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New lawsuit surfaces in Jordin Taylor death

New lawsuit surfaces in Jordin Taylor death

Shayan Faradineh

January 8, 2018


Filed under Featured, Latest, News, San Marcos

A new lawsuit is underway involving an insurance company claiming to be misled by transportation services involved in a 2016 incident resulting in the death of Jordin Taylor. Manufacturers Alliance Insurance Company brought claims against B&B Shuttles on Jan. 5. On Oct. 29, 2016, Taylor’s body ...

Update: Police find missing child

Update: Police find missing child

Shayan Faradineh

December 11, 2017


Filed under Latest, News, San Marcos

Update, Dec. 12 at 11:41 a.m.: The city of San Marcos tweeted at 9:23 a.m. on Dec. 12 that Kara Ryan has been found and safely returned home. The San Marcos Police are searching for a 14 year old girl last seen on Dec. 8. Kara Ryan was last seen when she left her home on the 200 block of Hor...

Police arrest man for burglary

Police arrest man for burglary

Shayan Faradineh

December 11, 2017


Filed under News, San Marcos

San Marcos Police have arrested a man accused of breaking into Treehouse Apartments and watching a resident while she slept, Dec. 3. At about 5:30 a.m. Sunday, officers responded to the apartments for a burglary of a habitation in progress. A woman was asleep and woke up to 24-year-old Chaitanya Cherukuri...

UPD responds to aggravated robbery at Bobcat Village

UPD responds to aggravated robbery at Bobcat Village

Shayan Faradineh

December 10, 2017


Filed under Latest, News, University

The University Police Department received a report at 3:58 p.m. of an aggravated robbery that occurred at Bobcat Village on Dec. 8. The incident was reported to have taken place around 9:30 p.m. near the breezeway of Building 7. According to the safety notice sent by Emergancy Management, "the...

Student pantry coming to Texas State

Student pantry coming to Texas State

Shayan Faradineh

November 30, 2017


Filed under Latest, News, University

Faculty and students of the School of Family and Consumer Sciences are partnering with food groups on campus and potentially the Hays County Food Bank to create the first student-run pantry. Bobcat Bounty, a student-run pantry, derived from research found through a survey done by Texas State’s dietetic...

San Marcos resident receives more than 1,000 years in prison

San Marcos resident receives more than 1,000 years in prison

Shayan Faradineh

November 28, 2017


Filed under News, San Marcos

The Hays County District Attorney’s Office released a statement Tuesday concerning the sentence of a San Marcos resident charged with sexual abuse, aggravated sexual assault of a child and indecency with a child. Robert Benjamin Franks conviction arose from a pattern of sexual abuse against two...

Food trucks drive away from The Hitch

Food trucks drive away from The Hitch

Shayan Faradineh

November 20, 2017


Filed under Latest, News, San Marcos

Update: The Hitch blames city regulations, meanwhile the city of San Marcos calls the allegations, “rumors.” According to the city’s press release, “Beginning in January of 2017 the Health Department began working with mobile food vendors to ensure they were able to be mobile food vendors as ...

Interfraternity Council issues statement on Greek suspsension

Interfraternity Council issues statement on Greek suspsension

Shayan Faradineh

November 17, 2017


Filed under Greek Suspension, News, University

Following the suspension of Greek Affairs, the Texas State Interfraternity Council issued the following statement on the death of Matt Ellis and President Trauth’s suspension, Tuesday. IFC is the governing body for 14 fraternities. The IFC’s principle responsibilities are coordinating the formal ...

Matt Ellis: The person not just the headline

Matt Ellis: The person not just the headline

Shayan Faradineh

November 16, 2017


Filed under Greek Suspension, News, University

Matt Ellis made national news from The New York Times to the Dallas Morning News following the suspension of all Greek Affairs at Texas State. His friends and loved ones weighed in on who Ellis was. Matthew McKinley Ellis is more than just a headline. Ellis was a dog-loving tennis enthusiast who cherishe...

President Trauth suspends Greek Affairs

President Trauth suspends Greek Affairs

Shayan Faradineh

November 16, 2017


Filed under Greek Suspension, News, University

Following reports of a student death being investigated by the San Marcos Police Department, President Denise Trauth issued the following email Tuesday to faculty, staff and students, suspended Greek Affairs. Dear Bobcat Community: As president of Texas State University, I am deeply saddened by th...

Texas State joins other universities in Greek suspensions

Texas State joins other universities in Greek suspensions

Shayan Faradineh

November 16, 2017


Filed under Greek Suspension, News, University

Texas State is the fourth university to suspended Greek Affairs due to student deaths. Some of those universities have legal battles being fought with local chapters. On Wednesday, San Marcos Police Chief Chase Staap, told reporters that a criminal case could be likely. Kristi Stark, interim communications...

A unified student body mourns the death of Matthew McKinley Ellis

A unified student body mourns the death of Matthew McKinley Ellis

Shayan Faradineh

November 16, 2017


Filed under Greek Suspension, News, University

Known for his love and support of all things tennis, and his light-hearted personality, students attended a candle lit vigil to remember Matthew McKinley Ellis, Wednesday in the Quad. Only two days after the death of a Phi Kappa Psi member, students prayed, worshiped and remembered their favorite...

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