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Maria Martinez awarded 'Mrs. Cinco de Mayo' crown

Maria Martinez, president and chief executive officer of Del Rio's Border Federal Credit Union, was crowned Mrs. Cinco de Mayo during a ceremony at the city's historic Brown Plaza Tuesday. "It is our pleasure to have her here and to have her represent our Cinco de Mayo celebration this year," said D


Police find syringes after warrant arrest

A local man was recently arrested on suspicion of drug possession when police officers located syringes containing a controlled substance after a traffic stop. Jose Espinoza, 41, was arrested at 3:10 p.m. April 4 for possession of controlled substance after Del Rio Police Department Senior Officer M


Operation Guardian Support Begins for Del Rio Border Patrol Sector

DEL RIO, Texas—This week, Del Rio Border Patrol Sector welcomed initial planning teams from the National Guard who are deployed in support of Operation Guardian Support.


Man survives fall from the bridge

Causes of the fall remain unknown; the man, who has not been identified, was airlifted to San Antonio A man was transported to a San Antonio hospital after city employees discovered him muddied and immobile after an apparent fall from the International Bridge. International Bridge Board members ART


Snack shop burglarized two days after opening

The owners of a snack shop that recently opened in the San Felipe neighborhood reported on Monday that their business was burglarized, according to a Del Rio Police Department report. The Snack Box's owners had just celebrated the grand opening of their new businesses, located at 100 Gillis Ave., on


Amistad Dam Road schedules 2 closures

The International Boundary and Water Commission scheduled new closures at Amistad Dam Road due to the presence of heavy equipment that will be performing maintenance duties at the dam. IWBC said in a press release the Amistad Dam Road at the United States port of entry near Del Rio, Texas, will be c


Del Rio Police Department receives best practices award

Police Chief Fred Knoll, Capt. Robert Guzman and Capt. Reynaldo Garcia attended the Texas Police Chiefs Association’s annual conference and expo, where they received certification for completing the association’s Law Enforcement Agency Best Practices Recognition Program.


Child Abuse Prevention Month brings local officials together

Blue pinwheels that lined a path to the County Courthouse spun in a light breeze as local leaders and children's advocates gathered together in Del Rio Friday afternoon, to honor a month-long acknowledgment of child abuse and a nationwide prevention campaign. BCFS Health and Human Services represent


District Council candidates file their campaign reports

Second of Two Parts Candidates for the District I and District II seats Del Rio City Council have filed their 30-day campaign finance reports, due 30 days before the May 5 election. Posted in News, Local on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 12:00 am. | Tags: District 1, District 2, Del Rio City Council,


Kayakers find dead body in the Devils River; remains unidentified

A body that was recently discovered by kayakers two hours north of Del Rio has remained unidentified, according to local officials. Kayakers found the male body floating in the Devils River before noon on March 24, said Val Verde Sheriff Joe Frank Martinez. Webb County medical examiners determined t


Registered sex offender apprehended in Eagle Pass

A Mexican national convicted of rape who attempted to re-enter the country after having been previously removed was arrested by U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station. "Del Rio Sector personnel are relentless in their vigilance to ensure the safety of our citizens and security


Caravan Traveling Through Texas Border Cities To Inform About SB4 Will Culminate In Houston

Tekandi Paniagua, Guatemalan Consul in Del Rio, TX, (right), greeted Fernando Garcia (left), executive director of Border Network for Human Rights, as the Together Juntos caravan visited Del Rio on April 2, 2018. A caravan of immigration and human rights activists is traveling through Texas border c


City seeks operator for kitchen, lounge at golf course

Del Rio City Council members have approved moving forward with a proposal to seek bids to manage the restaurant and bar in the former country club building at the San Felipe Springs Golf Course.Council members during their March 27 meeting unanimously approved a resolution authorizing City Manager H


Airline service: City Council to discuss contract with American Airlines

Del Rio City Council members on Tuesday will consider executing an agreement with American Airlines for the resumption of commercial air service to Del Rio in November. City Manager Henry Arredondo said Monday city officials are still negotiating the two-year contract being offered by American, whic


Man arrested for criminal mischief, evading arrest

A 25-year-old local man, who allegedly punched through a Del Rio resident's window, was recently arrested for criminal mischief and evading arrest in the San Felipe neighborhood. Armando Villareal, a resident of the 110 Rusty Drive, was arrested on March 28 after a resident of the 100 block of Arran


Val Verde Community Center park, a family-oriented development

Hard work and commitment has paid off after a few years for a segment of the community living in southwest Del Rio, as the park at Val Verde Community Center on Cienegas Road went from brush country to a fully developed family-oriented facility. The park, brainchild of Val Verde County Commissioner


Expired plan affects disaster prevention, not response

Residents of Val Verde County and the City of Del Rio remain eligible for aid in the event of a declared disaster, even though the county's hazard mitigation plan has been expired for more than a year, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials said this week. Del Rio City Councilman Rene


Sexual assault program requests help from the city

A member of a local coalition that aims to treat and support victims of sexual assault recently presented information to the City Council to make their need for financial support known. Adrienna Gonzalez, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Coordinator for Val Verde Regional Medical Center, in Febr


Face painting, free books and games are a hit at Go Blue Day

Numerous children and adults attended the Go Blue Day family-support event held Tuesday from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at the Uvalde Memorial Park. The free event, organized by the Bluebonnet Children's Advocacy Center, gave attendees the opportunity to play basketball, enter three-legged and gunny


Primerica advisor joins Del Rio Chamber of Commerce

Del Rioan Raul Lopez III is back in his hometown, helping Del Rioans find answers to their financial questions. Lopez is a representative for Primerica and recently joined the Del Rio Chamber of Commerce. Del Rioan Raul Lopez III is back in his hometown, helping Del Rioans find answers to their fina