Acuña Vive.. Acuña en Movimiento is the name and theme of Acuña’s new tourism initiative. Speaking on behalf of Acuña Mayor Lenin Pérez Rivera , called away by the Governor of Coahuila, Acuña Chamber of Commerce President Lino Gerardo Gonzalez Calvillo explained the importance of the campaign’s success to the economies on both sides of the border.
Lino noted that in working with the Chambers of Commerce to promote tourism, we are in a new stage in the relationship between the sister cities. Lino stated that no longer does the Rio Grande divide us; the Rio Grande now unites us in a social, cultural, economic, and familiar manner. He stated that we must work together to strengthen these bonds. Lino added that Acuña’s population of 150,000 means potential clients to buy locally, purchase businesses or properties on the Del Rio side of the border.
Del Rio also has the opportunity to buy quality products, medical services, prescriptions, healthcare, entertainment and more in Acuña. Lino said they recognize that México, including Acuña have been through a difficult time in safety and security. Many businesses closed. Acuña is now experiencing better times with public safety and security as a highest priority. Steps have been taken to promote safety of the citizens and tourists.
Economic Development Director Luis Saldaña Hernández presented a powerpoint describing the new tourist initiative with scheduled entertainment in a family friendly environment, reopening of businesses, methods to increase and promote security with a revamping of the municipal police force, and the need to address any and all security concerns with the Acuña Chamber.
They encourage you to call Director of Tourism Lic. Jesus Suday 830-765-6723 for any problems you encounter while in Acuña or for any questions/concerns you may have.
When one loses a loved one, the first thought that often comes to mind is “What if.” “What if we had gotten to the hospital sooner, what if we had gone for that exam when the doctor recommended it, or taken better care of our loved ones health.” However, once our loved ones are gone, they will not return, but the memories can live on forever.
One way to keep those memories alive is to dedicate a living tree in their memory. The Del Rio Hispanic Chamber has teamed up with the City of Del Rio in the Memorial Tree Planting Program.
After the flood of 1998, many of our beautiful trees along the San Felipe Creek were washed away with the flood. The Memorial Tree Program can accomplish two things, memorialize your loved one with a living tree and replenish those beautiful trees we lost in the flood.
Our first tree of the Memorial Tree Planting Program was planted by the International Good Neighbor Council (IGNC) and was dedicated to Chuck Dent who was a faithful and very active member of the IGNC and our community.
As your vice President, I have volunteered to Chair this program. The program is very simple; when you, your business, or organization, decide to dedicate a tree to your loved one, all you have to do is contact me and I will handle everything for you. The cost is very reasonable, a 6 to 8 foot Monterrey Oak tree will normally cost around $120.00; the next step is to make arrangements for the planting along the San Felipe Creek, with the Del Rio Parks and Recreation Department selecting the sight of the planting along the San Felipe Creek. I will make all the arrangements for publicity and purchase of the tree.
With the help of our members we can spread the word, keep the memories of our loved ones alive and beautify our San Felipe Creek and the environment. All it takes is a phone call to Dora Alcala’ at (830) 719-0324, and I will do the rest.