Dia de los Muertos

SAY Sí's Media Arts Studio

Another weekend barreling towards us, and we've been looking into things you really ought to consider doing. As usual, it looks full, fun and there's something for everyone. First let's go to Southtown for Say Si's Muertitosfest

Lorne Matalon / Marfa Public Radio

This week on Fronteras:  

--Residents in Mexico’s Juarez Valley blame the government for vicious attacks on citizens. They claim the goal is to drive them from their properties which are rich in oil.   

-- In Dallas, the sheriff is defending her policy on not detaining immigrants.

-- People who move to the United States from other countries are called immigrants, so why do Americans who move abroad resist that designation?

-- A look at altars being created to honor the dead.

Jack Morgan

Monday is All Souls Day, or as is celebrated by millions in the southwest, Dia De Los Muertos.  We  went on Tuesday to Centro Cultural Aztlan--a place credited with helping re-energize San Antonians with observing the celebration.  Dozens of students from Holy Cross High School showed up with their creations--altars, dedicated to loved ones who have passed on.

From Texas Standard:

Call it a commingling of the sacred and a spectacle.

Halloween "Texas style" starts Friday and goes through Monday with Día de los Muertos and All Souls Day in between.

Jack Morgan

You may think the ‘Day of the Dead’ as a celebration around Halloween, but at the Texas A&M Cultural  Arts Center in San Antonio, an exhibit is drawing new attention. I took a tour with its creator. Deborah A. Cortez helps run her family’s Mi Tierra restaurant at Market Square in San Antonio, but she’s also an artist who created this ‘Day of the Dead’ exhibit.

“The exhibit is a story of The Children of the Revolución, which was originally put together by Lionel and Kathy Sosa.”