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This week on Fronteras:

  • Reaction to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s decision to sue the federal government over ending DACA (0:15).
  • Vice President Mike Pence visits the border wall on the California-Mexico border (1:43).
  • The number of refugees resettling in Texas is declining (3.28).
  • Marfa mural preserves the city’s story for the future (9:10).
  • Author Bill Neeley shares the story of San Antonio Texas revolutionary hero Juan Seguín (12:38).


@losotrosmurals. Nik Soupe and Shek Vega

From local theater to a guided bike ride of the city's murals to a rocking Christmas, being bored this holiday weekend just isn't an option.


San Anto Cultural Arts

To hear Keli Kubonoc talk about it, you'd think she was talking about an arts high school.

"We're proud that a lot of our alumni have gone on to the Pratt School of Design in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago. We've got quite a few UTSA graduates."

But she's talking about San Anto Cultural Arts, the non-profit that encourages area kids to explore their artistic side at their El Paso Street studio. While they instruct in a variety of media, they specialize in one.

Kelsey Montague

More public art has gone up downtown. One is at Houston and Navarro streets, center city. Manuel Davila stopped to look at the black and white 15-feet by 10-feet mural of butterfly wings. He thinks passersby will be positively impacted.

"Perhaps it'll change their attitudes. Because it takes you away from all this violence that is taking place."

He seemed to be referencing what's going on in Paris. Not long afterwards, Austin Middleton stopped to give it a look.

Diego Bernal

Tagging is a persistent problem in San Antonio and District 1 Councilman Diego Bernal talked about how he’s trying to fight it.

“We take buildings that have been tagged significantly and we offer building owner an opportunity for a free mural,” he said.

Bernal said that their technique is pretty simple.

“We’ve got artists that we have in waiting and we get the artist and the building owner together," he said. "They come up with a concept and then we pay for the paint and scaffolding and those sorts of things.”

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