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Pay-to-ride bikes bring alternative transportation to campus

Pay-to-ride bikes bring alternative transportation to campus

Triston Giesie

September 25, 2018


Filed under Headlines - featured, Latest, News, San Marcos, University

Texas State and the City of San Marcos launched a dock-less bike-share program Sept. 20 in partnership with VeoRide. The gold bikes can be found around town brandishing a Bobcat logo and can be unlocked by downloading the VeoRide app and scanning each bike's unique QR code. The bikes can then be dropped...

New agriculture master, first of its kind

New agriculture master, first of its kind

Triston Giesie

September 19, 2018


Filed under News, San Marcos, University

The College of Agriculture is rolling out a new Integrated Agriculture Master this fall, the first of its kind in the state. Enrolled students will be exposed to multiple disciplines instead of specializing in a particular field. This degree has received support from government officials, post-secondary...

Water marketers seek loophole to pump local aquifer

Water marketers seek loophole to pump local aquifer

Triston Giesie

July 19, 2018


Filed under News

Nearly three years after a Houston-based company's quest to pump millions of gallons from Hays County aquifers were thwarted, the company has returned with a similar agenda. Electro Purification, a water marketer, has sought a permit to pump water from the Trinity Aquifer, a Hays County aquifer under...

Fraternity leaves campus after new policies are instated

Fraternity leaves campus after new policies are instated

Triston Giesie

June 28, 2018


Filed under Featured, Greek Suspension, News, University

A Texas State fraternity chapter has opted not to return to the Interfraternity Council after reviewing the administration's tightened rules. Following the November 2017 death of Phi Kappa Psi pledge Matthew Ellis, President Denise Trauth announced the immediate suspension of Greek organizations on ...

Students notice record of citizenship status on Catsweb, university representatives cite policy

Students notice record of citizenship status on Catsweb, university representatives cite policy

Triston Giesie

May 29, 2018


Filed under News, University

While reviewing information on the student profile in Texas State's student interface, Catsweb, students discovered the university recorded citizenship statuses, a fact students have called into question. Many issues surrounding immigration have impacted the San Marcos area, including I.C.E. detaining a woman in Wimberley and the ongoing contention on campus surrounding DACA....

Officials to solve downtown parking problems

Officials to solve downtown parking problems

Triston Giesie

April 7, 2018


Filed under Latest, News

The limitations of parking in San Marcos are more apparent as the city and university grow, leading officials to take action. Parking on campus and around San Marcos entered a stage of reform. This is likely due in part to students taking to the Square to find free parking. Students park south...

Public relations course promotes legalizing medical marijuana

Public relations course promotes legalizing medical marijuana

Triston Giesie

March 30, 2018


Filed under Latest, News, University

A group of public relations students is hoping to change Texas residents' opinions about medical marijuana use through a campaign class this semester. Medical marijuana became legal in 28 states after California legalized it in 1996, prompting a group of public relations students to choose the topic...

The fight for Float Fest continues

The fight for Float Fest continues

Triston Giesie

March 20, 2018


Filed under Latest, News, San Marcos

After being granted a permit allowing 15,000 concert goers to attend Float Fest this summer, the festival applied for another permit which seeks to double that number for the event on July 21 and 22. Float Fest is a summer festival in Martindale, that combines all the favorite parts of tubing,...

CodeSMTX to grow, update city

CodeSMTX to grow, update city

Triston Giesie

March 17, 2018


Filed under News, San Marcos

San Marcos is consistently ranked one of the fastest growing cities in the United States. The city planning code needs an update to accommodate the modernization of the city and to keep up with the avid growth rate. This updated development is CodeSMTX and depending on how City Council votes after...

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