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Pet Fest brings ‘Barks’ to San Marcos

Pet Fest brings ‘Barks’ to San Marcos

Mia Estrada

October 29, 2019

The 17th annual Pet Fest took place Oct. 19 in San Marcos Plaza Park to promote Pet Prevent a Litter of Central Texas, known as PALS. The annual festival relies on the community's generous service by only accepting volunteer work with no paid positions. The festival aimed to promote PALS and the work...

Make a Splash into Hispanic Heritage Month with Together for a Cause

Make a Splash into Hispanic Heritage Month with Together for a Cause

Mia Estrada

October 1, 2019

The San Marcos River is not the only place people are taking a splash during the last weeks of summer. The annual SPLASH Festival is a city-wide, two-week event celebrating the city’s arts, culture, heritage and the river. Though the main attraction of the festival is the river, the majority ...

STEM Undergraduate Research Experience recognized as “Program to Watch” for 2019

STEM Undergraduate Research Experience recognized as “Program to Watch” for 2019

Mia Estrada

September 23, 2019

Texas State is becoming known for its outstanding STEM department, and now the Stem Undergraduate Research Experience is ‘SURE’ to provide the school more recognition. The STEM Undergraduate Research Program began in summer 2017 with a five-year grant for funding. The basis of ...

San Marcos receives grant for Sink Creek Community Forest

San Marcos receives grant for Sink Creek Community Forest

Mia Estrada

September 11, 2019

In the midst of the Amazon burning and global warming, San Marcos continues to make strides in conserving wildlife and resources. The Trust for Public Land teamed up with the City of San Marcos in 2017 to purchase Sink Creek Community Forest for $1.3 milllion, land located on the outskirts of the...

Game of Thrones: from the screen to the classroom

Game of Thrones: from the screen to the classroom

Mia Estrada

September 3, 2019

Winter is coming and so is the "Game of Thrones" philosophy course being offered at Texas State fall 2019. Philosophy professor Carrie Crisp, prior students and fellow faculty decided to base a philosophy course around the hit show as well as book series "Game of Thrones" is based on.The series grew in p...

Renewable energy implementation for San Marcos by 2021

Renewable energy implementation for San Marcos by 2021

Mia Estrada

August 27, 2019

The City of San Marcos consistently strides toward living environmentally friendly. By 2021, San Marcos will raise the amount of renewable energy that powers the city to 10% with help from its electric provider, Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA). The San Marcos City Council approved plans to use 10...

The Bobcat Store, new and improved

The Bobcat Store, new and improved

Mia Estrada

August 12, 2019

The previously known Texas State University Bookstore will now be referred to as The Bobcat Store.The University Bookstore underwent changes amidst the construction on and within the LBJ Student Center, including a name change. The store was completely remodeled, with more personality added to the ce...

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