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'''Del Rio''' [http://www.drchamber.com/] is a city in the [[South Texas Plains]], across the Rio Grande from [[Ciudad Acuña]] in [[Mexico]].
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'''Del Rio''' [http://www.drchamber.com/] is a city in the [[South Texas Plains]]. It is located on the northern banks of the Rio Grande river along the United States-Mexico border. [[Ciudad Acuña]] is located across the river on the southern banks in [[Mexico]].
  
 
==Get in==
 
==Get in==
  
Although Del Rio has a small airport, the best way to come is by car by either US 277 from Sonora on I-10 (about 80 miles north) or via US 90 from San Antonio (about 200 miles east).
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=== By rail ===
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Amtrak trains serve Del Rio three times a week on its Sunset Limited Route. The route runs between [[New Orleans]] and [[Los Angeles]]. The station is located at 100 North Main Street and is an intermodal transportation center with buses in addition to trains.
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=== By bus ===
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The Del Rio Regional Transportation Center at 100 North Main Street houses several intercity bus lines, as well as local transit.
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=== By car ===
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Major routes to Del Rio include US 277 from [[Sonora (Texas)|Sonora]] on I-10 (about 80 miles north) and US 90 from [[San Antonio]] (about 200 miles east).
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===By air ===
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Del Rio International Airport is used mainly by general aviation aircraft. In 2017, a single, daily round trip flight was added between Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and Del Rio. The closest major airport is in San Antonio.
  
 
==Get around==
 
==Get around==
The best way is by personal car. There is at least one taxi company.
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The best way to get around is by personal car. There is at least one rental car company and at least one taxi company. The city also operates a bus service [http://www.cityofdelrio.com/431/Transportation].
  
 
==See==
 
==See==
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* <see name="The Firehouse Gallery" phone="(830) 775-0888" address="120 E. Garfield" url="http://delrioarts.com/"> Del Rio's art center offers changing exhibits in the city's former fire station.</see>
  
* <see name="Whitehead Memorial Museum" url="http://www.whiteheadmuseum.org"></see>
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*<see name="Laughlin Heritage Foundation Museum" alt="" address="309 South Main Street" directions="" phone="(830) 719-9380" url="http://www.laughlinheritagefoundationinc.org/" hours="MWFSa 10 a.m.-noon and 1 p.m.-4 p.m" price="" lat="" long="">Museum displaying the history of nearby Laughlin Air Force Base.</see>
  
* <see name="The Firehouse" url="http://delrioarts.com/"> Del Rio's art center offers changing exhibits in the city's former fire station.</see>
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* <see name="Whitehead Memorial Museum" phone="(830) 774-7568" address="1308 S. Main St." hours="Tu-Sa 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Su 1 p.m.-5 p.m" price="Adults (18-55): $5, Seniors (55+): $4, Military (must show ID): $4, Children (6-17): $3, 5 & under: free" url="http://www.whiteheadmuseum.org">A small, pioneer village that preserves artifacts reflecting the early history, cultures, and economics of Del Rio and Val Verde County.</see>
 
 
Laughlin Air Force Base is located just outside Del Rio.
 
  
 
==Do==
 
==Do==
The major attraction in the Del Rio area is Amistad National Recreation Area [http://www.nps.gov/amis], where camping, boating, and fishing are available (the Bassmasters Elite tournament was held here for four years in a row until 2008).  At Lake Amistad, visitors can also find 4,000-year-old Indian pictographs, which are accessible only by boat at Panther Cave and at Parida Cave.
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*<do name="Amistad National Recreation Area" alt="" address="" directions="north of Del Rio" phone="(830) 775-7491" url="https://www.nps.gov/amis/index.htm" hours="Visitor Center open daily 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m" price="No entrance fee, user fees for lake use, camping, and hunting." lat="" long="">Amistad Reservoir is the major attraction in the Del Rio area. Camping, boating, and fishing are available. (The Bassmasters Elite tournament was held here for four years in a row until 2008.) Visitors can also find 4,000-year-old Native American pictographs, which are accessible only by boat at Panther Cave and at Parida Cave.</do>
  
