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Student Election Board to hold hearing for bribery charges

Student Election Board to hold hearing for bribery charges

Jakob Rodriguez

February 15, 2018


Filed under In Brief, News

The student election board will meet to determine the fate of the Boreing-Becerra campaign after the Nieves-Sears campaign filed an election code violation form. Taylor Brimer, election board chairman, confirmed the election board will meet at 5 p.m. Feb. 16  in the LBJ Student Center in room 4-1.9. Bribery ...

Faculty Senate confirms TRACS system to be replaced

Faculty Senate confirms TRACS system to be replaced

Sandra Sadek

February 15, 2018


Filed under In Brief, News

Faculty Senate held its biannual, full-senate meeting Feb. 14, where senators updated liaisons on recently discussed issues. The senate confirmed they are replacing TRACS. Providers for the new learning management system will be publicly demonstrating their systems March 5, 7 and 9. A pilot process...

Planning and Zoning Commission reviewed intensive areas in San Marcos

Planning and Zoning Commission reviewed intensive areas in San Marcos

Andrew Terrell

February 14, 2018


Filed under In Brief, News

The Planning and Zoning Committee met Feb. 13 to approve two agenda items and review two others. The committee unanimously motioned the approval of a request by Daniel Mahoney on behalf of the Edmund Jaster Hays County Partnership for a final plat consisting of approximately 10 acres of the J.M ...

Trauth sits in on Faculty Senate meeting

Trauth sits in on Faculty Senate meeting

Sandra Sadek

February 8, 2018


Filed under In Brief, News

President Denise Trauth and Provost Gene Bourgeois attended the Faculty Senate weekly meeting, Feb. 7, to discuss recent issues on campus. Trauth and Bourgeois came to the meeting during the first hour and a half to hear out faculty opinions and views on the recent events that took place on campus,...

City Council postpones CodeSMTX vote

City Council postpones CodeSMTX vote

Tyler Hernandez

February 7, 2018


Filed under In Brief, News

City Council met Feb. 6 to discuss topics ranging from newspaper stand standardization to the approval of materials to be used in the construction of a new restaurant. The primary concern of the meeting was to discuss CodeSMTX, a new land development code for the city of San Marcos. The plan includes...

Clegg responds to criticism at Student Goverment meeting

Clegg responds to criticism at Student Goverment meeting

Jakob Rodriguez

February 6, 2018


Filed under In Brief, News

Following the march from the Fighting Stallions statue and Student Government's public forum, Student Government hosted its weekly meeting featuring the highest attendance for this administration and a statement from the student body president. Like other meetings, the public had to wait until agenda item eight ...

Faculty Senate addresses plans to change TRACS

Faculty Senate addresses plans to change TRACS

Sandra Sadek

February 1, 2018


Filed under In Brief, News

Senators discussed concerns toward the recent announcement of a transition away from TRACS, during the Jan. 31 Faculty Senate meeting. Sen. Scott Bowman, College of Applied Arts, is a member of the University Research Enhancement Committee. Bowman addressed questions regarding the committee’s current...

City Council discuss plans for development

City Council discuss plans for development

Sawyer Click

January 31, 2018


Filed under In Brief, News

City Council met Jan. 30 to discuss mobile hubs to be built on Hutchison Street and on the Emerald Crown Trail, as well as the Community Development Block Grant Program itself. Presented by the 214 E. Hutchison Council Committee, the concept of the mobile hub is to promote alternative transportation while...

Associate justices, legislation approved at Student Goverment’s second meeting

Associate justices, legislation approved at Student Goverment’s second meeting

Jakob Rodriguez

January 30, 2018


Filed under Headlines - featured, In Brief, News

Three pieces were passed unanimously during Student Government's second meeting of the semester. The first, the "Rides for Cats Authorization Act," was defined as an attempt for Texas State to partner with a ride-sharing company. The program would offer a ride-sharing service for Texas State students...

Faculty Senate addresses salaries, security concerns

Faculty Senate addresses salaries, security concerns

Sandra Sadek

January 25, 2018


Filed under In Brief, News

Faculty Senate discussed salaries and safety concerns at its second meeting of the year, Jan. 24. Sen. Elizabeth Bishop requested that the Office of Institutional Research look into the variations in salary between the different colleges on campus and then compare them to other institutions. This...

City postpones consideration of renewing Olive Garden’s alcohol permit

City postpones consideration of renewing Olive Garden’s alcohol permit

Andrew Terrell

January 24, 2018


Filed under In Brief, News, San Marcos

The San Marcos Planning and Zoning Commission met Jan. 23 to consider a request by Olive Garden to renew a three-year Conditional Use Permit that allows the sale of mixed beverages at the restaurant. The commission ruled to postpone the renewal of the Conditional Use Permit for one month until proper...

Student Government holds first spring meeting

Student Government holds first spring meeting

Jakob Rodriguez

January 23, 2018


Filed under In Brief, Latest, News, University

Student Government kicked off its spring legislative session on Monday by reading two pieces aimed at saving students time and money. The two pieces, the Rides for Cats Authorization Act and the Resolution to Reduce the Cost of in Classroom Resources, will be voted on during next week's meeting. The...

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