Fronteras http://tpr.org en Camp Texas: Giving Kids A Lesson In Hunting Culture, And Patience http://tpr.org/post/camp-texas-giving-kids-lesson-hunting-culture-and-patience <p><strong>Fronteras: </strong>One of the busiest areas for the U.S. Border Patrol is the Rio Grande Valley sector. We speak to a border patrol agent from there about everything from Central American migrants, border security to armed militias complicating things on the Texas border. Also, we hear about a summer camp in Texas near College Station, where children learn how to hunt. Campers learn about safety and hunt animals on private exotic game ranches.<br />&nbsp;</p> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:26:22 +0000 Crystal Chavez 37176 at http://tpr.org Camp Texas: Giving Kids A Lesson In Hunting Culture, And Patience Should Texas Cities Consider Municipal IDs? How Did They Work Out In New Haven, CT? http://tpr.org/post/should-texas-cities-consider-municipal-ids-how-did-they-work-out-new-haven-ct <p><strong>Fronteras</strong>: More cities, including Austin, are considering municipal ID cards — partly with undocumented immigrants in mind. New Haven, Connecticut, was a leader when it issued resident cards years ago. We speak to the former mayor there to see what impact these city-issued IDs have had. Two University of North Texas professors are developing a drone that can help during emergencies. Also, a San Antonio artist is delving into public art for the first time. We look at Vincent Valdez's first public installation.<br />&nbsp;</p> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 18:14:21 +0000 Crystal Chavez 36815 at http://tpr.org Should Texas Cities Consider Municipal IDs? How Did They Work Out In New Haven, CT? Brownsville Area To Boast SpaceX Launch Site http://tpr.org/post/brownsville-area-boast-spacex-launch-site <p><strong>Fronteras:</strong> South Texas lands SpaceX. Brownsville Mayor Tony Martinez talks to us about what the investment means for this border area. We keep hearing the term "unaccompanied minor" to refer to the Central American immigrants crossing the border alone. But how accurate is this term after these minors cross into the U.S.? Also, the number of child migrants arriving at our souther border is decreasing. We speak to POLITICO about that recent turn of events and what may be contributing to it.</p> Fri, 08 Aug 2014 19:04:47 +0000 Crystal Chavez 36430 at http://tpr.org Brownsville Area To Boast SpaceX Launch Site Why Aren't Nicaraguan Children Fleeing To The U.S.? http://tpr.org/post/why-arent-nicaraguan-children-fleeing-us <p><strong>Fronteras:</strong> Notably absent from the unprecedented exodus from Central America are children from the region’s poorest country: Nicaragua. The story of one boy, who traveled from Honduras to North Texas. ICE is going to start housing women with children at a Karnes County detention center that used to house men. Fronteras takes a tour of the facility that has been renovated to accommodate families. Also, tiny windmills, smaller than an ant? Researchers are working on it and it could one day power your cell phone.<br />&nbsp;</p> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:58:05 +0000 Crystal Chavez 36072 at http://tpr.org Why Aren't Nicaraguan Children Fleeing To The U.S.? Border Medical Residency Program Aims To Fill Doctor Gap http://tpr.org/post/border-medical-residency-program-aims-fill-doctor-gap <p><strong>Fronteras:</strong> Rural regions are suffering from a lack of doctors. We look at a new medical residency program on the U.S.-Mexico border. Despite obstacles, solar is gaining ground in some parts of Texas. A conversation with West Texas/Jeff Davis County Sheriff Rick McIvor about Gov. Rick Perry's plan to send Texas National Guard troops to the border. And a commentary about a life crossing borders and checkpoints.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:43:01 +0000 Crystal Chavez 35687 at http://tpr.org Border Medical Residency Program Aims To Fill Doctor Gap Texas Border City A Model For Solar Power http://tpr.org/post/texas-border-city-model-solar-power <p><strong>Fronteras: </strong>The USDA has lifted a ban on inspectors working in Mexico, which could invigorate a cattle trade that has been hurt in both countries. We look at how one border city provides a model for solar power in Texas. State health officials have alerted the CDC about conditions in border facilities where thousands of Central American minors are being detained. Commentator Yvette Benavides takes us inside an immigration court room in San Antonio where these children and teens are making their cases.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 17:42:51 +0000 Crystal Chavez 35306 at http://tpr.org Texas Border City A Model For Solar Power Legal Aid Group Helping Minors In San Antonio Navigate Immigration System http://tpr.org/post/legal-aid-group-helping-minors-san-antonio-navigate-immigration-system <p><strong>On Fronteras: </strong>Tens of thousands of Central American children are waiting to see how the country will respond to their immigration cases. We hear from an organization helping these minors in San Antonio navigate the complex immigration legal system. Summer time can mean fun in the great outdoors, but everything doesn’t always go as planned. On the show, a story of friendship and teamwork that began during a flash flood at a Texas river.</p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 14:27:44 +0000 Crystal Chavez 34906 at http://tpr.org Legal Aid Group Helping Minors In San Antonio Navigate Immigration System What Can Texas Learn from Arizona & California about Solar Power? http://tpr.org/post/what-can-texas-learn-arizona-california-about-solar-power <p><strong>On Fronteras:</strong> We continue our reporting on the tens of thousands of Central American children and teens who are now in the United States. A UTSA demographer, who researches immigration, tells us more about what's driving this surge to the north. Texas is known as an energy superpower, but solar is sluggish here. We also look at solar economics in Texas and lessons that can be learned from other southwest states. And, the Kitchen Sisters take us to the Mexican town of Tequila, it's in the heart of a region that produces the legendary spirit.</p><p><br /><br /> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 21:59:45 +0000 Crystal Chavez 34466 at http://tpr.org What Can Texas Learn from Arizona & California about Solar Power? Critical Shortage Of Mental Health Care Providers In Texas http://tpr.org/post/critical-shortage-mental-health-care-providers-texas <p></p><p><strong>Fronteras:</strong> There's a critical shortage of mental health care workers in Texas, and the problem is especially apparent in the borderlands. The Texas Democratic Party chair speaks about the party's top candidates, its platform and more as the convention arrives this weekend. For San Antonio artist Cruz Ortiz, culture is everything. He speaks about the inspiration for his Tex-Mex artwork and new exhibit at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center.</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 18:06:47 +0000 Crystal Chavez 34004 at http://tpr.org Critical Shortage Of Mental Health Care Providers In Texas Texas Sees Money In Proposed Mexico Energy Overhaul http://tpr.org/post/texas-sees-money-proposed-mexico-energy-overhaul <p><strong>Fronteras:</strong> In what would be a historic move, Mexico may open up its energy industry to private domestic and foreign investors. How Texas is preparing to get ahead of a proposed overhaul of Mexico’s energy industry. U.S. and Mexico authorities released water into the Colorado River Delta this spring to try to jump-start habitat restoration. We check in to see how that experiment is going.</p><p><strong>Texas Eyeing Mexico Energy Industry Overhaul</strong></p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 19:04:07 +0000 Crystal Chavez 33753 at http://tpr.org Texas Sees Money In Proposed Mexico Energy Overhaul