[[Image:Panther Cave.jpg|thumb|right]]
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*<do name="San Felipe Springs" alt="" address="" directions="along San Felipe Creek on the grounds of the San Felipe Country Club and on several ranches to the north" phone="" url="http://www.edwardsaquifer.net/sanfelip.html" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">A group of more than ten springs that extend for over a mile along San Felipe Creek that includes swimming holes.</do>
  
Val Verde Winery [http://www.valverdewinery.com] in the downtown area offers a wine-tasting of about a dozen of their wines for about $5 per person or a free tasting of only three. Their wines are excellent and range from sweet (notably the San Felipe del Rio red, their Texas Rose, and their Muscat Cannelli) to exceptionally dry (Cabernet Sauvignon), but their port has won awards. Most of their wines are blends with grapes from other vineyards, but one is made of only grapes grown at the winery.
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*<do name="Val Verde Winery" alt="" address="100 Qualia Dr." directions="dowtown area" phone="(830) 775-9714" url="http://www.valverdewinery.com/" hours="Tu-Sa 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Su 1 p.m.-5 p.m" price="" lat="" long="">The winery offers wine-tasting of about a dozen of their wines for about $5 per person or a free tasting of only three. Their wines range from sweet (notably the San Felipe del Rio red, Texas Rose, and Muscat Cannelli) to exceptionally dry (Cabernet Sauvignon), but their port has won awards. Most of their wines are blends with grapes from other vineyards, but one is made of only grapes grown at the winery.</do>
 
 
Karaoke at Lorina's Cantina (see below) on Saturday nights.
 
  
 
==Buy==
 
==Buy==
Del Rio has one, relatively small, indoor mall with typical mall stores: Beall's, Penney's, etc. and the town cinema with several screens.
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The downtown area has numerous shops, including several antique shops and a few selling rustic furniture.
 
 
The Adrian Falcon Gallery [http://www.adrianjfalcongallery.com] offers contemporary art by Del Rio native Adrian Falcon.
 
  
The downtown area has numerous shops, including several antique shops and a few selling rustic furniture.
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*<buy name="Adrian Falcon Gallery" alt="" address="301 E. Garfield St., Suite B" directions="" phone="(830) 469-5327" url="https://www.adrianjesusfalcon.com/" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">The gallery offers contemporary art by Del Rio native Adrian Falcon.</buy>
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*<buy name="Duty Free Americas" alt="" address="3033 Texas 239 Spur" directions="" phone="(830) 775-2467" url="https://www.dutyfreeamericas.com/locations/location/del-rio/" hours="M-Sa 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Su 11 a.m.-5 p.m" price="" lat="" long=""></buy>
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*<buy name="Plaza del Sol" alt="" address="2205 Veterans Blvd." directions="" phone="(830) 774-3634" url="https://www.plazadelsolmall.com/" hours="M-Sa: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Su: Noon-7 p.m" price="" lat="" long="">Indoor shopping mall anchored by Bealls, Cinemark Movies 8, JCPenney, Marshalls, and Ross Dress for Less.</buy>
  
 
==Eat==
 
==Eat==
La Hacienda is a Mexican restaurant downtown that offers an excellent buffet of Mexican food for a very reasonable price.  One item not on the menu is "cabrito" (goat), which you have to ask for and it is excellent, succulent meat, beautifully roasted. Each day the restaurant roasts one goat in the morning and sells it until it runs out. Get there early!  Their coffee is great and compares well to Starbuck's.
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Standard fast food (Wendy's, Whataburger, etc.) and chains (Chili's, Luby's, etc.) are available.
 
 
Lorina's Cantina, outside of town on US 90 toward the Lake, has steak night on Wednesdays from 6:00 to 8:00. Call ahead to reserve a steak.  The steaks are about 3/4 to 1 lb in size, thick cut, wonderful, beautifully seasoned, succulent, and come with a baked potato and salad (only lettuce and dressings) bar for only $13 per person.  This is a real meal for meat-and-potato-kind-of-guys.
 
