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Del Rio

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2014

    RIP Local Country Star Mundo Earwood

    Country singer Raymond "Mundo" Earwood has passed after a long illness. The Del Rio native, who has long resided in the Humble area, was 61. The news came from a message on his Facebook page, which read in part, "We are of course deeply saddened by the loss of a great man, but we rejoice that today, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2013

    Aquiles Chávez left fame and Mexico behind for a restaurant in Houston

    Aquiles Chávez was holding his face next to a bottle of Bigote Mexican wine and smiling for the camera. "Bigote" means "mustache" in Spanish, and the label design is a facsimile of his famous eyes and mustache. Produced in limited quantity in Mexico, where it's bottled just for him, it's one of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Hickoids, Fat Tony, Houston Global Jam, etc.

    The Hickoids Rudyard's, August 23 To borrow the song's title, the Hickoids followed the style of drug-ridden, disheveled rock and roll the Rolling Stones perfected on Exile on Main Street all down the line. Formed in the mid-'80s by fellow Ramones fans Jeff Smith and Davy Jones, the San Antonio ban ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2012

    20 Essential Texas Albums From 2012

    One of the quiet pleasures of (finally) putting 2012 to bed is mop-up duty. All year, I tried to keep a running list of albums released by Texas-based or Texas-related performers that I enjoyed listening to. Sunday night, I tallied them up. For some reason, besides that we've already handled the ye ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2012

    George Ducas Itching to Get Back Out on the Blacktop

    Before releasing his six-song EP, Volume Up, Windows Down, in 2010, Texas country singer/songwriter George Ducas had taken a break from performing and had mainly concentrated on writing hits for country artists such as Garth Brooks, George Jones, The Dixie Chicks, Gary Allan, Trisha Yearwood, Sara E ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    Chupacabras, Assault Rifles, and Busting Facebragging Hunters: True Texas Game Warden Adventures

    Among crime blotters in the state, two of the best belong to the Lufkin Daily News and the Wise County Messenger. But those are both private sector news sources. Our favorite "socialist" crime blotter comes from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, whose periodic Game Warden Field Notes is must ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2012

    The 5 Best Shows In Houston This Week: October 22-25

    Rodriguez House of Blues, October 23 Had he not fallen victim to slow sales in the early '70s, Detroit-born rocker Rodriguez could have been one of the biggest acts of the decade. After releasing two sturdy, Dylanesque albums, 1970's Cold Fact and Coming From Reality the next year, Rodriguez left r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2012

    Radney Foster Revisits the Streets of Del Rio Texas 1959

    When his debut album Del Rio, TX 1959 was released in 1992, it wasn't just the beginning of singer/songwriter Radney Foster's solo career. It also marked the end of his four-year, three-album-run as one-half of cowpunk duo Foster & Lloyd. Bill Lloyd had moved on to other things, and Foster had set ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2012

    The 5 Best Shows In Houston This Week: Lightning Bolt, Stoney LaRue, Etc.

    Stampeding Providence, R.I. noise-rock duo Lightning Bolt, a two-piece as loud as it is heavy, destroys an otherwise quiet Monday night at Fitzgerald's behind its forthcoming Load Records release, Oblivion Hunter, which the label describes as "amped-up and free, with an ear on the railroad tracks to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2012

    July 2012 in Openings & Closings: t'afia Is Dead, Long Live t'afia

    It's true: t'afia is closed. But only until August 14. That's when -- as chef/owner Monica Pope told us on Wednesday -- the restaurant will be reopened with a revamped concept. It's also true that our beloved Nabi is on the chopping block, as owner Ji Kang confirmed to Eater Houston. However, just ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 14, 2012

    Texas Wines: Behind the Cellar Door

    Not all the Texas wine you buy is made from grapes grown in our state. In fact, most of it isn’t.

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2012

    Tasting Notes: This Week in (Women's) Wine Blogs

    Photo by Margaret Shugart, curator of a new blog, The Wine Roads of Texas.​The Wine Roads of Texas: "If you've never seen the communities that run across that vast stretch of road," writes Margaret Shugart, author of a new blog called The Wine Roads of Texas, "you are missing one of the most u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2012

    Forecasting the NFL Head Coach Guillotine

    Your time here is done.​They call it "Black Monday." It's the day after the NFL regular season ends, when any still-employed head coach whose name has been remotely associated with the words "hot" and "seat" tiptoes cautiously into his office and hopes that there's not a box on his desk to pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    First Look at Jimmy Changas

    My regular camera is in the shop. You'll have to bear with me until then.​At 6:30 p.m. on a Tuesday night, the wait time at Jimmy Changas was already 45 minutes for a two-top. We tried waiting in the bar, but it, too, was jammed full of people. The smart ones had hovered near the stools, waiti ... More >>

  • News

    October 21, 2010

    Grinding Justice

    Operation Streamline costs millions, tramples the Constitution, treats migrants like cattle and doesn't work.

