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In brief: City Council clarifies Code SMTX

In brief: City Council clarifies Code SMTX

Tyler Hernandez

May 3, 2018

City Council cleared up confusion regarding Code SMTX and discussed the Storm Water Master Plan at its May 1 meeting. Concerning Code SMTX, the council clarified the language and definition of some parts of the code found to be confusing at prior meetings. Code SMTX seeks to modernize and future-proof...

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...

Faculty Senate talks university budget

Faculty Senate talks university budget

Sandra Sadek

April 26, 2018

Faculty Senate, along with newly elected senators from the biology and criminal justice departments, discussed university budgeting statewide at the last regular meeting of the semester. Eric Algoe, vice president of Finance and Support Services, visited to discuss the funding of higher education...

Three-year alcohol permit approved for Hilton Garden Inn

Three-year alcohol permit approved for Hilton Garden Inn

Andrew Terrell

April 25, 2018

The Planning and Zoning Commission met April 24 to consider a Qualified Watershed Protection Program and a three-year Conditional Use Permit for Hilton Garden Inn.  The first agenda item under public hearings was to consider the "approval of the Qualified Watershed Protection Plan Phase 2 for the Fitzroy...

Student Government President’s cabinet to be confirmed next week

Student Government President’s cabinet to be confirmed next week

Jakob Rodriguez

April 24, 2018

The Brooklyn Boreing-Ruben Becerra Jr. administration hosted a joint session between the Graduate House and Senate aimed at confirming the administration's cabinet and passing legislation. The main focus of the session was the confirmation of the president's cabinet. However, the vote was pushed back...

Faculty Senate talks diversity issues, prepares for next year

Faculty Senate talks diversity issues, prepares for next year

Sandra Sadek

April 19, 2018

Faculty Senate announced senator election results, appointed faculty to committees and discussed diversity initiatives during their weekly meeting, April 18. As Faculty Senate prepares for next year's senate, they announced the results of the elections for next year’s senators. Applied Arts:...

Faculty Senate works to fill committee vacancies

Faculty Senate works to fill committee vacancies

Sandra Sadek

April 12, 2018

Senators worked on finding replacements for committee members, April 11 during Faculty Senate's weekly meeting. Bill Stone, criminal justice professor and chair of the committee on committees, gave a report on the upcoming vacant positions on all senate committees. One of the concerns brought up was...

Planning and Zoning Commission approves alcohol permits

Planning and Zoning Commission approves alcohol permits

Andrew Terrell

April 11, 2018

Planning and Zoning Commission met April 10 to approve restricted and conditional parking permits for Crafthouse Kitchen and Japan Latino Sushi & Steak. The Commission held a public hearing of a request by Allen Shy, on behalf of Shy Penn LTD., for an amendment to the Restricted Conditional Use...

Senator accused during Student Government meeting of vandalism

Senator accused during Student Government meeting of vandalism

Sawyer Click

April 10, 2018

During the April 9 meeting, Student Government President Connor Clegg accused Sen. Claudia Gasponi of vandalizing campus property in an attempt to lower enrollment rates. Student Government passed three pieces of legislation during the meeting and heard a presentation after the claims were made. Before...

New engineering degree sparks debate during Faculty Senate

New engineering degree sparks debate during Faculty Senate

Sandra Sadek

April 5, 2018

A new engineering degree was a point of contention for Faculty Senate, April 4 at their weekly meeting. The Curriculum Committee reported that they are working on creating a bachelor of science in civil engineering. Several senators, specifically those from the College of Liberal Arts, had reservations...

Flooding solutions fill City Council meeting

Flooding solutions fill City Council meeting

Tyler Hernandez

April 4, 2018

The city council met 6 p.m. April 3 to discuss the city’s budget and appointments to committees and utility positions. The meeting began with a staff presentation to the council reviewing quarterly investment and financial reports regarding the final quarter of 2017. The presentation demonstrated...

Student Government passes Time Capsule Authorization Act

Student Government passes Time Capsule Authorization Act

Jakob Rodriguez

April 3, 2018

Student Government passed the Time Capsule Authorization Act at the April 2 meeting with a majority vote. The act authorizes the purchase of a time capsule to preserve Texas State history for generations to come and creates a presidential council on matters regarding the capsule. Student senators...

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