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University reports assault, begins investigation

University reports assault, begins investigation

Geoff Sloan

May 1, 2018

A female student reported to the University Police Department she was sexually assaulted April 27 in her on-campus residence hall. She reported she was assaulted again the following night. The report was submitted to University Police Monday evening and is currently ongoing. The two incidents are...

Student Government President first to be impeached

Student Government President first to be impeached

Sawyer Click

April 16, 2018

Former Student Government President Connor Clegg was impeached and removed from office April 16 during a joint session of the Student Government Senate and the Graduate House of Representatives. Interim Supreme Court Chief Justice Jordan Duran said under Article 7 Section 4 of the Student Gover...

Senator resigns amid controversy

Senator resigns amid controversy

Sawyer Click

April 4, 2018

Student Government Sen. Christian Sears announced his resignation April 4 following leaked messages between himself and a former student. Students took to the podium at Student Government's April 2 meeting to voice concerns and call for Sears' resignation. Sen. Elijah Miller drafted articles of impeachme...

SWAT, local police report situation off highway

SWAT, local police report situation off highway

Katie Burrell

March 19, 2018

Update: March 19, 1:35 p.m. Police identified the shooter as Troy Ranard Jackson. He was pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace Jo Anne Prado at 10:55 a.m. The man and the victim were in a relationship according to a statement from the city. Update: March 19, 11:06 a.m. According to...

Boreing-Becerra campaign win Student Government election

Boreing-Becerra campaign win Student Government election

Katie Burrell

February 23, 2018

Brooklyn Boreing and Ruben Becerra will be the next Student Government president and vice president for the 2018-19 school year. As president and vice president of Student Government, Boreing and Becerra will be responsible for representing the students and their needs. As the executive branch of...

Suspect indicted for shooting death of San Marcos officer

Suspect indicted for shooting death of San Marcos officer

Jakob Rodriguez

February 16, 2018

Hays County Grand Jury issued an indictment towards Stewart Thomas Mettz, 58, of San Marcos for the shooting death of a San Marcos Police Officer, Kenneth Copeland, 58. Mettz was indicted on capital murder, punishable by death or life in prison without the possibility of parole. The indictment has been delivere...

Debate on DACA influences government shutdown

Debate on DACA influences government shutdown

Katie Burrell

January 22, 2018

Update: Jan. 22. 8:15 p.m. The government shutdown which began Jan. 19 has officially ended after a bill to resume was passed by the Senate this morning and the House this evening. President Donald Trump signed the bill this evening according to the Associated Press. The shut down lasted 69 hours. The bill ending the shutdo...

San Marcos police officer shot

San Marcos police officer shot

Jakob Rodriguez

December 4, 2017

Update: Funeral arrangements have been made at the Thomason Funeral Home. The public is welcome to Officer Copeland’s visitation, from 2-10 p.m Dec. 12. The funeral services will be held at 11 a.m Dec. 13 at the Community Bible Church with internment ceremonies immediately following on the church gr...

UPD issues trespass warnings to those who posted fliers on campus

UPD issues trespass warnings to those who posted fliers on campus

Denise Cervantes

December 4, 2017

The University Police Department released a statement in regards to the flyers and banners posted on campus. UPD did not specify which flyers the statement was in regard to. Most recently, banners were posted on Alkek Library Oct. 30. UPD issued criminal trespasses and warnings Dec. 3 to the five men who po...

Student death under investigation

Student death under investigation

Shayan Faradineh

November 14, 2017

Update: April 24, 11:19 p.m. A Hays County grand jury has indicted a Texas State student in the alcohol-related death of a fraternity pledge whose blood alcohol limit was four times the legal limit. According to the April 11 indictment, Austin Rice, a Phi Kappa Psi recruitment captain and soph...

San Marcos High School student killed in car collision

San Marcos High School student killed in car collision

Shayan Faradineh

October 30, 2017

A collision on Interstate 35 killed one San Marcos High School student and injured two others on Sunday. All southbound lanes of I-35 were closed for four hours while the San Marcos Police Department Collision Investigation Team examined the crash scene. The driver of the vehicle lost control and...

White nationalist banner posted on exterior of Alkek Library

White nationalist banner posted on exterior of Alkek Library

Jakob Rodriguez

October 30, 2017

Update, 9:43 a.m.: Thursday morning, a banner was placed on the east side of Alkek, where a white nationalist banner was posted Monday. The banner read, "America is not a White Nation," and responded to the previous propaganda placed around Texas State's campus. Early Monday morning, stude...

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