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Photo Gallery: Benbow-Thompson Inauguration

Photo Gallery: Benbow-Thompson Inauguration

Chinedu Chukuka

May 8, 2019


Filed under Gallery, Multimedia, News, Student Government

Student Government President Corey Benbow gives his inauguration speech April 17 at the Student Government presidential and vice presidential inauguration in the LBJ Student Center. KTSW 89.9 Assistant News Director Will Wadsworth interviews Student Government President Corey Benbow April 17...

Suspect in sexual assault arrested

Suspect in sexual assault  arrested

Camelia Juarez, News Reporter

May 8, 2019


Filed under Breaking, News

San Marcos police arrested 20-year-old Tyshane Vris Thomas after a community member at the Sanctuary Loft apartments reported that they found a modified BB gun, modified and painted to look like a real gun, and women's clothing were found in a bag. A concerned citizen called SMPD saying he found a...

City Council moves to supporting San Marcos as Mermaid Capital of Texas

City Council moves to supporting San Marcos as Mermaid Capital of Texas

Christopher Green

May 8, 2019


Filed under In Brief, News, San Marcos

On May 7, City council unanimously voted on supporting a concurrent resolution of the Texas Legislature designating the City as “The Mermaid Capital of Texas.” The resolution is currently in the process of making its way to the Texas State Legislature. Council also passed an ordinance on the...

Texas State forms alliance to save endangered toad species

Texas State forms alliance to save endangered toad species

Mia Estrada

May 7, 2019


Filed under Hays County, News, University

Toads are on the brink of extinction, but Texas State is attempting to save the Houston toad found in neighboring cities. Texas Park and Wildlife has teamed up with Texas State to begin the process of encouraging landowners living in the Houston toad range to comply with safe harbor agreements i...

Photo Gallery: Four students arrested following on-campus clash

Photo Gallery: Four students arrested following on-campus clash

Chinedu Chukuka

May 7, 2019


Filed under Gallery, Multimedia, News

Texas State student Chris Wetterman speaks with other students following arrests made by the University Police Department May 1 near the Quad at Texas State University. Students react and respond emotionally to the student arrests May 1 near the Evans Liberal Arts Building at Texas State U...

Engineering students get hands-on experience at NuPlasma

Engineering students get hands-on experience at NuPlasma

Chase Rogers

May 6, 2019


Filed under News, San Marcos, University

A team of engineering students is working with NuPlasma, a local blood bank, for their senior design course, providing them with valuable real-world applications of their studies. The team was tasked with creating a 3D model representative of NuPlasma’s freezers, containing blood and plasma donations,...

Counseling Center implements simulation to help distressed students

Counseling Center implements simulation to help distressed students

Astri Smith

May 6, 2019


Filed under News, University

The Counseling Center is introducing role-playing simulation technology that recognizes anxiety and depression. The Counseling Center has partnered with Kognito, a health simulation company, to offer a program that will allow students, faculty and staff training on recognizing signs of distress and ...

SMPD provides daily updates on string of sexual assaults

SMPD provides daily updates on string of sexual assaults

Camelia Juarez

May 6, 2019


Filed under Breaking, In Brief, News, San Marcos

After the recent string of sexual assaults, the City of San Marcos will release daily updates about the investigation with the help of the Texas Department of Public Safety's Texas Rangers and the FBI's Central Texas Violent Crimes Task Force. Updates will be posted on the city’s Facebook page daily...

Second murder-suicide hits San Marcos

Second murder-suicide hits San Marcos

Jaden Edison

May 5, 2019


Filed under Breaking, In Brief, News, San Marcos

Two Texas State students were found dead after an apparent murder-suicide. Matthew Bond Pfluger  (10/18/94) and Connor Patrick Shannon (11/22/94) were found by another friend of theirs dead May 5. At approximately 9:30 a.m., San Marcos Police arrived at the 1400 block of Highland Drive to investigate. Police...

Traffic accident on IH35 results in one fatality

Traffic accident on IH35 results in one fatality

Jaden Edison

May 4, 2019


Filed under Breaking, In Brief, News, San Marcos

San Marcos Police, EMS and Fire Department responded to a traffic accident May 3 at approximately 10:45 p.m. that resulted in one fatality. The incident consequently closed IH35 for a few hours. In heavy rain, a 2010 Honda and a 2014 Ford F150 were involved in an accident. Before first responders...

Texas State students sit-in

Texas State students sit-in

Jakob Rodriguez

May 3, 2019


Filed under Breaking, Latest, News, University

Organizations and activists unite to demand change from administration Editor’s note: Carrisa Liz Castillo contributed to this article by transcribing the interviews provided. Following the arrest of four Texas State students May 1, student organizations and university community members occupie...

Sexual assault suspect arrested

Sexual assault suspect arrested

Sonia Garcia

May 3, 2019


Filed under Breaking, In Brief, News, San Marcos

UPDATE: 1:04 p.m. Keith Louis III was arrested today at noon in Austin. He will be transported to the Hays County Jail today. He was located by members of the investigative team, and he was then arrested by members of the United States Marshals Lone Star Violent Crimes Task Force. The investigation on...

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