  
T&B (Todd and Bullet's) Bar and Grill next to the Day's Inn on US 90 has good food and a good bar.  Anthony Bourdain of the Travel Channel once came here for their Corona Chicken, which is succulent pieces of chicken about the size of the neck of a Corona bottle filled with cheese and wrapped in bacon.  
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*<eat name="Chinto's Super Taco" alt="" address="400 E. 6th St." directions="" phone="(830) 774-1592" url="" hours="6 a.m.-2:30 p.m" price="" lat="" long="">Chinto's has excellent Mexican food and generous portions in a comfortable atmosphere for very reasonable prices.</eat>
  
Chinto's on Sixth street has excellent Mexican food and generous portions in a comfortable atmosphere for very resonable prices. Hours about 6:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (per many traditional Mexican restaurants).
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*<eat name="Jitra Thai Cuisine" alt="" address="904 E. Gibbs St." directions="" phone="(830) 775-7553" url="http://www.jitrathaicuisine.com/" hours="MWThSu: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Tu: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. FSa: 11 a.m.-10 p.m" price="" lat="" long="">Jitra offers dishes such as pad thai, tom yum soup, panang curry, combination fried rice, and chicken lo mein</eat>
  
Standard fast food (Wendy's, Whataburger, etc.) and chains (Chili's, Luby's, etc.) are available.
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*<eat name="La Hacienda" alt="" address="330 Pecan St." directions="" phone="(830) 774-7094" url="" hours="10 a.m.-7 p.m" price="" lat="" long="">La Hacienda is a Mexican restaurant downtown that offers an excellent buffet of Mexican food for a very reasonable price. One item not on the menu is cabrito (goat), which you have to ask for, and it is excellent, succulent meat, beautifully roasted. Each day the restaurant roasts one goat in the morning and sells it until it runs out. Their coffee is great and compares well to Starbuck's.</eat>
  
There is one Thai restaurant, Jitra's, in town with mediocre Thai food.
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*<eat name="Lorina's Cantina" alt="" address="9087 Hwy. 90 West" directions="outside of town on US 90 toward the lake" phone="(830) 775-8058" url="http://www.lorinascantina.biz/" hours="W-M 2 p.m.-2 a.m" price="" lat="" long="">Lorina's has steak night on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:30. Call ahead by 4 p.m. to reserve a steak. The steaks are 12 oz. ribeyes and come with a baked potato, beans, garden salad, chili toreados, and bread for $17.50 per person. Happy hour is from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily (except for Tuesdays when they are closed). Karaoke nights are Wednesdays from 8 p.m. to midnight and Saturdays from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.</eat>
  
 
==Drink==
 
==Drink==
Lorina's Cantina and TB's are excellent places for relaxing evenings with a beer and friends.  TB's also offers excellent food seven nights a week, while Lorina's offers steaks on Wednesday nights from 6 to 8.
 
 
For a glass of wine in a quiet, comfortable atmosphere, Casa de Vino on US 90 near Lake Amistad (not far from Lorina's) is the place to go.  It offers about 300 different wines and a small appetizer menu in a comfortable, very clean setting. Casa de Vino also offers a small patio for watching the sun set on warm evenings.
 
 
The Herald Martini Bar is probably the classiest place in town and a good place to go for a nice dinner and drinks.
 
  
 
==Sleep==
 
==Sleep==
  
* '''Best Western Inn of Del Rio''', 810 Avenue F, ''+1 830'' 775-7511, Toll-free: ''+1 800'' 336-3537, Fax: ''+1 830'' 774-2194, [http://book.bestwestern.com/bestwestern/productInfo.do?propertyCode=44335].
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*<sleep name="Best Western Inn of Del Rio" address="810 Avenue F" phone="(830) 775-7511, (800) 336-3537" fax="(830) 774-2194" url="http://book.bestwestern.com/bestwestern/productInfo.do?propertyCode=44335"></sleep>
* '''Motel 6''', 2115 Veterans Boulevard, ''+1 830'' 774-2115, Fax: ''+1 830'' 774-4878, [http://www.motel6.com/reservations/motel_detail.asp?MotelId=0323].
 
