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Texas State faces increased demand for mental health services

Texas State faces increased demand for mental health services

Daniel Weeks

November 5, 2019

The Student Health Center and Counseling Center staffers are experiencing an influx of students with mental health complications in recent semesters.Emilio Carranco, director of the health center, participated in the National College Health Assessment survey February 2019. Carranco observed a large i...

Flu vaccine distribution delayed by World Health Organization

Flu vaccine distribution delayed by World Health Organization

Daniel Weeks

November 4, 2019

A delay in manufacturing of the influenza virus forced the Student Health Center to postpone the large scale distribution to the student body until early November 2019.The Student Health Center planned to hold a flu outreach program during the first week of October. However, the program was temporari...

‘Don’t Name Them’ campaign dedicated to minimizing media coverage of mass shooting perpetrators

‘Don’t Name Them’ campaign dedicated to minimizing media coverage of mass shooting perpetrators

Daniel Weeks

October 20, 2019

Recent shootings in El Paso and Odessa, Texas, revitalize relevance of the Texas State ALERRT program "Don’t Name Them" campaign. Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training is a center at Texas State providing training classes for immediate responses to an active shooting. Its research team...

‘Tis the season

‘Tis the season

Daniel Weeks and Chase Rogers

October 15, 2019

Hopping into homes and chirping in classrooms, crickets have made their seasonal debut in abundance. Cricket season has returned this month as it annually does, with noticeably high numbers of field crickets throughout Central Texas. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, a state-wide agricultural e...

Got Pods?

Got Pods?

Daniel Weeks

September 17, 2019

Recent deaths related to e-cigarette products opened the door for Texas State health professionals to share concerns as well as nationwide proposals for legal action.

Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center receives $600,000 from Hays County Commissioners Court

Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center receives $600,000 from Hays County Commissioners Court

Daniel Weeks

September 10, 2019

The Hays County Commissioners Court approved a $600,000 donation for the Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center to fund the construction of a new housing facility for victims of abuse and violence.The HCWC was founded in 1978 as a professional women’s group hosting workshops for women in the workf...

San Marcos Neighborhood Commission discuss Land Development Code

San Marcos Neighborhood Commission discuss Land Development Code

Daniel Weeks

September 3, 2019

The Neighborhood Commission held a meeting Aug. 21 to discuss housing and land development in San Marcos. The commission consists of 13 members appointed by the San Marcos City Council, each representing different neighborhood sectors of the city. The current land development code was implemented April 17, 2018. Annually, San Marcos city officials review the current code to p...

Hays County to receive first new voting machines since 2004

Hays County to receive first new voting machines since 2004

Daniel Weeks

August 27, 2019

The Hays County Commissioners Court authorized a deal to acquire 400 new voting machines come election season.The need for new and improved voting equipment has been a discussion for years; the current machines were implemented in 2004. The new machines are a combination of electronic and paper ballot te...

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