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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...

Manhunt for sexual assault suspect continues, leading police to arrest on separate sexual assault nearby

Manhunt for sexual assault suspect continues, leading police to arrest on separate sexual assault nearby

Sierra Martin

May 3, 2019


Filed under Breaking, In Brief, News, San Marcos

A sexual assault was reported at The Retreat located on Old Ranch Road 12 around 4 p.m. Thursday evening. The suspect is described as a black male wearing black clothing, a black ski mask and carrying a handgun. No suspect has been taken into custody following the assault and the investigation will continue...

Students hold sit-in following yesterday’s arrests

Students hold sit-in following yesterday’s arrests

Sonia Garcia, News Editor

May 2, 2019


Filed under Breaking, Latest, News, University

A sit-in in LBJ started around 7 p.m. on the fourth floor of LBJ on May 2. The sit-in is being led by Resistance TXST. The sit-in comes the day four students are released from the Hays County Jail after being arrested on campus May 1. Resistance TXST advocates for the rights of underrepresented students...

Bobcat Village welcomes new live-in security guard

Bobcat Village welcomes new live-in security guard

Aaron Peralta

May 1, 2019


Filed under News, University

Newest Bobcat Village security guard comes with military experience. Caleb Hughes took his post for the first time at Bobcat Village in March. As the Village's newest live-in guard, he has the responsibility of ensuring the safety and security of students. Though new to Bobcat Village, Hughes...

Four students arrested following on-campus clash

Four students arrested following on-campus clash

Samantha Guerrero, Staff Writer

May 1, 2019


Filed under Breaking, Latest, News, San Marcos, University

UPDATE: 3:54 p.m. update: UPD released an FAQ at 3:54 p.m. answering questions regarding the arrests, stating "some students engaged in a heated discussion which unfortunately escalated into a physical altercation between two students." The arrested students were transported to the Hays Coun...

Faculty Senate talks campus clash and new legislation

Faculty Senate talks campus clash and new legislation

Julie Gonzales

May 1, 2019


Filed under In Brief, News, University

Faculty Senate leader Alexander White started the May 1 Faculty Senate meeting by briefing the other senators of the altercation between students that happened midday. Just a few moments before the meeting was scheduled, JCK was on lockdown. Students protested and gathered in crowds due to the anticipated...

Hays County Commissioners Court takes action against pipeline

Hays County Commissioners Court takes action against pipeline

Christopher Green

May 1, 2019


Filed under Hays County, In Brief, News

Hays County Commissioners Court has voted to move forward with a lawsuit against Kinder Morgan Inc. The Hays County Commissioners Court voted on April 16 to engage with the law firms of Richards Rodriguez & Skeith, LLP and the Law Office of Max Renea Hicks to bring suit against Kinder Morgan to...

Students win Microsoft project, benefiting the Hays County Food Bank

Students win Microsoft project, benefiting the Hays County Food Bank

Julie Gonzales

April 30, 2019


Filed under News, San Marcos, University

The student-led F.E.E.D. team hosted a Microsoft-sponsored presentation of their award-winning project April 26 in McCoy College for the Hays County Food Bank The project won a $6,000 award in competition against four other selected colleges. Last November, Net Impact, a nonprofit organizatio...

New degrees and minor to be offered fall 2019

New degrees and minor to be offered fall 2019

Chase Rogers

April 30, 2019


Filed under News, University

Texas State will be offering three new bachelor’s degrees, a new master's degree and a new minor for the upcoming fall 2019 semester, expanding on an already extensive catalog.  Among the new degrees is a bachelor's in civil engineering with six sub-disciplines: a bachelors in health sciences...

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