The University Star


(Video Documentary) First Black

Carrington Tatum, Ravyn Ammons and Corey Benbow on a title screen with th words

Jaden Edison, Editor-in-Chief

May 1, 2020

Southwest Texas State Normal School opened in 1903; 60 years later, Southwest Texas State College admitted its first black students; and over a century later at what is now Texas State University, The Strutters, The University Star and Student Government experienced their first black leaders, respe...

A look into juvenile sex offenders

Pegasus schools sign.

Bayley Bogus, Managing Editor

December 6, 2019

Sitting in the wood-paneled portable office with symbols of Christianity, pictures and memorabilia placed sporadically on the walls, it is clear Robert Ellis is two things: a man of faith and a lifesaver. Ellis has had his last name changed on his birth certificate four times. He was taken in by his st...

Haven delays move-in date, again

An email from Haven updating students on the construction process.

Laura Figi, Life and Arts Editor

October 1, 2019

Haven on Thorpe Lane has again extended move-in to within 30 days from the previous Sept. 16 date due to construction delays but has yet to send out an official day. The building, located at 1351 Thorpe Lane, still does not appear complete; sidewalks are not finished and trash can be seen on ...

Annual Security Report tallies 57 rapes from 2016-2018

The Texas State University sign that stands before the entrance to the quad bus loop.

Jakob Rodriguez

October 1, 2019

Twenty-nine rapes were left off of Texas State’s previous years’ Annual Security Report, formerly known as “Campus Watch.” Texas State released the latest version of its Annual Security Report of Clery-reportable data Monday, Oct. 1, which detailed numerous instances of gross underreporting of crime statistics on campus betwee...

Texas State, do your job

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Editorial Board

September 30, 2019

Texas State officials announced Sept. 10, 2019, the campus had misreported Clery reportable offenses on the annual Campus Security Report, formerly, "Campus Watch." The university's response is a measly three paragraphs saying nothing. No mention of the extent to how much data is wrong or which data...

Bobcat football wins again to take Battle for the Paddle

fans cheer at the football game against Texas A&M.

Colton McWilliams, Sports Reporter

September 29, 2019

The Texas State Bobcats made their second straight win under the lights of Bobcat Stadium on Saturday, scoring 21 unanswered points to beat former rival Nicholls State and take the Battle for the Paddle. The Bobcats improve their record to 2-3 while Nicholls State falls to 2-2. The first half ended...

SMPD to investigate officer-involved shooting

SMPD Chief of Police, Chase Stapp reveals information Jan. 5 regarding an officer-involved shooting.

Carrington Tatum

January 5, 2019

  San Marcos Police Department shot and killed John Camacho, 27 during a Jan. 4 traffic stop. In a Jan. 5 press conference, Chief of Police, Chase Stapp said SMPD received a call around 9:30 p.m. from a concerned citizen about an individual shooting a handgun from a vehicle on South LBJ Drive. ...

San Marcos begins Blanco River flood control designs

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Christopher Green

October 30, 2018

The city of San Marcos recently received a $34 million allocation fund from the U.S. Housing Urban Development Disaster Recovery to begin infrastructure repairs along the Blanco River. The Blanco Riverine Flood Mitigation Project aims to prevent flooding, erosion and environmental impacts along th...

University cites costs for custodial outsourcing

A member of the Texas State maintenance staff photographed while cleaning bathrooms Sep. 27 in the LBJ Student Center.
Photo by Hannah Jannsen

Sandra Sadek

October 24, 2018

In an attempt to reduce maintenance costs, Texas State began outsourcing custodial positions in 2012. Now, three faculty and staff coalitions have rallied to keep in-house custodians. In 2012, a university committee voted to add more custodial and maintenance staff. With growing overhead, the committee...

Beto makes last-minute San Marcos stop at nightclub ahead of early voting

Democratic senatorial candidate Beto O'Rourke visited San Marcos, Oct. 22.
Photo by Raylene Noriega

May Olvera

October 24, 2018

Following the Oct. 21 start of early voting in Texas, Democratic senatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke joined hundreds of supporters Monday night for a town hall at a San Marcos nightclub. On a regular night, The Marc acts as a music venue or a nightclub, and O’Rourke’s campaign rally kept a similar atmospher...

TXST lecturer strikes a chord with viral hit, “A Scary Time”

Dance lecturer Lynzy Lab instructs a dance class Oct. 22 at Texas State.
Photo by Cameron Hubbard

Kaiti Evans

October 16, 2018

Texas State lecturer Lynzy Lab landed a performance Oct. 11 on Jimmy Kimmel Live! following a viral Twitter post of her singing her song "A Scary Time." Lab, a lecturer in the department of theatre and dance, wrote and posted a song to Twitter Oct. 8. In the video, Lab plays a ukelele and sings, with lyric...

Spring Lake Dam to undergo repairs

Spring Lake Dam undergoes repairs Sept. 29 as a result of flood damages.

Malarie Ohrabka

October 2, 2018

Texas State is repairing the damaged Spring Lake Dam as a part of the Spring Lake Dam Stabilization Project to meet current state standards. The dam, made of cedar posts and rocks, was constructed in 1849 and purchased by Texas State in 1994. Vice President of Finance and Support Services Eric Algoe,...

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