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Man dies in cycle accident

A Midland man died on Saturday, July 14, when a motorcycle he was driving ran off of Highway 16 north of Medina and crashed into a bar ditch, investigators with the Texas Department of Public Safety said.The victim of the accident was identified as Stephen Lewis Satterfield, 53.


BFCU holds week-long youth conference

Border Federal Credit Union’s 15th annual Financial Youth Conference kicked off with 34 participants attending the event’s two sessions, said BFCU Marketing Coordinator Abram Rodriguez. The conference, which is being held at the financial institution’s Bedell Avenue branch, will continue throughout


Driver who caused deadly crash arrested

Young, after the March 2017 crash, told investigators he'd texted and was on prescription drugs when his vehicle hit a minibus from First Baptist Church of New Braunfels. That driver and 12 passengers died. One passenger survived.


David Byrne returning to Tobin Center in October

Tickets, $44.50 to $235, go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at the Tobin box office, online attobi.tobincenter.organd by phone at 210-223-8624.


Cheering on the home team

Older fans of Del Rio High School athletics have a few more weeks to buy their senior passes.The passes, which were instituted in the summer of 2009 by then-athletic director Dan Hurley, are currently on sale at the San Felipe Del Rio CISD athletic office inside the Carl P. Guys Memorial Gymnasium a


Border Patrol agents bust teen with meth and black tar heroin

DEL RIO, Texas - Border Patrol agents in Eagle Pass, Texas arrested an 18-year-old woman allegedly trying to smuggle more than 11 pounds of methamphetamine and more than five pounds of black tar heroin into the United States.


Driver charged in bus crash that killed 13 tests positive for THC again, is arrested

UVALDE, Texas- Jack Dillon Young, the driver charged in connection with a head-on crash that killed 13 people from a New Braunfels church, was arrested again for allegedly violating conditions of his pretrial release.


School district renews K-9 unit contract

The local school district has renewed a contract with a drug-detecting dog provider to help keep narcotics out of Del Rio schools.The San Felipe Del Rio Board of Trustees approved a $8,325 contract with National K9 Security at the board's June 18 meeting. The contract includes two K-9 unit visits ea


Hobby Lobby open for business - Uvalde Leader-News

“Once you visit Hobby Lobby, you will see that we are very unique, offering the widest variety of merchandise in the craft and home decor market under one roof,” stated Kelly Black, advertising director. “We’re tremendously excited about becoming a part of the Uvalde community.”


Trial for sexual assault of a child postponed in Del Rio

The trial of Ricardo Rios, 37, was scheduled to begin Monday but was delayed when his lawyer requested a motion for continuance after hiring private investigator A. D’Wayne Jernigan to assist in Rios’ defense.


Police search for man wanted on theft charges

UVALDE, Texas —The Uvalde Police Department is searching for a man wanted on theft charges, and they're hoping you can help them track him down.Justin Jonathan Chapa has an outstanding felony warrant for theft and two or more previous convictions. Police say he also has other pending chargesAnyone w


City adopts new policy on annexation

City council members Tuesday adopted an annexation and extraterritorial jurisdiction management strategy aimed at guiding the city’s future efforts to annex areas outside the city limits.Members of the Del Rio City Council passed the resolution approving the annexation policy during their meeting Tu


Athletes need physical exam - Uvalde Leader-News

With the start of pre-season practice for high school football, volleyball, cross-country and team tennis early next month, young Uvalde athletes are urged to have a physical exam and to complete their pre-season paper work as soon as possible.


Over $200K worth of meth seized near San Felipe Creek

Two backpacks containing 44 pounds of methamphetamine were recently found near the Rio Grande River in Del Rio, by U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Del Rio Station, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said yesterday.


Del Rio Host Lions Club presents 14 scholarships

The Del Rio Host Lions Club recently presented local students with scholarships to help them offset the cost of their higher education. The scholarships were presented at the club’s weekly meeting held on June 14, at Ramada Inn, Sunblossom Room.


‘Fiesta of Flight’ boon to local economy

Blanca Larson, executive director of the Del Rio Chamber of Commerce, released a report on some of the effects of the “Fiesta of Flight” on the Del Rio economy.


Pastor finds bullet hole in the roof of his church

Jim Wilson, pastor at Esperanza Church, 603 E. 17th St., reported Friday morning at the police station that he found a bullet inside the church and a possible bullet hole in the building’s roof the morning after the holiday.


U.S. Customs Agents Seize Another 44 lbs of Meth at the Border

“Our agents prevented this dangerous contraband from reaching our communities,” said Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Felix Chavez. “This type of drug is highly profitable for the drug trafficking organizations and they constantly seek to bring it in our country. Thanks to the vigilance and the rap


Man accused of harassment to be arraigned Monday

Luis Erick Meza, 20, was arrested on March 15 after a female filed multiple harassment complaints against him, according to a police report. District Attorney Mike Bagley pursued prosecution against Meza in June, and the suspect is expected to enter a plea before of a county court-at-law judge at 1:


Eagle Pass Agents Arrest MS-13 Gang Member

DELRIO,Texas-U.S.Border Patrolagents assigned to theEagle PassStationrecently arrested a member of theMara Salvatrucha(MS-13) criminal gang.'This arrest serves to remind us of the unknown factors our agents face on a daily basis. Some illegal aliens are dangerous criminals,' saidDel RioSector