drones http://tpr.org en Drone Testing Starts In Texas http://tpr.org/post/drone-testing-starts-texas <p><strong>Fronteras:</strong> A university research team in Texas was one of six teams selected by the FAA to begin testing drones, but not everyone is keen on the idea. A little-known stretch of desert in southern New Mexico is the site of a proposed national monument but some fear its proximity to the border may invite illegal traffic. And a&nbsp;developer in Arizona embarks on an urban renewal project in a poor Phoenix barrio but how will this impact the area’s rich Latino past?</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 19:56:40 +0000 Crystal Chavez 25252 at http://tpr.org Drone Testing Starts In Texas FAA Selects Texas A&M Corpus Christi As One Of Six Drone Testing Sites In U.S. http://tpr.org/post/faa-selects-texas-am-corpus-christi-one-six-drone-testing-sites-us <p>As the federal government prepares for commercial use of unmanned aircraft, it has chosen six sites in the U.S. for drone safety testing.</p><p>Each of the six sites chosen will test different aspects of drones and drone use.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Texas A&amp;M University at Corpus Christi&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">plans to develop safety systems for the unmanned aircraft.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 18:45:04 +0000 Eileen Pace 24324 at http://tpr.org FAA Selects Texas A&M Corpus Christi As One Of Six Drone Testing Sites In U.S. Texas Moves Closer To Becoming Second State To Pass Drone Bill http://tpr.org/post/texas-moves-closer-becoming-second-state-pass-drone-bill <p>With the growing number of drones being used by by law enforcement and the public, Texas lawmakers are taking up the issue to try and set some ground rules.</p><p><a href="http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=83R&amp;Bill=HB912" target="_blank">House Bill 912</a> would restrict the use of drones, and is inching closer to becoming law.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 10 May 2013 21:29:10 +0000 Ryan Poppe 11167 at http://tpr.org Texas Moves Closer To Becoming Second State To Pass Drone Bill Cities Across Southwest Courting Drone Companies http://tpr.org/post/cities-across-southwest-courting-drone-companies <p>On Fronteras: San Diego is in the forefront of a competition to attract big players in&nbsp;the drone industry. New classes in San Diego focus on students struggling to master English. A small population of Muslims have made Tijuana their home. Even though many border crossings are illegal, they play a big role in family identity and history.</p><p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 17:44:40 +0000 Crystal Chavez 9177 at http://tpr.org Cities Across Southwest Courting Drone Companies Call For More Border Drones Despite Questionable Track Record http://tpr.org/post/call-more-border-drones-despite-questionable-track-record <p><strong>Fronteras:</strong> The immigration proposal senators&nbsp;are crafting calls for an expanded use of border drones, we look at how effective they have been along the border so far. We hear the story of an American veteran's two-year quest to get an Iraqi&nbsp;family to the&nbsp;safety of U.S. soil. Finally, a San Antonio surgery resident talks about his immigration experience so far, and the hurdles immigrant doctors face to work in the U.S. even though there are doctor shortages.</p><p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 18:09:13 +0000 Crystal Chavez 6411 at http://tpr.org Call For More Border Drones Despite Questionable Track Record PBS Documentary: Covering The Mexican Drug War http://tpr.org/post/pbs-documentary-covering-mexican-drug-war <p></p><p>'Reportero,' a new documentary that examines how journalists at a Tijuana-based news weekly risk their lives to report on Mexico's&nbsp;deadly&nbsp;drug war airs Jan. 7 on PBS. When you think of drones, the military may come to mind at first, but a couple of entrepreneurs want them to become part of everyone's daily life. Thu, 03 Jan 2013 19:28:36 +0000 Crystal Chavez 4201 at http://tpr.org PBS Documentary: Covering The Mexican Drug War