Fronteras

Fridays at 3 p.m., Saturdays at 6 a.m., and Sundays at 9 p.m.

Fronteras is a collaborative regional news project that explores the changing culture and demographics of the American Southwest. From Central Texas to Southern California, and from Las Vegas to the Mexican border, Fronteras brings emphasis to Latino and Native American life and border issues affecting American politics, social order, economics and the environmental landscape.

Ryan Poppe / Texas Public Radio

  This week on Fronteras:

--Texas is the number one U.S. destination for refugees.  The decision to leave home for the journey is a tough choice.

--In the wake of police confrontations, more Texas police departments are buying body cameras for their officers.  

--A Texas company is a go-to source in the growing market for police body cameras.

--Mexicans who have been departed say it’s hard to earn the parole they need to fight their cases in the United States.

--Women make up only 25 percent of workers in the male dominated oil business. 

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  This week on Fronteras:

--Texas spends millions on border security but wants the Obama administration to pay for it.

--Texas farmers survived the drought.  Now they’re working to survive recent flooding.

--Water problems also are plaguing New Mexico where runoff from the storms is polluting the Rio Grande.

--A Fort Worth organization is helping young people recover from the financial consequences of gang life.

--An Austin mother in public housing is struggling to keep her son in one school. 

Mose Buchele / KUT

This week on Fronteras:

--Deadly flooding as nearly non-stop rain sets a new record in Texas, sweeping away lives and homes. Residents want help.

--State Climatologist John Nielson-Gammon explains the stormy weather.

--Along the border in West Texas: Building a winged wetland paradise.

--Some Texas high school seniors face graduation limbo trying to pass STAAR tests.

-- New Mexico raises a new crop of successful, young farmers.

Record Texas Rain Spawns Deadly Floods

Marisa Demarco / KUNM

This week on Fronteras:

— Solving a migrant identity puzzle: A critical detail helps investigators put the pieces together.

— An Indian immigrant makes history in a Dallas suburb where voters elected him to the school board.

— In New Mexico, a place where people speak the same language is key for Asian immigrants needing services.

— Mexican students are fighting graffiti with inspirational messages.

— A new exhibit takes visitors on in-depth exploration of Tejano history

Oscar’s Story:  Solving An Identity Puzzle

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