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Counseling Center partners with Therapy Assistance Online

Counseling Center partners with Therapy Assistance Online

Mayela Ramirez

July 17, 2019

Texas State students can now avoid the troubles of booking an appointment at the counseling center with an online therapy program the center is implementing to accommodate busy students. For fall 2017, Texas State has partnered with Therapy Assistance Online to help students who seek counseling services but find they are too restrained...

Hays County District Attorney’s office responds to House Bill 1325

Hays County District Attorney’s office responds to House Bill 1325

Christopher Green, Reporter

July 16, 2019

Wes Mau, Hays County district attorney, released a statement in regard to House Bill 1325, a bill that legalizes cultivation of hemp by licensed producers, which prompted responses from locals in the community. “House Bill 1325, the Hemp Regulation law, did not legalize possession or distribution...

Permian Highway Pipeline lawsuit gets dismissed

Permian Highway Pipeline lawsuit gets dismissed

Christopher Green

July 10, 2019

SAN MARCOS – After several weeks of deliberation, Judge Lora Livingston of the 261st District Court in Travis County dismissed a lawsuit against Kinder Morgan Inc., brought on by several landowners along with Hays County and the City of Kyle. According to Livingston’s letter to counsel, the suit...

Iconic Village: Families find strength one year later

Iconic Village: Families find strength one year later

Sonia Garcia

July 10, 2019

Five families stood together in prayer at the Westover Baptist Church in San Marcos. Worry and somber veiled them as they prayed over their children they never thought would be gone so young. A fire broke out July 20, 2018 at the Iconic Village and Vintage Pad apartments. It was a day San Marcos never exp...

Common Experience implements new theme: Truth

Common Experience implements new theme: Truth

Jacqueline Ziebis

July 9, 2019

The Common Experience theme, "truth," has been chosen for Texas State students for the 2019-2020 school year. Freshman students will be introduced to the new theme during New Student Orientation. The theme will be consolidated with the book, "What the eyes don't see," by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, a...

Sending unsolicited lewd images is set to be a class C misdemeanor

Sending unsolicited lewd images is set to be a class C misdemeanor

Naomi Wick

July 7, 2019

In the era of online dating, House Bill 2789 — which criminalizes unsolicited lewd photos sent over email or text — could be a game-changing bill that helps return a sense of control and safety to teens and young adults that date online in Texas. HB 2789 classifies unwarranted nude or sexual photos ...

Every Bobcat passed the nursing license exam on their first try last year

Every Bobcat passed the nursing license exam on their first try last year

Carrington Tatum

June 30, 2019

ROUND ROCK, TEXAS – RN Careers, a nursing nonprofit, ranked Texas State’s nursing program among the top five in the state, furthering its reputation as a tier one choice for students. The nonprofit provides resources to aspiring nurses, and on May 20, ranked St. David’s School of Nursing nu...

San Marcos Premium Outlets offers residents extra discounts

San Marcos Premium Outlets offers residents extra discounts

Mia Estrada, News Reporter

June 30, 2019

A hot spot all year round, the San Marcos Premium Outlets kicks off summer with new deals from some of the most popular stores for locals. Beginning earlier this month on June 6, residents of San Marcos can join in on the first ever Local Residents Shop and Save program every Wednesday through December....

Deputy Title IX Coordinator is appointed

Deputy Title IX Coordinator is appointed

Sonia Garcia, News Editor

June 23, 2019

Kendra Wesson has been selected as the Deputy Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equity and Inclusion. The position was formerly held by Alexandria Hatcher. The Deputy Title IX Coordinator is responsible for managing the university’s compliance obligations under Title IX, including investigating...

Float Fest announces cancellation of 2019 festival

Float Fest announces cancellation of 2019 festival

Sonia Garcia, News Editor

June 23, 2019

This year’s Float Fest has been canceled according to Float Fest officials on June 21. Ticket holders will receive a full refund within seven business days automatically through Eventbrite. According to the official statement, the festival grounds were not ready due to the vast rain Gonzales, Tex...

Infected cats get transported to Austin

Infected cats get transported to Austin

Sonia Garcia, News Editor

June 17, 2019

Felines infected with Panleukopenia virus, a deadly disease in unvaccinated cats that killed 53 felines on June 3, at the San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter are delivered to medical personal at Austin Pets Alive! Animal Control vehicles transported 35 cats and 37 kittens last week to Austin. It was ma...

Vie Management acquires and remodels Ella Lofts

Vie Management acquires and remodels Ella Lofts

Aaron Peralta, News Reporter

June 12, 2019

San Marcos residents and Texas State students can now be part of the Vie lifestyle. San Marcos residents can now look forward to new student apartments as Vie Management acquires Ella Lofts, a five story student housing community. Vie Management is a real estate investment and management company with 1...

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