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DAILY BLOTTER Reports from the DRPD:

Theft  Omar Pimentel, a resident of the 900 block of West Gutierrez Street, told police on March 15 at 2:36 p.m. that he dropped his wallet, containing $1,220 cash and various pieces of identification, including his U.S. passport, in the parking lot outside H-E-B, 200 Veterans Blvd. Pimentel told police he believes he dropped the wallet about 11 a.m. March 15. Debit card abuse  William Flynn, a resident of the 700 block of Kings Way, told police on March 15 at 10:20 a.m. that between 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. March 14 someone used his IBC Bank debit card number to make $379 in unauthorized charges from his account. Flynn said the charges were apparently made on the internet.

Decision on livestock could wreak economic havoc on county By Jeorge Zarazua Del Rio News-Herald

Violence along the U.S.-Mexico border has claimed another victim: the $100 million livestock trade through the Del Rio port of entry. The U.S. State Department earlier

this month stopped travel of USDA veterinarians to Ciudad Acuña, citing safety concerns because of growing violence in Mexico. Reports of violence, however, are much more common farther south along the Rio Grande and farther north in El Paso while Acuña is generally considered safer than other

Mexican cities along the TexasMexico border. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s decision effectively closes the city’s cattle inspection and export facility, which was the only one at this port of entry. To transfer livestock across the border, animals must be inspected by the USDA to

ensure they are disease-free. Without those inspections, ranchers aren’t able to trade livestock through Del Rio. The void has prompted two Val Verde County commissioners to try See LIVESTOCK, Page 3A

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Fraudulent use of personal information  Jordan Adams, a resident of the Laughlin AFB, told police on March 15 at 9:57 p.m. that in 2010, he began receiving notices from collection agencies, stating he owed money on various accounts. Adams reported that he researched the notices and found out that a woman he knows had used his personal information without his consent to make financial arrangements, including opening several utility accounts and leaving unpaid balances totaling $600.

Criminal mischief  George Hargrove, a resident of the 100 block of Park Avenue, told police at 8:15 a.m. on March 14 that someone broke the driver’s side window of his 2006 Ford F150 XLT, causing an estimated $150 damage, while the truck was parked outside his place of business in the 1000 block of Plaza Avenue. Hargrove told police he believed the damage to his truck occurred between 7 p.m. March 13 and 7:30 a.m. March 14.

Home Burglary  Donald Weaver, a resident of McKinney, told police at 12:12 p.m. on March 14 that between July 11, 2011 and March 14 someone broke into a residence in the 1600 block of McLymont Street and stole a green metal swing, valued at $100; a picnic table, valued at $50; a digital ceramic heater, valued at $75; and a vacuum cleaner, valued at $50. Investigation of the case has been turned over to the DRPD criminal investigations division. — Compiled by Karen Gleason

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TOP LEFT: Gypsy Motorcycle Club riders drive through a maze of bikes in the Elks Lodge parking lot Saturday. TOP RIGHT: Several merchants set up Saturday at the St. Patrick’s Day Rally peddling items from leather goods to jewelry to food. There was even a shoe shine booth this year. ABOVE: More than 300 motorcycle riders didn’t let dreary weather stop them from attending the 37th annual St. Patrick’s Day Rally hosted by the Del Rio Chapter of the Gypsy Motorcycle Club. This year’s event was held at the Elks Lodge, 411 San Felipe Springs Road, and wraps up today.

Nation celebrates St. Patrick’s Day in style

Nobody was going to be pinching Salvatore Pesta Saturday. Pesta, known by his Gypsy road name “Mudd,” is a retired Army veteran and high school teacher who has attended the St. Patrick’s Day Rally for some 20 years. Pesta said he enjoys the friendly people and unique places Del Rio has to offer.


By JASON KEYSER Associated Press

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CHICAGO — Chicago dyed its river green, bagpipes sounded on New York’s 5th Avenue, and in Georgia, crowds waited for 30 minutes to buy beer for breakfast before watching Savannah’s 188-yearold St. Patrick’s Day parade. Thousands gathered Saturday morning along the Chicago River,

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some in shamrock-shaped sunglasses and others dressed as leprechauns with fake orange beards. Applause erupted as a motorboat sped in circles and a man on board dumped a secret dye in the water, quickly turning it a psychedelic green. The much-loved annual ritual kicked off a day of partying. This year, the guest of honor was See CELEBRATES, Page 3A

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 Knights of Columbus San Felipe Council will have its 32nd annual St. Patrick’s BBQ from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the KC Hall. This year scholarships will go to a seminarian who is pursuing religious vocations.


 The Val Verde Regional Medical Center Auxiliary will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. March 19 in the VVRMC Memorial Room.


 Know Your Child’s Rights! March 20 at 6:30 p.m. at Casa de la Cultura at Brown Plaza. Learn about: • Juvenile Justice – What to do if your child gets in trouble with the law; School Discipline – What to do if your child gets in trouble at school; Truancy – New changes in the attendance law; Special Education – What is it and does my child qualify? For more information call 768-2287.  San Felipe High School Exes Class of 1971 to meet at 6:30 p.m. March 20 at Skillets. For information please call Edna at 719-6100.  United Way Agency application meeting is 6 p.m. March 20 in the St. James Episcopal Church Parish Hall. All 2012 UW Participating Agencies must attend. Other interested non-profit organizations are also invited. Questions? Call Willie Braudaway at 734-2701.  Do Well, Be Well With Diabetes Management Classes, A Program for People with Type 2 Diabetes. Classes will be held at the Dink Wardlaw Complex, 300 East 17th Street from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Program: March 20 - Lesson 4, Managing your blood glucose and Lesson 5, Nutritional labels. To learn more or to register, call Christina Nass at AgriLIFE Extension, 774-7591.


 The Creative Writers will meet from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. March 21 at the library. Anyone interested in writing is welcome.  The Del Rio Branch of the American Red Cross is offering a First Aid/CPR/AED Course to the general public from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 24 at 129 Foster Drive. To register call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-7332767). For more information contact Dave Scarbo at (830) 775-8626 or (830) 719-1231. Deadline for signing up is March 21.  North Heights Elementary School will be having a parent training meeting at 2:30 p.m. March 21 at the school cafeteria. Agenda: Daily attendance and discipline. For information call Sofia Eaton, parental aide at 778-4781. To contribute an item to the calendar, send the information (who, what, when, where and contact information) to Norma Flores Moreno at norma. or fax it to 774-2610. Deadline is 4 p.m. for the next day’s edition or 9 a.m. Friday for Saturday, Sunday and Monday editions. Items are published on a space available basis.


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Occupy Wall Street demonstrators march near Zuccotti Park on Saturday in New York. With the city’s attention focused on the huge St. Patrick’s Day Parade many blocks uptown, the Occupy rally at Zuccotti Park on Saturday drew a far smaller crowd than the demonstrations seen in the city when the movement was at its peak in the fall. A couple hundred people attended.

Occupy Wall Street celebrates 6 months By SAMANTHA GROSS Associated Press

NEW YORK — Chanting and cheering down Wall Street on Saturday to mark six months since the birth of the Occupy movement, some protesters applauded the Goldman Sachs employee who days ago gave the firm a public drubbing, echoing the movement’s indictment of a financial system demonstrators say is fueled by reckless greed. “I kind of like to think that the Occupy movement helped him to say, ‘Yeah, I really can’t do this anymore,’” retired librarian Connie Bartusis said of the op-ed piece by Goldman Sachs manager Greg Smith, who claimed the company regularly foisted failing products on clients as it sought to make more money. Carrying a sign with the words “Regulate Regulate Regulate,” Bartusis said the loss of

3 fatally shot in southern W.Va., man arrested OAK HILL, W.Va. — Fayette County authorities say an 83-year-old man has been arrested in the fatal shootings of three people in southern West Virginia. Sheriff’s deputies responded to the shootings shortly after 5 a.m. Saturday inside a home near Oak Hill. Media outlets report the victims include two women found inside the home and a man who crawled to a neighbor’s home for help before he was declared dead at Plateau Medical Center in Oak Hill. Their identities haven’t been released. Howard Junior Curry of Fayetteville was arrested and taken to the Southern Regional Jail on murder charges. Jail records didn’t indicate whether he had an attorney.

Family: Man didn’t kill teen in self-defense SANFORD, Fla. — Calls made to

governmental checks on the financial system helped create the climate of unfettered selfinterest described by Smith in his piece, although Goldman’s leadership suggested he had not portrayed the bank’s culture accurately. “Greed is a very powerful force,” Bartusis said. “That’s what got us in trouble.” On Saturday, six months after the protesters first took over Zuccotti Park near the city’s financial district, the protesters gathered there again, drawing slogans in chalk on the pavement and waving flags as they marched through lower Manhattan. With the city’s attention focused on the huge St. Patrick’s Day parade many blocks uptown, the Occupy rally at Zuccotti drew a couple of hundred people — a smaller crowd than the demonstrations seen in the city when the movement was at its peak.

police show that a black teenager was terrified as he tried to get away from the white neighborhood watch volunteer who shot him, and that the volunteer was not defending himself as he has claimed, the teen’s family told The Associated Press on Saturday. Sanford police released eight 911 calls late Friday. The neighborhood watch volunteer, George Zimmerman, tells a dispatcher in the first call that he is following 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. He says Martin is running, but the dispatcher tells him not to follow the teen. “How can you claim self-defense and you are the aggressor?” Tracy Martin, Trayvon Martin’s father, told the AP on Saturday. Zimmerman had called police to report a suspicious person walking through the gated community. He has said he shot the teen in self-defense. The teen had gone to a convenience store to buy candy and was walking back to his family’s home in the neighborhood. “This guy looks like he is up to no good. He is on drugs or something,”

Zimmerman told the dispatcher from his SUV. He added that the black teen had his hand in his waistband and was walking around looking at homes. “These a-------. They always get away,” Zimmerman said on a 911 call.

