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Benbow-Thompson wins Student Government presidency

Benbow-Thompson wins Student Government presidency

Sawyer Click

February 21, 2019


Filed under Latest, News

Texas State Student Government elections closed Feb. 21 with Benbow-Thompson winning by majority vote, according to the Election Board. President-elect Corey Benbow garnered 61 percent of the total 1,977 presidential ballots, and Vice President-elect Tucker Thompson garnered 61 percent of the total...

2018 General Election Results

2018 General Election Results

Sawyer Click

November 7, 2018


Filed under Election 2018, Latest, News, San Marcos

Mayoral candidate Jane Hughson was elected as mayor of San Marcos Nov. 6, inching a 775-vote win over incumbent John Thomaides. Hughson won the election with 52.74 percent of the total vote, according to Hays County’s official records. Early voting records concluding Nov. 2 predicted Hughson’s win with a 6.22-percent lead. Hughson worked at Texas State University for 33 years before retiring...

Student Service Fee balloons to all-time high

Student Service Fee balloons to all-time high

Sawyer Click

October 11, 2018


Filed under News, San Marcos, University

Texas State's revenue from the Student Service Fee has ballooned to nearly $7 million due to years of record-breaking enrollment and an increasing reserve fund. The Student Service Fee is a mandatory fee that students pay in conjunction with tuition and 13 other fees. Its primary purpose is to alloca...

San Marcos police searching for suspects in related carjackings

San Marcos police searching for suspects in related carjackings

Sawyer Click

October 4, 2018


Filed under In Brief, News, San Marcos

San Marcos police are searching for two suspects in what is believed to be two related San Marcos carjackings from late September and early October. Early Sept. 23, two suspects with handguns approached a man sitting in his car at Cabana Beach Apartments, 1250 Sadler Dr. One suspect entered the car...

9/11 survivor shares story during remembrance ceremony

9/11 survivor shares story during remembrance ceremony

Sawyer Click

September 11, 2018


Filed under Featured, Latest, News, San Marcos

City officials and residents joined together early this morning to remember the heroes and victims of Sept. 11, 2001. The 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and Pennsylvania ended with a death toll of 2,996, including 343 firefighters. Seventeen years later, San Marcos held a ceremony...

Student Government President Boreing announces resignation amid allegations of election code violations

Student Government President Boreing announces resignation amid allegations of election code violations

Sawyer Click

September 8, 2018


Filed under Breaking, Featured, Headlines - featured, Latest, News, San Marcos, Student Government, University

Student Government President Brooklyn Boreing announced her resignation Sept. 8 in a Letter From the President's Desk, to be effective Sept. 14. The resignation comes a week after The University Star reported on allegations against Boreing and other former Student Government presidents and cabinet members. The allegations claimed Turning Point USA and its subsidia...

Allegations against President Boreing reveal Student Government trend of TPUSA affiliations

Allegations against President Boreing reveal Student Government trend of TPUSA affiliations

Sawyer Click

August 31, 2018


Filed under Featured, Headlines - featured, Latest, News, San Marcos, Student Government, University

Former Sen. Elijah Miller alleged during the Aug. 27 Student Government meeting that President Brooklyn Boreing took an under-the-table campaign donation during the spring 2018 election. During the public forum portion of Student Government's first meeting of the academic year, former senator Elijah...

Local man found dead in condo parking lot

Local man found dead in condo parking lot

Sawyer Click

August 14, 2018


Filed under In Brief, News, San Marcos

San Marcos police are investigating a homicide reported early Tuesday at Park North Condos. The victim, Matthew Jacob Rodriguez, Jr. 27, of San Marcos, was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Maggie Moreno. Following, Rodriguez was transported to the Travis County Medical Examiner's...

UPDATE: Fifth victim identified from Iconic Village Apartments fire

UPDATE: Fifth victim identified from Iconic Village Apartments fire

Sawyer Click

July 22, 2018


Filed under Hays County, Latest, News, San Marcos, Student Apartment Fire, University

UPDATE: August 3, 4:25 p.m. Belinda Moats has been identified as the fifth victim of the Iconic Village Apartments fire. The Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office, in coordination with Justice of the Peace Maggie H. Moreno identified Moats as the last victim of the fire. UPDATE: July 31,...

Iconic Village Apartment fire injures TXST students, leaves residents displaced

Iconic Village Apartment fire injures TXST students, leaves residents displaced

Sawyer Click

July 20, 2018


Filed under Featured, In Brief, News, Student Apartment Fire

UPDATE: July 21, 7:30 p.m. Community members and church leaders held a vigil July 21 for the victims of the fire. The Rev. Joshua Sutherlun from Westover Baptist Church and Senior Pastor Jeffrey Latham of First Presbyterian Church led the prayers. Westover Baptist Church has become a resourc...

Students, activists join ACLU at #FamiliesBelongTogether rally

Students, activists join ACLU at #FamiliesBelongTogether rally

Sawyer Click

June 28, 2018


Filed under Gallery, Headlines - featured, Multimedia, News, San Marcos, University, Video

BROWNSVILLE — San Marcos students and activists protested family separation policies June 28 at an American Civil Liberties Union-hosted rally at a courthouse hearing immigration cases. The Families Belong Together Rally at the Border in Brownsville, Texas, came on the heels of ICE's enforcement...

Student Government chief of staff resigns

Student Government chief of staff resigns

Sawyer Click

June 23, 2018


Filed under In Brief, News, Student Government, University

Student Government chief of staff Collin Pruett resigned from his position June 23 to pursue other opportunities, according to his resignation statement. Pruett was appointed as the chief of staff by Student Government President Brooklyn Boreing, whose cabinet picks faced scrutiny from senators that...

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