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Born to coach ball: Trout announced as new baseball head coach

Born to coach ball: Trout announced as new baseball head coach

Claire Partain, Sports Editor

July 2, 2019

Texas State President Denise Trauth and Director of Athletics Larry Teis announced former associate baseball coach Steven Trout as the new head of Bobcat baseball amongst coaches, family and staff at the University Events Center on Monday. The nomination was given in the wake of one of Bobcat baseball’s...

Pedestrian hit and killed in traffic collision on Aquarena Springs

Pedestrian hit and killed in traffic collision on Aquarena Springs

Bayley Bogus, Managing Editor

June 25, 2019

At approximately 12:30 a.m., June 25, an auto-pedestrian collision at the intersection of Aquarena Springs Dr. and Thorpe Lane resulted in the death of a 30-year-old woman. San Marcos 9-1-1 received the call regarding the incident at 12:38 p.m., where a pickup truck struck a pedestrian at the intersection....

Deputy Title IX Coordinator is appointed

Deputy Title IX Coordinator is appointed

Sonia Garcia, News Editor

June 23, 2019

Kendra Wesson has been selected as the Deputy Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equity and Inclusion. The position was formerly held by Alexandria Hatcher. The Deputy Title IX Coordinator is responsible for managing the university’s compliance obligations under Title IX, including investigating...

Float Fest announces cancellation of 2019 festival

Float Fest announces cancellation of 2019 festival

Sonia Garcia, News Editor

June 23, 2019

This year’s Float Fest has been canceled according to Float Fest officials on June 21. Ticket holders will receive a full refund within seven business days automatically through Eventbrite. According to the official statement, the festival grounds were not ready due to the vast rain Gonzales, Tex...

Harrington says goodbye to Texas State

Harrington says goodbye to Texas State

Andrew Zimmel

June 20, 2019

After 20 years, Ty Harrington hangs up his cleats for the last time saying goodbye to the fans, friends and former coaches as well as teammates he has met along the way. Both Harrington and Texas State's Athletic Director Larry Teis revealed that talks of retirement had been taking place since the...

Water line breakage results in boil water notice

Water line breakage results in boil water notice

Jakob Rodriguez

June 17, 2019

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality required the Maxwell Supply Corporation, 216 Main Street Maxwell, Tx., 512-357-6253, to issue a “boil water” notice for affected San Marcos areas. Issued June 15, the press release called for residents in Saddlebrook (Sun Communities); North Point Subdivisio...

Chicago company acquires Texas-based Whataburger

Chicago company acquires Texas-based Whataburger

Jaden Edison, Multimedia Editor

June 15, 2019

BDT Capital Partners, an investment banking company based in Chicago, Illinois, and founded by Byron Trott, has acquired the Whataburger fast-food chain founded by the Dobson family. Whataburger announced June 14 that its company would be transitioning to new ownership. Chairman Tom Dobson and CEO P...

Founder of The Wittliff Collections passes away

Founder of The Wittliff Collections passes away

Jakob Rodriguez

June 10, 2019

University President Denise M. Trauth reported that Bill Wittliff passed away on June 9, 2019. Wittliff and his wife, Dr. Sally Wittliff, founded The Wittliff Collections, housed in the Alkek library, at Texas State University in 1986 to create a special collections research archive, library, and...

One found deceased at The Village on Telluride apartment complex, fifth homicide of the year

One found deceased at The Village on Telluride apartment complex, fifth homicide of the year

Jaden Edison, Multimedia Editor

June 5, 2019

UPDATE: June 11 at 2:30 p.m. Chelsy Alyce Mistretta (08/18/1997) was arrested in connection to a murder at the Village on Telluride apartments. She is the third person to be charged for the crime on June 5. She was arrested in Bryan, Texas after investigators found she was in the vehicle with Lapear...

Animal shelter closes cat adoption due to Panleukopenia Virus

Animal shelter closes cat adoption due to Panleukopenia Virus

Jakob Rodriguez, Editor in Chief

June 5, 2019

According to city officials, the San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter will be closing the cat adoption center and will not be accepting cats through intake at least until Thursday, June 6 due to an outbreak of Feline Panleukopenia virus. Feline Panleukopenia is a contagious viral disease caused by ...

Man arrested after high speed chase on I-35

Man arrested after high speed chase on I-35

Jakob Rodriguez

June 3, 2019

Editor's note: The article was updated and 1:56 p.m. 6/3/2019 to reflect information provided by the City of San Marcos. Police would like to clarify that the vehicle Alvarado was driving was not stolen.  George Alvarado, 32, of San Antonio is behind bars after leading police on a high-speed chase do...

Completion of CM Allen Parkway project pushed back to mid-October

Completion of CM Allen Parkway project pushed back to mid-October

Jakob Rodriguez

May 30, 2019

The C.M. Allen roadway re-construction project was set to be completed in April, but additional labor and rain delays forced officials to push the opening to mid-October. C.M. Allen was closed last year on July 30 to fully reconstruct the roadway, improve parking, construct sidewalks and landscape...

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