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Texas State baseball players use ‘hairy’ offseason to prepare for spring

Texas State senior Jacob Little holds the ball as he moves forward to throw the ball off the pitchers' mound to the player at-bat.

Kate Connors, Sports Reporter

August 2, 2020

Itching to get back to action after a promising season cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic, many Texas State baseball players have chosen to play summer ball to stay in shape for the upcoming school year. Bobcat pitchers Wes Engle, Jacob Little and Otto Wofford joined the Round Rock Hairy Men a...

Fishy Business: A.E. Wood Fish Hatchery undergoes busiest time of year

A man looking through a microscope inside of a lab.

Rebecca Harrell, Multimedia Editor

July 30, 2020

Less than a mile off IH-35 stands an agricultural establishment pivotal to Texas waters and wildlife. Built in 1949, A.E. Wood Fish Hatchery is responsible for spawning, hatching and raising numerous species of freshwater fish to upkeep its population within state waters. The hatchery is one of five ...

(Photo Gallery) Student-workers adjust to campus jobs during pandemic

A girl is standing and writing on papers attached to a hardboard. She is wearing a blue vest, black mask, and a white headband.

Rasika Gasti, Multimedia Contributor

July 25, 2020

Despite a global pandemic and a summer filled with uncertainty, Texas State student-workers continue to show up to their respective departments for work. To remain safe, many front desks have implemented protective countertop sneeze guards. Everyone on campus must wear face coverings when around others....

(Photo Gallery) Social justice caravan parades through Hays County

A line of cars parked in a parking lot.

Sydney Swatsworth, Multimedia Contributor

July 18, 2020

Advocacy organizations Mano Amiga, Mothers 4 Black Lives and Where We Thrive organized a caravan that traveled through San Marcos, Kyle and Lockhart to shed light on local historical Ku Klux Klan activity and unify these communities in the fight for racial equality and justice. Participants in the...

(Photo Gallery) Texas State kicks off Summer II, introduces new Alkek Design Lab

An empty quad on Texas State campus.

Sydney Swatsworth, Multimedia Contributor

July 6, 2020

Texas State announced July 2 it would be moving the majority of face-to-face classes for summer II to an online format in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The only exceptions are classes that require a face to face component for licensure or degree requirements. A campus usually occupied by thousands...

County residents demand release of jail inmates amid COVID-19

A protester rides his bike behind a caravan. He has a sign attached to his backpack that says, 'Protect our prisoners from COVID-19'.

Jaden Edison, Editor-in-Chief

June 30, 2020

Demonstrators organized a caravan outside the Hays County Historic Courthouse and Law Enforcement Center June 30 demanding the release of pretrial detainees from jail amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The demonstration, organized by Karen Muñoz and Tomas Diaz de Leon, was in response to reports of inmates...

(Photo Gallery) Intimate protest gathers in support of Black Lives Matter

Two women sitting in the grass with signs.

Rebecca Harrell, Multimedia Editor

June 12, 2020

A group of less than 20 San Marcans gathered at the Hays County Historic Courthouse June 12 to speak out against social injustice and in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. The rally was hosted by Black Lives Matter San Marcos and organized by Erika Klodnicki who started the rally by sharing he...

Three days, three protests: San Marcos shouts for Black Lives Matter

Protesters holding up signs.

Daniel Weeks and Rebecca Harrell

June 7, 2020

Three rallies in San Marcos from June 4-6 brought hundreds of community members out to protest amid national outcry for black lives, systemic equality and against police brutality. Demonstrators gathered in the lawn of San Marcos City Hall June 4, kneeling and sitting silently for an hour in remembrance of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and other black lives lost at the hands of po...

(Photo Gallery) San Marcans rally at courthouse for Black Lives Matter

Two men hold their fists in the air.

Rebecca Harrell, Multimedia Editor

June 5, 2020

From toddlers to adults, members of the community gathered at the Hays County Historic Courthouse in support of the Black Lives Matter movement as well as LGBTQ+ Lives Matter. The peaceful protest, organized by Erika Klodnicki, was advertised through a Facebook event with over 200 responses. The rally began at 6 p.m. with words from Klodnicki and ot...

(Photo Gallery) San Marcos community gathers at City Hall to honor black lives

A protester shouts while holding up a sign that says 'All Lives Can't Matter Until Black Lives Matter'.

Jaden Edison, Editor-in-Chief

June 4, 2020

Following national protests for black lives lost at the hands of police, San Marcos community members gathered at City Hall June 4 to take part in a protest advocating for black lives and justice. The protest began with community members sitting and kneeling in silence for nearly an hour, holding...

(Photo Gallery) Hays County honors fallen soldiers at Veterans Memorial

A folded U.S. flag sits at the bottom of a memorial.

Rebecca Harrell, Multimedia Editor

May 25, 2020

Although Hays County's annual Memorial Day ceremony moved online due to COVID-19, people gathered at the Hays County Veterans Memorial to celebrate and pay respects to those who lost their lives serving the country. The Hays County Veterans Memorial was built in 2000 after Vietnam veteran Richard ...

(Photo Gallery) UPD, Chartwells provide food to Hays County first responders

Texas State University Police Department chief hands a bag of food to a member of the San Marcos Fire Department.

Jaden Edison, Editor-in-Chief

May 14, 2020

University Police Department officers and Chartwells teamed up Thursday to show appreciation to Hays County first responders amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Members of the Hays County Sheriff's Department, San Marcos Fire Department, San Marcos Police Department and more, in face masks and gloves, showed...

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