cookie Challenge which aired Monday night; as the winner of the competition the former Del Rioan earned the $10,000 prize.

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The Whitehead Museum hosted its annual Val Verde Archeological Fair on Nov. 2, which allowed local citizens the opportunity to come face to face with artifacts from the past, animals to pet and games to interact.

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American Red Cross efforts to install smoke detectors in homes throughout Del Rio got a major boost recently with a $5,000 donation from Texas Community Bank.

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It’s freezing outside as I write this – literally, the temperature, according to a glance at Weather Underground, is 32 degrees Fahrenheit – and I’m ready for it to be autumn again.

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A multiple-vehicle and horse collision left serval persons injured Wednesday night, at the intersection of U.S. Highway 90 East and Railway Avenue, near the railroad underpass, a crash report released Tuesday by the city of Del Rio, Del Rio Police Department states.

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A Harris County judge was indicted on allegations of wire fraud, U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick and Special Agent in Charge Perrye K. Turner of the FBI - Houston Division announced.

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A Del Rio man was arrested and charged with the possession of a controlled substance Penalty Group 1, greater than or equal to 1 gram but less than 4 grams, after an incident taking place on Oct. 16 in the city’s south side.

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Nov. 1

Joseph Andrew Guajardo

Forgery money

Theft of property greater or equal to $100 less than $750

Motion to revoke violation of probation possession of marijuana less than 2oz x2

Del Rio Police Department

Jesus Fidencio Sifuentes Tapia

Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon x2

Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon causes bodily injury

Val Verde County Sheriff’s Office

Nov. 2

Jose Alberto Castro, Jr.

Deadly conduct

Val Verde County Sheriff’s Office

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The Del Rio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Masquerade Ball Annual Gala Saturday celebrated and honored small local businesses and their leaders.

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Veterans of all branches of the military were thanked and recognized during the Veterans Day ceremony. Slight drizzle loomed in the sky and chances of rain remained high throughout the event.

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Joshua Juarez, a former Del Rioan, started competing in the Food Network’s Christmas Cookie Challenge on Monday. The show features five bakers in each episode, competing for the opportunity to win $10,000.

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This is the guiding principle concerning “Conflicts of interest and avoiding any hint of impropriety,” essential for analyzing public servant/official’s conduct, https://is.gd/90Ro9r. President Trump routinely disregards those established norms.

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City consulting engineers are completing the plan designs for the repaving of Alderete Lane in far south Del Rio, and city administrators say they hope work on the project can begin in the summer of 2020.

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When are you going to own up to the fact that your idol is a bombastic man? Of course, bombastic man is not an impeachable offense, but initiating a quid pro quo with a foreign government, wanting that foreign government to investigate U.S. citizens is.

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We no longer have to bite the bullet enduring the endless escapades of Robert Francis O’Rourke because he’s no longer in the race for president.

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Many join the armed forces looking forward to make a career, because the military is deeply embedded in their family history, or because they want to serve our country. Others … because all of the above.

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Methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $4,095,705 was recently seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations officers at the Del Rio Port of Entry, the agency said.

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You hear it all the time now. As soon as someone mentions their service in the US Armed Forces, the automatic reply is, “Thank you for your service.” All veterans probably feel humbled by this quiet statement of respect. After all, we are still alive. We are all too aware of those who gave their lives while in service to our fellow countrymen. Nevertheless, every veteran – myself included – is also aware that we had accepted the challenge of service in the military – the challenge to die, if necessary.

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ACUÑA, México – Con la presencia del Delegado Federal Reyes Flores Hurtado, el Primer Regidor Armando Muruaga en representación del Alcalde Roberto de los Santos Vázquez y organizadores de la décima edición de la Expo Industrial y Proveedores 2019, el miércoles fue inaugurara la exposición industrial y comercial por el Secretario de Economía del Gobierno del Estado de Coahuila Jaime Guerra Pérez.

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I am utterly fascinated by lists. Pick a topic, rank it from 1-10 or whatever, and I’m hooked.