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DACA Task Force presents memorandum to Trauth

DACA Task Force presents memorandum to Trauth

Sandra Sadek, News Reporter

November 14, 2019

The DACA task force appointed by President Trauth submitted their memorandum and recommendation to the President's Office on Nov. 12. The memorandum outlines the resources and capacities offered to DACA and undocumented students by the university. The memo offers recommendations the institution can...

Texas State implements bias reporting system

Texas State implements bias reporting system

Samantha Guerrero

November 14, 2019

Texas State administration is launching a bias response protocol in response to prejudiced or offensive behavior that may exist on campus, including racist, sexist and homophobic remarks.The program will attempt to create a more cohesive atmosphere on campus and support the campus climate. The respo...

Propane explosion closes North LBJ Drive

Propane explosion closes North LBJ Drive

Sonia Garcia, News Editor

November 14, 2019

The San Marcos fire marshal responded to a propane explosion from a food truck in the area of 801 Chestnut Lane this morning, leading to road closures of North LBJ Drive at Sessom Drive, Chestnut Street at LBJ and Forest Drive at LBJ. The initial order to stay indoors and away from windows upon investigation...

First Amendment website launching by end of November

First Amendment website launching by end of November

Chelsea Mumy

November 13, 2019

The Division of Student Affairs is launching a new constitution-based website this month focusing on FAQs surrounding freedom of speech and the First Amendment. According to Vice President of Student Affairs Joanne Smith, the website is meant to educate and inform students on their rights and what free...

Department of Education to conduct campus crime program review

Department of Education to conduct campus crime program review

Jakob Rodriguez

November 12, 2019

The Department of Education notified Texas State it would be conducting an off-site campus crime program review to evaluate the university’s compliance with the Clery Act. The notification from the DOE on Nov. 6 was followed by an announcement from University President Denise M. Trauth the next...

Student Government makes changes to amendments included in new constitution

Student Government makes changes to amendments included in new constitution

Sarah Martinez, News Reporter

November 12, 2019

Student Government discussed changes to the new constitution in The Constitutional Overhaul and Student Government Reform Act of 2019 at the Nov. 11 meeting. The meeting began with members of the public expressing their concerns. Jessica Lieck, political science senior, brought attention to the recent...

Accusatory flyer published by student organization retracted

Accusatory flyer published by student organization retracted

Chase Rogers

November 12, 2019

The College Democrats at Texas State retracted a Twitter post containing inaccurate accusations against an Office of Diversity and Inclusion official. In a response from the official Texas State Twitter account, Vice President of University Administration Lisa Lloyd said the claims in the circulated...

Sidewalk project on Belvin Street at a crossroads

Sidewalk project on Belvin Street at a crossroads

Michael Garcia

November 8, 2019

The Sidewalk Maintenance & Gap Infill is a five-year program to create well-connected pedestrian walkways across the city and repair or install sidewalks in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The project is slated to cost $150,000 annually for the next five years. The program st...

Texas State to undergo off-site campus crime program review

Texas State to undergo off-site campus crime program review

Jakob Rodriguez, Editor in Chief

November 7, 2019

University President Denise M. Trauth announced via email that the Department of Education will be conducting an off-site campus crime program review to evaluate the university’s compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Department’s...

City council discusses mitigation plan and juvenile curfew for minors

City council discusses mitigation plan and juvenile curfew for minors

Michael Garcia, News Reporter

November 7, 2019

City council discussed a mitigation action plan as well as the reestablishment of the juvenile curfew. Nov. 6, Community Initiatives Program Administrator Aaron Harris gave a presentation for a mitigation action plan to the San Marcos City Council. The city had received $24,012,000 in federal fundi...

Suspect charged after firing a gun on the Square

Suspect charged after firing a gun on the Square

Jaden Edison, Multimedia Editor

November 6, 2019

The San Marcos Police Department responded to reports of a man firing off a gunshot at Rooftop on the Square Wednesday morning. There were no reported injuries. Security footage at Rooftop, 126 S Guadalupe St., shows Tre'Shaun Campbell, 22, in an altercation with several other people. Campbell...

DACA Panel shares resources ahead of Supreme Court case

DACA Panel shares resources ahead of Supreme Court case

Sandra Sadek

November 6, 2019

Representatives from several departments across the university held a panel discussing the various services and resources available to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and undocumented students Nov. 5, as its status is in legal jeopardy. Panelists for this event included Michelle Sotolongo,...

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