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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.
DANA CLARK AND NARJIS PIERRE

This week on Fronteras:   

·         The murder rate had dropped in Mexico, but now it’s going up again.   

·         Cuts in Texas Medicaid are making it hard for uninsured drug addicts to get rehab

·         A San Antonio group finds music instrumental in helping refugees adjust to a new life

·         A West Texas hospital promotes a veggie diet in cattle country.  

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

This week on Fronteras: 

·       As oil prices crash companies fight for survival in the fossil fuel rich Permian basin of West Texas and New Mexico.

·         A look back at Texas’ decades-long pursuit of doing business with Cuba.

·         Dolores Huerta helped start the United Farm Workers with Cesar Chavez. Now she’s working to increase voter registration and says Texas has a history to overcome

·         How some Albuquerque students are learning about health insurance by producing podcasts.

Charlie Minn Films

This week on Fronteras:   

·         There’s a huge backlog in the U Visa program which gives immigrant crime victims visas for assisting law enforcement investigations.

·         A new documentary examines the notorious former police chief of Juarez and Tijuana – Julian Leyzaola.

·         High achieving students of color can suffer from what’s called “imposter syndrome.”

·         A New Mexico tribal community college encourages Native Americans to study engineering.

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