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Fronteras

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"Fronteras" is a Texas Public Radio program exploring the changing culture and demographics of the American Southwest. From Texas to New Mexico and California, "Fronteras" provides insight into life along the U.S.- Mexico border. Our stories examine unique regional issues affecting lifestyle, politics, economics and the environment.

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The Dreamers Resource Center at the University of Texas at San Antonio opened in January 2018 to assist undocumented students with their academic needs and to serve as a campus and community advocate. The center’s assistant director Courtney Balderas-Jacob estimated about 300 to 500 undocumented students attend UTSA, but “we don’t track our Dreamers in any specific way.”

UTSA Dreamers Resource Center

The University of Texas at San Antonio, or UTSA, is paying attention to their undocumented student population and helping them achieve higher education through their Dreamers Resource Center (00:17).

Then, Mission Indians in San Antonio were handed ownership of the city’s missions by the Spanish friars over two centuries ago. TPR’s Norma Martinez explores the narrative Native Americans are trying to reestablish in the Alamo City (13:44).

Patrick Patterson

One-man or one-woman shows often reveal the inner workings of the artist. And for playwright, director, and choreographer Jade Esteban Estrada, his creativity was challenged when he explored the unresolved relationships in his life in his autobiographical show ‘A Sign from the Taco Gods.’

Lauren Terrazas / Texas Public Radio

The media plays a large role in shaping our thoughts and beliefs. And a few trailblazers from San Antonio are responsible for the development and success of the largest Spanish-language media outlet in the U.S.

The Institute of Texan Cultures

On Fronteras:

  • San Antonio’s African-American history is often overshadowed by those who fought for Texas independence. Aundar Ma’at and Born Logic Allah are working to add to the narrative of the city’s history with their documentary, ‘Walk on the River: A Black History of the Alamo City’ (0:16).
  • And Texas Public Radio’s Ryan Poppe reports on one professor’s effort to identify and preserve historic black settlements (15:55).


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