Tribe: Bald eagle permit a victory for tradition CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A federal government decision to allow a Wyoming tribe to kill two bald eagles for a religious ceremony is a victory for American Indian sovereignty as well as for long-suppressed religious freedoms, the tribe says. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service granted a permit March 9 to the Northern Arapaho Tribe allowing it either to kill or capture and release two bald eagles this year. While no one questions the religious sincerity of Northern Arapaho tribal members, spokesmen for some conservation and animal rights groups question why the tribe can’t meet its religious needs without killing wild eagles.

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CAIRO, Egypt (AP) — Pope Shenouda III, the patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church who led Egypt’s Christian minority for 40 years during a time of increasing tensions with Muslims, died Saturday. He was 88. His death comes as the country’s estimated 10 million Christians are feeling more vulnerable than ever amid the rise of Islamic movements to political power after the toppling a year ago of President Hosni Mubarak. The months since have seen a string of attacks on the community, heightened anti-Christian rhetoric by ultraconservatives known as Salafis and fears that coming goverments will try to impose strict versions of Islamic law. Tens of thousands of Christians packed into the main Coptic cathedral in Cairo on Saturday evening hoping to see his body. Women in black wept and screamed. Some, unable to get into the overcrowded building, massed outside, raising their hands in prayer. An archbishop later announced to the crowd that the funeral would be held in three days, and in the meantime Shenouda’s body would be put on display in the cathedral, sitting in the Mar Morqos — or St. Mark — throne from which the pope in his elaborate regalia traditionally oversaw services. Shenouda died in his residence at the cathedral, and the state news agency MENA said he had been battling liver and lung problems for several years. Yasser Ghobrial, a physician who treated Shenouda at a Cairo hospital in 2007, said he suffered from prostate cancer that spread to his colon and lungs. “Baba Shenouda,” as he was known to his followers, headed one of the most ancient churches in the world. The Coptic Church traces its founding to St. Mark, who is said to have brought Christianity to Egypt in the 1st Century.

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BANGKOK (AP) — Chaleo Yoovidhya, the self-made Thai billionaire who introduced the world to “energy drinks” and co-founded the globally popular Red Bull brand, has died. He was in his 80s. Chaleo died of natural causes in Bangkok on Saturday, according to local media reports and state television broadcaster, MCOT, which cited the Thai Beverage Industry Association. Forbes magazine, which ranked Chaleo the 205th richest man in the world this year with a net worth of $5 billion dollars, said he was 80 years old. Several Thai media outlets cited his birth-date as Aug. 17, 1923, however, indicating he was 88. It was not immediately possible to explain the discrepancy. — Associated Press

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was Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny, who took part in the parade of floats, traditional Irish dancers and musicians marching along an avenue near Chicago’s lakefront. Kenny began the day at City Hall with Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Both men sported green ties and shamrocks in their lapels. The prime minister said he was honored to take part in Chicago’s festivities and praised the city with a large Irish population for being so receptive to immigrants. “That’s a privilege that I shall remember for a long time,” Kenny said of his role in the festivities. In Savannah, revelers set out folding chairs before dawn to catch the parade, a tradition that started in 1824 as a procession with religious roots by settlers who immigrated to the Georgia coast. Lines of thirsty patrons were spilling out of downtown bars before the preparade Mass wrapped up at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. “It’s ridiculous for still being in the a.m.,” said Timmy Watkins, a utility worker who emerged from Pinkie Master’s Lounge with a beer in each hand after standing in line for 30 minutes. “These are both mine. I waited in

LIVESTOCK to find an alternative solution to reestablish livestock trade here. Precinct 2 Commissioner Lewis Owens said they are proposing to reopen a livestock inspection and export facility in Del Rio by leasing holding pens from the Texas Department of Agriculture and allowing USDA veterinarians to do the inspections there. The county owns the land where the pens are located, but the structures are owned by the state. The Val Verde County Commissioners Court has called a special meeting for 9 a.m. Monday to consider the proposal. The Texas Department of Agriculture closed its facility in Del Rio in August 2011, citing budget cutbacks, according to agency spokesman Bryan Black. Black said TDA continues to operate its export pens in Eagle Pass and said discussions are being held with Val Verde County “to develop opportunities for the county and USDA to reopen the pens.” “We hope these discussions will lead to positive results that will allow for livestock in Del Rio to flow between the Mexico and the U.S.,” Black said. Del Rio Chamber of Commerce President Pat Ellis said the livestock trade generates millions of dollars for the city. Without an inspection and export facility, the city’s econo-


line long enough. I figured I’d get two.” On Chicago’s riverfront, 6-year-old Elly Weber sat on her father’s shoulders wearing some bobbly, antennaelike shamrock headgear and marveled at how the river first turned yellow and then, almost immediately, an eyepopping green. Her 3-year-old brother, Sean, was equally stupefied. “It’s getting all green,” he cried out. “Will everything turn green? Why?” A few kayakers couldn’t resist the chance to paddle through the unnatural-looking water. Crowds watching from a bridge roared their approval when one of the paddlers purposely half-capsized his kayak, dunking himself in the green water. In New York, a sea of green, kilts and bagpipes flowed along 5th Avenue as large crowds gathered for the city’s 251st annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade. Cardinal Timothy Dolan, leader of the city’s Roman Catholics, announced before the parade stepped off that iconic St. Patrick’s Cathedral would undergo a $175 million renovation. He said the first phase will involve cleaning the cathedral’s soot-damaged exterior and replacing its windows.


my would suffer, officials said. “We stand, as we sit right now, to lose $100 million in economic impact to the city,” Ellis said. As many as 50 livestock trailers were coming through the port every week, Owens said, and the city is losing money every day the trade is shut down. “It’s affecting us already,” the commissioner said, citing reports of brokers and livestock owners traveling to Eagle Pass instead of Del Rio. Owens and Pct. 3 Commissioner Robert Beau Nettleton have been negotiating with both the USDA and TDA to reach a compromise on reopening the local facility. “I don’t know if we’re going to get this done on Monday or not, but we’re going to try,” Owens said. Last week, New Mexico’s two U.S. senators formally asked the Obama Administration to find a way for cattle to once again cross the border at Columbus, N.M. USDA stopped its veterinarians from crossing into Mexico at that port on March 6, also citing violence in Mexico. Two years ago, the USDA stopped its inspection operations in Nuevo Laredo and Reynosa because of violence there. Several weeks later, operations were restored on the U.S. side of the border in facilities at Laredo and Hidalgo County. (Reach Jeorge Zarazua at 775-1551 or at

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Even President Barack Obama paid tribute to his Irish heritage, as one of his great-great-great grandfathers on his Kansas mother’s side emigrated from Ireland in 1850. Last year, Obama visited his ancestral home of Moneygall and drank a Guinness at the local pub. This year, the president stopped into the Dubliner Restaurant and Pub near Washington’s landmark Union Station for a pint, accompanied by Moneygall bar owner Ollie Hayes and Henry Healy, an eighth cousin to Obama and the closest relative still living in Ireland. Across the ocean in Dublin, an estimated half a million people turned out for the parade that serves as a focal point for worldwide celebrations. It brought some cheer to a nation that has been grappling with 14 percent unemployment, a massive debt burden and a resumption of emigration levels last seen in the 1980s. In his St. Patrick’s Day message, Catholic Cardinal Sean Brady offered prayers to the estimated 50,000 citizens who have emigrated in the past year to escape Ireland’s weak economy. “May the memory of St. Patrick, who was himself carried off from his homeland at

the age of 16, sustain all those who have left our shores for other lands,” Brady said, referring to the saint’s legendary background as a slave imported from Britain. ___ Associated Press writers Russ Bynum in Savannah, Ga., Meghan Barr in New York, Jim Kuhnhenn in Washington and Shawn Pogatchnik in Dublin contributed to this report.

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ast week, Val Verde County Commissioners put off acting on a request from the City of Del Rio to share the cost of protecting our water supply at the state level. That was disappointing. We had hoped to hear that the county was on board with at least the idea of working together on this vital matter, even if all the details haven’t been hammered out. Instead, Commissioner Beau Nettleton almost immediately began attacking the city, accusing its officials of acting on their own and griping because, it seems, the county wasn’t asked nicely enough to help. “… once again, the city is running off without us and doing things to discuss water issues without involving us,” the commissioner said. And later, “we’re once again having a discussion, and nobody from the city is here to have this discussion with us.” Agendas are posted well in advance. Surely the commissioners saw that the city’s request was going to be discussed. If they wanted to hear from the city personally, why didn’t they simply ask? As for acting on its own, the city hired an attorney and an expert to represent us — the people of Del Rio, the seat of Val Verde County — at an important hearing in January that affects the state’s upcomimg decision on just how much water we get to keep from

the Springs over the next 50 years. We’re glad the city had the foresight to be involved in that proceeding; we didn’t hear word one from the county about it. We know water is a tremendously complex issue. There’s the right of landowners to sell water on their property, the right of a population to have a dependable source of water, the right of a city to prosper. But you have to pay to play in this modern world. And it’s understandable that the city is asking the county to help. At last week’s meeting, Commissioner Nettleton said that the county needs “a lot more information” before deciding whether to spend taxpayers’ money. That is commendable. Certainly we want our officials to think before spending. But the reactions smacked of politics and one-upmanship rather than good stewardship. Yes, the city could have asked for support back in January instead of waiting until now. Advised of the commissioners’ concerns, City Manager Robert Eads promptly said he would be at the court’s Marchn 29 meeting to answer questions. That’s good. We’re hopeful that the commissioners will be welcoming instead of defensive. The city and county work well together on many issues. We certainly hope they can do so on what is surely one of the most — if not the most — important issues facing us and future generations.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Obama should release restrictions on domestic energy production To the editor: The pain felt at the gas pump is hurting struggling American families and businesses and they need help. It is obvious that the current administration has no desire to bring relief to the skyrocketing gas prices, and thinks it more important to stand by their policy of restricting domestic energy production. The American people have already been pushed to the limits by our stagnant economy and living standards are going down.  Our President must change his policy toward developing domestic sources of energy, and give up his obsession with scoring political victories. His rejection of the Keystone Pipeline and his policy to tie the hands of domestic energy companies is being felt around the county.  Not only do we feel the pain at the pump, but we will also start seeing prices rises of every product. Nearly every manufacturer, producer and economy depends on gas and oil to run their

operations. For example, when farmers have to spend more money operating their tractors, consumers will feel it in the price of food and produce. We can no longer afford to depend on violent and unstable Middle East countries that often threaten American interests. America is fortunate enough to sit on a bountiful and abundant supply of natural resources, and it is time that we safely develop these sources. It would not only reduce our dependence on foreign oil, but it would produce jobs and increase the energy security for our businesses and families. Thankfully for Del Rio, our local Congressman “Quico” Canseco understands the pain that rising gas prices have on all of us. He has heard our cries and has voiced them in Congress.  I can only hope that our President listens to our demands, and abandons his destructive energy polices.   Signed, Bill White


