The University Star


Graduate student victim of Cedar Park murder-suicide is in critical condition

Police Lights, siren

Jakob Rodriguez

May 15, 2018

Cedar Park Police are looking for a motive for the May 12 murder-suicide that left two dead and one in critical condition. Elijah Jared Stone, shot and killed his brother John Michael Garcia, and wounded Garcia’s daughter Hailey Michelle Reyes, Cedar Park police said. Following the incident, Stone...

Mayo Clinic accepts Texas State student for the first time

Rachel Johnson poses for a headshot while wearing red scrubs.

Sonia Garcia

May 14, 2018

While many students look forward to a summer in the sun, one Texas State student will be spending her's in the medical laboratory. Rachel Johnson, clinical laboratory science junior, is the first Texas State student to be selected nationally to participate in the Mayo Clinic Summer Laboratory Science...

Nothing beets farm fresh food

Fruit in baskets at a farmers market.

Paola Quiroz

May 14, 2018

Every Saturday at the Square, local farmers and artisans form a Farmers’ Market to sell their produce and goods to the San Marcos community. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in front of The Marc, vendors set up tents and sell their products. According to their website, the San Marcos Farmers’ Market provides an outlet fo...

Television legend Jim Dauterive visits Texas State

Two men sit in directors chairs to give a presentation.

Alyssa Weinstein

May 14, 2018

The man who has made America laugh since 1997 made his mark on comedy animation with two of the most quintessential television shows of American history: King of the Hill and Bob’s Burgers. Jim Dauterive is one of the most important screenwriters in American television history. He developed the...

Campus officials warn students to take caution after mumps are diagnosed

Student Health Center

Sandra Sadek

May 9, 2018

The Hays County Local Health Department has diagnosed two Texas State University students with mumps and two other students with a probable case of the virus. Three of the four cases are due to close contact, which is the primary way the virus spreads, according to the Hays County Health Department....

Students decide to disconnect from social media

Texas State University's Snapchat code

Diana Furman

May 8, 2018

News, memes and show-stopping selfies make up much of the content on social media platforms. However, some students are choosing to disengage from the online chaos. In the age of technology, it is rare and difficult to not operate on various social media platforms. While social media consumes the...

Four individuals arrested following car chase

Police cars stop after a chase.

Brittlin Richardson

May 8, 2018

Four juvenile men involved in a police chase from Austin to San Marcos have been taken into custody by the Kyle Police Department. The San Marcos Police Department was dispatched May 7 at 8:08 p.m. to assist the Kyle Police Department in pursuit of a stolen white Toyota Tacoma, according to a press...

JMBLYA music festival hits Austin

J Cole performs at JMBLYA.

Sonia Garcia

May 6, 2018

JMBLYA attendees eagerly awaited the opening of the front gates May 5. Nothing from the crowds of people to the burning sun could have killed the shared excitement of the audience. For the second year in a row, the Austin showing of the JMBLYA music festival was hosted at Circuit of the America’s...

JMBLYA comes to in Austin this weekend

An image of the JMBLYA lineup.

Sonia Garcia

May 4, 2018

Prepare to kick off the summer with dancing, live music and good vibes at the annual JMBLYA music festival. The festival is enticing music lovers with major rap headliners like J. Cole, Migos, Young Thug and Kevin Gates. This year the festival will take place on May 4 in Houston, May 5 in Dallas and...

Students work to give local resident wheelchair ramp after multiple surguries

Students work with wood to build a ramp.

Sonia Garcia

May 4, 2018

Essentials to Healthcare Law students gave a bulk of their day April 13 to help construct a wheelchair ramp at the home of longtime San Marcos resident, Mary Ann Lopez. Lopez is scheduled for surgery in three months due to a breaking her back for the seventh time. Since a car accident in 2009, her...

African-American Studies minor to roll out in fall 2019

The J.C. Kellum Administration Building at Texas State from the view of the street, with a Texas State flag in the foreground.

Special to the Star

May 3, 2018

  By Yunuen Alvaredo A new African American Studies minor will be rolling out in the fall of 2019, focusing on the African diaspora. This minor will require 18 hours of coursework, with two pre-requisite courses and leeway for students to choose the other four courses out of 20 courses...

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