Community and region
Val Verde Regional Medical Center (VVRMC) is located in Del Rio, Texas. Coined the "Best of the Border," Del Rio is located on the Texas-Mexico border, along the Rio Grande River. Del Rio's sister city in Mexico is Ciudad Acuña. Del Rio is connected with Ciudad Acuña via the Lake Amistad Dam International Crossing and Del Rio-Ciudad Acuña International Bridge.
Del Rio is the county seat for Val Verde County. It is located midway between Padre Island and Big Bend National Park. Del Rio is 150 miles from San Antonio to the east and 154 miles from San Angelo to the north. Approximately 40,000 people reside in the city. Del Rio is a natural oasis in the Chihuahuan Desert with San Felipe Springs bringing 150 million gallons of pure water each day through creeks and canals.
Lake Amistad is 12 miles northwest of Del Rio. The dam and lake are managed jointly by the governments of the United States and Mexico through the International Boundary and Water Commission. Lake Amistad provides year-round, water-based recreational opportunities, including boating, fishing, swimming, scuba diving and water skiing, as well as other recreational opportunities, such as picnicking, camping and hunting. The area is rich in artifacts and rock art and contains a myriad of plant and animal life.
Del Rio is also home to Laughlin Air Force Base, the busiest pilot-training base in the United States. VVRMC serves Laughlin Air Force Base and its military community.
Del Rio offers the perfect blend of history and progress, industry and scenery, culture and charm. Del Rio is an excellent community with a variety cultural influences that creates great variety and its own charm.
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