This week on Fronteras: 

--Pope Francis makes an historic visit to America – entering as a migrant.  San Antonio Catholics react to his speech addressing a joint session of Congress.

--How much influence does Pope Francis have?  A fellow Argentinean mother hopes he can help her son, a convicted murderer, get off on death row.

--A memorial honoring families torn apart by deportation goes up near the California-Mexico border.

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

Negotiation progress between the San Antonio Police Officers Union and City of San Antonio has slightly unraveled after the two sides were near a deal Thursday night.

The city and union placed settlement agreements on the table with wages and healthcare agreed upon for the first time in 18 months of negotiation. However, disputes on the evergreen clause stopped a deal from being signed. Police Association President Mike said there are still some small provisions to iron out.

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

Three SAPD officers are facing charges of varying charges of sexual assault, compelling prostitution, and official oppression following an investigation in conjunction with the Live Oak police department. The three officers are Aaron Alford, Alejandro Chapa, and Emmanuel Galindo. It’s unclear which officer was the first to act.




Every legislative session Texas lawmakers fight to make access to guns less restrictive. In the past lawmakers would use state crime statistics to push gun legislation at the capitol.


But a new study published in the Journal of Criminology by researchers at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health may be poking holes in claims that increasing the number of conceal handgun permits leads to less crime.


John Roncagalli

Big Band at Mission San Jose

There's a lot going on this weekend, but let’s start by heading to Mission San Jose. Los Compadres de San Antonio Missions’ Barbara Chandoah talks about Friday night's Music Under the Stars. The USAA Band will be playing.

"It is a fabulous, free, family event. They play a little Latino. They play jazz. They play contemporary. They play marches, and they end up patriotic. It is a very, very moving experience. “