The University Star

Alumnus enjoys life as a San Antonio artist

Alumnus enjoys life as a San Antonio artist

Alyssa Weinstein

June 7, 2018


Filed under Fine Arts, Life and Arts

Texas State alumnus Michael Menchaca has made a name for himself as a printmaking artist in San Antonio. Menchaca is known for his controversial and politically explosive art, as it contains anti-Trump elements. Menchaca’s art has made him distinct from other artists by creating art dealing with...

Television legend Jim Dauterive visits Texas State

Television legend Jim Dauterive visits Texas State

Alyssa Weinstein

May 14, 2018


Filed under Featured, Fine Arts, Life and Arts

The man who has made America laugh since 1997 made his mark on comedy animation with two of the most quintessential television shows of American history: King of the Hill and Bob’s Burgers. Jim Dauterive is one of the most important screenwriters in American television history. He developed the...

Best of Texas State artists featured in BFA Thesis Exhibition

Best of Texas State artists featured in BFA Thesis Exhibition

Alyssa Weinstein

May 7, 2018


Filed under Fine Arts, Life and Arts

Every semester, Texas State University showcases the greatest talent of the art department with the BFA Thesis Exhibition at the University Galleries. In the BFA Exhibitions, all mediums of art are featured including photography, painting, ceramics, printmaking and metals. Here are three of the seniors...

Humans of San Marcos: Victoria Wood

Humans of San Marcos: Victoria Wood

Alyssa Weinstein

April 28, 2018


Filed under Humans of San Marcos, Life and Arts

“I do love San Marcos, I grew up in San Marcos actually, but I’m not good at staying in one place for long. I recently just spent three months in California and Oregon and it was so beautiful over there. I love the feel of San Marcos, it's just that it’s changing. The university is kind of taking...

Unknown spots in San Marcos

Unknown spots in San Marcos

Alyssa Weinstein

April 19, 2018


Filed under Food, Life and Arts

Regardless of whether a person has lived in San Marcos for six months or for 60 years, the city is home to unique, yet relatively unknown spots that even locals may not know exist. The unknown spots range from secret outdoor spots, lesser-known restaurants and unique work-out studios. 1. Waterfall at...

Best date night: Root Cellar Cafe and Brewery

Best date night: Root Cellar Cafe and Brewery

Alyssa Weinstein

April 12, 2018


Filed under San Marcos Stars

Root Cellar Cafe and Brewery is a beloved restaurant that made its mark on the San Marcos community. Its popularity has grown over the years and led to winning best date night in the San Marcos Stars. Root Cellar Cafe and Brewery is considered a “new American” restaurant, offering a twist on classic...

Attacca Quartet gives back to music students

Attacca Quartet gives back to music students

Alyssa Weinstein

April 8, 2018


Filed under Latest, Life and Arts, Music

One internationally acclaimed modern quartet is bringing its professional experience to Texas State music students. This spring Attacca Quartet will be making its biannual visit to Texas State April 9-13. The group is composed of violinist Amy Schroeder, violinist Keiko Tokunaga, violist Nathan...

Community gathers for 50th anniversary of MLK’s assassination

Community gathers for 50th anniversary of MLK’s assassination

Alyssa Weinstein

April 5, 2018


Filed under Latest, Life and Arts

The memory of Martin Luther King Jr. and what he stood for is remembered 50 years after his death by a countless amount of people, especially in the San Marcos community. Members of the San Marcos community gathered at the LBJ-MLK crossroads memorial on April 4 for the 50th anniversary of King's assassination. The...

Tax professionals offer help to students

Tax professionals offer help to students

Alyssa Weinstein

March 29, 2018


Filed under Latest, Life and Arts

Springtime is a time of renewal, growth and the fresh smell of taxes. Making sure all tax forms are accurate and filed on time can be a stressful experience for students. However, there are many tax specialists, including some on campus, to provide help. Katelyn Disney and Melanie Schubert,  graduate...

Remembering alumnus Anthony Stephan House

Remembering alumnus Anthony Stephan House

Alyssa Weinstein

March 27, 2018


Filed under Latest, Life and Arts

Anthony Stephan House a 39-year-old husband and father, was the first victim of the Austin bombings. While helping his 8-year-old-daughter get ready for school March 2, House opened a suspicious package on his front porch that detonated and killed him. This unforeseen tragedy has left his dreams...

Game changing innovations at SXSW

Game changing innovations at SXSW

Alyssa Weinstein

March 7, 2018


Filed under Life and Arts

Three lab teams that study hair, commuting from Austin and functional clothing for women may seem to have nothing in common. However, they all share a desire to solve real-world problems through student research. Texas State student innovation lab teams will have a chance to showcase their research...

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