Terlingua Dreams

Monday, August 4, 2014

Three detained with bomb at Del Rio International Bridge

Photo and Story courtesy of El Zocalo-Ciudad Acuna

Three males were arrested last night at the International Bridge as they were about to cross into Ciudad Acuna, Coahuila, Mexico with a bomb along with bomb making material. While they were arrested by City of Del Rio Police and ICE agents they were turned over to the FBI.

Del Rio Mayor Robert Garza was advised of the situation at 11:30 p.m. by the Fire Marshall who ordered the International Bridge closed until the bomb squad from Laredo, Texas could arrive.

The bridge remained closed until 5:00 a.m. this morning as a safety measure and also to await the arrival of the Laredo team who ordered the removal of the vehicle involved and took the bomb with them.

Many people were stuck in Del Rio, Texas as well as in Ciudad Acuna, Coahuila and had to sleep in their cars or go to a hotel.

The above is a condensed version of their article which you will find here http://www.zocalo.com.mx/seccion/articulo/apresan-a-tres-con-bomba-en-el-puente-1407130538

If you would like to read the Del Rio News-Herald online edition of this story...well I regret to inform you they did not even mention it.  They still have Christmas stories from LAST year! http://delrionewsherald.com/

I know many people do not go to Mexico because of the perceived danger, which I have never felt or I would not go. Yet here are these individuals calmly driving through Del Rio coming from who knows where with a bomb on board.  Just goes to show that danger can be found anywhere.

Good night.  May you all have Terlingua Dreams.


  1. Replies
    1. It sure is. What if they had been involved in an accident? Good luck there... everyone would have blown up!

  2. Taking bombs and bomb making materials TO Mexico seems like "carrying coals to Newcastle". I hope you can follow up on the story and answer the one big question in my mind - Why?

    1. I agree Ed, totally illogical. I too would like to know why, where they were coming from, where in Mexico they were headed and what was their ultimate reason for having said bomb.

      Probably will never know some of the answers as they were evidently just mules.

  3. More on statins.
    You have probably read this but if not this is the 'new' guidelines for statin treatment.

    "Under the new guidelines, which were issued last year, once someone qualifies for statin therapy, the dose should be determined by the person's risk of cardiovascular disease and not according to how cholesterol levels respond to treatment.

    People in the highest risk group should be placed on the highest statin dose. Someone in the lowest risk group should receive the lowest dose of statins. And for people in-between, the dose of statins should be in-between.

    And once people are started on a statin, they’ll keep receiving the starting dose regardless of how their blood cholesterol level responds to treatment.

    Even if they don’t have high levels of “bad” LDL cholesterol, they might qualify for statin treatment if the new formula provided by the guidelines indicates that they face a risk of at least 7.5 percent of having a cardiovascular event in the next 10 years.

    Using a Risk Calculator I could have Total cholesterol below the 'old' guidelines of 200 and HDL above 60 and still have a risk of over 7.5% and require statins. The ONLY way I could reduce my risk would be to change my sex to Female or become younger. Of the three choices: take statin, become Female or become younger I think I will chose door #3.

    1. No, I had not read these new guidelines...thank you for posting them.

  4. Statins are the last drub I would ever think of taking. In fact, I will not take them. Tried them one time way back when and they upset my system so bad I quite taking them on the second or third day. Back then they were quick to prescribe statins.

    1. Not only back then Dizzy...they are quick to prescribe statins now as well. At least that has been the case for me both by American as well as Mexican doctors.

      In all fairness though I do have elevated levels of cholesterol.

  5. I think you should give fish oil capsules a try for lowering cholesterol. If you don't notice a difference in about 6 months, then quit taking them. I am told I'm at risk for cardiovascular disease but even a low dose of Lipitor gave me such horrible muscle pains that I stopped taking it and will never again go back to the doctor who prescribed it, nor will I ever try another statin no matter what the dose.

    Another possibility for lowering cholesterol is walking every day. I know you are in a hot climate, but maybe early in the morning or late in the day? Any kind of exercise helps a person, and they say walking is the best.

    1. I have taken fish oil capsules in the past but I never knew whether or not they worked because I did not have blood work performed.

      I recently read that while fish oil capsules are good, people with elevated levels of cholesterol like myself would benefits greatly by taking krill oil capsules instead and they gave a number of reasons why, none which come to mind at this moment...oh me and my CRS :(

      With the pain in my leg it is hard for me to walk. Sure wish I could go swimming.

  6. I been taking something called Pravastatin 40 mg. for about 2 years. It lowered both my cholesterol and triglycerides a bunch. I really didn't notice any side effects. I am overweight and can't exercise much and the doctors all act like I am going to have a heart attack any minute! damn unnerving about the bomb stuff. People are insane. You take care of yourself MsB.

    1. Always nice to hear that statins actually helped someone for a change. Even back when I was skinny my cholesterol levels were high and like yourself the doctors said I could have a heart attack at any moment. Lucky for me I am still around.

      Thanks for dropping by and please give my regards to Mrs. Rat.

  7. Maybe they were going to blow up the drug cartels or the zetas or the Mexican Mafia. That would have been a good thing. I kinda doubt it, though. On a positive note, SPURS made history again today with hiring of first woman assistant coach. GSG!

    1. I heard about the hiring of Becky Hammon this afternoon on KSAT12. What a great choice and once again the Spurs are at the forefront by hiring the first woman assistant coach in the NBA.

      Way to go...GSG!!!

  8. I'm a little bit slow in reading your reply to my Comment about your leg collapse.

    I had to look up Fibromyositis, and this is what I found. That may also be adding to your CRS problem. Your sleeping problem could be aggravated by it also OR your sleeping problem brought on the Fibromyositis.

    Fibromyositis, also known as fibromyalgia, is a common illness that is characterized by widespread pain in the muscles and soft tissues. The illness causes patients to experience multiple tender points, which are locations on the body where only a slight amount of pressure is required to cause pain. This pain often closely resembles the pain of other diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis.

    Most patients who live with fibromyositis also consider chronic fatigue to be a defining symptom. Other fibromyositis symptoms may include sleep difficulties, cognitive problems, memory lapses, and exercise intolerance. Headaches, dizziness, and sensitivity to sensory stimuli such as noise, odor, and light are also frequently reported symptoms of the illness.

    In order for a patient to be diagnosed with fibromyositis, he or she must have a history of three or more months of widespread pain. The patient must also exhibit pain or tenderness in 11 of 18 tender-point sites. These sites are located at special points along the soft tissues and muscles of the body. Physicians will often order extensive blood and imaging tests to rule out other causes of the patient's symptoms before making the diagnosis of fibromyositis, as there is no diagnostic test specifically for the illness itself.

    Fibomyositis treatment consists primarily of medications to manage pain. These may include over-the-counter medications, such as acetaminophen, aspirin, and ibuprofen, or stronger prescription pain killers. Treatment is also aimed at improving sleep for patients with the illness. Researchers do no know for certain what causes fibromyositis, but have been able to identify several risk factors that predispose a patient to the illness. Those with a family history of the illness or those who suffer from sleep disturbances are also prone to developing it. Having another rheumatic disease, such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus, increases a patient's risk of also being diagnosed with fibromyositis.

    If you have not done so, take a look at this site: http://www.wisegeekhealth.com/what-is-fibromyositis.htm then go see your doctor again armed with some questions. Good Luck!

  9. Thank you for taking the time to research this. Will certain have more than a few questions next time I go to the doctor.


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