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Laziness can be mother of invention


n his letter to the editor last week, concerned reader Bill Sontag wrote in to take me to task for complaining about plastic grocery bags, rather than embracing reusable canvas bags. In the space of four short but pithy paragraphs, I was described as lazy, lacking in common sense, a slave to tradition, a whiner and an enemy of the environment. All true, I’m afraid, and I really appreciate the constructive criticism. All the charges represent serious character flaws that I will try to modify, if not eliminate altogether. All except laziness. In his letter, Mr. Sontag makes laziness sound like a bad thing, but I’ll bet on reflection, he would agree with me that laziness is the biggest single agent for the improvement of mankind.

Ancient creativity It is laziness — the active avoidance of hard labor — that we have to thank for nearly every innovation man has enjoyed since he first stood upright, looked out on the limitless plains of Africa, and said to himself, “I need a nap.” Why, for instance, should a hungry Homo Erectus chase a wooly mammoth around the steppes of Rus-


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sia for years waiting for it to die of old age, when the timely application of a stonetipped spear could have the beast roasting on a spit by nightfall?

Garden delight Why gallivant all over creation hunting and gathering like a madman, when you could scratch a few rows in the dirt in your back yard, drop in some seeds, and then just sit back and wait for the wheat to roll in? We can only thank providence that James Watt was too lazy to scoop water out of the bottom of a coal mine, and instead came up with a little item called the steam engine to do that job for him. And consider this little vignette. Here’s Alexander Graham Bell in one room, and there’s his helper, Tom Watson, in another room. Alex wants to talk to Tom, probably to ask him to do something he could just as easily do himself if he wasn’t so slothful. Does Alex heave his lazy butt out of his seat, stand up, trudge the few feet to the

other room and talk to Tom face to face? He does not. That would require way too much work. No, Alex just sits there, invents an electronic contraption, and then rings up Tom with it and says, “Mr. Watson — come here — I want to see you.” Man, talk about laziness. But without that laziness — without that monumental indolence — the world now would be without the means to reach out at any time, day or night, and annoy our fellow man with a telephone call. And just think, if only A.G. Bell had been able to extend his lazy streak by hanging around a hundred years or so, he could have shortened it even further to a text message “tw wassup? cummeer i wnt 2 c u.” So, yes, I am lazy and fiercely proud of it, too. After all, what’s the point of being a writer if you can’t avoid actual work? MOST SATISFYING NEWS STORY OF THE WEEK: When Consumer Reports magazine went to test drive the super-sleek, $107,000 all-electric sedan from Fisker Motors, the car stopped dead and had to be hauled back to the dealer. In its blog, Consumer Reports said “We buy about 80

cars a year and this is the first time in memory that we have had a car that is undriveable before it has finished our check-in process.” Fisker builds its electric cars with a $529 million loan from the U.S. Department of Energy. DOE halted loan cash to Fisker last May because the company failed to meet production and sales commitments it made to obtain the loan. The company has been unsuccessful in renegotiating the loan terms. Oh — the name of the car that Fisker builds? The Karma. LITTLE-KNOWN CELEBRATIONS FOR THE COMING WEEK The day and the special events are: 18 – Goddess of Fertility Day, 19 – Poultry Day (raising or frying, it’s all good), 20 – Extraterrestrial Abductions Day, Proposal Day, 21 – Fragrance Day, 22 – National Goof Off Day (aren’t they all?), 23 Near Miss Day (vastly superior to the alternative), and 24 - National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day. Enjoy. Bill Bouldin, a Virginian by birth and a Son of Texas by nature, is a former Air Force pilot and veteran journalist who has spent many tale-weaving years on the Texas-Mexico border. He can be reached at bbouldin2011@

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 The Del Rio High School’s Winter Sports Awards program for the Rams and Queens basketball teams will be Thursday, March 22, at 6:30 p.m. in the Carl P. Guys Memorial Gymnasium. All parents, booster club members and athletes are invited.  The Cross Over 3-on-3 Spring Basketball Tournament will be held April 21 at the Plaza del Sol Mall parking lot near Ross. Registration date will be April 14, from 2 to 5 p.m., at the mall near the Applebee’s entrance. Registration fee is $25 per team. Tournament is open to persons ages 5 and up. Divisions include 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-18, open division and 30-over. For more information contact Joe Nieto at (830) 734-7852, email or visit pibdelrio

By Brian Argabright Del Rio News-Herald

It’s full speed ahead for the Del Rio Queens soccer team. Del Rio has already clinched a playoff spot and the No. 2 seed in District 29-5A. Now they’ve got their eyes set on finishing the season strong and moving into the playoffs on a hot streak. The Queens added to their win total Thursday with a 4-1 win over the Laredo Martin Lady Tigers. Del Rio is now 17-2 overall and 14-2 in district play. Four minutes into the contest Nelly Ortiz was taken down and the Queens were awarded a direct kick. Clarissa Leon set up and ripped a blistering shot that flew through the goalie’s hands and through her legs into the goal for a 1-0 lead. Three minutes later Leon passed the ball ahead to Yoli Gonzalez who dribbled through the defense and shot from the right side of the field and into the goal for a 2-0 Del Rio lead. The Queens weren’t done scoring

Photo by Nelly Ortiz | Contributed

Del Rio Queens Yolanda Gonzalez (7) sets up for a shot while teammate Kristen Torres (4) breaks towards the goal during Del Rio’s recent home match against the Eagle Pass High Lady Eagles. Gonzalez had two goals in the Queens’ 4-1 win over Laredo Martin.

in the first half. Midway through the first half Monique de la Paz let loose a shot on goal that was blocked. The ball rico-

cheted to Leon who controlled the rebound, reloaded and fired a shot past the Martin defense and into the net for a 3-0 lead.

In the second half the Queens got an assist from Mother Nature. Marisa Cortinas passed the ball to Gonzalez who dribbled up the right side of the field and then tried to loft the ball to center it. The wind, however, had other ideas and carried the ball past her teammates and the Martin defense and into the goal for a 4-0 lead. Martin’s lone goal came with just over a minute remaining in the match as the Lady Tigers intercepted a pass and beat Del Rio goalie Ashley Padilla. Padilla and Gabi Robinson have been splitting goalie duties as of late to allow Robinson to learn the position in case of an injury to Padilla during the playoffs. Robinson played the first half against Martin. The Queens return to action Tuesday as they travel to Laredo to face the Laredo Nixon Lady Mustangs. Junior varsity plays at 6 p.m. followed by the varsity team at 7:30. Del Rio’s final home match will be Friday, March 23, when the Queens host the Laredo Cigarroa Lady Toros.



 The Del Rio Boys and Girls Club’s After School Program continues from 3 to 6 p.m. daily at 1101 W. De La Rosa St. For more information call Robert Kiniskey at (830) 7759827.  Latino Aerobics Classes with Maria Mesa are held from 9 to 10 a.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, at the Joe Ramos Gymnasium, 1101 W. De La Rosa St. This class is for adults only and any and all donations are accepted. For more information call the city of Del Rio Parks and Recreation office at (830) 774-8522. To contribute an item to the Hot Corner, send the information (who, what, when, where and contact information) to Brian Argabright at sports@ or fax it to (830) 774-2610. Deadline is 4 p.m. for the next day’s edition or 9 a.m. Friday for Saturday, Sunday and Monday editions. Items are published on a space available basis.

Defending champs A&M win

Photo by Brian Argabright, File | Del Rio News-Herald

Bull rider J.W. Harris tries his luck during the first round of competition at the 2011 George Paul Memorial Bull Riding at the Val Verde County Fairgrounds.

Associated Press COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Tyra White scored 18 points in her return from injury and defending national champion Texas A&M used a big second half run to pull away from Albany and win 69-47 in the first round of the NCAA tournament Saturday. White had missed the last three games with a left foot injury. She got going early, scoring 12 points in the first half, and added four points and a steal in a decisive second-half run. The Great Danes (23-10) had scored six straight points to tie it early in the second half before A&M used a 17-4 run to take a 49-36 lead with about 13 minutes remaining.

