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A Bexar County Grand jury has indicted three people in connection with the abuse of children found tied-up and chained in an East side backyard. 

 

 

In late April, Bexar County deputies found the two children, ages 3 and 4, tied up in the backyard of a Camelot II home, one with a dog leash the other with a chain. They were dehydrated and showed signs of abuse.  

 

Bexar County District Attorney Nico LaHood credits concerned neighbors for finding them after they heard their cries.

 

All week long we’ve been putting the 1966 UT Tower shooting into perspective, telling you how the gun culture has changed  in the last half century.

In Texas, there’s been a consistent loosening of regulations, especially for handguns, that began some 25 years ago. 

The trend seems to coincide with people feeling like they need to personally protect themselves.   It’s a feeling that runs through Texas history.

Wendy Rigby / Texas Public Radio

A San Antonio hospital has a new device to help grieving parents of stillborn babies. It’s called the Cuddle Cot.

Imagine going from planning a future to planning a funeral. That’s what happened to Mark Lucas and his wife, when their son Grayson was stillborn. Full-term and otherwise healthy, he was a victim of placental abruption, a rare complication that claimed his life.

"That was the only time I was ever going to get to hold him," Lucas said. "To have more time to hold him would have been awesome."

Ryan Poppe / Texas Public Radio

This week on Fronteras:

·         Texas Latinos have their say at the historic Democratic National Convention.

·         Latino voters file lawsuit against the way Texas elects judges claiming it violates the Voting Rights Act.

·         In San Diego, dismembered Honduran migrants raise awareness about the dangers of migrating by train.

·         New Mexico’s efforts to test a backlog of sexual assault evidence next on Fronteras, first the news

Ryan Poppe / Texas Public Radio

San Antonio Congressman Joaquin Castro pumped up Texas Democrats Thursday with his vision of how their Party can become competitive in Texas again. Castro also confirmed he may mount a campaign to unseat Republican Senator Ted Cruz.

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