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Statistics show higher count of minority engagement in last Student Government election

Statistics show higher count of minority engagement in last Student Government election

Tyler Hernandez

February 14, 2018


Filed under News, University

Available data for voter demographics provided by student affairs at Texas State indicate that minority participation in Student Government elections far outnumbers minority political engagement on the national stage. While there is no official record of voter demographics during campus elections,...

Public Relations Student Society of America hosts regional conference

Public Relations Student Society of America hosts regional conference

Tyler Hernandez

February 7, 2018


Filed under News, San Marcos, University

The Texas State Public Relations Society of America will be hosting the PRSSA regional conference on Feb. 9 and 10 for the first time. The conference is one out of nine regional conferences held annually by the national organization. The purpose of the event will be to host public relations professionals...

City Council postpones CodeSMTX vote

City Council postpones CodeSMTX vote

Tyler Hernandez

February 7, 2018


Filed under In Brief, News

City Council met Feb. 6 to discuss topics ranging from newspaper stand standardization to the approval of materials to be used in the construction of a new restaurant. The primary concern of the meeting was to discuss CodeSMTX, a new land development code for the city of San Marcos. The plan includes...

Voter registration for primaries closes soon

Voter registration for primaries closes soon

Tyler Hernandez

February 4, 2018


Filed under News, San Marcos, University

The deadline to register to vote in Texas’ 2018 primary election is on Feb. 5. Early voting will open Feb. 20, followed by the official day to vote in the primaries on March 6. Texas will be the first state to weigh in on the midterm election; the next state will be Illinois two weeks afterward on Ma...

Local and national non-profits to distribute Thanksgiving meals

Local and national non-profits to distribute Thanksgiving meals

Tyler Hernandez

November 23, 2017


Filed under News

Two organizations intend to distribute thousands of meals throughout the Thanksgiving holiday. Turkeys Tackling Hunger and Operation Turkey will be feeding families during the week of Thanksgiving. Turkeys Tackling Hunger has been operating in San Marcos for 11 years. Local families in need or anyone...

Competitive market challenges new restaurant owners in San Marcos

Competitive market challenges new restaurant owners in San Marcos

Tyler Hernandez

November 10, 2017


Filed under News, San Marcos

Along with San Marcos’ explosive population growth has come an influx of businesses, particularly restaurants. While some of these businesses flourish, many are forced to shutter their windows as the market pushes them out. Examples of these can be found in the many-times-resurrected Bobcat Nation...

UPD reports high rate of vehicle burglaries

UPD reports high rate of vehicle burglaries

Tyler Hernandez

November 3, 2017


Filed under News, University

In light of an increased number of vehicle burglaries on and around campus this semester, UPD is urging car owners to be cautious with their belongings. Most burglars aim to steal physical money or items that would not be identifiable at a pawn shop. Many of these burglars are not one-time offending...

San Marcos team Just in Time VR wins GigaTECH app competition

San Marcos team Just in Time VR wins GigaTECH app competition

Tyler Hernandez

October 26, 2017


Filed under Latest, News, University

Just in Time VR, a team of Texas State professors in hand with Austin officials has won the U.S. GigaTECH app competition with their virtual reality app that allows EMS personnel to train for use of the AmBus, a disaster relief vehicle. AmBus is an emergency response vehicle that emergency medical...

TX2O named finalist in collegiate inventors competition

TX2O named finalist in collegiate inventors competition

Tyler Hernandez

October 22, 2017


Filed under News, University

TX2O, a team of four Texas State University graduate students, has been selected as to be a finalist in the Collegiate Inventors Competition, where they will display their innovative solution to reduce the impact of water that is used during oil refinery. The event will take place Nov. 3 and will...

Committee of Progressive Students denied residency at former KA house

Committee of Progressive Students denied residency at former KA house

Tyler Hernandez

October 16, 2017


Filed under Latest, News

After backlash on social media, the new student organization Committee of Progressive Students was denied residency at the former fraternity house of Kappa Alpha Order. Committee of Progressive Students was denied due to social media interactions with the fraternity, and will be taking legal action to...

Philosophy department hosts dialogues throughout semester

Philosophy department hosts dialogues throughout semester

Tyler Hernandez

September 29, 2017


Filed under News, University

The philosophy department is hosting over 60 events around campus this semester, primarily in the Comal building, room 116. Authors and professors from around the nation, including alumni of Texas State, will speak on a variety of topics multiple times each week. The series is focused on reaching...

Session bills become law

Session bills become law

Tyler Hernandez

September 1, 2017


Filed under Headlines - featured

Starting Sept. 1, Texan will be subjected to a variety of new bills signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott in the 85th Legislative Session. Some bills concern only regulations while others will have direct outcomes for the general public. Handgun license This bill will decrease the cost of handgun ...

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