* <sleep name="Ramada Inn Del Rio" url="http://www.ramadainndelrio.com/" address="2101 Veterans Blvd" phone="830-775-1511" fax="830-775-1476">Free high-speed wireless, heated outdoor pool, indoor fitness center.</sleep>
 
* <sleep name="Villa Del Rio" url="http://www.villadelrio.com/" phone="+1-800-995-1887" email="[email protected]" price="$95-$225">Bed and breakfast in a historic mansion dating to 1887 during the boomtown days in Del Rio.</sleep>
 
 
*<sleep name="La Quinta Inn" alt="" address="2005 Veterans Blvd" directions="" phone="(830) 775-7591" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long=""></sleep>
 
*<sleep name="La Quinta Inn" alt="" address="2005 Veterans Blvd" directions="" phone="(830) 775-7591" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long=""></sleep>
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*<sleep name="Motel 6" address="2115 Veterans Boulevard" phone="(830) 774-2115" fax="(830) 774-4878"
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url="http://www.motel6.com/reservations/motel_detail.asp?MotelId=0323"></sleep>
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* <sleep name="Ramada Inn Del Rio" url="http://www.ramadainndelrio.com/" address="2101 Veterans Blvd" phone="(830) 775-1511" fax="(830) 775-1476">Free high-speed wireless, heated outdoor pool, and indoor fitness center.</sleep>
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* <sleep name="Villa Del Rio" url="http://www.villadelrio.com/" phone="(800) 995-1887" email="[email protected]" price="$95-$225">Bed and breakfast in a historic mansion dating to 1887 during the boomtown days in Del Rio.</sleep>
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*<sleep name="Whispering Palms Inn" alt="" address="1300 Veterans Boulevard" directions="" phone="(830) 488-6270" url="http://www.whisperingpalmsinn.com/" checkin="3 p.m." checkout="12 p.m" price="" lat="" long=""></sleep>
  
 
==Cope==
 
==Cope==
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==Get out==
 
==Get out==
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* [[Ciudad_Acuña]] is accessible via the Del Río–Ciudad Acuña International Bridge. The bridge may be crossed by vehicle, bicycle, or by foot. Texas State Loop 239 leads to the border crossing.
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Latest revision as of 01:47, 22 October 2017

Del Rio [17] is a city in the South Texas Plains. It is located on the northern banks of the Rio Grande river along the United States-Mexico border. Ciudad Acuña is located across the river on the southern banks in Mexico.

Get in[edit]

By rail[edit]

Amtrak trains serve Del Rio three times a week on its Sunset Limited Route. The route runs between New Orleans and Los Angeles. The station is located at 100 North Main Street and is an intermodal transportation center with buses in addition to trains.

By bus[edit]

The Del Rio Regional Transportation Center at 100 North Main Street houses several intercity bus lines, as well as local transit.

By car[edit]

Major routes to Del Rio include US 277 from Sonora on I-10 (about 80 miles north) and US 90 from San Antonio (about 200 miles east).

By air[edit]

Del Rio International Airport is used mainly by general aviation aircraft. In 2017, a single, daily round trip flight was added between Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and Del Rio. The closest major airport is in San Antonio.

Get around[edit]

The best way to get around is by personal car. There is at least one rental car company and at least one taxi company. The city also operates a bus service [18].

See[edit][add listing]

  • The Firehouse Gallery, 120 E. Garfield, (830) 775-0888, [1]. Del Rio's art center offers changing exhibits in the city's former fire station.  edit
  • Laughlin Heritage Foundation Museum, 309 South Main Street, (830) 719-9380, [2]. MWFSa 10 a.m.-noon and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Museum displaying the history of nearby Laughlin Air Force Base.  edit
  • Whitehead Memorial Museum, 1308 S. Main St., (830) 774-7568, [3]. Tu-Sa 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Su 1 p.m.-5 p.m. A small, pioneer village that preserves artifacts reflecting the early history, cultures, and economics of Del Rio and Val Verde County. Adults (18-55): $5, Seniors (55+): $4, Military (must show ID): $4, Children (6-17): $3, 5 & under: free.  edit

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Amistad National Recreation Area, (north of Del Rio), (830) 775-7491, [4]. Visitor Center open daily 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Amistad Reservoir is the major attraction in the Del Rio area. Camping, boating, and fishing are available. (The Bassmasters Elite tournament was held here for four years in a row until 2008.) Visitors can also find 4,000-year-old Native American pictographs, which are accessible only by boat at Panther Cave and at Parida Cave. No entrance fee, user fees for lake use, camping, and hunting..  edit
  • San Felipe Springs, (along San Felipe Creek on the grounds of the San Felipe Country Club and on several ranches to the north), [5]. A group of more than ten springs that extend for over a mile along San Felipe Creek that includes swimming holes.  edit
  • Val Verde Winery, 100 Qualia Dr. (dowtown area), (830) 775-9714, [6]. Tu-Sa 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Su 1 p.m.-5 p.m. The winery offers wine-tasting of about a dozen of their wines for about $5 per person or a free tasting of only three. Their wines range from sweet (notably the San Felipe del Rio red, Texas Rose, and Muscat Cannelli) to exceptionally dry (Cabernet Sauvignon), but their port has won awards. Most of their wines are blends with grapes from other vineyards, but one is made of only grapes grown at the winery.  edit

Buy[edit][add listing]

The downtown area has numerous shops, including several antique shops and a few selling rustic furniture.

