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Student death under investigation

Student death under investigation

Shayan Faradineh

November 14, 2017


Filed under Breaking, Greek Suspension, Latest, News, San Marcos, University

Update: April 24, 11:19 p.m. A Hays County grand jury has indicted a Texas State student in the alcohol-related death of a fraternity pledge whose blood alcohol limit was four times the legal limit. According to the April 11 indictment, Austin Rice, a Phi Kappa Psi recruitment captain and soph...

City Council rezones and reallocates at Wednesday’s meeting

City Council rezones and reallocates at Wednesday’s meeting

Shayan Faradineh

November 9, 2017


Filed under News, San Marcos

City Council met Nov. 8 and held two public hearings and voted on one non-consent item on the agenda. The meeting was held on Wednesday instead of Tuesday because of Election Day. The first public hearing began with staff giving a presentation concerning an approximately 85-acre plot of land along the north s...

City Council incumbents secure seats

City Council incumbents secure seats

Shayan Faradineh

November 8, 2017


Filed under Latest, News, San Marcos

The San Marcos City Council Place 3 and Place 4 elections were held Nov. 7. Despite challengers, incumbents remained in their with large majorities. Ed Mihalkanin and Jane Hughson, Place 3 and 4 incumbents, will keep their seats and serve a three-year term. Mihalkanin said he is confident in the...

San Marcos police department teams up with New Braunfels in stalking incident

San Marcos police department teams up with New Braunfels in stalking incident

Shayan Faradineh

November 7, 2017


Filed under News, San Marcos

San Marcos police responded to a stalking incident Monday, in which officers chased a suspect from San Marcos to New Braunfels, before the suspect crashed and was ejected from his car. A woman called the police just after 9:30 a.m. when 27-year-old Macleen William Trainor was stalking her daughter...

Gunman opens fire in Texas church

Gunman opens fire in Texas church

Shayan Faradineh

November 6, 2017


Filed under Latest, News

During a Sunday morning church service in the small-town of Sutherland Springs, a man dressed in all black with a skull-face mask disrupted worship with gunfire, killing at least 26 and injuring more than 20 attendees. This tragedy marks one of the deadliest mass shootings in the state of Texas. The...

Tuition might increase by 2.95 percent for the 2018-2019 school year

Tuition might increase by 2.95 percent for the 2018-2019 school year

Shayan Faradineh

November 4, 2017


Filed under Latest, News, University

Administration is seeking to approve a tuition increase of 2.95 percent for the 2018-2019 academic school year. The increase will raise tuition cost and affect class tuition, athletics, academic programs and the student center fee. Eric Algoe, vice president of the Division of Finance and Support...

U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith retiring from congress

U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith retiring from congress

Shayan Faradineh

November 2, 2017


Filed under Latest, News

Update: Nov. 11. 5:35 p.m. Former San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz announced Saturday that she will be running for House District 21. Narvaiz announced the candidacy by an email sent to supporters. Nov. 11. "As the former Mayor of San Marcos and a lifelong servant to my community, I know that now ...

UPD asking for federal assistance in bomb threat investigation

UPD asking for federal assistance in bomb threat investigation

Shayan Faradineh

November 1, 2017


Filed under News, University

Update: Nov. 8. 1:22 p.m. "Federal authorities are involved and the incidents remain under investigation," Flores said. The LBJ Student Center has experienced four threats since Oct. 26-- three known to be bomb threats-- according to University Spokesperson Matt Flores. The University Police ...

Remembering Jordin Taylor

Remembering Jordin Taylor

Shayan Faradineh

October 31, 2017


Filed under News, University

It has been a year since the death of a freshman student occurred at a Halloween party hosted by four fraternities near the town of Martindale. On Oct. 29, 2016, Jordin Taylor's body was found under the rear axle of a Skyline Party Bus at Cool River Ranch. Investigation revealed Taylor was hit by...

San Marcos High School student killed in car collision

San Marcos High School student killed in car collision

Shayan Faradineh

October 30, 2017


Filed under Breaking, News, San Marcos

A collision on Interstate 35 killed one San Marcos High School student and injured two others on Sunday. All southbound lanes of I-35 were closed for four hours while the San Marcos Police Department Collision Investigation Team examined the crash scene. The driver of the vehicle lost control and...

Bomb threats target Texas State

Bomb threats target Texas State

Shayan Faradineh

October 26, 2017


Filed under Breaking, Headlines - featured, Latest, News, University

LBJ Student Center and Jones Dining Hall were temporarily closed Thursday, Oct. 26, as law enforcement investigated bomb threats made on Texas State's San Marcos campus. Around 1:20 p.m., The Lair was temporarily closed and evacuated. Nearly 15 minutes later, the fire alarms rang and the student center...

Speaker Joe Straus announced he will not seek re-election

Speaker Joe Straus announced he will not seek re-election

Shayan Faradineh

October 25, 2017


Filed under Featured, News

Joe Straus has represented Texas House District 121 since February 2005. The district includes the Bexar County communities of Alamo Heights, Olmos Park, Terrell Hills and northeast San Antonio. Strauss announced Oct. 25 that he will not seek reelection. Strauss has served as the Speaker of the Texas...

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