On May 6, 2021, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency, U.S. Border Patrol Del Rio Sector, City Officials, Del Rio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Del Rio Chamber of Commerce, Governor of Estado de Coahuila de Zaragoza, Coahuila Economic Development Officials, Ciudad Acuña Mayor and other officials met to discuss border protection and economic development. Border authorities discussed a program called “se busca” a program designed to improve border protection.
This bilateral meeting also served as an opportunity to discuss and provide an update of the progress of an initiative created by a promotional group, which the Del Rio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is a member of. The initiative is a bilateral strategy to promote the Acuña-Del Rio port of entry for more commercial traffic. Ing. Miguel Angel Riquelme Solis, Governor of the State of Coahuila de Zaragoza explained that there are plans for the construction of five loops that will address infrastructure issues and improve the accessibility to our area. This also strengthens the “Corredor Economico del Norte” for the benefit of the Ports-to-Plains.
Beautifully decorated Ramada Inn Sun Blossom Room was the venue, which hosted the Del Rio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce “Above & Beyond Awards” Luncheon on Friday May 21st, 2021.
Beginning with Former Mayor Dora Alcala’s warm welcome and DRHCC’s current President Isidro Valdez-Fernandez’s inspiring opening remarks, the event was filled with a mixture of appreciation, humility and recognition for those local heroes who went Above & Beyond during trying times when the Covid-19 Pandemic hit us in 2020.
The Del Rio News Herald staff was recognized for their journalistic support.
Present: Brian Argabright, Ruben Cantu and Karen Gleason.
Not Present Roland Cardenas, Atzimba Morales & David Rupkalvis.
CONEXION HISPANA: Mrs Araceli Gutierrez accepted a Posthumous Award to the late Mr. Gregorio Gutierrez CEO & Founder.
RAISE YOUR HAND TEXAS: Dr. Tomas Sigala’ Jr., Regional Advocacy Director
Ramada Inn: Rose Soto, General Manager
Val Verde County Judge, Lewis G. Owens
Not present but recognized Del Rio Mayor Bruno Lozano
Thanks to Ruben and Carmen Gutierrez for Plaque Sponsorship.