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Abroad in Del Rio: Gonna shed this old cocoon; butterfly is coming soon

On May 6, I was at the home of a close friend when I noticed a small, dark object clinging to the aluminum frame of one of the sliding glass doors at the residence.

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Del Rio Man arrested for failing to register as sex offender

Juan Jose Sanchez, 60, was arrested at 2:54 p.m. at 507 W. De La Rosa St., for not fulfilling his duty to register his address, according the report. DRPD Detective Jesus Galindo followed up on Sanchez to discover he had not updated his address, the report states.


Ciudad Acuña officers detained at the port of entry

Four law enforcement agents from Ciudad Acuña were detained Tuesday afternoon at the Del Rio port of entry, when they crossed from the neighboring city chasing a suspect who had allegedly committed a crime in Mexico.Mexican officials said that the detectives were pursuing a suspect who either had ca

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Off-duty officer helps nab hit and run suspect

Adrian Jarrett Perez, 19, a resident of the 200 block of Avondale Street, was arrested at 12:10 a.m. for accident involving damage after striking another vehicle while driving through the intersection of Bedell Avenue and East Cantu Road, according to a Del Rio Police Department report.


Drunk driver scene staged at DRHS

Two cars completely destroyed, the Del Rio Fire Department and even a hearse are on the scene in front of the high school, a body lies on the hood of a car and blood spills from one of the vehicles giving the scene a crimson hue.


New trustees, new leadership at school board

The board voted on a new president, vice president and secretary after welcoming the new school board members and two returning members during their regular meeting on Monday. Teacher retention, campus safety and student achievement were all subjects of discussion during the exiting and accepting ad

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Rodriguez, Smith named top Del Rio High student-athletes of the year

The annual awards ceremony, held each spring in the Carl P. Guys Memorial Gymnasium, is meant to recognize the top student-athletes in spring sports at Del Rio High, but the retirement of Queens head soccer coach Ernesto Martinez, Queens head tennis coach Lillie Castellano and assistant golf coach F


Water pours from a pipe in the city’s Agarita well

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Queens’ Rodriguez to play softball for Laredo Community College

Elizabeth Rodriguez, who was named the 2017-18 Del Rio High School Female Athlete of the Year Sunday, signed a letter of intent to play softball for the Laredo Community College Palominos. She was joined at the ceremony by her parents, Del Rio Queens softball head coach Nufie Rodriguez and Patty Rod


Texas Candidate Arrested After Threatening Fellow Democrat with 'Zetas' Cartel

A candidate for Maverick County judge in Eagle Pass, Texas, was arrested in connection with a threat he allegedly made claiming he would send a Mexican cartel against the county’s Democratic Party chairman. In the region where the threat was made, Los Zetas Cartel is responsible for hundreds of disa


Upcoming football-themed movie partly inspired by the Rams, Del Rio

An updated vision of the classic “Friday Night Lights” story is headed to the big screen, and Del Rio will play a major part.The Del Rio High School Rams football program and its 2015 season was the inspiration for the story and eventually the script that will serve as a reimagining of the original


Law enforcement agencies hold annual expo in Del Rio

The 2018 Law Enforcement Expo featured vehicle displays, tactic demonstrations and personnel interactions with members of several agencies. The event has occurred each year since 2011, according to Border Patrol agent Alexandre J.H. Allemand.


Del Rio swears in its youngest mayor ever Wednesday, drawing record crowds

“We elected officials place our names on ballots in the hopes of achieving many things, but we cannot accomplish a single thing without you, the voter,” Lozano said.


Nine Rams recognized: Del Rio places 3 each on first, second, honorable mention all-district soccer teams

Nine Rams players were recognized for their work with spots on this year’s District 29-6A Boys Soccer All-District teams.Del Rio placed three players on each of the first and second teams as well as among the honorable mentions. The Rams also had a pair of players earn Academic All-District honors.


South Texas PRIDE: Del Rio mayor sits down with KSAT, talks about inclusion, vision

DEL RIO, Texas- At 35 years old, Bruno “Ralphy” Lozano is the youngest mayor in Del Rio history.


Pat Collins named GM of Ram Country/Toyota

A veteran of the local automotive sales and service business has been named general manager of Ram Country Chrysler Jeep Dodge Fiat of Del Rio and of Toyota of Del Rio.Pat Collins has been managing local automotive dealerships in Del Rio for nearly 30 years.


‘Patriots from the Barrio’ author coming to Del Rio

Author Dave Gutierrez, who wrote his relative Ramon Gutierrez’s true WWII story, will be visiting Del Rio next week. The author’s new edition of the book Patriots from the Barrio from Westholme Publishing is set to release in book stores.


Property owner wants to return two recovered photos

A man cleaning an empty lot he owns in north Del Rio found two photos and said he’d like to return them to their owner.The two photographs were recovered from the vacant lot on Amistad Boulevard between Orbit and Broadview streets on the north side of the city by Del Rioan Henry Gomez and his wife M


Man arrested for criminal trespassing

Jose Luis Victorino, a resident of the 300 block of La Peggy Drive, was arrested for criminal trespassing of a habitation, a Class A misdemeanor at 11:54 p.m. on May 12 at the 800 block of South Griner Street, according to a Del Rio Police Department report.


Ex-city manager of Crystal City sentenced to 35 years in federal prison

DEL RIO, Texas- James Jonas III, former city manager and city attorney of Crystal City, was sentenced Wednesday to 35 years in federal prison in connection with a bribery and kickback scheme.