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Fronteras is a Texas Public Radio program that explores the changing culture and demographics of the American Southwest. From Texas to New Mexico and California, Fronteras provides insight into life along the U.S.- Mexico border. Our stories examine unique regional issues affecting lifestyle, politics, economics, and the environmental landscape.

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This week on Fronteras:

·      Central Americans Crossing Border, Overwhelming Texas Shelters

·         NAFTA Supporters Say The Trade Agreement Has Benefited Economies

·         Texas Flood Survivors Still Rebuilding One Year Later 

·         Golf Helps Students Score In School

Central Americans Crossing Border, Overwhelming Texas Shelters

David Wright / KUNM

This week on Fronteras:

·         Some evidence that New Mexico state workers may have falsified applications for emergency food stamps. 

·         A five-state survey shows many Americans in the Southwest feel financially squeezed by the costs of healthcare.

·         In Dallas, a program is helping low income families learn vital parenting skills.

·         A new Austin development raises concern because it’s next to an ancestral cemetery housing graves of the enslaved.

·         An artist travels along the Old Spanish Trail for a new exhibit at Albuquerque’s National Hispanic Cultural Center.

Ed Williams / KUNM

·         This week on Fronteras:  Texas is a popular relocation area for refugees but the agencies that resettle them may lose their federal funding. 

Bexar County

This week on Fronteras:  

·         A federal lawsuit against the border city of El Paso aims to stop the city from jailing poor traffic offenders who can’t pay their fines.

·         Dallas police test the new sponge gun- an alternative to shooting suspects with bullets.

·         Racial slur incident at Texas A&M sparks a teaching symposium

·         In San Diego, homeless children of immigrants may not get the help they need to stay in school.

·         A new exhibit shows how the Spanish colonized Bexar County centuries ago. 

Shelley Kofler / Texas Public Radio
  • A national group is launching a cell phone app aimed at increasing Hispanic voter registration. They believe Donald Trump’s comments about Mexicans will help make it a hit.
  • American eye doctors who want to help people in developing countries are learning to remove cataracts without using machines.
  • In New Mexico, an effort is underway to prevent child abuse before it starts.
  • Millions of Americans struggle every day because they cannot read.