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Families Losing Hope For DNA Evidence At Tijuana Body Dump Site

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Jill Replogle
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The site known as "La Gallera" in Tijuana where Santiago Meza said he dissolved 60 bodies in lye, Aug. 22, 2014.

Fronteras: Nearly a quarter of Texas business owners are foreign born. Texas entrepreneurs want more high-skilled visas. The private space company XCOR recently broke ground at the Midland International Airport. Some hope this new industry will stabilize the region’s traditionally oil and gas-based boom-and-bust economy. Some family members of the missing in Mexico hoped to find answers at a gruesome body disposal site discovered in Tijuana several years ago. But hope is dwindling for DNA evidence at this site where bodies were dumped.

Texas Entrepreneurs Want More Work Visas

Nearly a quarter of Texas business owners are foreign born. These entrepreneurs brought in a total income of $10 billion in 2010. Still, immigration is a sticking point. KERA’s Lauren Silverman reports Texas entrepreneurs are pushing for more high-skilled visas.

Hope Dwindles For DNA Evidence At Tijuana Body Dump

More than 22,000 people have gone missing in Mexico since the country declared war on drug traffickers in 2006. Some family members of the missing hoped to find answers at a gruesome body disposal site discovered in Tijuana several years ago. Fronteras reporter Jill Replogle says that hope has dwindled now.

*Warning: Some of the content of this report is disturbing.

Citizen Militia Remains on the Border Following Border Patrol Shooting Incident

Federal investigators are looking into an incident at the border involving U.S. Border Patrol and militias. Citizen militia groups patrolling the Rio Grande Valley border say they plan to stay in the area despite shots being fired in a volunteer’s direction by a border agent. Texas Public Radio’s Ryan Poppe reports the incident is now under federal investigation.

Can the Private Space Industry Stabilize a Boom-and-Bust Economy?

SpaceX, the private space company owned by billionaire Elon Musk, made headlines recently with its plan to build a rocket launch site in South Texas. But SpaceX isn't the only one with its eyes on Texas.

Another company called XCOR broke ground in Midland, where it plans to launch commercial space flights next year. As West Texas Public Radio's Travis Bubenik reports, some hope this new industry will stabilize the region's traditionally oil and gas-based boom-and-bust economy.

Appeals Court Will Hear Texas Abortion Arguments On Sept. 12

Eleven abortion clinics in Texas can stay open -- for now. This after an appeals court declined to allow Attorney General Greg Abbott to shut them down right away. Carrie Feibel explains the latest legal development.

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