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Texas State set to embark on a truly “Common” Experience 

Texas State set to embark on a truly “Common” Experience 

Jakob Rodriguez, Editor-in-Chief

August 24, 2019

University Provost Dr. Gene Bourgeois announced Lonnie Rashid Lynn, better known as his stage name “Common,” as an LBJ Distinguished Lecture Series speaker for the 2019-2020 academic school year. The event is set to take place at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at Strahan Arena. The Grammy and Academy award-winning...

City officials raise reward for Iconic Village fire to $110,000

City officials raise reward for Iconic Village fire to $110,000

Sonia Garcia, News Editor

August 2, 2019

City officials have raised the reward from $10,000 to $110,000 for information on the identification of the person(s) involved in setting the Iconic Village apartment fire in 2018. Five individuals were killed July 20, 2018, in the Iconic Village fire. The event marked a loss for San Marcos and the...

San Marcos Academy Graduate Brandon Theesfeld arrested on murder charges

San Marcos Academy Graduate Brandon Theesfeld arrested on murder charges

Sierra Martin

July 24, 2019

Brandon Theesfeld, a 22-year-old graduate from San Marcos Academy, is facing a murder charge in connection to the death of University of Mississippi student Alexandria “Ally” Kostial. Kostial, 21 years old, was found at a lake 30 miles outside of Oxford and the Ole Miss campus with eight gunshot...

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...

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