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Housing department overbooks dorms, cites demand for low rates

Housing department overbooks dorms, cites demand for low rates

Evelin Garcia

September 18, 2018


Filed under News, San Marcos, University

With a growing student population, the Department of Housing and Residential Life at Texas State acknowledged to overbooking student housing on campus, citing it as necessary to keep rates lower. Each semester DHRL accepts more housing contracts from incoming freshman than the department can permanently...

Texas State hosts a reception for new Title IX Coordinator

Texas State hosts a reception for new Title IX Coordinator

Evelin Garcia

June 16, 2018


Filed under In Brief, News, University

Texas State's administration held a reception June 15 to welcome Ameerah McBride, the new Chief Diversity Officer, Title IX coordinator and director of Equity and Access. Faculty, staff and students gathered to the welcome the new CDO at the multicultural lounge and Black Students’ Resource Libr...

The Dialogues for Activism follows its second year at the LBJ Museum

The Dialogues for Activism follows its second year at the LBJ Museum

Evelin Garcia

June 10, 2018


Filed under News, University

Following a year of racial tension and contention surrounding immigration, 2018's continuation of the Dialogues for Activism series began June 8 and tackles topics of social change. Hosted at the LBJ Museum of San Marcos on the Square, the first day of the three-week series held two dialogues, with the firs...

San Marcos enters drought restrictions

San Marcos enters drought restrictions

Evelin Garcia

June 8, 2018


Filed under Featured, Latest, News, San Marcos

As Texas faces its hottest summer in years, the current drought has enacted limited water use for the City of San Marcos. The Edwards Aquifer, which flows directly into the San Marcos Springs, has dropped to 657 feet below sea level, calling for the Edwards Aquifer Authority to call stage one water-use...

Texas State selects new Chief Diversity Officer, Director of Equity and Access

Texas State selects new Chief Diversity Officer, Director of Equity and Access

Evelin Garcia

May 29, 2018


Filed under News, University

Ameerah McBride started her first day May 23 as the new Chief Diversity Officer, Director of Equity and Access and Title XI Coordinator. McBride is in charge of leading the Task Force promoting diversity and inclusion on campus. The CDO oversees Title IX compliance and coordinates sexual misconduct...

Emotions high following town hall

Emotions high following town hall

Evelin Garcia

April 12, 2018


Filed under Latest, News, Student Government, University

President Denise Trauth held a town hall meeting at the LBJ Student Center Ballroom at noon as a response to students' frustrations over the inability to convict Student Government President Clegg because of a failed quorum. A group of students refused to leave the LBJ Teaching Theater yesterday ...

Student Government sees increase in student participation in the 2018 Spring election

Student Government sees increase in student participation in the 2018 Spring election

Evelin Garcia

March 13, 2018


Filed under News, University

The Student Government election of 2018 released the results of the winning candidates on Feb. 23, and the number of students who participated were record breaking. The results placed Brooklyn Boreing, public relations junior as president-elect and Ruben Becerra, finance senior as vice president-elect...

Students weigh in on immigration attorney

Students weigh in on immigration attorney

Evelin Garcia

March 9, 2018


Filed under Latest, News, University

During the latest Student Government presidential debate, the lack of an immigration attorney at Texas State was a concern and has been since the legislation to recommend the hiring of such attorney failed in September 2017. Ethnic minorities make up 52 percent of the student population according...

Members of UT community file amicus brief against campus carry

Members of UT community file amicus brief against campus carry

Evelin Garcia

February 23, 2018


Filed under News

Students at the University of Texas at Austin continue to speak out against campus carry as a case against it is filed in the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Carry Quinn Cox, southwest regional director of students for concealed carry, released the amicus curiae brief by the Students for Concealed Carry and the Students for Concealed Carry Foundation Jan. 29 in the Glass v. Paxton case filed by three UT pro...

Wimberley man released by ICE officials

Wimberley man released by ICE officials

Evelin Garcia

February 21, 2018


Filed under News, San Marcos

After protest and petitions, a Wimberley family will hold a press conference Feb. 21 after the return of their father who was detained by immigration officials. Victor Alejandro Avendano-Ramirez, a Wimberley resident who was detained by Kyle police on Jan. 30 for not coming to a complete stop and...

Students attend Student Government public forum to speak to president

Students attend Student Government public forum to speak to president

Evelin Garcia

February 6, 2018


Filed under Latest, News, San Marcos

On Feb. 5, at approximately 5:45 p.m., the march organized by the Pan-African Action Committee to impeach student body President Connor Clegg, departed from the Fighting Stallions on the Quad making their way to the Student Government public forum at the LBJ Student Center Teaching Theater scheduled...

Law enforcement, ICE detain Wimberley resident after traffic violation

Law enforcement, ICE detain Wimberley resident after traffic violation

Evelin Garcia

February 1, 2018


Filed under Latest, News, San Marcos

Update: Feb. 7, 2:40 p.m. Organizers from the community group Mano Amiga have circulated a petition Feb, 7. for the release of Avendano-Ramirez. Organizer's are asking the public to sign the petition which contacts U.S. Rep. Will Hurd to speak directly to ICE and inquire why officials are not using bonds for immi...

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