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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,...

Election night 2019 in San Marcos

Election night 2019 in San Marcos

Jakob Rodriguez, Editor-In-Chief

November 5, 2019

Ballots are in and tallied across Hays County for state-wide propositions and San Marcos City Council place seat elections. Although election results are not official, the vote count is complete. Out of all registered voters in Hays county only 13.5% cast a ballot. The following list of offices...

Texas State faces increased demand for mental health services

Texas State faces increased demand for mental health services

Daniel Weeks

November 5, 2019

The Student Health Center and Counseling Center staffers are experiencing an influx of students with mental health complications in recent semesters.Emilio Carranco, director of the health center, participated in the National College Health Assessment survey February 2019. Carranco observed a large i...

Park and Recreation propose fee increases

Park and Recreation propose fee increases

Chase Rogers

November 5, 2019

The Parks & Recreation Advisory Board heard proposals Oct. 29 for a prospective cost recovery initiative going before San Marcos City Council Nov. 6, potentially signifying higher costs for customers using recreational facilities, amenities and services. The cost recovery initiative was drafted...

Tuition increases to come for 2021 and 2022 school years

Tuition increases to come for 2021 and 2022 school years

Sierra Martin

November 5, 2019

Students packed LBJ 3-13.1, huddling outside to hear plans Texas State administration has to increase tuition for upcoming school years.Texas State is proposing an overall 3.95% increase of tuition and fees for the 2021 and 2022 school years. Students would see a $222.45 increase to tuition in 2021 and a $...

Bobcat Bounty could move to LBJ permanently

Bobcat Bounty could move to LBJ permanently

Faith Smith

November 5, 2019

Bobcat Bounty staff is currently looking to gain permanent space on campus for its food distributions, and Student Government is pushing for the spot to be in LBJ Student Center. Bobcat Bounty is a student-run, on-campus food pantry for students at Texas State. Student Government officials and the Vice President of...

City to partner with Hays County to determine Cape’s Dam fate

City to partner with Hays County to determine Cape’s Dam fate

Michael Garcia

November 5, 2019

The City of San Marcos may begin to work closely with Hays County officials to assist in the removal, or repair, of Cape's Dam.Vista Planning & Design President Mitchell Wright gave a presentation at city hall Oct. 15 to show San Marcos City Council members the company's vision of the partnership with the county. The presentation included Hays County taking complete financial co...

Proposition 5 to dedicate funds to state parks and historical sites

Proposition 5 to dedicate funds to state parks and historical sites

Michael Garcia, News Reporter

November 5, 2019

Texas voters will cast their votes for or against Proposition 5 on Election Day, Nov. 5. Proposition 5 dictates a sporting goods sales tax—a portion of sales tax collected from the sale of sporting goods in Texas—to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Texas Historical Commission. The Texas Le...

New constitution proposed for Student Government

New constitution proposed for Student Government

Sierra Martin, News Reporter

November 5, 2019

The Student Government meeting was comprised of voting on the Cabinet Compensation Act, Campus Safety Review and reading the updated Student Government constitution. The resolution "Cabinet Compensation Act" passed and allows cabinet members to be reimbursed for any responsibilities they are given...

Taskforce established ahead of Supreme Court DACA case

Taskforce established ahead of Supreme Court DACA case

Sandra Sadek

November 4, 2019

Texas State President Denise Trauth established a task force September 2019 to inform the university community about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and the subsequent Supreme Court case deciding its fate. The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to hear oral arguments Nov. 12 in the ca...

Flu vaccine distribution delayed by World Health Organization

Flu vaccine distribution delayed by World Health Organization

Daniel Weeks

November 4, 2019

A delay in manufacturing of the influenza virus forced the Student Health Center to postpone the large scale distribution to the student body until early November 2019.The Student Health Center planned to hold a flu outreach program during the first week of October. However, the program was temporari...

Criminal Justice Coalition advocates cite and release

Criminal Justice Coalition advocates cite and release

Sandra Sadek, News Reporter

November 3, 2019

"No justice, no peace, choose cite-and-release," was chanted as activism organizations, community leaders and local residents gathered for the need of a cite-and-release ordinance in the city during a public event held by the San Marcos Criminal Justice Coalition at Eddie Durham Park Nov. 3. The event,...

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