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This week on Fronteras: 

--Help to reduce the soaring Hispanic high school dropout rate.  How an after school program in San Diego guides children of immigrants to college with great success.

--In San Antonio, a new school opens to help another set of students who need it… boys.

--Prairie View honors Sandra Bland, the young woman found hanged in the Waller County Jail, with a street in her name.

--San Diego County launches a disaster app for Spanish speakers so they easily can get information on emergencies such as fires and earthquakes.

Beth Graham

Shakespeare in the Park is back, but those expecting it to be in the Botanical Gardens should note: it's not going to be there. More on that further down. This year's production is called The Winter's Tale and Director Beth Lopes described it this way.  

“It’s a romance, is the category. It also could be called a problem play.  Mostly because there are equal parts comedy and drama.”

I had to ask “Shakespeare—aren’t they all problem plays of some kind?”  Lopes laughed.

Brent Boller

  Saturday marks 10 years since Hurricane Katrina roared ashore near the Louisiana/Mississippi border killing more than 1,800 people. 

Hollie Toups found herself in a waking nightmare when she discovered intimate photos of herself were being shared on a website with links to her social media streams on a website called

Toups contacted the website to try and get the photos taken down. The images, which had been taken 10 years prior and posted at some point without her knowledge, were then used against her as the website host said he was willing to remove them for a price.

Siggi Ragnar

It’s coming up on a year since the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts opened. It was a highly anticipated element in San Antonio’s positioning of itself as a city on the rise. And the city's residents seem to have embraced it in that first year.