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Texas State students sit-in

Texas State students sit-in

Jakob Rodriguez

May 3, 2019

Organizations and activists unite to demand change from administration Editor’s note: Carrisa Liz Castillo contributed to this article by transcribing the interviews provided. Following the arrest of four Texas State students May 1, student organizations and university community members occupie...

Sexual assault suspect arrested

Sexual assault suspect arrested

Sonia Garcia

May 3, 2019

UPDATE: 1:04 p.m. Keith Louis III was arrested today at noon in Austin. He will be transported to the Hays County Jail today. He was located by members of the investigative team, and he was then arrested by members of the United States Marshals Lone Star Violent Crimes Task Force. The investigation on...

Manhunt for sexual assault suspect continues, leading police to arrest on separate sexual assault nearby

Manhunt for sexual assault suspect continues, leading police to arrest on separate sexual assault nearby

Sierra Martin

May 3, 2019

A sexual assault was reported at The Retreat located on Old Ranch Road 12 around 4 p.m. Thursday evening. The suspect is described as a black male wearing black clothing, a black ski mask and carrying a handgun. No suspect has been taken into custody following the assault and the investigation will continue...

Students hold sit-in following yesterday’s arrests

Students hold sit-in following yesterday’s arrests

Sonia Garcia, News Editor

May 2, 2019

A sit-in in LBJ started around 7 p.m. on the fourth floor of LBJ on May 2. The sit-in is being led by Resistance TXST. The sit-in comes the day four students are released from the Hays County Jail after being arrested on campus May 1. Resistance TXST advocates for the rights of underrepresented students...

Bobcat Village welcomes new live-in security guard

Bobcat Village welcomes new live-in security guard

Aaron Peralta

May 1, 2019

Newest Bobcat Village security guard comes with military experience. Caleb Hughes took his post for the first time at Bobcat Village in March. As the Village's newest live-in guard, he has the responsibility of ensuring the safety and security of students. Though new to Bobcat Village, Hugh...

Faculty Senate talks campus clash and new legislation

Faculty Senate talks campus clash and new legislation

Julie Gonzales

May 1, 2019

Faculty Senate leader Alexander White started the May 1 Faculty Senate meeting by briefing the other senators of the altercation between students that happened midday. Just a few moments before the meeting was scheduled, JCK was on lockdown. Students protested and gathered in crowds due to the anticipated...

Hays County Commissioners Court takes action against pipeline

Hays County Commissioners Court takes action against pipeline

Christopher Green

May 1, 2019

Hays County Commissioners Court has voted to move forward with a lawsuit against Kinder Morgan Inc. The Hays County Commissioners Court voted on April 16 to engage with the law firms of Richards Rodriguez & Skeith, LLP and the Law Office of Max Renea Hicks to bring suit against Kinder Morgan to...

Float Fest drifts to Gonzales

Float Fest drifts to Gonzales

Sonia Garcia

April 29, 2019

After months of little to no information on the annual Float Fest, it was able to get permit approval in Gonzales County.  The festival will take place July 20-21 at James Cannan’s ranch. Headlinersthis year are Major Lazer, Portugal The Man, Gucci Mane, Kaskade, Zeds Dead and Ice Cube. Supporting artists include GroupLove, Big Boi, Jungle, Missio and others.  T...

Man arrested after watching female students sleep, tied to burglaries throughout San Marcos

Man arrested after watching female students sleep, tied to burglaries throughout San Marcos

Sierra Martin

April 26, 2019

Early this morning there were multiple burglaries at San Jacinto Hall, where a male suspect took items from several unlocked dorms and watched female students while they were sleeping. San Marcos Police Department was able to connect the suspect to a string of recent burglaries and break-ins in San Marcos. The...

SMPD investigates sexual assault at gunpoint

SMPD investigates sexual assault at gunpoint

Sonia Garcia

April 26, 2019

On April 24, a man broke into a women’s apartment, held her at gunpoint and sexually assaulted her. The San Marcos Police Department is searching for the suspect. The victim told police when she got home at 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday, she found an unknown assailant in her bedroom. The man was described a...

Float Fest is back on, following venue change

Float Fest is back on, following venue change

Sonia Garcia

April 25, 2019

After months of little to no information on the annual Float Fest, it is back on in a new location. Previously, it had sparred with the Guadalupe County Commissioners Court and has its permit denied, prompting the search for another venue. This year, Float Fest will move to Gonzales, Texas, about an hour ...

Students push for free menstrual hygiene products on campus

Students push for free menstrual hygiene products on campus

Sonia Garcia

April 2, 2019

The implementation of free menstrual products could be a reality for students on campus. Student Government Vice President Keely Freund has been working with PERIOD Inc. and Aunt Flow to provide menstrual hygiene products for students free of cost. This legislation was first brought to Student G...

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