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Identity theft targets students

Identity theft targets students

Ziek Sanchez

October 23, 2019

Identity theft has become one the fastest growing crimes in America. College students are constantly put at risk and targeted for potential identity theft and financial scams. There was a 126% jump in identity theft crimes in 2018 from previous reported offenses in the United States in 2017. Identi...

UPD Chief reveals staffing shortage at Student Government meeting

UPD Chief reveals staffing shortage at Student Government meeting

Sierra Martin, News Reporter

October 22, 2019

Student Government welcomed guest speakers from the Office of Equity and Inclusion and the University Police Department. Student Senators voted to approve legislation supporting students employed by the university and implementing digital student identification. Monday, Oct. 21, the eighth session...

Who is God the Mother?

Who is God the Mother?

Chase Rogers

October 22, 2019

Editor's note: over the course of two weeks, Assistant News Editor Chase Rogers made several attempts to reach World Mission Society's student organization, Elohim Bible Study Club, but received no response each time. Texas State students reported being approached on campus by World Mission Socie...

Texas State signs DACA letter after email

Texas State signs DACA letter after email

Sandra Sadek

October 21, 2019

Texas State has been added to a list of signatories on a congressional letter after a social media post accused University President Denise Trauth of not signing the document. The College Democrats chapter at Texas State took to Twitter Oct. 10 to reveal Trauth did not sign a Sept. 16 congressional...

Student found unresponsive in residential hall

Student found unresponsive in residential hall

Jakob Rodriguez, Editor in Chief

October 20, 2019

Editor's note: the following article has been updated to reflect new information related to the original breaking news story.  A student was found unresponsive and later pronounced dead in Laurel hall on the San Marcos campus earlier today. The Texas State official Twitter account released the info...

‘Don’t Name Them’ campaign dedicated to minimizing media coverage of mass shooting perpetrators

‘Don’t Name Them’ campaign dedicated to minimizing media coverage of mass shooting perpetrators

Daniel Weeks

October 20, 2019

Recent shootings in El Paso and Odessa, Texas, revitalize relevance of the Texas State ALERRT program "Don’t Name Them" campaign. Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training is a center at Texas State providing training classes for immediate responses to an active shooting. Its research team...

City council adds new positions into city budget

City council adds new positions into city budget

Michael Garcia

October 19, 2019

San Marcos City Council finalized its budget Sept. 19, including new positions in animal control and the fire department. New positions at San Marcos animal shelters will help turn the facilities to no-kill, defined as animal shelters meeting a 90% benchmark; 90% of animals meet redemption. Interim Shelter...

City council denies new student housing

City council denies new student housing

Ziek Sanchez

October 18, 2019

San Marcos City Council members unanimously denied developer Gilbane Development Company a conditional use permit for the development of student housing. Without being permitted a CUP, Gilbane management are unable to move forward with the project. The Gilbane Development Company proposed student housi...

On the road to no-kill status

On the road to no-kill status

Michael Garcia

October 18, 2019

The City of San Marcos is moving a step closer to turning its animal shelter into a no-kill facility. The San Marcos Regional Shelter has added a program coordinator, totaling two coordinators the shelter has hired. The job of the program coordinator is to aid in shelter initiatives like adoptions...

San Marcos files intent to sue federal agencies

San Marcos files intent to sue federal agencies

Christopher Green, News Reporter

October 17, 2019

The City of San Marcos authorized Eubanks & Associates attorney William Eubanks to file a formal letter of intent to sue the United States Fish and the Wildlife Service and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The intent to sue is regarding the proposed route and prospective environmental impact on the Perm...

Know before you go

Know before you go

Sonia Garcia, News Editor

October 16, 2019

Election season is here and this is what citizens need to know before casting their vote in Hays County. Registered voters will vote on state and local propositions, as well as San Marcos Council candidates for Place 1 and 2. Early voting occurs Oct. 21-Nov. 1 in any of the 37 county locations. Elect...

Student Government retention rate suffers

Student Government retention rate suffers

Sarah Martinez

October 16, 2019

Recently, Student Government has faced a drop in student senator retention. A special election is being held Nov. 11-14 to fulfill vacant seats. Call for a special election is due to student senators leaving the Senate. Out of 30 senators, seven have quit. According to Student Body President Corey Benbow, reas...

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