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Student arrested, booked in jail weeks following sit-in

Student arrested, booked in jail weeks following sit-in

Katie Burrell

May 2, 2018

Update May 7  Another student, Russell Boyd, was arrested May 7 on one count of Obstruction of Highway and one count of Interfering with Public Duties. According to Boyd's Twitter account, he has been released on bail. Boyd was involved in a protest which blocked a police vehicle carrying Merrit...

Student Government legislation goes missing

Student Government legislation goes missing

Katie Burrell

April 18, 2018

The Texas State Student Government's website shows 23 pieces of passed legislation, the president said the organization has passed double that amount, but members of senate and the president will not provide the full list. During the presidential and vice presidential candidate debate hosted Feb...

UPD issues statement on fliers from previous semesters

UPD issues statement on fliers from previous semesters

Katie Burrell

April 8, 2018

The University Police Department released a statement updating students on the current investigation into the racist fliers posted last semester. The statement comes four months after the most recent incident and is a compilation already reported facts. UPD stated that eight men are responsible for the flie...

Possibility of Clegg’s impeachment returns

Possibility of Clegg’s impeachment returns

Katie Burrell

March 28, 2018

The Dean of Students released a statement via Twitter announcing her interest overturning the Student Supreme Court's decision to not impeach Student Government President Connor Clegg. The statement comes after Claudia Gasponi, University College senator and general studies senior, filed for an appeal M...

The Pointe residents lose vehicles, belongings in flash flood

The Pointe residents lose vehicles, belongings in flash flood

Katie Burrell

March 28, 2018

Residents at The Point apartment complex woke up to discover their vehicles underwater in the parking garage at the student complex. Thunder clouds began booming around 11:30 p.m. March 27 releasing rain throughout the night into the morning of March 28 when the National Weather Service issued a flash...

SWAT, local police report situation off highway

SWAT, local police report situation off highway

Katie Burrell

March 19, 2018

Update: March 19, 1:35 p.m. Police identified the shooter as Troy Ranard Jackson. He was pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace Jo Anne Prado at 10:55 a.m. The man and the victim were in a relationship according to a statement from the city. Update: March 19, 11:06 a.m. According to...

SXSW panel recap: DACA recipients, activists share their stories

SXSW panel recap: DACA recipients, activists share their stories

Katie Burrell

March 15, 2018

Immigration activists and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients met during a SXSW panel in an effort to share their immigration stories and push for reform. The panel, Defending Dreamers: Resisting with Art & Activism, was moderated March 14 by Jessica Reeves, chief operating officer at ...

SXSW panel recap: Technology takes fault in two of the biggest issues facing media

SXSW panel recap: Technology takes fault in two of the biggest issues facing media

Katie Burrell

March 14, 2018

South by Southwest hosted two panels, back to back discussing issues on misleading news and censorship in media, sparking concern and debate for the future of news and technology. The panels Infocalypse: The Future of Misinformation and How We Stop It, and The Many Faces of Modern Media Censorship...

Former student pleads guilty in drunk driving, manslaughter case from 2016

Former student pleads guilty in drunk driving, manslaughter case from 2016

Katie Burrell

March 10, 2018

Update on March 9 Elliott was sentenced to 14 years in prison, with 10 years community service. Elliot received seven years for each count of intoxication manslaughter. ____________________________________________________ A former Texas State student has plead guilty to two counts of intoxication manslaughter and one count of intoxication assault with a vehic...

Another Wimberley resident is detained by ICE

Another Wimberley resident is detained by ICE

Katie Burrell

March 8, 2018

A Wimberley resident remains in Pearsal after being detained by immigration officials. This is the second local instance of its kind in 2018. Maria Maribel Garcia, a resident of Texas for over a decade is in South Texas Detention Center according to activist organization, Mano Amiga. Before being detained by ICE, Garcia...

Former student pleads guilty in drunk driving, manslaughter case from 2016

Former student pleads guilty in drunk driving, manslaughter case from 2016

Katie Burrell

March 7, 2018

A former Texas State student has plead guilty to two counts of intoxication manslaughter and one count of intoxication assault with a vehicle after killing two people in an alcohol-related crash and awaits sentencing. Shana Elliott was attending Texas State in Fall 2016 when she, at 21 drank and drove. She hit another vehicle killing Fabian Guerrero, a San Marcos ma...

Shots fired on campus over night

Shots fired on campus over night

Katie Burrell

March 4, 2018

Update: 2:40 p.m., March 5. University police have identified the campus shooter from night of March 3 and booked the suspect on four charges. Damarcus Reshaud Jackson, 19-year-old San Marcos resident allegedly fired a stolen gun on the Texas State campus between 11: 00 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. The b...

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