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Find Your Place in the Sun at These Total Solar Eclipse Events

February 23, 2024 | By Amanda Ogle

On April 8, the daytime sky will turn twilight when a total solar eclipse passes over Texas around 1:30 p.m.

The Total Solar Eclipse by the Numbers

January 26, 2024 | By Asher Elbein

Radney Foster Reflects on Del Rio, Mentoring Kacey Musgraves, and Induction Into the THSA Hall of Fame

February 23, 2023 | By Michael Corcoran

Even as he’s lived two-thirds of his life in Tennessee, Radney Foster has always considered himself a Texas songwriter.

A Weekend Getaway in Del Rio’s Oasis of Borderland Culture

May 26, 2022 | By Sarah Thurmond

A Father and Daughter Share a Devotion to Charreadas in Del Rio

May 26, 2022 | By Marcela Fuentes

A New Book Explores How Psychics Thrived on Texas Border Radio Stations

May 10, 2022 | By Gene Fowler

The borderlands between Texas and Mexico have always been steeped in mystery and romance. Despite the fact that most residents on both sides of the Rio Grande are simply hard-working, regular folks, a thick layer of frontier myth has encrusted la frontera pretty much from the time when human beings first laid eyes on the great river.

Shumla Treks Transport Hikers into the Ancient World of Rock Art in the Lower Pecos Canyonlands

November 15, 2021 | By Pam LeBlanc  

On a warm morning in early November, a dozen curious hikers followed a trail through spiky cactus and Volkswagen-size boulders into Upper Presa Canyon inside Seminole Canyon State Park and Historic Site near Del Rio.

George Paul’s Legacy Rides High at the PBR’s First Event in Del Rio

February 12, 2021 | By Karen Gleason

This weekend, the Professional Bull Riders’ premier series makes a stop in Del Rio for the first time.

A Historic Project Between Mexico and the U.S., Amistad Dam Marks Landmark Anniversary

October 24, 2020 | By Sarah Thurmond

It was the flood to end all floods.
On June 28, 1954, remnants of Hurricane Alice dumped more than 30 inches of rain in and around Del Rio and Acuña, its sister city across the Texas-Mexico border.

On the West Texas Frontier, Judge Roy Bean Doled Out Justice as the ‘Law West of the Pecos’

October 24, 2018 | By

Perched on a dusty ridge overlooking the Rio Grande, the tiny town of Langtry lies in the thick of the Lower Pecos Canyonlands, about 60 miles west of Del Rio. Langtry sprang up in 1882 as a railroad camp during the construction of the Southern Pacific line. Among the profiteers following the railroad was Roy Bean, a tent-saloon operator who became Langtry’s justice of the peace.

Val Verde Winery, the Oldest in Texas, Has Been Making Wine in Del Rio for 135 Years

December 14, 2017 | By Matt Joyce

In the border town of Del Rio, Val Verde Winery has been growing grapes and making wine near the banks of the Rio Grande for 135 years. To sample Val Verde’s wines, surrounded by thick adobe walls and antique wooden equipment, is to experience a vestige of Texas agricultural history and taste the heritage of the state’s oldest operational winery.

It Started with Chips

October 14, 2014 | By Matt Joyce

The smell of corn chips permeated the Garcia household in the formative days of the family corn-chip business.

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