Dates for annual George Paul event finalized By John Ludlum

Contributed to the News-Herald


obby Paul, representing his wife Bonnie as the production team of the 35th annual George Paul Memorial Bull Riding, met with Championship Bull Riding (CBR) President Tuff Hedeman and CBR’s CEO, Wes Bruce to finalize dates for the annual event. The oldest, continuous stand alone bull riding in the world is named in honor of the late George Paul, the 1968 Rodeo Cowboy’s Association World Champion Bull Rider and the only man to ride 79 consecutive bulls in competition. George Paul was killed in a plane crash in 1970 in

Wyoming. After extensive meetings with CBR officials, Paul said, “We once again have chosen CBR as our bull riding sanctioning organization because of their professionalism. They have the best bull riders and bulls in the professional sport of stand alone bull riding and will televise our event nationally on Fox Sports Network. Everyone knows that Tuff Hedeman is a four-time World Champion Bull Rider and three-time winner of The George Paul. He is certainly a crowd favorite and brings a staff of knowledgeable professionals to our event.” Paul continued, “We have several surprises that we will introduce to Del Rio as part of our event that will make it even more enjoyable and ex-

citing for our fans.” “The addition of Fox Sports Network will bring a multitude of viewers to the Del Rio, and the Val Verde community,” Paul said. He continued, “The entire slate of CBR events will be televised at 6:00 pm in all time zones Sunday evening following major league baseball. During the major league games CBR bull riding will be promoted on air. Fox will delay telecast both performances of the 35th George Paul Saturday night and Sunday afternoon. The dates for this year’s bull riding has been moved up to the weekend of April 28-29. After discussions with CBR this would allow an extra event to be televised the weekend of May 5.” Paul advised, “We will give weekly

updates about the event and this year will be more fun than ever. We are working with the Chamber of Commerce and the Convention and Business Bureau (CVB) and planning a week of festivities leading up to the bull riding. There will more things to do for the Del Rio community in the week leading up to the bull riding. We want everyone in Del Rio to get involved.” The 35th George Paul Memorial Bull Riding office is located at the Val Verde County Fairgrounds. The office number is 775-9595 and is open Monday to Friday. The 35th George Paul Memorial Bull Riding is sponsored by Ram Country Dodge, Ramada, Budweiser, Tractor Supply and Del Rio Feed and Supply.

SUNDAY, MARCH 18, 2012


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No miracle run for VCU this year

Associated Press

PITTSBURGH — Scoop Jardine had 16 points and eight assists to lead top-seeded Syracuse to a 75-59 victory over eighth-seeded Kansas State on Saturday in the third round of the East Regional. James Southerland added 15 points for the Orange (332), who didn’t wait until the final minutes to seal the win as they did in the second round against 16th-seeded North Carolina-Asheville. Syracuse plays Wisconsin in Boston on Thursday night in the regional semifinals. Rodney McGruder had 15 points for the Wildcats (2211), who struggled from the field against Syracuse’s 2-3 zone defense. Neither team had its leading rebounder. Syracuse’s 7-foot Fab Melo, the Big East Defensive Player of the Year, was declared ineligible by the school for the rest of the tournament earlier in the week. About 20 minutes before the start of this game, Kansas State announced that Jamar Samuels would be held out over an eligibility issue. No. 4 INDIANA 63, No. 12 VCU 61 PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Will Sheehey made a 15-footer from the baseline with 12.7 seconds left after a shot was blocked right to him. Rob Brandenberg got a great look at a potential winning 3-pointer but it rimmed off at the buzzer, ending the Rams’ bid for another surprising March run. Indiana advanced to the round of 16 for the first time in a decade and just four years after Tom Crean inherited a decimated program.

Photo by Matt Dunham | AP

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Syracuse’s Scoop Jardine (11) gets around Kansas State guard Angel Rodriguez during the second half of an East Regional NCAA tournament third-round college basketball game in Pittsburgh, Saturday, March 17, 2012. Syracuse won 75-59.

The Hoosiers did it by rallying from down 59-53 with 6 minutes remaining, including Victor Oladipo’s driving three-point play with 46.5 seconds left that tied it at 61. Christian Watford led Indiana (27-8) with 16 points and Cody Zeller added 14. Sheehey finished with eight points; his game-winner was his only basket of the second half. Bradford Burgess scored 12 of his 15 points in the first half for VCU (29-7). No. 4 WISCONSIN 60, No. 5 VANDERBILT 57 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Ryan Evans scored 11 points and grabbed a crucial rebound in the closing seconds. John Jenkins took a 3-pointer that would have given the Commodores the lead, but it bounced high off the rim and Evans pulled down the rebound and was fouled with 2.1 seconds left. He made the first free

throw to make it a threepoint game. After a Vanderbilt timeout, he missed the second and the Commodores called time with 1.3 seconds remaining. Jared Berggren contested the inbounds pass and got his right hand on Lance Goulbourne’s overhand heave and started celebrating Wisconsin’s fifth trip to the round of 16 under coach Bo Ryan as the horn sounded. No. 2 OHIO STATE 73, No. 7 GONZAGA 66 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jared Sullinger scored 18 points, including two big baskets in the final 3 minutes to lead Ohio State past Gonzaga and into the round of 16 for the third straight year. DeShaun Thomas also scored 18 for the Buckeyes (29-7), while Aaron Craft added 17 points and 10 assists. Ohio State will play Florida State or Cincinnati in the East Regional semifinals Thursday in Boston.

Bolton Wanderers’ Fabrice Muamba is stretchered off the pitch after collapsing during the English FA Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Bolton Wanderers at White Hart Lane stadium in London, Saturday, March 17, 2012. Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba has been carried off the field at Tottenham after medics appeared to be trying to resuscitate him during an FA Cup quarterfinal that was abandoned. Muamba went to the ground in the 41st minute with no players around him and the game was immediately stopped.

Bolton says Muamba critically ill after collapsing By ROB HARRIS Associated Press

LONDON — Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba was critically ill in a hospital’s heart attack unit Saturday night after collapsing during a match at Tottenham. Muamba fell face-down to the field near the halfway line without any players near him. Medics rushed onto the field with a defibrillator and treated the 23-year-old, pumping his chest for around six minutes of treatment before he was rushed to a hospital. “Fabrice Muamba has been admitted to the heart attack center at London Chest Hospital where he is currently in a critically ill condition in intensive care,” Bolton said in a statement about three hours later. “No further information will be issued at this stage. The club has requested the media to respect his family’s privacy at this time.” When Muamba collapsed in the 41st minute of the FA Cup quarterfinal, Bolton manager Owen Coyle shouted from the sideline: “He’s just collapsed.”

Tottenham players William Gallas and Louis Saha along with referee Howard Webb immediately beckoned for medical support as the game was immediately stopped, then abandoned. Some players appeared to be praying as fans chanted his name between periods of silence at White Hart Lane. After Muamba was carried off on a stretcher to applause from the crowd with an oxygen mask and with his chest still being pumped, all the players also left the field before Webb abandoned the match. Coyle and forward Kevin Davies were among the Bolton group that accompanied Muamba to the hospital, while the rest of the team returned to northwest England by train. “Terrible what happened with Muamba during the game,” Rafael van der Vaart, who started for Tottenham, wrote on Twitter. “We’re all praying for him.” Muamba’s Bolton teammate Stuart Holden, who was watching the game on television, tweeted: “Praying for you Fab.” “Waiting anxiously for updates from teammates,” he added. “Fab is a fighter!”


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Penguins win 11th straight game Associated Press NEWARK, N.J — Sidney Crosby felt more comfortable in the second game of his comeback as the Pittsburgh Penguins sent the New Jersey Devils reeling. Matt Cooke scored two goals, Evgeni Malkin added his 40th of the season and Crosby had three assists to lead the Penguins to their 11th straight win, 5-2 over the Devils on Saturday. With the surge, the Penguins have 93 points — two behind the Eastern Conference-leading New York Rangers. Their winning streak is the longest in the NHL this season Crosby came through with a strong effort in the second game of his comeback from recurring concussion-like symptoms. “Having played one game, so much of it is reacting,” Crosby said. “When you first come back, you are probably thinking a lot more than you should. The more you react and let the game come to you, the better.” Crosby has five assists since returning, and had a couple of good chances against the Devils to score the first goal of the comeback with six shots on goal. Chris Kunitz, James Neal and Pascal Dupuis also scored for Pittsburgh. MarcAndre Fleury made 12 saves for his 10th straight victory and 39th of the season. It has been a smooth transition with Crosby stepping back into the lineup. “We’re a team and you’re happy to see your team mates do well,” Crosby said. “We’ve played good hockey. When I wasn’t in for the previous nine games I was just as happy to see guys do well. There is a good feeling when you are rewarded for your

Pittsburgh Penguins’ Chris Kunitz (14) and Sidney Crosby (87) celebrate a goal by Evgeni Malkin (71), of Russia, during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Newark, N.J., Saturday, March 17, 2012. Crosby got an assist on the play.

Photo by Mel Evans | AP

efforts and guys have stuck to that.” A good team becomes a very dangerous squad with Crosby back. “It’s a powerful feeling,” said Cooke who has four goals in the last two games. “It’s invigorating to see the depth of our team and our organization. Some guys who played well for us all year now have to sit out. That’s unfortunate, but that’s the strength of our group.” The Penguins ended a three-game losing streak to the Devils, winning for the first time in their last five visits to New Jersey. “I feel they got fortunate a couple of games in here,” Cooke said. “We’d have pressure on them early and not get a goal. They’d get a turnover and go down and score. It wasn’t that different today. We were all over them, and then they got a goal.” This time Pittsburgh never let up. Andy Greene and Petr Sykora scored for the Devils, winners of five of six coming in. The Devils wore their retro jerseys, going back to their original New Jersey colors of

red, white and green. The throwback shirts didn’t help as the Penguins attacked early and often, jumping out to a 14-2 shot advantage. “We played a real fast game today,” Crosby said. “Everyone was creating chances. Everyone was on their toes, making plays.” The pressure paid off early. Kunitz was awarded a penalty shot at 1:55 after being pulled down on a breakaway by Marek Zidlicky. Martin Brodeur, going into a low crouch, made a pad stop while losing his stick. Brodeur was helpless five seconds later as Neal scored after Malkin won a faceoff from Adam Henrique. The puck went right to Neal at the top of the left circle where he drilled a shot for his 32nd goal. “I just stood my ground on the penalty shot, similar to a shootout,” Brodeur said. “He tried to go around me but he couldn’t lift the puck. Then on the goal, they won the faceoff clean and he picked a corner through a maze of guys. That was definitely deflating.”

