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During A Traffic Stop, What Questions Do You Have To Answer?

Tom Michael

Fronteras: If you're questioned by law enforcement at a traffic stop, what are you required to answer? As demographics change across the nation and in Texas, there’s growing concern about Alzheimer’s disease among Mexican-Americans—a population that continues to age. More minors from south of the border are making the dangerous journey to the U.S. illegally and alone. We visit Joint Base San Antonio Lackland where many of those minors are being housed.

State Troopers, Sheriffs, Police: What Can They Ask You At A Traffic Stop?

Sheriffs recently testified at the Texas State Capitol that DPS officers in border counties are too often overly aggressive against citizens pulled over for routine traffic stops. But the allegations are hardly confined to state troopers.

So, if you are stopped, what questions do you have to answer? Following recent allegations of harassment along the Texas border, Marfa Public Radio's Lorne Matalon looked into what questions that law enforcement, state or federal, can ask you.

Inside Look at SA Base Housing Where Central American Minors Are Staying

We continue our coverage of so-called “Unaccompanied Alien Children.” 80,000 children since last October have made their way to the U.S. to escape violence  in Central America.

On Thursday the military oversaw a media tour of the Air Force barracks at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, where 1,200 immigrant children who came to the U.S. without adults are being temporarily sheltered in San Antonio. Texas Public Radio's Eileen Pace reports.

Examining Alzheimer's & Dementia in Hispanics

As demographics change across the nation and in Texas, there’s growing concern about Alzheimer’s disease among Mexican-Americans — a population that continues to age.

Maxine Vieyra, program specialist with the San Antonio and South Texas Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, joins Fronteras to discuss her perspective as an educator and caregiver.

Texas Beef Industry Looking for New Marketing Dollars, but Some Feel Left Out

Texas ranchers are considering a proposed new marketing program for the state’s beef industry. Most of the industry’s big players back the measure, and it seems likely to pass. Ranchers have already been paying into national marketing efforts for years, and with this new program they’d pay another dollar-per-head of cattle into a fund promoting Texas beef.

But as Marfa Public Radio’s Travis Bubenik reports, some say these “checkoff programs” – as they’re known – don’t do enough to help smaller producers.

Crystal Chavez was Texas Public Radio’s Morning Edition host for three years, until January 2015.