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Texas State students sit-in

Texas State students sit-in

Jakob Rodriguez

May 3, 2019


Filed under Breaking, Latest, News, University

Organizations and activists unite to demand change from administration Editor’s note: Carrisa Liz Castillo contributed to this article by transcribing the interviews provided. Following the arrest of four Texas State students May 1, student organizations and university community members occupie...

Students hold sit-in following yesterday’s arrests

Students hold sit-in following yesterday’s arrests

Sonia Garcia, News Editor

May 2, 2019


Filed under Breaking, Latest, News, University

A sit-in in LBJ started around 7 p.m. on the fourth floor of LBJ on May 2. The sit-in is being led by Resistance TXST. The sit-in comes the day four students are released from the Hays County Jail after being arrested on campus May 1. Resistance TXST advocates for the rights of underrepresented students...

Four students arrested following on-campus clash

Four students arrested following on-campus clash

Samantha Guerrero, Staff Writer

May 1, 2019


Filed under Breaking, Latest, News, San Marcos, University

UPDATE: 3:54 p.m. update: UPD released an FAQ at 3:54 p.m. answering questions regarding the arrests, stating "some students engaged in a heated discussion which unfortunately escalated into a physical altercation between two students." The arrested students were transported to the Hays Coun...

Float Fest drifts to Gonzales

Float Fest drifts to Gonzales

Sonia Garcia

April 29, 2019


Filed under Latest, News, San Marcos

After months of little to no information on the annual Float Fest, it was able to get permit approval in Gonzales County.  The festival will take place July 20-21 at James Cannan’s ranch. Headlinersthis year are Major Lazer, Portugal The Man, Gucci Mane, Kaskade, Zeds Dead and Ice Cube. Supporting artists include GroupLove, Big Boi, Jungle, Missio and others.  T...

Man arrested after watching female students sleep, tied to burglaries throughout San Marcos

Man arrested after watching female students sleep, tied to burglaries throughout San Marcos

Sierra Martin

April 26, 2019


Filed under In Brief, Latest, News

Early this morning there were multiple burglaries at San Jacinto Hall, where a male suspect took items from several unlocked dorms and watched female students while they were sleeping. San Marcos Police Department was able to connect the suspect to a string of recent burglaries and break-ins in San Marcos. The...

Student Government passes legislation banning TPUSA, likely to be blocked by administration

Student Government passes legislation banning TPUSA, likely to be blocked by administration

Samantha Guerrero

April 9, 2019


Filed under Latest, News, San Marcos, Student Government, University

Drawing national attention, Texas State's Student Government voted by majority April 8 to bar conservative student organization Turning Point USA from campus, an action most likely to be blocked by administrative officials. The meeting was one of the longest in SG's recorded history, with about 27 pe...

Free Speech Feud

Free Speech Feud

Sierra Martin

April 9, 2019


Filed under Latest, News, Student Government, University

Student Government senators proposed banning TPUSA from campus, fueling the partisan divide on campus Student Government senators proposed a resolution during the April 1 meeting to bar conservative student organization Turning Point USA from the university on the grounds of protecting minority group...

Inmate Impasse

Inmate Impasse

Camelia Juarez

March 12, 2019


Filed under Latest, News, San Marcos

The jail's inmate population has increased 82 percent since 2014, way out of proportion with the 16 percent growth of the county's population, according to the Hays County sheriff’s office. The dramatic and quick rise in inmates has led the jail to reach capacity, meaning inmates are being outsourced...

San Marcos City Council opposes Permian Highway Pipeline

San Marcos City Council opposes Permian Highway Pipeline

Christopher Green

March 6, 2019


Filed under Latest, News, San Marcos

City council passed a resolution March 5 to oppose the development of the Permian Highway Pipeline, which would extend from West Texas to the Gulf Coast. According to the resolution, the city of San Marcos requests immediate action by all members of both houses of the Texas Legislature to protect l...

Goodbye Riverfest tradition, hello Gaillardia Fest

Goodbye Riverfest tradition, hello Gaillardia Fest

Ivy Sandoval

March 5, 2019


Filed under Latest, Life and Arts

Texas State’s annual Riverfest is coming to an end after 16 years and is set to be replaced with a brand new festival. Riverfest has been Texas State's annual spring concert and festival held at Sewell Park to provide students the opportunity to relax by the river and listen to music before finals....

TRACS to be replaced by fall 2019

TRACS to be replaced by fall 2019

Sierra Martin

March 5, 2019


Filed under Latest, News, University

Texas State’s Division of Information Technology has narrowed down TRACS' replacement to two options, Brightspace and Canvas. The change will begin for all Texas State students and faculty in the coming fall, but it will take several years to be fully implemented. The long-awaited decision will...

UPD officer proposes on-campus drone usage

UPD officer proposes on-campus drone usage

Peyton Emmele

March 5, 2019


Filed under Latest, News, University

University Police Department officer Ronald Dorsey has proposed the use of unmanned aircraft systems, or drones, on campus to follow other law enforcement agencies in alternative surveillance methods. Police departments in San Marcos, Driftwood, Wimberley and other surrounding areas, as well as fire ...

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