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Spring arrives on the creek

M TAKE THE RISK OUT OF ichael G. began the first leg of his long return journey to the Middle East today. I will miss him, and I wish him safe travels until we see each other again. During his visit here over the past two weeks, spring has firmly taken hold, and the signs of it are everywhere you look: balmy temperatures, trees in leaf and wildflowers blooming. Michael G. and I made several visits to San Felipe Creek while he was here. On Mon-

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urviving a disaster can be greatly influenced by how well prepared you are. Learning what to do and what items you should have in your “emergency kit” doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. It is important to consider all the items that will be needed by every member in your home, including your pets. In Texas, disasters can come in the form of tornados, fires, floods, earthquakes, accidental injuries, terrorist attacks, disease outbreaks, or any other disastrous event. Emergency home preparedness begins at home. First, it is important to establish a plan. Create a plan on how to obtain information about disasters should communications be down. Often during storms, people do not have working cable that will provide them with necessary weather alerts. If possible, invest in a portable radio or a hand crank radio, which will serve to provide you valuable weather and emergency reports. Next, build your emergency kit. Every kit should include the following:  Water: A one gallon jug will provide water for one person for three days. Every member of your family should have their own gallon jug.  Food: Canned food and foods that do not require refrigeration should be kept in your kit. Keep at least three days’ worth of food in stock.  Pet food and medications  Flashlights and extra batteries. Whenever possible, a solar power flashlight should be included in your kit.  First aid kit that includes gauze, triple antibiotic ointment, bandages, tape, ace wraps, antiseptic wipes and spray, cotton swabs, thermometer, saline bottles, soap, lighter, alcohol, scissors, tweezers, glove and a space blanket (lightweight plastic foil blanket).  Other important items to have are medications, particularly if you or a member of your family has a medical condition requiring life-saving medications. Over the counter medications to consider for your emergency kit includes aspirin, Tylenol, ibuprofen, allergy medications such as Benadryl, and anti-diarrheal medications. Topical medications to include in your kit include antiseptic ointment, Aloe Vera gel, anti-itch cream, and tincture of benzoin. Life-saving medications include heart or blood pressure medications, insulin, anti-seizure medication and any other prescribed medications that must be taken daily. If there is warning of a storm or disaster, plan ahead and talk to your pharmacist about filling your script early. By preparing in advance, you will help protect your family, prevent or control injuries until help arrives, and even save a life.

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Val Verde Regional Medical Center's EMS Academy dedicated, dynamic instructors help save lives with CPR classes for everyone from health professionals to high school students. Shown left to right are Judy Villarreal, RN; Dennis Ong, RN; Clover Johnson, certified paramedic; Susie Jechow, licensed paramedic; and Perry Frost, certified paramedic. They are some of the members of the hospital’s EMS Academy faculty; others are shown below.

VVRMC instructors teach CPR to all ages in hands-on classes By DIANA R. FUENTES Del Rio News-Herald



aking a couple of hours to learn CPR can prove to be worth the time in just a matter of seconds when a human being’s heart stops unexpectedly. You, too, can learn this lifesaving skill. Licensed Paramedic Susie Jechow is part of the regional faculty at Val Verde Regional Medical Center that trains everyone from healthcare

professionals to high school students in appropriate types of CPR techniques. Jechow noted that in 2011, 760 people were trained through the VVRMC EMS Academy. Hospital staff, doctors and dentists, daycare workers and homemakers learned CPR in the Saturday morning classes. It can be vital training.

True story Jechow likes to tell this story:

Two months ago, a visitor to Diablo East in the Amistad National Recreation Area went into cardiac arrest. Fortunately for the visitor, there were three National Park Service workers in the area who had been trained in life-saving skills at the park headquarters. They began CPR on the visitor and used an Automatic External Defibrillator to shock the visitor’s heart twice, restoring a pulse. When VVRMC paramedics See VVRMC, Page 2B

Val Verde Library awaits 'Big Read' Last Sunday, Nancy Christopher O’Brien from the Del Rio Council for the Arts an- Kuechmann nounced in her column Hit the books the coming of the “The Big Read” programming to Del place at 2:00 p.m. Rio and Val Verde County I think it is fitting that “Sun in April. “The Big Read is Stone and Shadows, 20 Great an initiative of the National Mexican Short Stories,” Endowment for the Arts dewhich is edited by Jorge F. signed to restore reading to Hernandez, has been chosen the center of American culas the book for discussion. ture. The NEA presents The This book is a translation Big Read in cooperation with of “Sol, Piedra y Sombras, Arts Midwest.” The Del Rio Cuentistas Mexicanos de la Council for the Arts was Primera Mitad del Siglo XX.” fortunate to receive a grant It is a selection of some of to host programming from the greatest Mexican Short “The Big Read” in 2012. They Stories from the first half of were required to partner the 20th century. Among with a local library and other the writers represented are community entities under Octavio Paz, Carlos Fuentes program guidelines. We are and Juan Rulfo. I had the the library in this case. Also honor to meet Mr. Fuentes participating will be Southat a literary conference at west Texas Junior College the University of Texas-Pan and Casa De La Cultura. We American in Edinburg years will host a “kickoff” for the ago. I have read some of his programming taking place short stories and also those throughout April on April 1 of Mr. Rulfo. at the library. This will take Copies of the book in Eng-

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lish as well as in Spanish will be available for people interested in reading the stories. I do not know when the books will become available yet. We will help the Del Rio Council for the Arts disseminate this information as soon as it is known. There also will be a number of book discussion groups scheduled during the month for participants to talk about the book with other readers, including what they have experienced in reading it. Some of these book discussions will take place at the library. Other activities are in

development. We will have copies of the schedules available at the library as soon as it is finalized. As the preface to the “Reader’s Guide” notes: “There is perhaps no better way for two nations (Mexico and the United States) to learn about one another than through sharing their stories. “ 'Sun, Stone, and Shadows' presents a superb selection of the finest Mexican short stories of the twentieth century. No one can read this arresting volume without experiencing the wonder and surprise of discovery.”


Watch for more information about “The Big Read” ahead. I previously led similar programming when I worked at another library and found it to be most rewarding. Please call us should you have questions. You may ask for me when you call should you wish to do so. In other news, story time on Wednesday, March 21, will have a “Spring Begins” craft. “Books 4 Lunch” on Thursday, March 22 will feature Rita Daniels talking about the Girl Scouts. See you at the library!


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New Century Club sees work of genuis Shoop Donna Salter


hen the members of New Century club met for their regular meeting on Wednesday, March 7, they were thrilled to see the number of

large pictures on display. "Architectural Gems in Del Rio" was listed as the program for the day. Ann Hodge had taken a serious look at the work of Phillip L. Shoop, a San Antonio genius whose work has contributed to many timeless homes in Del Rio and nearby ranching areas. Hodge traveled to San Antonio to confer with the current members of the archi-

tecture firm, which enabled her to present information about Shoop’s work. She also read an article printed in 1924 covering the work of Shoop. The article documented many of his projects beginning when he was 14. One of the homes designed by Shoop is the current residence of Anale Hodge. She was an honored guest present at this meeting. Anale Hodge’s ranch

VVRMC arrived at the scene, the visitor’s pulse had been restored and in the emergency room, the visitor was responsive enough to be transferred by air to a cardiac hospital in San Antonio.



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headquarters home was also designed by Shoop. When Judith Bishop introduced the program we had no Idea what a special informative program was in store. The business meeting was conducted by Omega Zavala acting for president Janis Wilson, who was out of town. Carol Cooper presented a printed copy of the revisions

previously voted on. These are to be added to our books. Ann Hodge and Jeannie Lewis were hostesses for the day. A very elegant tea table featured four beautiful orchids. Silver trays and a beautiful compote completed the setting. Coffee, cola and almond cookies were served. The meeting adjourned with the recitation of the Club collect.


That person was given a second chance at life because people nearby knew what to do in an emergency. Licensed Paramedic Lisa Lozano also works at VVRMC’s EMS Academy.

Take a class “The chances of your doing CPR in your work environment may be slim, but when it comes to your family, you never know,” Lozano said. “The quicker CPR is started, the better the chance of survival.” The instructors are committed to teaching as many people as possible how to do CPR as well as basic first aid. “Once a month, Susie does a ‘friends and family’ class and it’s for anybody who wants to learn CPR,” Lozano said. “There’s no certification and no cost. "In the class, you learn to recognize cardiac arrest and you’ll know how to respond to it, how to treat it,” she explained. “We’re trying to get a lot of Winter Texans involved in learning CPR,” Lozano added. The VVRMC instructors are certified to teach American Heart Association cardiopulmonary resuscitation

(CPR), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) courses. “These instructors know the importance of that first responder not being fire, police or EMS, but being a family member or friend who starts CPR in the first few minutes of collapse,” noted a news release issued by Jechow. The CPR classes are offered at least 10 times a month. For a complete schedule, visit www. and click on “Classes & Events in the menu bar at the top of the page.

Several options There are classes specifically for healthcare providers who need initial certification or recertification. The one for the layperson is called CPRHeartsaver/1st Aid. It typically costs $80 for the course, which takes one morning. The next class is scheduled for Saturday, March 24, at 8:30 a.m. For more information, call Kiki Luna at (830) 778-3632. There should be another free class in April. In a recent news release, Jechow pointed out that there are several area organizations that have joined in the effort

to train more people in CPR, including Del Rio High School health science technology programs, San Felipe Del Rio CISD athletic trainers, Del Rio Fire Department, Del Rio Police Department and Academy, National Park Service (NPS), Val Verde Sheriff’s Office and Brackettville ISD. In addition to Jechow, Lozano and Luna, the faculty includes Keith Bresnahan EMT-I; Lawrence Ervin EMTP; Perry Frost EMT-P; Jureza Parrack, RN; Dennis Ong, RN; Clover Johnson, RN; Jureza Parrack, RN; Judy Villarreal, RN; and Dr. Abeer El-Sakka. The ACLS program is for physicians, physician’s assistants, respiratory technicians, nurses and paramedics. Directed by Dr. Jaime Gutierrez, the program certified 103 persons in ACLS in 2011. “Pediatric emergencies are difficult for even the most seasoned medical professionals,” the release states. “The PALS course takes a step-by- step approach by using the Pediatric Assessment Triangle to find and treat pediatric emergencies.” Directed by Dr. Jose Oviedo, 67 medical professionals were certified as PALS Providers in 2011.

