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Bomb threats target Texas State

Bomb threats target Texas State

Shayan Faradineh

October 26, 2017

LBJ Student Center and Jones Dining Hall were temporarily closed Thursday, Oct. 26, as law enforcement investigated bomb threats made on Texas State's San Marcos campus. Around 1:20 p.m., The Lair was temporarily closed and evacuated. Nearly 15 minutes later, the fire alarms rang and the student center...

White supremacy fliers found on campus

White supremacy fliers found on campus

Shayan Faradineh

October 20, 2017

Late Thursday and Friday morning, fliers advocating for white supremacy were found spread around campus. This is not the first time these fliers have been found on campus. The fliers are in process of total removal. President Denise Trauth issued the following statement in an email to faculty,...

Police investigating fourth San Marcos homicide of 2017

Police investigating fourth San Marcos homicide of 2017

Shayan Faradineh

October 16, 2017

The San Marcos Police Department is investigating a homicide Monday morning. The gunshot death was initially reported as an EMS call outside a residence in the 2900 block of Hunter Road. Officers arrived at 2:17 a.m. and found 31-year-old Robert Lee Castaneda face down and unresponsive with multiple...

Protesters gather in Austin to defend DACA

Protesters gather in Austin to defend DACA

Connor Brown

September 2, 2017

Over 11 activist organizations and protesters gathered at the Texas Capitol building Sept. 2 to march in solidarity against hate and defend the Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals program. DACA, an immigration policy implemented by the Obama Administration in 2012, allows certain undocumented immigrants...

Judge puts halt on implementation of “sanctuary cities” bill

Judge puts halt on implementation of “sanctuary cities” bill

Connor Brown

August 30, 2017

Federal district judge Orlando Garcia granted a preliminary injunction Wednesday on the implementation of the so called “sanctuary cities” law, Senate Bill 4, which was set scheduled to go into effect Sept. 1. The bill would allow local law enforcement to question the immigration status of people...

San Marcos City Council to file amicus brief against “sanctuary cities” bill

San Marcos City Council to file amicus brief against “sanctuary cities” bill

Denise Cervantes

August 22, 2017

San Marcos City Council unanimously voted to file an amicus brief against Senate Bill 4, or the “sanctuary cities” bill Tuesday. Last week, city council released a statement voicing concerns over SB 4 and said immigration is a federal issue. “The San Marcos City Council hereby expresses concerns about the effects of SB 4 on our e...

Missing man’s body found

Missing man’s body found

Ashley Skinner

August 6, 2017

The body of a man was recovered early Aug. 6 near the bridge at Aquarena Springs Drive, confirmed University Spokesman Matt Flores. Hilario Castilleja, 57 years old, was reported missing at approximately 8:30 p.m. Aug. 5. He was last seen at the San Marcos River wearing blue swim shorts and black...

University police search for suspicious male on campus

University police search for suspicious male on campus

Ashley Skinner

June 26, 2017

Texas State University Police Department was notified of a male ranting about 9/11 terrorist attacks on June 23 in McCoy hall during a lecture. Witnesses from the class said the unidentified male brought up 9/11 and expressed his desire to speak with the highest person in authority about the attack,...

Governor Abbott signs bill to ban sanctuary cities

Governor Abbott signs bill to ban sanctuary cities

Ashley Skinner

May 7, 2017

Update 11 a.m. | Following the passage of this bill, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has issued a travel alert for Texas. The alert warns visitors to expect possible violations of their constitutional rights if stopped by law enforcement, considering the bill requires officers to comply with f...

Colton Duncan resigns as vice president

Colton Duncan resigns as vice president

Ashley Skinner

May 5, 2017

The new Student Government Vice President Jackie Merritt was sworn into office May 5 after Colton Duncan voluntarily resigned from the position May 4. After allegations of DWI and possession of marijuana surfaced last week, Duncan felt it was his duty to resign his vice presidential duties. Duncan...

Multiple stabbing attacks on UT campus, one dead

Multiple stabbing attacks on UT campus, one dead

Bri Watkins

May 1, 2017

One person was killed and three were injured after a reported stabbing attack occurred on University of Texas at Austin campus May1. A suspect has been detained. Emergency officials responded to the incident around 1:45 p.m. near Gregory Gym at 2101 Speedway, and the university community was notified...

Colton Duncan arrested for DWI and possession of drugs

Colton Duncan arrested for DWI and possession of drugs

Bri Watkins

April 28, 2017

Texas State’s student body vice president was arrested April 14 on three counts: driving while intoxicated, possession of less than 2 ounces. of marijuana and possession of controlled substance, according to a police report. Duncan’s mugshot was released by the Statesman April 28. He was stopped at ...

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