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The Cuban Missile Crisis has been widely documented as an incident that put the U.S. and the former Soviet Union on the verge of nuclear war in 1962. However, a little known fact is that the conflict has deep roots in Del Rio and at Laughlin Air Force Base.

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Only one of the candidates in the contested local races in the November General Election had not filed a campaign finance report by the required deadline.

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ACUÑA, Mexico – Civil and military officials, as well as representatives of the Mexican consulate in Del Rio celebrated Friday the anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ arrival to South America.

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ACUÑA, Mexico – The Acuña Department of Ecology and the Coahuila Department of the Environment, as well as local students, gave a warm welcome to the monarch butterflies passing through town during their annual migration from Canada, and having the sanctuary in the state of Michoacán as destination.

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A man who pleaded guilty to sexual assault was sentenced Monday to seven years in prison, according to the 63rd/83rd Judicial District Attorney Mike Bagley.

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October’s First Friday Art Walk, held Oct. 5 in downtown Del Rio, featured interesting artists in different venues.

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A severe thunderstorm bringing record rains and gusty winds hit Del Rio Tuesday morning, prompting two tornado warnings by the National Weather Service. The storm dropped just under 4 inches of rain in about two hours, and caused flash flooding in low crossings across the city.

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The coats drive, which has produced about 450 coats for children, will be held Oct. 18 at BFCU’s

Members of a young professionals’ group working for a Del Rio financial institution are planning a coat and jacket drive to benefit local schoolchildren.

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Emphasizing in the need of considering both sides of the border as a single community, and stating that a border wall would be nothing but a waste of resources, Gina Ortiz Jones, the Democratic challenger running for the 23rd congressional district of Texas, campaigned Friday in Del Rio.

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A terrifying scenario arose Monday morning at the Del Rio Middle School, as the San Felipe-Del Rio CISD Police Department, in conjunction with other law enforcement agencies, completed Phase 2 of their active shooter training.

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Though she’s far from home, Mahalia Frost is doing all she can to get some help for even the smallest victims of Hurricane Florence.

Frost, a first lieutenant in the United States Air Force who serves as the public affairs officer at Laughlin Air Force Base, hails from Newport, N.C., a small town located in the eastern part of the state’s Carteret County.

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Improvements and repairs planned for several public areas along the San Felipe Creek were discussed during the first meeting of the city’s new parks and recreation advisory board.

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Val Verde Loaves & Fishes will feed more than 1,500 hungry area families this year, and the need keeps growing and growing, organizers said.

Loaves & Fishes, whose volunteers distribute food three times a week from the former cafeteria on the campus of the old Irene Cardwell Elementary School, will host its major annual fundraiser on Oct. 20, the Running With The Bulls 5K.

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The San Felipe-Del Rio Consolidated Independent School District will conduct an active shooter training Monday morning, and is warning local parents and the public in general to be aware, in order to prevent any unwarranted alarm among Del Rioans.

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ACUÑA, Mexico – Municipal authorities and area residents, led by Mayor Roberto de los Santos Vázquez, launched a rehabilitation program for 74 public spaces, with actions including pruning, weeding, painting of courts and rehabilitation of fences and public lighting in the Amistad sector.

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ACUÑA, Mexico – District 1 of Coahuila legislator Emilio de Hoyos Montemayor presented a bill in the Coahuila House of Representatives encouraging officials to support new and improved infrastructure for the border region of the state.

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City council members have voted to pay a fee to co-host the Ports-to-Plains Alliance conference to be held here at the end of the month, both from city coffers and from economic development corporation funds.

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Planet Fitness plans to open the doors to its new Del Rio location on Oct. 29.

The opening of Planet Fitness represents a $1.6 million investment in Del Rio, Scott Lyons, regional director for United PF Partners franchise group, said Tuesday.

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In October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Queen City Belles are wearing ponytails for love.

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Saturday, Sept. 22, the Boy Scouts Troop 255, Cub Scouts, Leos Club and Del Rio Host Lions Club gathered at Del Rio Lions Memorial Park and Buena Vista Park for a cleanup drive.

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The closing of a long-running restaurant in town, home of the best tortilla soup and unique cuisine innovations delighting Del Rioans for over 30 years, sparked bittersweet feelings as Helen Bomar, an adopted Del Rioan, decided to retire.

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Local law enforcement and community members gathered at the Val Verde County Fairgrounds Tuesday night for the annual National Night Out.

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Sample ballots already available; early voting starts Oct. 22

Early voting in the November General Election begins Oct. 22, with local voters to decide four contested county and precinct races.

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A teen girl who went missing in Eagle Pass and whose disappearance prompted a regional search including local, tribal and federal officials, has been found, the Federal Bureau of Investigation San Antonio Division reported.

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The Miss Del Rio 2018 pageant will be held Saturday, October 6, at the Paul Poag Theatre, 746 S Main Street, Del Rio, starting at 7 p.m.

This year seven contestants will be participating for the title of Miss Del Rio, and Miss Del Rio Teen.

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Mia Rodriguez was last seen Sept. 28 at C.C. Winn High School in Eagle Pass

Federal and tribal officials are asking for the public’s help to locate a teenage girl who went missing five days ago in Eagle Pass. The regional office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation issued a release Tuesday night, posting information on Mia Rodriguez, 15-years-of-age, who was last seen on Sept. 28.

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The Bring Your Bible to School initiative, a national effort sponsored by Focus on the Family, will be arriving to Del Rio on Thursday, promoted by local Bible study clubs and religious organizations.

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Reports from the DRPD:

Burglary

- Joshua Huerta, a resident of the 400 block of Jones Street, told police at 1:05 a.m. Sept. 26 someone removed a bicycle from a storage building on his property. Huerta reported a red and white colored bicycle, valued at $75, was stolen from the storage unit in his backyard.

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Del Rio native artist Hector Garza will be coming back to his hometown this week for the First Friday Art Walk. Currently based in San Antonio, the artist has been flourishing as an independent artist working with a variety of media and instructor, and will be featured by Casa de la Cultura.

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An independent hearing examiner will determine, most likely by early December, whether or not a 

An independent hearing examiner will determine, most likely by early December, whether or not a Del Rio Police Department officer will get his job back.

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The Drug Enforcement Administration will be holding its 16th National Pill Take Back on Saturday, Oct. 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Del Rio Civic Center, in an effort to help Del Rioans to get rid of unwanted prescription drugs.

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Unwanted prescription drugs can become a burden and a liability. The medications take back drive by the DEA will allow Del Rioans to dispose of the medications in a proper and responsible manner.

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Val Verde County Clerk’s Office

Marriage License filings

• Mario Alberto Limon and Andrea Perez; married 14 September 2018; filed for record 25 September 2018.

• Steve Hernandez and Alma Karely Murillo Segura; married 21 September 2018; recorded 25 September 2018.

• Rodrigo Javier Cardenas and Arlethe Sofia Gonzalez Ruiz; married 21 September 2018; recorded 25 September 2018.

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Del Rio residents and organizations are helping send food, water and supplies to Sonora, where a devastating flood left hundreds of people homeless last week.

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Patricia Lunn, a long-time Del Rio News-Herald subscriber, is the lucky winner of a brand new Apple Watch 4 thanks to the newspaper’s Business Showcase promotion.

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Here we are, already around the first of October, another art walk, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and then Christmas! The year has truly gone way too fast, but like me I hope you are having the time of your life.

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Tailgates, treats and terrors will come together this Halloween at the first annual Trunk or Treat event at the Del Rio Civic Center from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.