FUN & GAMES 3b | del rio news-herald HOW TO FINISH THIS PUZZLE By John Lampkin ACROSS 1 Bestows on, with “to” 8 Forgoes scissors 13 Captivates 20 Fashionista’s field 21 Bring to the mix 22 “Sorry, Charlie” 23 Start to finish, e.g.? 24 Persevere, like a teamster? 26 It may be abstract or concrete 27 Stopwatch users 29 Intent 30 “Gladiator” composer Zimmer 31 Examines closely 33 Raise a glass to 36 Clerical residence 37 Really boring 39 Persevere, like a stand-up comic? 42 Lang. of Jamaica 43 Dora the Explorer, for one 45 Cartoonist Keane 46 Ready 50 Place for a plunger in Plymouth 51 It’s wet in Oaxaca 52 Infatuated, oldstyle 54 Display irritation 55 Sea debris 57 Warmup for college hopefuls, briefly 58 Diamond strategy 59 Morning hrs. 60 “Voilà!” 61 Hand-on-chest words 63 listing 64 Contingency phrase 66 Writer Lebowitz 68 Persevere, like a frequent flier?

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It’s hard to separate my own thoughts and emotions from those of spirits around me. I’m concerned about my psychic ability in relation to my clients. If I pick up on abuse in the mind of a child, for example, am I obligated to report it? Being psychic is as natural to me as my having blue eyes. It will never go away. I must now find the means to manage it. I don’t want a career as a medium. I’m dedicated to the profession I have chosen. Can you offer me advice? -- GIFTED IN NEW YORK DEAR GIFTED: Instead of using your visions to form JUDGMENTS about your clients, use them to guide you during interviews. If you do, you will then be better equipped to provide concrete proof of the need for an intervention than revealing you “saw” something that others can’t see or wasn’t disclosed to you.


Many people have psychic abilities to a greater or lesser degree than you do, and those “vibes” can be invaluable. It is possible that your gift will give you insight into the individuals you will serve. I wish you success. www Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www. or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

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horoscopes By HOLIDAY MATHIS TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (March 18). You’ll bring harmony to formerly discordant scenes this year and may be employed as a peacemaker, liaison, diplomat or contract negotiator. Invest in April; your instincts are hot. May brings a long-term contract. Family makes you proud in June. New friends or romance will be attracted to your grace and style. Taurus and Gemini people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 14, 39, 24 and 1. ARIES (March 21-April 19). You have a big heart. Giving to someone in need is so easy for you that you’d hardly call it charitable. True charity is giving when your need is just as grave as the other person’s. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Forgiveness is the magic element that renews your spirit. As soon as you’re able to forgive, you’ll unclench your jaw, and the laughter and lightness will come back into your life. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You’ll be open to hearing different points of view and slow to forming your own. Don’t worry about being absolutely right about anything.

Time has a way of changing and even reversing opinions. CANCER (June 22-July 22). What you think is a weakness is really just a skill that doesn’t come naturally to you. That doesn’t mean you can’t learn it, though. To attain the skill, choose a role model you can follow. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You’ll do what you can to help a loved one, including backing off and giving this person plenty of room to solve the problem independent of you. That’s a wise move, indeed. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Your finances are getting better, largely due to your increased optimism and the way you let it move you into action. Consider giving some of your busywork to someone with too much time on her hands. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Not everyone can get a hold on emotions the way you can. You’ll set an example for others and turn a difficult situation around. Forcing yourself to smile is one way to counteract negativity and stress. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). There are many who need and want something from you now. Is it the same “something” you want to

give? Maybe. Either way, you certainly won’t starve for attention. As the day progresses, you may crave moments to yourself. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Your influence is indirect, and yet it is powerful. If you could share one piece of advice that you knew others would heed, what would it be? Living that piece of advice today is the luckiest thing you can do. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22Jan. 19). There are many factors that govern your path, and not all of them are in your control. It’s hard to tell the difference between the changeable and unchangeable factors now, but try. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). There will be a handful of tasks on your mental agenda that you just don’t feel like doing. But if you can accomplish just one of them, you’ll be in a far better place. Getting started will be the hardest part. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You wonder why you do things you don’t like. Life is not so simple for you now, and that’s part of the issue. Reflect, sort, and pare down your possessions and other baggage that may be clouding your view of life.

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Del Rio-Val Verde County United Way took time to honor its Pacesetters and Agencies for raising almost $113,000 in the Fall 2011 Campaign. Gathered with awards in hand and smiles on their faces are (seated from left) Dora Alcala (UW Board & Border Federal Credit Union), Gloria Ziegler (Val Verde Regional Medical Center), Midiam Flores (UW President & Bendix). Standing (from left) are Nicole Diaz (H-E-B), Briana Muraira (Dr. Fermin Calderon Elementary), Norma Garza (Texas Community Bank), Barbara Plyler (UW Board & DelTex RV), Lilia Diaz (City of Del Rio), Jennifer Barnard (UW Board & The Bank & Trust), Maddie Trevino (Del Rio Housing Authority), Dot Steed (UW Board & Val Verde Training Center), Jaime Chapa (Val Verde County), Laura English (UW Board & SFDRCISD), Ken Hayes (Del Rio Christians Alliance Reaching Teens), Sylvia Davila (UW Board & IBC), Jorge Limon (Lamar Elementary), Gloria Glenn (Grace Community Church), and Sandra Hernandez (Ruben Chavira Elementary).

United Way overshoots its $100,000 goal


Special to the News-Herald

he Del Rio-Val Verde County United Way Fall 2011 Campaign overshot its $100,000 goal by almost 13 percent, raising $112,938.95. This money will be distributed among 18 human services, health, youth, and animal service agencies in Del Rio and Val Verde County throughout 2012. United Way Board President Midiam Flores addressed more than 60 business, government, and non-profit organization leaders at a Thank You Luncheon hosted by the Val Verde Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at the Dink Wardlaw Community Room. Flores expressed appreciation for the Board of Directors and the new Chief Professional Officer Willie Braudaway for their work on the Fall 2011 Campaign. Then,

she got to the business of honoring the generosity of the employees who donated and pledged their hard-earned money to the work of United Way. The Numero Uno award was earned again this year by Val Verde Regional Medical Center for raising almost $20,000. Diamond awards for those who raised more than $10,000 went to The Bank & Trust, Walmart and Bendix. The employees of these four businesses accounted for almost half of the entire amount raised in the Fall 2011 Campaign Raising more than $5,000 earned H-E-B #1, H-E-B #2, and Kimberly Clark Platinum awards. The entire staff of H-E-B #1 earned the 100 percent Participation award. All of San Felipe Del Rio CISD also earned a Platinum award with Dr. Fermin Calderon Elementary raising the most money of all the schools. Lamar Elementary School and Ruben Chavira Elementary School

received 100 percent participation awards. Gold awards were presented to those who raised more than $1,000 including, JC Penney, City of Del Rio, Ford Lincoln Mercury, Val Verde County (new this year), Border Federal Credit Union, UPS, Del Rio Housing Authority and Amistad Bank (new this year). Del Rio Housing Authority also received a 100 percent Participation and were noted as the first to get their money and pledges into the United Way office. Silver awards (more than $500) went to Grace Community Church, Texas Community Bank (new this year), and DelTex RV and Auto Repair Center. One Bronze award (more than $100) was earned by IBC (new this year.) This year the United Way agencies were challenged to raise at least 10 percent of their own allocation by holding fundraisers for United Way or contacting small businesses for

donations. The Del Rio Council for the Arts raised $1,030, the most money of all 18 agencies. Reach Out and Read raised $610, which represented the greatest percentage of their allocation. Del Rio Christian Alliance Reaching Teens contacted the most businesses, raising $525. Each of these agencies received a check from United Way for $100 to further their good work. It is now time for non-profit human service, health, youth, and animal service agencies in Del Rio and Val Verde County to make application for the Fall 2012 Campaign. The Agency Application Training meeting will be 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, in the St. James Episcopal Church Parish Hall. Application deadline will be April 23. For more information, call or email Willie Braudaway at 774-0704 or drvvunitedway@stx.

