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TPUSA takes a victory on campus

TPUSA takes a victory on campus

Sierra Martin

April 29, 2019

Following the passing of The Faculty and Student Safety Resolution of 2019, Student Government President Alison Castillo vetoed the barring of TPUSA, leaving the organization to recover and look forward to its future impact on campus.  Student Government passed legislation to have the...

Vaccine-preventable diseases sweep the country, including Texas

Vaccine-preventable diseases sweep the country, including Texas

Sierra Martin

April 23, 2019

Due to the growing popularity of vaccine exemptions, there have been outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases across the country, with Texas reporting cases across the state.  There were four cases of mumps at Texas State in spring 2018, which is the biggest recent outbreak of viral infections ...

Free Speech Feud

Free Speech Feud

Sierra Martin

April 9, 2019

Student Government senators proposed banning TPUSA from campus, fueling the partisan divide on campus Student Government senators proposed a resolution during the April 1 meeting to bar conservative student organization Turning Point USA from the university on the grounds of protecting minority group...

San Marcos faces crime increase

San Marcos faces crime increase

Sierra Martin

April 2, 2019

As San Marcos' population grows, so has the crime. So far this year, there has been 76 violent crimes and 150 property crimes reported to the San Marcos Police Department. This semester, there have been student-involved armed robberies and homicides, although not all occurred on campus property. ...

Local business robbed at gunpoint, suspect in custody

Local business robbed at gunpoint, suspect in custody

Sierra Martin

March 26, 2019

The San Marcos Police Department responded Monday afternoon to an aggravated robbery at Planet K at 910 North IH-35. The suspect, Abraham Barrera, 19, is in custody. Witnesses informed police the store was robbed at gunpoint and described the suspect as a Hispanic male wearing a dark hoodie, dark...

Alkek construction brings $14.3 million worth of changes

Alkek construction brings $14.3 million worth of changes

Sierra Martin

March 26, 2019

Alkek Library is currently undergoing $14.3 million of major renovations that will bring change to the first, second, fourth and seventh levels of the library. It is expected to be complete in the spring of 2020. With a growing student population, Texas State is updating the library to provide a modern learning experience and expansive resources to curre...

One suspect in custody after shooting near SXSW

One suspect in custody after shooting near SXSW

Sierra Martin

March 16, 2019

Three people have been injured during a shooting near the South by Southwest festival in Austin. One person is held in custody by the Austin Police Department related to the shooting. Reports of a shooting around 7th Street and Interstate 35 occurred around 2:30 a.m. One suspect is currently i...

TRACS to be replaced by fall 2019

TRACS to be replaced by fall 2019

Sierra Martin

March 5, 2019

Texas State’s Division of Information Technology has narrowed down TRACS' replacement to two options, Brightspace and Canvas. The change will begin for all Texas State students and faculty in the coming fall, but it will take several years to be fully implemented. The long-awaited decision will...

Collision involving TXST bus leaves three injured

Collision involving TXST bus leaves three injured

Sierra Martin

March 4, 2019

There was a collision Monday afternoon, March 4 between a Texas State shuttle and a recycling truck on the Blanco River route. The bus was rear-ended while completing a scheduled stop in front of the CastleRock apartment complex according to Director of Media Relations, Jayme Blaschke. Blaschke...

Saltgrass Steakhouse moving off Texas State-owned lot

Saltgrass Steakhouse moving off Texas State-owned lot

Sierra Martin

February 19, 2019

Saltgrass Steakhouse, a post-Sewell grub hub off Sessom Drive, is opting to move away from the Texas State-owned property, effective fall 2019. Saltgrass announced it wouldn't renew its lease on the riverfront property and is instead going to relocate to the old Logan's Roadhouse building off Interstate...

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