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Del Rio nonprofit honors memory of late child
The loss of a child, a terrible tragedy for any parent, hit a Texas couple especially hard after a long battle with cancer, but instead of falling into the pits of depression and desperation, they turned their daughter’s energy into a legacy of love that has reached thousands upon thousands of child
Child's Death Highlights Communication Barriers on Border
Shortly before a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl died in U.S. custody, her father signed a form stating that his daughter was in good health. But it's unclear how much the man understood on the form, which was written in English and read to him in Spanish by Border Patrol agents.
Texas woman claims dog died after eating a sugar-free candy cane: ‘I feel like I failed her’
A young dog in Texas reportedly died after eating a sugar-free candy cane, which contains an ingredient called xylitol that is often deadly to canines if ingested. Groves resident Darla Martinez told 12 News her 7-month-old Chihuahua-mix, Harleigh, got into a package of sugar-free candy canes that s
Five killed in fire near Texas State University ruled homicide
SAN MARCOS, Texas — The deaths of five people killed in a large apartment fire near Texas State University have been ruled homicides. The fire broke out on July 20 at an apartment complex in San Marcos. The fire has been ruled an arson, though no arrests have been made and few details have been rele
Firefighters probing cause of house fire
Firefighters were unable to determine what caused a fire that charred a Del Rio home, city fire officials say. “We know where it started, we just can’t pinpoint what started it,” said Assistant Fire Chief Jose De Luna.
Statue restorer looking for Del Rio’s ‘Bikini Lady’
The search is on for the missing “Bikini Lady,” an 18-foot-tall fiberglass statue that famously stood in Del Rio for 20 years. Joel Baker, owner of USA Giants, a company that saves and restores old fiberglass statues from the 1960s, visited Del Rio in search of the bikini-clad statue, which is now b
Asylum-seekers at the border: Churches fill the void
A network of churches in New Mexico has become the first stop for many asylum-seekers crossing the southern border after they are released from ICE custody. For most families, the help is essential.
'Send a pic?' UT releases messages Texas senator allegedly sent college student
AUSTIN -- The University of Texas has released redacted messages allegedly sent by Georgetown State Sen. Charles Schwertner to a graduate student, almost three months after the Republican was first accused of engaging in the sexually explicit harassment.
Texas girl’s inoperable brain tumor vanishes
In what seems like a Christmas miracle, the inoperable brain tumor of an 11-year-old girl in Texas has disappeared, and doctors say they don’t know why. Roxli Doss was diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, or DIPG, in June, as KVUE reported, and went through weeks of radiation.
Del Rio drops district opener
Del Rio’s girls basketball district opener ended better than it began. The Queens closed out the game with a 24-point fourth quarter, but Laredo United was never really threatened, handing Del Rio a 77-49 loss Friday night at the Carl P. Guys Memorial Gymnasium.
You never know what you’ll see in Del Rio
In the weeks preceding the Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count, I try to visit the areas where Mike and I will be counting, just so I can get a sense of the birds there and also to see if there are any specialty birds “just visiting.”
Veterans remember, honor Pearl Harbor heroes
Local veterans gathered at Del Rio’s VFW Post #8552 to remember Pearl Harbor, a pivotal day in U.S. history. Ventura Mancha, a U.S. Army veteran who has served as commander of Post No. 8552 since 2012, welcomed the veterans and their family members and guests who attendedthe ceremony, held on Dec. 7
Gov. Abbott says Texas will make passing own state health care law a priority as Obamacare lawsuit continues
AUSTIN — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said state leaders will work to pass their own health care law that would replace the Affordable Care Act if its ultimately struck down in the courts.
Sul Ross graduate receives teaching scholarship
How does someone transition from not caring about attending college to graduating with the highest academic honor at Sul Ross State University in Del Rio?. Ask Cindy Johnson. When she graduated from Del Rio High School, she knew what she wanted and it wasn’t college. She does not remember anyone enc
Speech pathologist sues school district, Texas AG for right to boycott Israel
A Round Rock speech pathologist is suing the school district she once worked with, saying a contract amendment that forced her resignation is unconstitutional. Bahia Amawi has contracted with Pflugerville ISD to provide bilingual language pathology services since 2009. In August, her contract renewa
Father of migrant girl, 7, who died after Border Patrol custody asks to say goodbye
A distraught father from Guatemala asked for the opportunity to say goodbye to his 7-year-old daughter, who died in an El Paso hospital after a group of migrants was taken into custody while crossing illegally into the United States through New Mexico.
Del Rio suspects arrested in EP
Three Del Rio suspects were arrested in Eagle Pass Monday, after being accused of taking power tools from the Sears store, 410 S Texas Suite A, Eagle Pass, Texas, without paying for them.
Judge gives mom 40 years after 2 kids die in car. People 'take better care of their pets'
A Texas judge showed little sympathy during sentencing for a mom whose two daughters, ages 1 and 2, died after being left in an increasingly hot car overnight. "Those precious little girls would still be here today if this had not happened," said Judge Keith Williams, according to Hill Country Break
'Santa' shot at while driving on Texas freeway: report
One Texas man won’t appear on Santa Claus’ “Nice List” after opening fire Tuesday on another man dressed up as Santa. A man wearing a Santa costume, whose identity remains unknown but was identified by police as "Santa," and his wife – referred to by police as "Mrs. Claus" – were driving home when t
Officials: Woman admits to meth possession
A Del Rio woman was arrested and charged with possessing methamphetamine after officers responded to a disturbance, police say. Lucia Garcia, 40, 154 Texas Drive, was arrested at 9:29 p.m. Dec. 4 at the 200 block of East Fourth Street and charged with possession of a controlled substance, penalty gr