Grant writing tips from the United Way Chief Professional Officer


s Chief Professional Officer for United Way, I would love to see more non-profit organizations apply to become United Way Participating Agencies. More agencies will mean more money to raise in the Fall Campaign, but it also means

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more local folks deriving benefit from your generosity. I have been involved in grant writing for more than 20

years and have been reviewing grants for funders for 10 of those years. I’ll be sharing some of my expertise at the UW Agency Application Training at 6 p.m. on March 20 at the St. James Episcopal Church Parish Hall. Until then, here are three main and

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a few minor tips to help any organization write more effective grants. 1. Give the granting organization what it asks for in the least amount of words possible 2. Give the granting organization only what it asks for 3. Have someone else proofread the application:  Answer the questions in the space provided – no fair using tiny print to get more in.  Answer only the questions the funder asks – no fair throwing in extra material that draws attention away from what the funder wants to know.  Make sure each sentence is answering a specific question – no fair rambling on and on, saying the same thing from one section to the next – grant reviewers stop reading when

they see this.  Description of Organization – Who are you, why are you qualified to ask for help?  Statement of Need – What are the demographics of the group you are seeking to serve; how do you know there is a real need?  Objectives and Program Description – Are your objectives tangible, specific, concrete, measurable, and achievable within a specific time period; does your program convince the funder that you know what you are doing?  Program Timetable – Does the project begin after you actually receive the funds and end before the evaluation is due?  Itemized budget – Did you break out the expenses into categories the way the

funder defines them and itemize each dollar amount?  Evaluation – Did you build evaluation into the project so you are collecting quantitative and qualitative data throughout the project?  Provide only the supporting documentation requested – no fair giving more or less than what is requested. Join me on Tuesday to learn more about how to become a United Way Participating Agency. Website of the Week: http://www.grantproposal. com is “a site devoted to providing free resources for both advanced grantwriting consultants and inexperienced nonprofit staff.” (You can contact Willie Braudaway through her website at

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THE STATE OF TEXAS To: VICTOR SALAZAR AND CLEOTILDE E. SALAZAR, ET AL, Defendants, Greetings: YOU HAVE BEEN SUED. YOU MAY EMPLOY AN ATTORNEY. YOU ARE HEREBY COMMANDED to appear by filing a written answer to the PLAINTIFF’S ORIGINAL PETITION at or before 10 o’clock A.M. of the first Monday after the expiration of 42 days from the date of issuance of this Citation, the same being Monday the 19th day of March, 2012, at or before 10 o’clock A.M., before the Honorable 83rd Judicial District Court, of Val Verde County, Texas, at the Courthouse of said County at 100 E. Broadway, 3rd Floor, in Del Rio, Texas, and if you or your attorney do not file a written answer, a default judgment may be taken against you. Said PLAINTIFF’S ORIGINAL PETITION was filed in said Court on the 31st day of October, 2011, and the said suit being numbered 29322 on the docket of said Court. The names of the parties in said suit are: DANIEL HERNANDEZ, PLAINTIFF VS. VICTOR SALAZAR AND CLEOTILDE E. SALAZAR, ET AL, DEFENDANTS The nature of said suit being substantially as follows, to-wit: AN ACTION SEEKING TO QUIET TITLE TO REAL PROPERTY LOCATED WITHIN VAL VERDE COUNTY, TEXAS AND BEING THE SOUTH ONEHALF OF LOT EIGHT (8) BLOCK ONE (1), IN SECTION NUMBER FOUR (4), DIVISION “O� IN THE ORIGINAL SURVEY NUMBER 183, IN THE NAME OF JAMES MITCHELL AND BEING IN THAT PART OF SAID SURVEY KNOWN AS BARTON’S DIVISION TO THE TOWN OF EAST DEL RIO, PART OF DEL RIO TEXAS AS RECORDED IN VOLUME 91, PAGES 281-282, OF THE COUNTY DEED RECORDS OF VAL VERDE COUNTY, TEXAS. (COMMONLY KNOWN AS 116 RAMON STREET, DEL RIO, TEXAS) The name and address of the attorney for the Plaintiff is: Jeffrey S. Mahl, P.O. Box 1191, Del Rio, Texas 78841. Issued and given under my hand and seal of said Court at Del Rio, Texas, this 26th day of January, 2012.

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Arreolaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Insurance is now hiring for full-time/part time employment for Insurance Service Rep/Customer Service Rep. applicants must be able to work in a fast paced environment and provide quality customer service (preferably individuals with an insurance license). Applications can be picked up at 1801 Veterans Blvd. Please submit with a resume. Come join our team & help provide the highest quality patient care! Medical Assistant (MA) We are a large nephrology, growing practice, seeking qualified individuals to join our team. -1 year experience preferred -Traveling Required PRN schedule -Traveling between clinics in Del Rio, Uvalde, and Eagle Pass required We have 1 opening. We also offer competitive salaries for our positions as well as a great atmosphere to work in. Please fax your resumes to (210)-616-0704 or email to or visit our website at <http://www.rapadocs.c om/> for an application Drivers - Oilfield EXPANDING OPERATIONS in South Texas! Asherton, TX Nabors, A leader in the well services industry since 1948 Avg. $60K+ PER YEAR New Equipment ~ Home Daily Medical, Dental, Vision Paid Vacation & 401K Oilfield Driving Exp. is NOT Reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d Min. 1.5 Yrs Class A CDL Exp. Reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d Nabors Well Services, Co. Req# 1200002C Call 855-803-6366 or Email: EOE/M/F/V/D full time position open for CSR. Apply in person AAA loan Company 751 South Main St. Texas Style Plumbing M-38987 Looking for licensed plumbers to work in Del Rio. Must be experience, reliable and ready to work. We have lots of work and we want you. Call me 703-0821- or 765-4306 Owner: Salvador Sanchez Jr.


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Request for Qualifications Roundstone Development, LLC, and its subsidiaries, are inviting experienced Historically Underutilized and Minority Owned Businesses to submit statements of qualification for all construction related trades in the Del Rio area. Our company is currently developing a 80 unit, multifamily development and is seeking qualified businesses for construction services and trades. Companies or individuals submitting information should have a background in multifamily construction and the capacity to complete large scale development projects. Roundstone Development, LLC will be accepting statements of qualifications through April 1st, 2012. In order to be considered, please email all pertinent professional information to or fax to (972) 243-4267. VAL VERDE Regional HOSPITAL CORPORATION dba Val Verde Medical Center seeks a Medical Technologist with a Bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree in Medical Technology/Chemistry/ Biology. Work location is 801 Bedell Ave., Del Rio, TX 78840. Job duties include processing laboratory specimens and reporting results in all areas of the clinical laboratory, including blood bank, chemistry, hematology, microbiology, serology/immunology; and maintaining laboratory records on procedures performed for statistics and billing. Certification by a recognized professional association, such as the American Medical Technologists, the Board of Registry of the American Society for Clinical Pathology, the National Credentialing Agency for Laboratory Personnel, or the Board of Registry of the American Association of Bioanalysts, is required. Please contact Leigh Ann Qualia, Manager of Employment, via email or phone at LeighAnn.Qualia@vvr 830-778-3722 , or apply @ Now Hiring: Companies desperately need employees to assemble products at home. No selling, any hours. $500 weekly potential. Info. 1-985-646-1700 Dept. TX-869.


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Trans-Expedite Inc. is looking for a full time forklift operator with a minimum of 3 years experience. Job duties include material handling, inventories, loading and offloading of trucks, dispatch and receive carriers. Communicating and reporting with plants in Acuna as needed. Shift is 11am to 8 pm. A background check and drug screen is required per policy and necessary to have access to bonded areas. Please submit resume to gcervantez@ or come by our office to pickup an application at 100 Jessica Ln Del Rio, Tx 78840. Transportation Truck Supervisor must provide assigned drivers the direction necessary for their dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work assignments & to make, have, & maintain good customer relations. Requirements: *CDL B, pref. CDL A *Ability to read, write, & speak English *Thorough knowledge of oil field service related equip.materials, terminologies & maint. of the same Essential Functions: *Adheres to Company policies & work requirements *Directly responsible for the performance of assigned drivers *Attend & conduct safety meetings with assigned work group Asherton, TX Leader in the oil field since 1948 Nabors Well Services, Co. Toll Free: 855-803-6366 Email: EEO/M/F/D/V Visiting Nurses of Del Rio. Now Hiring: Full Time RN for Director of Services, position available immediately (PHC/CBA program) Company car included. Please bring resume to 108 Page Ave. 830-774-4651.


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Large Room w/private bath furnished, all utilities incl. for mature non-smoker, also room mate wanted. 778-8633.

My Home Care NOW HIRING RN-!?b^e]"?NEE MBF> Please call 830-775-8162 or apply in person at 2107 Veterans Blvd. Ste. 4

10 Acres in Lake Rige Ranch. Furtile soil, big mesquite, nice high building site with water meter. Triangle shape, includes some flood plain. $45,000, $1000. down $470/ MO. Includes PROP. Tax. 10.25% apr. Gary -Agent 512-923-1904 LAKE RIDGE RANCH 1, 2 & 3 acre tracts out Hwy 90 West towards the Lake. 1mi. past the Y on the left side. New phase with deep soil & big mesquites just opened. Nice neighborhood with views and good restrictions. Price includes water meter & septic. Non Qualifying Owner Financing. 1 AC $25,000, $215/P&I plus $20 taxes = $235/mo, 2 AC $28,000, $242/P&I plus $30 taxes = $272/mo, 3 AC $36,000, $314/P&I plus $35 taxes = $349/mo. Each with $1,000 Down, 10.25% APR for 30 years, No pre-payment penalty. Shorter terms avail. Owner/Broker. Call Gary @ (512)923-1904 Se Habla Espanol.



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Air Force FCU â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Now Hiring Air Force Federal Credit Union is hiring f or our D el R io Branch at 200 Avenue C Del Rio Texas 78840 Open Pos ition: Financial Services Representative Training related traveling will be required for these positions. The selected candidates will be required to attend training sessions at our Corporate Headquarters and branches in San Antonio. Find out more information and apply online at AFFCU is an Equal Opportunity Employer, AA.M/F/D/V


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Tired of your neighborâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s elbow in your eyeball every time he yawns? Our 1 acre lots are 6 or 7 times the size of a regular city lot for the same price. Why settle for less? Give your family the peace and quite they deserve. 1 acre lots in Lake Ridge Ranch with water meter, septic and electric for $25,000 w/$1,000 down, $215/mo. plus $20 taxes. Gary Owner/Broker 512-923-1904.

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2 Lots for Sale 95x200 Owner financed. ************************** Home for sale 4bd/2ba on 1.5 acre owner financing ************************** Storage Building 3750 Sq. Ft. on 2 Acre Call 765-8866 Recently Foreclosed, Special Financing Available, Any Credit, Any Income ,Vacant Land , , , , located at, 227 Cora Drive, Del Rio, $14,900.Visit \9L9, Drive by then call (866) 249-0680.


