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Recent rain relieves Del Rio’s drought

Purple sage bushes, found all around the city, bloom after rainfall. Del Rio saw 4.07 inches of rain between Saturday and Sunday. Recent water might relieve Del Rio's droughtMegan Tacket

DEL RIO NEWS-HERALD - 2018-08-16 05:00:00

Fraudulent callers preying on Del Rioans

Del Rio police officials are warning the community of fraudulent callers who are coercing money from the unsuspecting victims.Police Chief Fred Knoll said his department regularly receives calls from victims of fraudulent callers, who state they represent an organization or entity before asking thei

DEL RIO NEWS-HERALD - 2018-08-15 05:00:00

Man accused of assaulting woman with screwdriver

A Del Rio man faces aggravated assault charges for allegedly attacking a woman with a screwdriver in a San Felipe residence.Alberto Castro, 53, 100 block Waters Ave., was arrested at 3:59 a.m. Sunday, after a Del Rio police officer found him pinning down a known 25-year-old female in his home, accor

DEL RIO NEWS-HERALD - 2018-08-15 05:00:00

Border towns, candidates and immigration

On August 4, 2018 Beto O’Rourke visited Del Rio for a townhall where a self-proclaimed Republican woman gave a tangent on border security and “illegal aliens.” With my legal immigrant grandfather who is now a permanent resident sitting in the audience, that really put into focus why I do what I do.A

DEL RIO NEWS-HERALD - 2018-08-16 05:00:00

Two arrested for criminal trespass at HEB

Two people were arrested Saturday at a local grocery store after they reportedly yelled at an employee for not selling them beer.Connie Barrajas, 59, and Mario Huerta, 63, were arrested around 8:17 p.m. at HEB, 500 Pecan St., and charged with criminal trespassing, according to a Del Rio police repor

DEL RIO NEWS-HERALD - 2018-08-15 05:00:00

City works toward completion of paving plan

Employees of the city’s streets and drainage department work on a section of East 10th Street between Veterans Boulevard and Avenue G. The piece of equipment at the left of the photo is called an asphalt distributor, which lays down a coat of liquid asphalt on top of the existing roadway. It is foll


Man pleads guilty to felony hit and run

A man pleaded guilty to failing to stop and render aid after he struck an 81-year-old man with his vehicle and fled the scene in October 2016.Roberto Valente Rodriguez, 32, pled guilty to accident causing injury, a felony offense, on Aug. 6 in a Del Rio district court, said District Attorney Mike Ba


Sports park project nearing completion

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.City Planner Janice Pokrant gave Del Rio City Council members an update on the “Field of Our Dreams” Del Rio Community Spor

DEL RIO NEWS-HERALD - 2018-08-15 05:00:00

Letter to the Editor: in Del Rio

Just to let everyone in Del Rio know there are now two Uber drivers in town, in case someone needs a ride, and those who are interested in becoming Uber drivers, they have a chance.


Hispanic chamber wins statewide award

“I asked her to fill out this form to nominate us for TAMACC’s Small Chamber of the Year Award. She said yes, and she thought it was going to be one form, but it turned out to be a packet that had to be assembled, and she labored over that and got it in under the deadline,” Gonzalez told the assembl

DEL RIO NEWS-HERALD - 2018-08-15 05:00:00

Del Rioan bags over 200-pound alligator gar

Del Rioan Darren Carr poses with the alligator gar he shot with a spear gun in Lake Amistad Friday. The fish, weighing 235 pounds, is a likely new world record for the species on spear and a new lake record for alligator gar taken by any method.Karen Gleason


Del Rioan sentenced to 10 years for threatening cop

A man who threatened to kill a police officer was found guilty of retaliation and sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison.Roberto Perez, 41, was charged with retaliation, a third degree felony, for threats he made against a Del Rio Police Department officer while in custody for public intoxicatio


Del Rioan plans opening downtown business

Sarah West Sigmon and Cade Sigmon have purchased the old Ross Building, 800 S. Main St., which most recently housed the Emporium. The Sigmons bought the building and hope to open a new business, Mesquite Creek Outfitters, there before the end of the year.Karen Gleason


Abroad in Del Rio: Exploring along the Rincon Del Diablo

On Saturday morning, I headed down the Rincon Del Diablo and was happy to see that Connie Hoke had beaten me there.Connie and I spent several hours walking around the area. In an area on the south end of the Rincon, we began hearing an unfamiliar call.I thought back to the various flycatcher-type bi


Four arrested in drug bust

Three adults and a juvenile were arrested and charged with organized crime and delivery of controlled substance in Del Rio Saturday.Monique Marie Moreno, 30; Alexia Gordon, 25; Melyna Rodriguez, 17; and a 14-year-old male were arrested after a Del Rio police officer stopped Moreno’s vehicle and foun


Deadly house fire in Del Rio under investigation

DEL RIO, Texas — "There is not a day that goes by that I don't think about her,” said Rick Rodriguez, a father who had to say goodbye to his daughter too soon.


Rainstorm eases Del Rio’s drought

The weekend brought some much-needed rain to the Queen City, but the area is still drier than a “normal” Del Rio year, according to a local meteorologist.Val Verde County was designated as an area of “extreme drought” on Aug. 7, but will likely receive a lower classification after the weekend’s rain


Del Rio Parks Foundation hosts beer garden

The event helped raise funds for the foundation’s local efforts, including the group’s Monday morning socials, educational and exercise series and maintaining the Del Rio Community Garden, where the event was held.


Illegal Alien Deported After Child Sexual Assault Caught Crossing the Border Again

DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a convicted sex offender who, on multiple occasions, has been removed from the country.


Young performers join a Del Rio dance tradition

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.Members of the Queen City Belles held their annual kiddie dance camp from Monday to Wednesday, teaching 132 girls between the ages of