Norma Martinez

News Anchor

Norma Martinez is a native of El Paso and a veteran of public broadcasting. She began volunteering at the El Paso public radio station KTEP as a college student in 1989. She spent a year as a Morning Edition host and reporter at KRWG-FM in Las Cruces, New Mexico, before returning to KTEP as a full-time employee in 1995. At KTEP, Norma served as Morning Edition host, chief announcer, Traffic Director, PSA Director, and host and producer of various local shows.

Norma also voiced numerous commercials and worked part-time as a DJ at country, adult contemporary, and classic rock stations in El Paso.

Norma is a 1993 graduate of the University of Texas at El Paso, earning a BA in Music Performance. She spent 23 years as a cellist with the El Paso Symphony Orchestra.

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This week on Fronteras:   

  •  With SB4 just days away from becoming law, an Austin non-profit gives lessons in how to respond to police inquiries about immigration status.
  •  A deported DACA student has his day in court.
  • A look at the help available for undocumented students at UTSA.
  •  A new study reveals the high stress levels of Texas children who worry their parents might be deported.
  •  A special ceremony to forgive Mexico’s colonial past brings together Apaches and other first nations from both sides of the border. 

The Texas Association of Campground Owners (TACO) has identified campgrounds and RV parks with space available for Hurricane Harvey evacuees.

Hurricane evacuees are encouraged to check and to locate Texas parks that are far enough away from the coast to escape the brunt of the storm.

The following area schools have canceled classes on Friday:  

Maricela Oliva

University and college campuses around the country and here in Texas have been welcoming students for the start of the Fall semester.  College entrance requirements vary from school to school.  But what if you are an undocumented young person and want to attend?  

You couldn't go anywhere Monday without hearing people talking about the solar eclipse.

Although only a partial eclipse passed over the Alamo City, about 2,000 people turned out at the Scobee Planetarium at San Antonio College to look through filtered glasses and telescopes equipped with special filters.

For Cathy Matiella it was a family event.