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Groups Rushing To Register Latinos As Voter Registration Deadline Nears

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On Fronteras: The deadline to register to vote in the November General Election is nearing. Groups are working nationally, and in Texas, to get Latinos registered. But registering is just the first step; getting Latinos to the polls is the next challenge. Many of us do our part to help the environment. We recycle, carpool or ride bikes. But some take it further than others. We hear about a California resident who has transformed his home into a green building wonderland.

 

Groups Racing to Register Latinos for November Elections

It’s crunch time. The deadline to register to vote in the November 4th general election is October sixth. The races getting the most attention in Texas include those for governor and lieutenant governor. Across the nation and in Texas groups are working to register Latino voters. One of those groups is Latino Victory Project. President Cristóbal Alex tells us more about the project's outreach efforts.
 

Two Latinas Hope To Shake Up Escondido Politics

The demographics are changing in Escondido, California. The city’s Latino population has grown from 23 percent in 1990 to close to 50 percent today. This election season, two Latinas are hoping to change the face of the city’s leadership, and shake up its long-standing conservative politics. Jill Replogle reports.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SWPzBA1Otg

Encinitas Resident Conserves Every Drop To Combat Climate Change

As government leaders debate new laws to combat climate change, it can be easy to feel little responsibility for your own carbon footprint. But not everyone sees it that way. KPBS reporter Claire Trageser tells us about two families using as little energy as possible in their homes. In the first of two parts, she profiles an Encinitas, California man on a mission to conserve.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qA2Um4_WM9E

Downtown Market With One Eye On The Past, One On The Future

There’s something happening in downtown San Antonio that you may have missed. It's called Mercado O'liva and it happens from ten to two, just once a month on the First Saturday. It takes place under the shade of the massive live oaks in the courtyard of the Spanish Governor’s Palace. Chef Chuck Hernandez explains Mercado O’liva.

“It was designed to bring back the spirit of former style markets in that area, at the Spanish Governors Palace in over 140 years.”

The Return of the Sul Ross Lobo Marching Band

After 22 years, a tradition returned to Sul Ross State University's football field on September 20th.  Marfa Public Radio's Paige Phelps has the story.

 

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