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Around the world, breastfeeding is often considered an investment in a family's future. Breast milk boosts a baby's immune system, helps the mother's body regulate post-partum and has a cost-saving benefit for parents.  


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Texas ranks No. 43 in the nation for child well-being, according to a recently released report from the nonpartisan, nonprofit Annie E. Casey Foundation. 


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The U.S. military often fails to provide justice to the children of service members when they are sexually assaulted by other kids on base. But new legislation passed by the Senate Monday seeks to close a jurisdictional gap that contributes to the problem.


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When he was 14 years old, Alfredo Alva crossed the border with his father from Mexico into Texas. His journey is told in the children’s book “La Frontera: El Viaje con Papá, My Journey with Papa” by first-time author and Kerrville resident Deborah Mills. Alva is now a construction worker living in Kerrville.

The story has been slightly altered to make the character of Alfredito younger, about 8 years old, to better identify with young readers.


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On Fronteras:

  • Tackling infant mortality with paternal involvement (0:15).
  • The true story of a father and son’s journey across the U.S.-Mexico border told in a children’s book (14:25).

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