On April 17th of 2015, thanks to Mexican Consul Ricardo Santana and KWMC General manager Javier Martinez made possible an informal visit between representatives of Del Rio and of Villa Union, Allende, Nava and Zaragoza to discuss Del Rio’s future marketing plan.
Mayor Robert Garza, Mexican Consul Ricardo Santana, KWMC Javier Martinez, representatives from Del Rio Chamber of Commerce, and other media outlets traveled 45 minutes outside of Del Rio to Mexican territory to meet with Alcalde de Zaragoza Leoncio Martinez, Alcalde de Villa Union Ezequiel Fuentes Munoz, and Alcalde de Morelos Juan Gabriel Garza Caldero.
To start off Zaragoza accepted Del Rio with open arms by providing a warm hospitality, great food and their best security at a local Hacienda were they host local family parties.
Throughout the dinner everyone spoke with joy and excitement for the collaboration amongst each other which allowed them to discuss the future of the lands they represent with this new unity. The agenda is for all the towns to promote around their surrounding areas to help the economy improve and attract tourism.
Del Rio has many things to offer the citizens around Allende, Zaragoza, Nava, and Villa Union. With our lake, local stores, historical sites (La Adelita), seasonal festivities, and culture, Del Rio can improve in many ways with a boost of tourism with this unity.
After the dinner the party traveled to Villa Union to visit an old private fort which dates during the French Intervention of the 1830s. The Fort carries a significant amount of history as it has stand throughout all these years. The owner’s intention is to make the fort into a museum for the public.
Only there is a setback due to lack of funds. Hopefully with this new venture for promoting the surrounding areas the fort can accumulate enough funds to open to the public.
This trip to Zaragoza and the surrounding areas lifted the spirit of many and in the future this will allow for Del Rio to open their doors to the Alcades de Villa Union, Allende, Zaragoza, and Nava and visit our city. With this new collaboration will only better every community and improve the essence of the culture to stay alive and embedded in everyone’s hearts.
Now Del Rio can except to venture out of its local area and expand its treasures to the outside world to improve the city’s economy and reinforce the structure of history Del Rio has to offer.