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A small army of volunteers and community organizations attempted to count San Antonio's homeless population Thursday night. The process, known as the point-in-time count, is conducted in many communities throughout Texas and the nation.

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While the price of housing rentals continue to , San Antonio renters have something to be thankful for: San Antonio has the fourth lowest prices for rentals of the largest 25 metro areas, according to a new report from Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies.

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This week on Fronteras:

  • A look at the history of U.S. efforts to contain immigration and drug smuggling with barriers on our southern border with Mexico. (0:00)
  • Latinos say they continue to experience discrimination when trying to buy houses or rent homes. (4:28)
  • In Albuquerque, the Pueblo Film Festival presents a more realistic view of Native American stories. (8:56)
  • As San Antonio’s Tricentennial approaches, people are digging into their Spanish roots. (12:51)


From Texas Standard:

In the Alamo City, the mayor's race ended in an upset, as an incumbent running for re-election was defeated for the first time in two decades. The margin was 55-45 percent, and Ivy Taylor, the city's first female, African-American mayor is out, defeated by City Councilmember Ron Nirenberg.

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The San Antonio Housing Authority unanimously chose David Nisivoccia to be its new president and CEO in December 2016. While he has been leading SAHA in an interim capacity since March 2015,  the position as head of the state's largest public housing authority is now secured.

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