  • Adrian Falcon Gallery, 301 E. Garfield St., Suite B, (830) 469-5327, [7]. The gallery offers contemporary art by Del Rio native Adrian Falcon.  edit
  • Duty Free Americas, 3033 Texas 239 Spur, (830) 775-2467, [8]. M-Sa 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Su 11 a.m.-5 p.m.  edit
  • Plaza del Sol, 2205 Veterans Blvd., (830) 774-3634, [9]. M-Sa: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Su: Noon-7 p.m. Indoor shopping mall anchored by Bealls, Cinemark Movies 8, JCPenney, Marshalls, and Ross Dress for Less.  edit

Eat[edit][add listing]

Standard fast food (Wendy's, Whataburger, etc.) and chains (Chili's, Luby's, etc.) are available.

  • Chinto's Super Taco, 400 E. 6th St., (830) 774-1592. 6 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Chinto's has excellent Mexican food and generous portions in a comfortable atmosphere for very reasonable prices.  edit
  • Jitra Thai Cuisine, 904 E. Gibbs St., (830) 775-7553, [10]. MWThSu: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Tu: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. FSa: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Jitra offers dishes such as pad thai, tom yum soup, panang curry, combination fried rice, and chicken lo mein  edit
  • La Hacienda, 330 Pecan St., (830) 774-7094. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. La Hacienda is a Mexican restaurant downtown that offers an excellent buffet of Mexican food for a very reasonable price. One item not on the menu is cabrito (goat), which you have to ask for, and it is excellent, succulent meat, beautifully roasted. Each day the restaurant roasts one goat in the morning and sells it until it runs out. Their coffee is great and compares well to Starbuck's.  edit
  • Lorina's Cantina, 9087 Hwy. 90 West (outside of town on US 90 toward the lake), (830) 775-8058, [11]. W-M 2 p.m.-2 a.m. Lorina's has steak night on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:30. Call ahead by 4 p.m. to reserve a steak. The steaks are 12 oz. ribeyes and come with a baked potato, beans, garden salad, chili toreados, and bread for $17.50 per person. Happy hour is from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily (except for Tuesdays when they are closed). Karaoke nights are Wednesdays from 8 p.m. to midnight and Saturdays from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.  edit

Drink[edit][add listing]

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Best Western Inn of Del Rio, 810 Avenue F, (830) 775-7511, (800) 336-3537 (fax: (830) 774-2194), [12].  edit
  • La Quinta Inn, 2005 Veterans Blvd, (830) 775-7591.  edit
  • Motel 6, 2115 Veterans Boulevard, (830) 774-2115 (fax: (830) 774-4878), [13].  edit
  • Ramada Inn Del Rio, 2101 Veterans Blvd, (830) 775-1511 (fax: (830) 775-1476), [14]. Free high-speed wireless, heated outdoor pool, and indoor fitness center.  edit
  • Villa Del Rio, (800) 995-1887 (), [15]. Bed and breakfast in a historic mansion dating to 1887 during the boomtown days in Del Rio. $95-$225.  edit
  • Whispering Palms Inn, 1300 Veterans Boulevard, (830) 488-6270, [16]. checkin: 3 p.m.; checkout: 12 p.m.  edit

Cope[edit]

Consulates[edit]

  • Mx-flag.png Mexico, Edificio South Park Plaza 2398, Spur 239, +1 830 775-2352 (fax: +1 956 723-1741).  edit

Get out[edit]

  • Ciudad_Acuña is accessible via the Del Río–Ciudad Acuña International Bridge. The bridge may be crossed by vehicle, bicycle, or by foot. Texas State Loop 239 leads to the border crossing.


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