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Canvas replaces TRACS

Canvas replaces TRACS

Julie Gonzales, News Reporter

May 22, 2019


Filed under In Brief, News, University

On May 22, Texas State University announced its learning management system purchase to switch from TRACS to Canvas. The Division of Information Technology and the Office of Distance and External Learning in academic affairs have reviewed and researched this decision for more than two years. During...

Texas State student pronounced dead after an apparent drowning

Texas State student pronounced dead after an apparent drowning

Jaden Edison, Multimedia Editor

May 22, 2019


Filed under Breaking, In Brief, News, San Marcos

The San Marcos Police Department responded to a call on May 22 leading to the pronunciation of a dead Texas State student. At approximately 5:43 a.m. the San Marcos Police Department arrived at the Treehouse Apartments on North LBJ Drive in response to a call of an unresponsive women. After multiple...

San Marcos police officer recovering after being hit by drunk driver

San Marcos police officer recovering after being hit by drunk driver

Sierra Martin, News Reporter

May 21, 2019


Filed under Breaking, In Brief, News, San Marcos

On Saturday, May 18 around 10 p.m., San Marcos Police Officer Claudia Cormier was responding to an accident on Interstate 35 when she was struck by a suspected drunk driver in an SUV and critically injured. Cormier has lost her right leg, which had to be amputated just below the knee and has undergone...

Suspected drunk driver hits SMPD officer

Suspected drunk driver hits SMPD officer

Sonia Garcia, News Editor

May 19, 2019


Filed under Breaking, News, San Marcos

San Marcos Police Officer Claudia Cormier endures life-threatening injuries after being struck by a suspected drunk driver late May 18. Neil Sheehan, 58, of Flower Mound, Texas, was transported and booked into the Hays County Jail for intoxication assault on a public servant, a second-degree felony...

Student workers keep Alkek open 24 hours for finals week

Student workers keep Alkek open 24 hours for finals week

Anika Adams, News Reporter

May 14, 2019


Filed under News, University

Alkek student workers help keep the library open 24 hours for students during finals season by choosing to work late hours in the night. Student workers enjoy the benefits of helping other students, while studying for their own exams and earning higher pay. Alkek is open 24 hours weekdays starting...

Animal shelter finds homes for seized animals, looks for volunteers

Animal shelter finds homes for seized animals, looks for volunteers

Astri Smith, News Reporter

May 14, 2019


Filed under Hays County, News, San Marcos

This past November, the San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter took custody of 161 cats and 15 dogs, summing up a total of 175 animals seized as part of a local rescue mission. Hays County seizing agency received a call and found there were multiple mistreated animals on the outskirts of Buda. Initiating...

Hays County approves voting precinct changes

Hays County approves voting precinct changes

Jacqueline Ziebis, News Reporter

May 14, 2019


Filed under Hays County, News

The Hays County Commissioners splits up precincts under state statue, but changes will not affect university precincts for now. On April 2, it was voted precincts 113, 120, 127, 129, 221, 224, 228, 336, 337, 443 and 444 will be in addition to 19 new voting polling places. Hays County’s Elections...

The workings of Parking Services, what students can expect

The workings of Parking Services, what students can expect

Jaden Edison, Multimedia Editor

May 9, 2019


Filed under News, University

Texas State's Parking Services is nothing short of complex, but it is not the money-hungry monster students may perceive it as. Parking Services is a financially self-supported branch of the university. Texas State does not give Parking Services any general funds to operate; its budget is based...

61st Faculty Senate is voted on

61st Faculty Senate is voted on

Julie Gonzales, News Reporter

May 9, 2019


Filed under Faculty Senate, News, University

May 8, the last Faculty Senate meeting of the semester, the senate discussed and voted for the 61st Faculty Senate. The newly elected officers include the new Chairman Janet Bezner of health professions, Vice Chair Natalie Ceballos of liberal arts and Secretary David Nolan of fine arts and communication. Leaving...

Photo Gallery: Benbow-Thompson Inauguration

Photo Gallery: Benbow-Thompson Inauguration

Chinedu Chukuka

May 8, 2019


Filed under Gallery, Multimedia, News, Student Government

Student Government President Corey Benbow gives his inauguration speech April 17 at the Student Government presidential and vice presidential inauguration in the LBJ Student Center. KTSW 89.9 Assistant News Director Will Wadsworth interviews Student Government President Corey Benbow April 17...

Suspect in sexual assault arrested

Suspect in sexual assault  arrested

Camelia Juarez, News Reporter

May 8, 2019


Filed under Breaking, News

San Marcos police arrested 20-year-old Tyshane Vris Thomas after a community member at the Sanctuary Loft apartments reported that they found a modified BB gun, modified and painted to look like a real gun, and women's clothing were found in a bag. A concerned citizen called SMPD saying he found a...

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