Mon May 12, 2014
In Tijuana, These Sisters Rule The Boxing Ring
Fronteras: More high schools in Texas may start offering Mexican-American studies. Can you guess the political affiliation of a legislator just by looking at them? In Texas, it’s pretty simple. Experts say a new bi-national agreement just signed in San Antonio has the potential to solve a variety of issues. Boxing competes only with soccer as Tijuana’s most popular sport: We’ll hear about two sisters who are slugging their way into the spotlight.
There’s a debate in states such as Arizona, California and Texas about ethnic studies in public schools. Last month the Texas State Board of Education decided to leave it up to local school districts to develop and offer classes like Mexican American studies or not.
But state officials did show some support and put out a call for textbooks. With that decision News 88.7 Education Reporter Laura Isensee takes a closer look at a Mexican American studies class in Houston.
Race and Party Line Up in the Texas Legislature
Can you guess the political affiliation of a legislator just by looking at them? In Texas, it’s pretty simple. Texas Tribune Executive Editor Ross Ramsey recently posted an analysis of the Texas Legislature, and as one may expect, race and party line up.
Chupachanga is a block party on the West Side of San Antonioy. But it’s more than just a block party: Art will be a byproduct.
“This event is actually centered around large-scale print-making," said Samantha Lopez, the program coordinator at San Anto Cultural Arts. TPR arts and culture reporter Jack Morgan tells us more.
As diabetes and obesity remain at epidemic levels for the Latino community, a study at the UT Health Science Center-San Antonio aims to keep Hispanic children from becoming another member of the statistic pool. TPR’s Joey Palacios reports.
Experts say a new bi-national agreement just signed in San Antonio has the potential to solve issues on several fronts, from immigration to water supply. TPR’s Eileen Pace reports.
Only in recent decades has the male-dominated sport of boxing begun to accept the idea of women in the ring. Just two years ago women were finally allowed to box in the Olympic Games. One of the world’s hot spots for women’s boxing is Tijuana. Fronteras reporter Jill Replogle has this profile of two sisters whose punches are bringing crowds to their feet.