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Meteorologist hails Del Rio’s welcoming atmosphere

Community leaders should be ready to take advantage of opportunities for growth and improvement and the chance to turn “outsiders” into insiders, one transplanted Del Rioan told chamber of commerce members Wednesday.


Pageant contestants start new journey

The Miss Val Verde pageant kicked off the season Sunday with its biggest function, the Sash Ceremony at Plaza del Sol Mall. Thirty-seven contestants for all categories showed up with their parents. Pageant Director Claudia Lopez spoke to them about the journey their children would be taking.


Two charged after Texas toddler's body found in bucket of acid

LAREDO, Texas — LAREDO, Texas (AP) — A South Texas couple has been arrested after the remains of their 2-year-old daughter were found in a bucket apparently containing acid.


Texas border town fights construction of border wall, fearing it could displace homes

ROMA, Texas — This small border town is hitting a wall. This past week, the border security deal reached by Congress and signed by President Trump set aside $1.35 billion for fencing and barriers at the border. Apart from the national emergency Trump declared to secure additional billions for the bo


Body recovered during search for missing 60-year-old fisherman in Texas City: Coast Guard

TEXAS CITY, Texas (KTRK) -- The search for a missing 60-year-old fisherman out of Texas City has come to an end. On Saturday, the Coast Guard said a body was recovered during the search for Dale Wolfe.


Quality events at Paul Poag Theatre

I would like to take this opportunity provided by your newspaper to comment on a recent concert at the Paul Poag Theatre. Without knowing anything about the performer, I attended a concert by Azul Barrientos. Let me say that her performance left me completely amazed. Along with the four members of h


Rotarians celebrate Valentine’s Day and honor long-time club member

The Rotary Club of Del Rio celebrated San Valentine’s Day Tuesday, at the Firehouse Art Gallery, with a special meal and live music during their weekly meeting. The three-course meal, prepared and served by the Del Rio High School Culinary Arts Class, under Chef Adan Cortez, was accompanied with liv


North Texas man tried to have 11-year-old killed to stop sexual abuse case

MCKINNEY, Texas - A 20-year-old man who sexually abused an 11-year-old girl, before trying to have her killed so the case wouldn't move forward, has been sentenced. Kylil Jamall Killian was sentenced to 50 years in prison without the possibility of parole after being found guilty of continuous sexua


Central Texas sheriff named in suit alleging sexual assault

WACO, Texas (KWTX) A lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Waco against Falls County Sheriff Ricky Scaman alleges that a former sheriff’s office employee was sexually assaulted more than 20 times and subjected to an “intolerable work environment.” The suit seeks unspecified actual, compensatory, p


The largest mental-health facility in Texas shouldn't be a jail

Facing a $600,000 fine and likely closure by the state for a history of safety violations, Timberlawn, one of the oldest psychiatric hospitals in Texas, will close Sunday after sending its remaining patients to other facilities.


Woman arrested with pills in parking lot of a local restaurant

A Del Rio woman was allegedly found in possession of controlled substances in the parking lot of a local restaurant while she had an outstanding arrest warrant. Rachel Hernandez, 36, a resident of the 400 block W Morin Street, was arrested by Del Rio Police Department officers on Feb. 9.


Judge Sides With Texas Landowners Over High-Speed Rail Issue

A judge sided with Texas landowners who pushed back against the prospect of being forced to sell their land for a proposed high-speed rail line connecting Dallas and Houston. Leon County Judge Deborah Evans ruled this month that Texas Central Railway doesn't have the authority to force landowners to


These are some of the wackiest laws in Texas

HOUSTON — We all know Texans love the Lone Star State - our legacy, our lands, even our laws - no matter how bizarre they may be. There are odd ones out there, some of them are still alive today.


Body recovered from the Rio Grande River in Eagle Pass

The body of a man was recovered Thursday morning from the Rio Grande River in Eagle Pass, by U.S. Border Patrol marine agents and the Eagle Pass Fire Department, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Friday.


Migrants brave the Rio Grande, looking toward Eagle Pass, Texas

Having traveled more than a thousand miles, the immigrants in Piedras Negras, Mexico -- mostly from Honduras -- come to this: the banks of the Rio Grande River. Just beyond is Eagle Pass, Texas, and the broader U.S.


Sen. Angela Paxton files bill that would allow her husband, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, to issue exemptions from securities regulations

The 86th Legislature runs from Jan. 8 to May 27. From the state budget to health care to education policy — and the politics behind it all — we focus on what Texans need to know about the biennial legislative session.


UT, A&M, other Texas schools have long history of blackface

AUSTIN - For University of Texas students, singing "The Eyes of Texas" at sporting events, commencement and other campus events is a rite of passage. But a glance around the stadium might reveal that some of those students aren't singing along -- a nod to the song's shameful origins. In 1903, it was


Queen City Relays at Ram Stadium today

Track and field season in Del Rio kicks off in a big way today with the annual Queen City Relays. The one-day meet will be held in around Walter Levermann Ram Stadium beginning at 1:30 p.m. with the field events.


Man faces drugs, firearm charges

A Del Rio man originally pulled over for allegedly racing has been accused of unlawfully carrying a firearm, and was apparently in the possession of controlled substances court documents show. Daniel Lomas, 24, a resident of the 1400 block N Main Street, Del Rio, was arrested Feb. 2.


Animal control board eyes ordinance revamp

Changes to the city’s animal control ordinances may be one way to begin solving Del Rio’s chronic animal control headaches. Members of the city’s new animal control and protection advisory board began discussing changes to the city ordinances when they met Monday.