  • Calendar

    August 5, 2010

    “Roberto Del Rio: Bacilli Dreams”

    The Mexican artist remembers his childhood through imagery

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    Marcus Tyrone Carter, 49, Bayou Body Count No. 130

    A killing, then a sprint to the border​A man was shot to death by his cousin in the Greenspoint area Friday night, and the suspect was later arrested near the Mexican border.Marcus Tyrone Carter, 49, was shot several times in an apartment complex parking lot by his cousin Damon Lousieur Jacquot, 3 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2010

    Was Chris Brown Shopping For A Birthday Party Spot At The Galleria?

    celebrityevil.com (Warning: Some NSFW content on site)​ Channel 39 recently posted a short video of Chris Brown as the embattled R&B singer visited the Galleria over the weekend. The video is about a minute of Brown, a small entourage and a phalanx of security guards leaving a shoe store and h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2010

    Texas Traveler: Day 2 Of Exploring West Texas

    Photos by Brittanie Shey​Ed. Note: Read about Day 1 of our West Texas travels here. Hotel hunting in Del Rio doesn't turn out as I expected. Our guidebook recommends Amistad Lodge, a place built in the 1960s right on the water of Lake Amistad, with porches that face the lake. It's a bit north of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2010

    Texas Traveler: Heading West

    Photos by Brittanie SheyEd. Note: This the first part of a series on heading west to Big Bend and back. Check back next week for our continuing adventures. The very first thing we have to decide is which way to go. We're meeting friends in Big Bend for a New Year's camping trip, but we have several ... More >>

  • Music

    May 22, 2008

    Americans Recording Mexican Songs

    The Bueno, the Bad and the Muy Ugly

  • News

    January 10, 2008
  • Blogs

    December 7, 2007
  • News

    January 18, 2007

    Master Cockfighter

    After more than 70 years, Mike Ratliff prepares to retire from his blood sport

  • News

    December 7, 2006

    Shorthanded

    Foreign pickers aren't getting through the post-9/11 barricades to harvest U.S. crops

  • Music

    December 9, 2004

    Playbill

    U.S. Maple, G.W.A.R., Citizen Cope, AM60 and Radney Foster

  • News

    September 18, 2003

    Soldiers of Misfortune

    Ranch Rescue finds its welcome mat withdrawn

  • Music

    May 1, 2003

    New-World Diva

    Mexican-American singer Lila Downs learns to stop asking questions and start living

  • Music

    February 27, 2003

    The Hulley Gulleys

    Living in a Big Pink Edsel (Western Electro Records)

  • News

    June 6, 2002

    South Park Monster

    Fans saw Carlos Coy as the invincible rapper, the gangsta who could become an icon for outcast Hispanics everywhere. But they didn't know his weakness -- young girls did.

  • Music

    September 6, 2001

    Pure Spunk

    Del Rio-bred Radney Foster is a cowpunk both on stage and off

  • Music

    September 6, 2001

    Freddy Fender / Doug Sahm

    Exitos en Español: The Spanish Side of Freddy Fender (Music Club) /The Roots of Doug Sahm, Son of San Antonio (Music Club)

  • News

    June 21, 2001

    The Bored Patrol

    Border Patrol agents in South Texas contend they are getting paid to stay put as illegal immigrants go around them. Is this how the much-hyped crackdown along the Rio Grande is supposed to work?

  • News

    March 1, 2001

    Tresspassers Will Be Prosecuted

    Ranch Rescue's Jack Foote swears he just wants to mend fences. Is pseudomilitary secrecy, right-wing rhetoric and an armed vigilante militia the best way?

  • Dining

    July 27, 2000

    Pralines and Pushcarts

    A six-part history of Tex-Mex

  • News

    October 14, 1999

    Fade to Black

    The wasted life of Texas filmmaker Eagle Pennell

  • News

    June 10, 1999

    Child Trek

    The devastation of Hurricane Mitch propelled thousands across our southern border in search of new lives in America. And those were just the kids.

  • News

    February 25, 1999

    Buffalo Bill

    Legislation would cut citizens out of the process

  • News

    July 23, 1998

    Trench Warfare

    There's a hole carved out of the earth 32 feet deep, 210 feet wide, and 400 feet long near the Texas-Mexico border.

  • Calendar

    July 28, 1994
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