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Engineering senior project builds solar-electric car

Engineering senior project builds solar-electric car

Julie Gonzales, News Reporter

June 11, 2019

Texas State has taken many steps to promote a green lifestyle for students by having recycling bins around campus and switching from plastic to paper straws. Inspired by this change, two students put their efforts toward the cause. Electrical engineer seniors Alex Greer, project manager and Beau S...

Council approves funding for flood recovery

Council approves funding for flood recovery

Christopher Green, News Reporter

June 10, 2019

The San Marcos City Council approved funding for designing and construction rehabilitation programs in the Blanco Gardens area that were affected by the 2015 floods. The funds provided will range up to $1,129,053 and will be used to repair homes and property that were impacted by the floods. In order...

Facial recognition technology allows autistic children to communicate

Facial recognition technology allows autistic children to communicate

Julie Gonzales, News Reporter

June 5, 2019

Members of the Texas State research and innovation group High-Performance Engineering have developed a mobile app benefiting children with autism spectrum disorder. Damian Valles, HiPE research group director, Maria Resendiz, associate professor of communication disorders and Inzamam Haque, in the ele...

Kerbey Lane Café expected to open spring 2020

Kerbey Lane Café expected to open spring 2020

Mia Estrada, News Reporter

June 5, 2019

Construction will begin fall 2019 on the Saltgrass Steakhouse site, as Kerbey Lane Café is set to replace it and open for spring 2020. Kerbey Lane Café signed a 10-year lease, two five year renewals with Texas State, and got approval from the Texas State University System Board of Regents May 23. Saltgrass...

H-E-B remodels to better serve the community

H-E-B remodels to better serve the community

Chase Rogers, News Reporter

June 5, 2019

The H-E-B at 641 East Hopkins St. is undergoing a wall-to-wall remodeling project to expand on its selection and departments and is poised to better serve the San Marcos community and Texas State students by August 2019. While remaining open for customers, improvements are ongoing in several sections...

P. Terry’s San Marcos opening brings local charity donations

P. Terry’s San Marcos opening brings local charity donations

Mia Estrada, News Reporter

May 28, 2019

P. Terry’s Burger Stand of Austin has expanded to San Marcos and is giving back to the community within days of its May 14 opening. A day before the grand opening, the burger stand held an exclusive preview and partnered with Favor. All of the proceeds went to the Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center. Dir...

Remembering the fallen: San Marcos Memorial Day ceremony honors local veterans

Remembering the fallen: San Marcos Memorial Day ceremony honors local veterans

Jacqueline Ziebis, News Reporter

May 27, 2019

The City of San Marcos hosted a ceremony to honor its local veterans at the Hays County Veterans Memorial Monday morning. The ceremony started with a silent prayer, the National Anthem and the pledge of allegiance. After which, retired Colonel Charles Walts, who served in the U.S Army, was the guest...

Kerbey Lane Café to take over Saltgrass Steakhouse location

Kerbey Lane Café to take over Saltgrass Steakhouse location

Christopher Green, News Reporter

May 24, 2019

Kerbey Lane Café, a popular Austin-based restaurant, will assume operations of the university owned location of Saltgrass Steakhouse. On May 23, the Texas State University System Board of Regents approved a 10-year contract with Kerbey Lane which will include two five-year renewal options. The...

Hiring a part-time immigration attorney proves to be a year long process

Hiring a part-time immigration attorney proves to be a year long process

Jakob Rodriguez, Editor in Chief

May 22, 2019

The Attorney for students office offers free legal advice for a variety of legal issues ranging from criminal offenses, lease management and most recently, immigration status. The U.S. Department of Education granted Texas State University-San Marcos official recognition as a Hispanic Serving Institution...

Canvas replaces TRACS

Canvas replaces TRACS

Julie Gonzales, News Reporter

May 22, 2019

On May 22, Texas State University announced its learning management system purchase to switch from TRACS to Canvas. The Division of Information Technology and the Office of Distance and External Learning in academic affairs have reviewed and researched this decision for more than two years. During...

San Marcos police officer recovering after being hit by drunk driver

San Marcos police officer recovering after being hit by drunk driver

Sierra Martin, News Reporter

May 21, 2019

On Saturday, May 18 around 10 p.m., San Marcos Police Officer Claudia Cormier was responding to an accident on Interstate 35 when she was struck by a suspected drunk driver in an SUV and critically injured. Cormier has lost her right leg, which had to be amputated just below the knee and has undergone...

Suspected drunk driver hits SMPD officer

Suspected drunk driver hits SMPD officer

Sonia Garcia, News Editor

May 19, 2019

San Marcos Police Officer Claudia Cormier endures life-threatening injuries after being struck by a suspected drunk driver late May 18. Neil Sheehan, 58, of Flower Mound, Texas, was transported and booked into the Hays County Jail for intoxication assault on a public servant, a second-degree felony...

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