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104 Ave. S 3bd/1ba Call 830-734-3270 104 Crestline 3bd/2ba, living & dinning room, carport. No pets. 765-0007. 129 South Nancy 4/2/2CP, tile floor, large lot, $1,500mo/+dep. avail 04/01 765-8135. 136 Rhonda Dr. 2/2/2 unique rustic hilltop hide-away, New Roof, Dryden Stone exterior & fireplace. All kitchen & laundry appl. Owner Finance 115K or $950 mo. for more info call 830-765-8135 3bed/2bth 2 acres with horse stales 1010 Cortinas. $1250./$ 703-9990 or 775-2471

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House For Rent 2bd/1ba $625 + Security deposit 116 Gaila Ln. 703-0235 ************************** 1bd/1ba , Los Campos Area, $450mo + Security deposit. Avail.March. Call 703-0235 Lake House. 3/2/2. 2100 S/Ft. Plus 700 S/Ft Apt w/BR/BA/Kitchen... (use as storage or guest rm).$1300/650 dep. Avail: 1 April 2012 (830) 734-3936 All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin,or an intention, to make any such preference limitation discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept advertising for real estate that is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of

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110 Catherine. Located off Mary Lou.3bd/2bth avail. 110A-$850 month. New paint, New carpet & tile Sec. deposit of $850. Pets upon approval. Available Now. 830-719-6077. Owner is Texas Lic. Real Estate Broker. For sale 2bd/1bth Stove, Refrigerator each side, Owner finance possible. 1105 Ave. R. 775-6175




2012 Bumper pull 2012 Monte Carlo Travel Trailer.Fully Self Contained double slide outs 2 airs,dish washer,washer/dryer, 42” flat tv. fireplace, large bedroom, walk through bath will deliver. $29,750.00 Call 512-791-4434 or 512-659-3806


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2006 Honda 1300 purchased new in 2008, 4300 mi, excellent shape, $6300. Can be seen at Central Glass on 201 E. Cantu Road. 734-0511. 2008 Honda Aero 750 Excellent condition $3500. 2637 Actual miles. call 830-719-2389


Deisel engines, Ford 7.3 ,6.0 GM 6.6 & Cummins 5.9 remanufactured with warranty. Will Deliver. Call 713-918-5811

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1985 Cadillac. Seville. low mileage, must see to appreciate, $1,895.00 call 775-6365


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2 bdrm all utilities pd, except electricity. Call 768-3518, 765-8011 or 719-8462. Great view of Lake near Black Brush, quiet neighborhood, small 1bd/1ba, perfect for 1 person, all tile, stove, ref, all electric, double carport, non-smoking, water, trash pd., 6 month lease, cat ok. $425/$250 775-0170 after 4pm.


1971 Terry Bass Boat 14ft. asking $500 to see 734-3380

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104 E. KENWOOD. 2.10AC in Lakeridge Ridge Ranch complete with septic and water meter! Call for more details! Kitty Lewis . . . . . . 719-2799 Liz Mayes . . . . . . . 313-2805 Duane Maldonado 765-0988 Clay Dissler. . . . . . 703-0235

Antonieta Sanchez . 765-3018 Joyleen Henrich . . 703-9097 Carrilynn Ortiz . . . 719-0403 Wayne Lewis/Ranch Spec.719-1425

224 Running Bear Trail:

Beautiful stucco 3BR/2.5BA home with large open living area and great kitchen with large breakfast bar along with a nook and formal dining room. Tile floors in main living area and carpeted bedrooms with spa-like master bath. Amble storage in garage is just one bonus with this home. Call Al Padilla.




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with island, pantry, breakfast stroke motor with elecbar andCALL breakfast area set in tric troll motor, fullyTRY IT TODAY, equipped & trailer. bay window. Backyard on east side to enjoy evenings on the covered patio, full sprinkler $4,000. In Brackettville system, side entry garage. A luxury home built for comfort, offered at $254,900. Call 605-722-9918.

2/1 106 Shannon #B Large yard C/H/A, refrig., stove, W/D hook-up,$525/$300. 830-513-1571 3bd/2ba, 805 Ave T Appliances, A/C, W/D Conn, 734-7931 or 734-0756

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3BD/2.5 BA 2 car garage with bonus room. Located on 2.5 acres.$1,150mo./$700 dep. Large padio & fenced back yard.512-252-1676 or 512-944-9359

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3bd /1bth Fort Clark Spings, Brackettville, $38,500/ $2,500,/ $490 Swimming pool, Golf 830-488-3333



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ARTS CRAFTS Ukrainian Egg Painting. Spring’s major symbol with egg painting Saturday’s 2:00-4:00 @ Milagros Del Rio Gallery. Call for info. 734-5689

Outdoor Project Specialists We do yard maintenance, tree work, rubbish hauling and fence building. No job too large or small. For a free estimate call Henry @ 734-9522

ADULT CARE Home care attendant. I do private care for the elderly in their home. I have my Nurses Aide Cert. 469-7745










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AVON AVON Join Avon Today! Be Your Own Boss. Unlimited Earnings. Norma Blannin Home/Office 110 N. Orbit St. 830-775-1351 or 830-734-1351 To Buy or Sell Avon. Now is the Time/ Make Extra Money for the Holidays!

CARPET CLEANING BORDER CITY Spring Cleaning Special steam clean, shampoo,deodorize & sanitize. The Works Commercial & Residential, Se limpian sofases y alfombras Call 830-734-0365







Top $$ Paid For Gold & Silver Guaranteed! Check around! Fast cash for gold, sterling silver-flatware,tea sets, jewelry & coins Paying more than any jewelry stores or drive-thru buyers and hotels! Call for an appointment. I do house calls,& Gold Parties 830-734-8607 Si hablo Espanol! Call 24/7










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Express Carpet Cleaning & Upholstery Pre-treat, steam clean & deodorize. 3 rooms for $45. Also commercial/auto (830) 765-7898

Quality Plumbing/Electrical/Electronics/Painting/Carpentry/Concrete/Fencing/Yard Work/Landscaping/Flo oring/Decking repairs & Installation. Work performed by experienced & professional craftsman. New construction, renovations and repairs. Free estimates. Call Frank Denny (830) 765-5226.


AV TRUCKING You Call - We Haul!

The Dragon Wagon is now available for boys & girls parties. Reserve the party train for your next event. 830-765-1529

Tellez Construction General contracting, roofing, remodeling, framing, carpentry & concrete finishing. Home:830-775-9037 Cell:830-734-4515.

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CASTLE BOUNCE * * The Original - 14 yrs. in Business! Castle/slide combos w/roof, Boxing Obstacle Course Slide, tables, chairs, banners and party packages 734-7373 AAA Castle Bounce Sports arena, Balloon, red, yellow, princess & monsters truck, all castles with slides. Rental of tables, chairs, popcorn,snowcone & cotton candy machine & hot dog stand. (830)765-3548.

CONCRETE FAVILA CONCRETE Slab Patios - Curb Gutter - Driveways ALL CONCRETE WORK 30 yrs of Experience!

Tractor Work Free Estimates Ask for Juan, 774-0943


A-1 Child Care THE HONEY TREE DAYCARE AND LEARNING CENTER 3603 Veterans Blvd. Call Maria Gonzales, Owner/Director @ 775-2521. Full Day Curriculum, CCMS Clients Welcome.

DOG GROOMING Pooches Pet Salon All breeds pet grooming, incl. cats! Local pick up & drop off. For appt. Call 830-422-1739

GARAGE DOORS Doug’s Door Service Sales, Service, and Installation of Overhead Doors. Call 830-775-3364. Free Estimates Garage Doors Sales Service and Installation, Gate Operators Don’t Pay Too Much!! Call (830) 313-1191 Hopkins Garage Doors Door & Opener Sales Expert installation Expert Service Call 775-5735

Dump Truck & Backhoe Service Time to take care of your lawn.

Gravel,Top Soil / Tierra Negra para el jardin, Caliche,sandy loam We deliver weekends. 765-3250 or 765-3580

LOANS EZ Money Loan $100-$8000 Payday Loans, Auto Titles Loans, Installment Loans No Credit Check. Now Cashing Checks Julia774-0400 Rebeca 775-1299

NURSE’S AID CLASSES Nurse’s aide classes will be held at 1003 S. Main. 775-2630 ask for Elizabeth Partida for more info. Class starts May 28, 2012

REMODELING A-Advance House Leveling & Remodeling FREE INSPECTION SENIOR DISCOUNTS 830-775-1360.

RESTORATION Rainbow International Expert Water Damage Restoration. 24/ 7/ 365 IICRC Certified. All Insurance Carriers Welcome. 830-774-2344

ROOFING Oviedo & Segovia Roofing Co. All types of Roofing & General Sheet Metal Work. 775-5506 Free Estimates

SATELLITE TV Tired of paying too much for cable? Make the switch today to DirectTV. Call Jesse at 765-0922 Hablamos Español Authorized Dealer

THRIFT STORE Norma’s Closet 105 Grissom Drive Semi used & New Mens, Womens & Childrens clothing. Norma Ledesma 830-469-9245. Thrift Store. Norma’s Closet Ropa Semi-usada para Dama,Caballeros, ninos.105 Grissom Dr. Val Verde Park EST. 830-469-9245

3806 Veterans Blvd. Suite D. Air, Cruises,Tours,Rail. Locally Owned & Operated Accredited & Bonded Since 1984 (830)774-3655 or (830)734-6601.

TREE TRIMMING Art’s Tree & Palm Trimming or Removal Construction site and lot clean-up, hauling to landfill. Mon-Fri: Call after 4pm Sat-Sun Anytime (830) 313-2552 Free Estimates AX-Man Natural Wood Recycling Center Tree trimming & removal. Leaf and brush hauling. Save landfill space by recycling your natural wood and organic debris. Free estimates. 830-422-5327

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March 18, 2012  

This is the Del Rio News-Herald's daily edition for March 18, 2012