"Del Rioan” is the name of an inhabitant of Del Rio, Texas. The name “Del Rioan” has been cited in print since at least 1887.
Wikipedia: Del Rio, Texas
Del Rio is a border city in and the county seat of Val Verde County, Texas, United States. Del Rio is connected with Ciudad Acuña via the Lake Amistad Dam International Crossing and Del Río-Ciudad Acuña International Bridge. Del Rio is also home to Laughlin Air Force Base, the busiest pilot training base in the United States Air Force.
2 September 1887, San Antonio (TX) Daily Light, pg. 1, col. 1:
Is Not Punished.
A gentleman from Del Rio says the Mexican authorities are doing nothing at all to apprehend or ferret out the murderer of Wm. Roberson killed near Las Vegas. They accuse the work to have done by Americans, while the Del Rioans are as positive the deed was done by certain Mexicans, whom the Mexican authorities are shielding.
18 October 1909, Galveston (TX) Daily News, “President Was Greeted By West Texas Citizens,” pg. 1, col. 2:
County Judge McDowell of Val Verde County led the Del Rioans to the president’s car, carrying an American flag of considerable dimensions.
27 September 1929, San Antonio (TX) Light, pg. 15A, col. 4:
Del Rioan Seeks
DEL RIO, Sept. 27.—(AP)—Judge C. C. Belcher of Del Rio has announced he would seek Representative Claude S. Hudspeth’s place in congress.
6 July 1936, Brownsville (TX) Herald, pg. 2, col. 6:
Seller Brothers of Del Rio put on the finest rodeo ever staged in this part of the state.
The Del Rioans know their stuff—they performed to large crowds both afternoon and night of the celebration.
Del Rio (TX) News-Herald
Posted: Sunday, September 11, 2011 12:17 am | Updated: 12:19 am, Sun Sep 11, 2011.
H-E-B encourages young Del Rioans to read
Burgers, orange juice and macaroni and cheese - all traditional kid favorites.
H-E-B wants to add something else to that list: books.
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Tuesday, December 27, 2011 • Permalink