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Texas State dining services partners with Grubhub

Texas State dining services partners with Grubhub

Mayela Ramirez, News Reporter

August 14, 2019

A new campus food ordering platform is set to offer Texas State students similar services to Tapingo, but with improved delivery benefits. Grubhub's partnership follows Texas States’ years-long collaboration with Tapingo, a similar online food service amenity, which was bought by Grubhub in 2018....

City Council postpones Veoride and handgun resolutions

City Council postpones Veoride and handgun resolutions

Christopher Green, News Reporter

August 6, 2019

The San Marcos City Council postponed two resolutions August 6, its first regular meeting of the summer. The two items postponed involved the ride-sharing program Veoride and carrying a concealed handgun into council chambers. The first item to be postponed was resolution 2019-138R. The resolution...

Three Texas State representatives elected to leadership positions for statewide diversity organization

Three Texas State representatives elected to leadership positions for statewide diversity organization

Mayela Ramirez, News Reporter

August 6, 2019

In its first meeting after nearly five years of inactivity, the Texas chapter of the National Association of Officers in Higher Education elected three Texas State representatives to its new executive board. Sherri Benn was elected chair, Stella Silva to vice-chair and Robert Garcia as treasurer,...

Five Mile Dam safety regulations are being questioned following recent drowning

Five Mile Dam safety regulations are being questioned following recent drowning

Sierra Martin, News Reporter

August 5, 2019

New safety regulations at the Five Mile Dam are being considered following the drowning of 15-year-old Wyatt Kunze at Dudley Johnson Park. Kunze was reportedly swimming with his sister to a large rock in the middle of the Blanco River around 2 p.m., June 25, when he started struggling to stay above...

City officials raise reward for Iconic Village fire to $110,000

City officials raise reward for Iconic Village fire to $110,000

Sonia Garcia, News Editor

August 2, 2019

City officials have raised the reward from $10,000 to $110,000 for information on the identification of the person(s) involved in setting the Iconic Village apartment fire in 2018. Five individuals were killed July 20, 2018, in the Iconic Village fire. The event marked a loss for San Marcos and the...

City and county officials address changes in San Marcos

City and county officials address changes in San Marcos

Christopher Green, News Reporter

August 1, 2019

San Marcos city staff held a public speaker session July 31 where mayor Jane Hughson, Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra and San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District Superintendent Michael Cardona gave a presentation about changes to be made at the State of San Marcos event. The occasion was...

Hays County Commissioners vote to register new local film locations

Hays County Commissioners vote to register new local film locations

Mayela Ramirez, News Reporter

July 30, 2019

The Hays County Commissioners voted to move forward with the 50 Locations in 50 days Challenge, which aims to register 50 new properties in the Texas Film Commission’s (TFC) portfolio in the next 50 days. The proposal was passed July 17 with hopes that, by making more properties publicly available...

Texas State’s STEM program to receive $2.5 million grant

Texas State’s STEM program to receive $2.5 million grant

Christopher Green

July 25, 2019

The National Science Foundation is funding a grant to support underrepresented minority undergraduate students in STEM fields by emphasizing faculty-student partnerships at Texas State. According to the National Science Foundation, the grant will analyze the efforts of faculty and student teams to...

San Marcos community mourns the destruction of historic building

San Marcos community mourns the destruction of historic building

Sierra Martin

July 24, 2019

The Old Telephone Company Building, located on 138 W. San Antonio St., began its demolition June 15 to make way for a residential building, leading many San Marcos locals and preservationists to voice their concerns for the urbanization of the city. The Old Telephony Company Building was bui...

Counseling Center partners with Therapy Assistance Online

Counseling Center partners with Therapy Assistance Online

Mayela Ramirez

July 17, 2019

Texas State students can now avoid the troubles of booking an appointment at the counseling center with an online therapy program the center is implementing to accommodate busy students. For fall 2017, Texas State has partnered with Therapy Assistance Online to help students who seek counseling services but find they are too restrained...

Hays County District Attorney’s office responds to House Bill 1325

Hays County District Attorney’s office responds to House Bill 1325

Christopher Green, Reporter

July 16, 2019

Wes Mau, Hays County district attorney, released a statement in regard to House Bill 1325, a bill that legalizes cultivation of hemp by licensed producers, which prompted responses from locals in the community. “House Bill 1325, the Hemp Regulation law, did not legalize possession or distribution...

Permian Highway Pipeline lawsuit gets dismissed

Permian Highway Pipeline lawsuit gets dismissed

Christopher Green

July 10, 2019

SAN MARCOS – After several weeks of deliberation, Judge Lora Livingston of the 261st District Court in Travis County dismissed a lawsuit against Kinder Morgan Inc., brought on by several landowners along with Hays County and the City of Kyle. According to Livingston’s letter to counsel, the suit...

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