The University Star

Farewell to our Bobcats

Farewell to our Bobcats

Shayan Faradineh

April 27, 2018

In a matter of days, several thousands of Texas State students will commemorate stressful nights and unforgettable weekends by marching across Strahan Coliseum, shaking the hand of President Denise Trauth and receiving their diploma. Graduating seniors can stand proud, each with their own unique story...

Best BBQ in San Marcos: Kent Black’s BBQ

Best BBQ in San Marcos: Kent Black’s BBQ

Shayan Faradineh

April 11, 2018

Kent Black’s BBQ is a family-owned restaurant that started back in 1932 and is currently in its fourth generation. The BBQ restaurant was selected for the San Marcos Stars Best BBQ award, courtesy of The University Star. The restaurant won by one vote against AJ's Ranch Road Grill. Kent Black ...

College Republicans going into 2018 primaries

College Republicans going into 2018 primaries

Shayan Faradineh

February 15, 2018

The University Star and The Texas Tribune have partnered together to better understand college republicans, specifically their thoughts on the primary season and future of the party. As primaries approach on March 6, there are 18 republicans running for Texas' 21st Congressional district, formerly held by...

President Trauth signs on to letter supporting action for dreamers

President Trauth signs on to letter supporting action for dreamers

Shayan Faradineh

February 5, 2018

In a letter to U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, President Denise Trauth and at least 10 other Texas university presidents and chancellors co-signed a letter from the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities. The letter urges Cornyn to support bringing the Dream Act to a floor vote before Feb. 8. HACU’s...

Student Goverment constitution outlines impeachment process

Student Goverment constitution outlines impeachment process

Shayan Faradineh

February 2, 2018

Screenshots taken from student body President Connor Clegg’s Instagram account surfaced Feb. 1 on social media platform. The post featured racist and sexist content. Not soon after, student groups and individuals began calling for the resignation of Clegg and began collecting signatures for a petition. A ...

More businesses join Springtown Mall restoration

More businesses join Springtown Mall restoration

Shayan Faradineh

January 27, 2018

Springtown Mall, a vacant shopping complex has undergone restoration since 2014. While some shops still remain vacant, restaurants and businesses are beginning to populate the area again. Springtown, located at Interstate 35 and Springtown Way, has been largely vacant since Target, Best Buy, JCPenney...

City seeking proposals for traffic control box murals

City seeking proposals for traffic control box murals

Shayan Faradineh

January 26, 2018

The City of San Marcos Traffic Control Box Art program is inviting artists to propose and paint murals around the city for a $300 commission. According to the communications office for the city, "The Traffic Control Box Art program is designed to beautify the city by adding works of art to the streetscape...

Task force forms to review Greek Affairs governance

Task force forms to review Greek Affairs governance

Shayan Faradineh

January 23, 2018

A committee consisting of 31 faculty, staff, advisors, alumni and students have formed to conduct the review of Greek Affairs governance, following the death of a student Nov. 13. Matt Ellis passed away in his sleep Nov. 13 off campus, following a social event hosted his fraternity, Phi Kappa Psi....

Long-term construction underway in San Marcos

Long-term construction underway in San Marcos

Shayan Faradineh

January 21, 2018

As students return to Texas State and San Marcos, various long-term roads and constructions projects are still underway, leaving detours around the city. Mckie Street Mckie St. will be closed from IH-35 Frontage Rd. to apartment entrance for utility installation from Jan. 1, 2017, to Dec. 7, 20...

City seeks to fill board and commission vacancies

City seeks to fill board and commission vacancies

Shayan Faradineh

January 19, 2018

The City of San Marcos is seeking to fill 27 boards and commissions with dedicated volunteers from throughout the community. The boards and commissions influence and assist different entities within San Marcos, including City Council. Residents are asked to submit their interest forms by Jan. 31....

City staff prepares to update land development code

City staff prepares to update land development code

Shayan Faradineh

January 17, 2018

A work session to discuss Code SMTX, the process to update land development in San Marcos, is set for Jan. 19 at 1:30 p.m. at City Hall, 630 E. Hopkins St. The Code contains San Marcos rules for development and regulates the use of land. It is being revised so that new developments fit the community’s...

San Marcos community marches for MLK

San Marcos community marches for MLK

Shayan Faradineh

January 16, 2018

As celebrations continue across the nation, The Dunbar Heritage Association hosted the march with events praising the voice and dream of Martin Luther King Jr. The holiday celebrates the 89th birthday of the historic civil rights leader. Starting Monday’s events, the history of MLK’s legacy was...

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