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Student Government fights for on-campus runoff election polls

Student Government fights for on-campus runoff election polls

Kaiti Evans

November 27, 2018


Filed under Latest, News, Student Government

Student Government unanimously passed a resolution Nov. 12 encouraging Texas State and the city of San Marcos to consistently have on-campus polling locations for runoff elections, including this year's Dec. 11 runoff election. The legislation was created after students and community members voiced...

Senate approves remaining cabinet members

Senate approves remaining cabinet members

Kaiti Evans

November 26, 2018


Filed under Latest, News, Student Government

With the semester nearing an end, Student Government senators have approved President Ruben Becerra Jr.'s cabinet picks for the five remaining seats. Senators initially approved the picks at the Oct. 1 meeting and approved the remaining picks at the Nov. 12 meeting. The positions filled include: Di...

The animal shelter receives custody of 175 animals, searches for owners

The animal shelter receives custody of 175 animals, searches for owners

Kaiti Evans

November 14, 2018


Filed under In Brief, News

The San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter took custody of 175 animals Nov. 8 following an animal-rescue mission. Information concerning the animal rescue and investigation is currently unavailable, but only a quarter of the animals have microchips. The shelter is actively trying to reach out to potential...

Student Government confirms Supreme Court justices, passes voter run-off legislation

Student Government confirms Supreme Court justices, passes voter run-off legislation

Kaiti Evans

November 13, 2018


Filed under In Brief, News, Student Government

Student Government President Ruben Becerra swore in the new chief of justice and three new associate justices at the Student Government meeting Nov. 12. Former Justice Brent Bauer was nominated and confirmed as the chief of justice for the Student Government Supreme Court. Three other students, including...

Dog Park reopening delayed following heavy rain

Dog Park reopening delayed following heavy rain

Kaiti Evans

November 6, 2018


Filed under News, San Marcos

Bad weather has delayed the reopening of the San Marcos Dog Park with no definitive opening date in sight. After weeks of rain, parks operational manager Bert Stratemann said he was forced to delay the reopening of the dog park, located at 250 Charles Austin Dr. The initial reopening was slotted for...

Student Government creates Student Leadership Roundtable

Student Government creates Student Leadership Roundtable

Kaiti Evans

November 6, 2018


Filed under In Brief, News, Student Government, University

Student Government created a Student Leadership Roundtable and a Fraternity and Sorority Life philanthropy week Nov. 5 at the weekly meeting. The Senate passed a bill to create a Student Leadership Roundtable, which aims to bring leaders from student organizations to engage in an event that encourages...

Student Government condemns racism, opens parking at game for spirit organizations

Student Government condemns racism, opens parking at game for spirit organizations

Kaiti Evans

October 30, 2018


Filed under In Brief, News, Student Government

Student Government dissolved the Adopt-A-Spot Act at the Oct. 29 meeting and passed two new legislative pieces: Spirit Organization Parking petition and the Speaking Out Against Racism Act. The Adopt-A-Spot Act was dissolved after a unanimous vote. The act was first enacted to make student organizations...

County extended early voting on campus following community uproar

County extended early voting on campus following community uproar

Kaiti Evans

October 26, 2018


Filed under Election 2018, Latest, News, San Marcos, University

The story was updated Oct. 30 to reflect new information. Following hour-long voting lines and the threat of a lawsuit, the Hays County Commissioners Court voted unanimously Oct. 26 at an emergency meeting to extend early voting hours on campus. As lines wrapped around the LBJ Student Centerâ€...

VOTING 2018: Meet the City Council Place 4 candidates

VOTING 2018: Meet the City Council Place 4 candidates

Kaiti Evans

October 16, 2018


Filed under Election 2018, News, San Marcos

Mark Rockeymoore: Mark Rockeymoore, 50, has served as an ethics review commissioner and as president of the Board of Trustees of the San Marcos Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. Rockeymoore’s platform is based on the environment, ethics and neighborhoods. Primarily, Rockeymoore wants to prot...

Student Government reopens Cabinet position applications, elects Boreing-Becerra election investigation committee chairperson

Student Government reopens Cabinet position applications, elects Boreing-Becerra election investigation committee chairperson

Kaiti Evans

October 16, 2018


Filed under In Brief, News

Student Government elected Senate Pro Tempore Keely Freund Oct. 15 to chair the Boreing-Beccera election campaign investigation committee, re Following the creation of the committee last week, Sen. Freund and Sen. Ana Flores were nominated to chair it. The Senate voted for Freund to head the committee...

TXST lecturer strikes a chord with viral hit, “A Scary Time”

TXST lecturer strikes a chord with viral hit, “A Scary Time”

Kaiti Evans

October 16, 2018


Filed under Headlines - featured, News, San Marcos, University

Texas State lecturer Lynzy Lab landed a performance Oct. 11 on Jimmy Kimmel Live! following a viral Twitter post of her singing her song "A Scary Time." Lab, a lecturer in the department of theatre and dance, wrote and posted a song to Twitter Oct. 8. In the video, Lab plays a ukelele and sings, wi...

Senate swears in new senators, passes legislation, amendments to create investigative committee

Senate swears in new senators, passes legislation, amendments to create investigative committee

Kaiti Evans

October 9, 2018


Filed under News, San Marcos, Student Government, University

Student Government voted Oct. 8 to create a committee to investigate the Boreing-Becerra election campaign and swore in twelve new senators. The legislation and all amendments were passed and Sen. Keely Freund was nominated by Sen. Claudia Gasponi to head the committee. The Senate will vote next week...

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