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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,...

Pay-to-ride bikes bring alternative transportation to campus

A student of Texas State using a VeoRide.

Triston Giesie

September 25, 2018

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...

9/11 survivor shares story during remembrance ceremony

Community members place flowers on 9/11 memorial in front of city hall after remembrance ceremony.
<strong>Photo by <a href= Sonia Garcia | Life & Arts reporter" />

Sonia Garcia

September 11, 2018

City officials and residents joined together early this morning to remember the heroes and victims of Sept. 11, 2001. The 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and Pennsylvania ended with a death toll of 2,996, including 343 firefighters. Seventeen years later, San Marcos held a ceremony...

Student Government President Boreing announces resignation amid allegations of election code violations

<em> President-elect Brooklyn Boreing is among the audience Feb. 28 as she films Conner Clegg's impeachment hearing.  </em>
<strong>Photo by <a href= Carrington J. Tatum | Editor-in-Chief " />

Sawyer Click

September 8, 2018

Student Government President Brooklyn Boreing announced her resignation Sept. 8 in a Letter From the President's Desk, to be effective Sept. 14. The resignation comes a week after The University Star reported on allegations against Boreing and other former Student Government presidents and cabinet members. The allegations claimed Turning Point USA and its subsidia...

Allegations against President Boreing reveal Student Government trend of TPUSA affiliations

Allegations against President Boreing reveal Student Government trend of TPUSA affiliations

Sawyer Click

August 31, 2018

Former Sen. Elijah Miller alleged during the Aug. 27 Student Government meeting that President Brooklyn Boreing took an under-the-table campaign donation during the spring 2018 election. During the public forum portion of Student Government's first meeting of the academic year, former senator Elijah...

Float Fest 2018: Sunday recap

The lead singer from Tame Impala performs in purple lights.

Diana Furman

July 23, 2018

A variety of sounds rocked music fans for nine straight hours the second day in a row at Float Fest. Guests filtered in during the day but, similar to Saturday, nighttime shows brought in the largest crowds. In 2017, Float Fest’s attendance fell over 10,000. This year, they applied for a permit...

Float Fest 2018: Saturday recap

Festival attendees in Martindale celebrate in the crowd.

Diana Furman

July 22, 2018

Festival goers painted with glitter and draped in tapestries danced for hours under the hot sun. This year’s Float Fest has been a celebration of sunshine, summer, and life. From Saturday July 21- Sunday July 22, Martindale TX hosted Float Fest along the San Marcos River. Guests camped, floated...

Iconic Village Apartment fire injures TXST students, leaves residents displaced

Firefighters work July 20 to douse flames at Iconic Village Apartments on North LBJ Drive.

Sawyer Click

July 20, 2018

UPDATE: July 21, 7:30 p.m. Community members and church leaders held a vigil July 21 for the victims of the fire. The Rev. Joshua Sutherlun from Westover Baptist Church and Senior Pastor Jeffrey Latham of First Presbyterian Church led the prayers. Westover Baptist Church has become a resourc...

Float Fest hires staff to clean San Marcos River

Empty beer cans thrown July 5 alongside the San Marcos River.

Geoff Sloan

July 19, 2018

Float Fest's correlation with litter around the San Marcos River has long received criticism from residents and organizations and continues to as this year's event approaches. The Martindale-based music festival is publicizing its increased efforts to keep the San Marcos river clean during and after...

Local effort continues to sustain river

Floaters bring ice chests and coolers to the river bank at Rio Vista Park

Diana Furman

July 16, 2018

When it comes to the health and cleanliness of the San Marcos River, all hands are on deck all the time. Holidays are no exception to the activeness of the community. Although the Fourth of July was rained out, the city anticipated the influx of floaters and had a plan in action to ensure the health...

Student Government president faces cabinet changes

President Trauth is swearing in Student Body President Brooklyn Boreing

Geoff Sloan

July 3, 2018

Members of Student Government President Brooklyn Boreing's interim-cabinet resigned over the summer before the cabinet was officially approved. Three cabinet members, including the chief of staff, resigned from Boreing's cabinet: Director of Freshman Leadership Kyle Thompson, Vice President of Finance...

Students, activists join ACLU at #FamiliesBelongTogether rally

Students and activists join together to march June 28 against the separation of families at the U.S. border.

Sawyer Click

June 28, 2018

BROWNSVILLE — San Marcos students and activists protested family separation policies June 28 at an American Civil Liberties Union-hosted rally at a courthouse hearing immigration cases. The Families Belong Together Rally at the Border in Brownsville, Texas, came on the heels of ICE's enforcement...

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