In Texas, from 1891 to 1922, there was a systematic and routine practice of the burning of African American men at the stake. It happened so often that the state averaged one fatal burning a year during that 31-year period. These didn’t happen in the backwoods in secret by hooded men, but in town squares in daylight with local politicians leading the cheering mobs.

Lorne Matalon / Marfa Public Radio

This week on Fronteras:

-- Despite travel warnings, a U.S. Congressman visits Ojinaga, Mexico to back up his claim that the town is no more dangerous than some major American cities. 

-- Texas Secretary of State Carlos Cascos says the state's relationship with Mexico is improving. He offers details of a recent visit with top Mexican officials. 

-- Students of color are vastly under-represented in the Houston Indepedent School District's gifted and talented classes. 

Mark Roddenberry

Fourteen years ago 19 Al-Qaeda terrorists made a coordinated attack with airliners on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.  Another aircraft was pointed toward Washington, D.C. when it crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.  A San Antonio photographer was in the thick of the destruction in New York City

Office of the Secretary of State

Texas Governor Gregg Abbott led a delegation to Mexico earlier this week to meet with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and other top-level officials. Up for discussion was strengthening cultural and economic ties.

Among the delegation was Texas Secretary of State Carlos Cascos. He spoke with Texas Public Radio’s Virginia Alvino about the impact of border tensions, and a shifting relationship with our southern neighbor. / San Antonio 110

On Patriot Day people in San Antonio reflect on the events of September 11, 2001.

First responders from 50 different agencies around Texas will be paying tribute this morning to the hundreds of firefighters, law enforcement, and EMS personnel who lost their lives at the World Trade Center by climbing the Tower of the Americas. It's the San Antonio 110 9/11 Memorial Climb. They will climb it twice to meet and exceed the height of the WTC towers.