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Naturalization celebration, the ceremony of citizenship

Naturalization celebration, the ceremony of citizenship

Laura Montelongo

March 27, 2019


Filed under News, San Marcos, University

Texas State welcomed 250 immigrants March 26 to take the oath to become American citizens during the annual Naturalization Celebration. Though they all faced different obstacles, they shared one dream: becoming a U.S. citizen. The Hispanic Policy Network organized the annual Naturalization Celebration,...

Student Government talks free menstrual hygiene products

Student Government talks free menstrual hygiene products

Samantha Guerrero

March 26, 2019


Filed under News, Student Government, University

Chapter leader Alexa Atkinson represented PERIOD, a global non-profit organization that provides and celebrates menstrual hygiene, in a March 25 presentation to Student Government about bringing free feminine products to campus. Atkinson wishes to put the feminine products in or right outside on-campus...

Local business robbed at gunpoint, suspect in custody

Local business robbed at gunpoint, suspect in custody

Sierra Martin

March 26, 2019


Filed under In Brief, News, San Marcos

The San Marcos Police Department responded Monday afternoon to an aggravated robbery at Planet K at 910 North IH-35. The suspect, Abraham Barrera, 19, is in custody. Witnesses informed police the store was robbed at gunpoint and described the suspect as a Hispanic male wearing a dark hoodie, dark...

Macaw stolen from Wonder World Park still missing

Macaw stolen from Wonder World Park still missing

Samantha Guerrero

March 26, 2019


Filed under News, San Marcos

Wonder World Park is asking the public for help in recovering a macaw stolen March 1 from the wildlife park that is still missing. Suzy, a 38-year-old gold-and-blue macaw, was taken from her cage. Suzy has been a member of the animal park for the past twenty years. Park operator Kristin Williams found...

City council approves final motion in SMART Terminal development

City council approves final motion in SMART Terminal development

Christopher Green

March 26, 2019


Filed under News, San Marcos

San Marcos City Council approved an economic development incentive agreement with Texas Transportation Alliance that provides standards and guidelines developers of the SMART Terminal must follow. The motion was one of three that were needed to allow the development of the SMART Terminal. The council...

Alkek construction brings $14.3 million worth of changes

Alkek construction brings $14.3 million worth of changes

Sierra Martin

March 26, 2019


Filed under News, University

Alkek Library is currently undergoing $14.3 million of major renovations that will bring change to the first, second, fourth and seventh levels of the library. It is expected to be complete in the spring of 2020. With a growing student population, Texas State is updating the library to provide a modern learning experience and expansive resources to curre...

City council approves final motion in SMART Terminal development

City council approves final motion in SMART Terminal development

Christopher Green

March 21, 2019


Filed under In Brief, News, San Marcos

San Marcos City Council approved an economic development incentive agreement during the March 19 City Council meeting that the SMART Terminal will follow. The motion was one of three needed for the development of the SMART Terminal. The council also approved the annexation of 734.6 acres of land...

One suspect in custody after shooting near SXSW

One suspect in custody after shooting near SXSW

Sierra Martin

March 16, 2019


Filed under Breaking, In Brief, News

Three people have been injured during a shooting near the South by Southwest festival in Austin. One person is held in custody by the Austin Police Department related to the shooting. Reports of a shooting around 7th Street and Interstate 35 occurred around 2:30 a.m. One suspect is currently i...

The Junction residents face unwarranted charges by management

The Junction residents face unwarranted charges by management

Laura Montelongo

March 13, 2019


Filed under News, San Marcos, University

Residents of The Junction apartments received a two-days notice Feb. 27 that they would be back charged six months of water and sewage expenses despite a lease stating otherwise. Just a few days earlier, Feb. 20, an email was sent out stating the complex was under new management but the current lease...

Inmate Impasse

Inmate Impasse

Camelia Juarez

March 12, 2019


Filed under Latest, News, San Marcos

The jail's inmate population has increased 82 percent since 2014, way out of proportion with the 16 percent growth of the county's population, according to the Hays County sheriff’s office. The dramatic and quick rise in inmates has led the jail to reach capacity, meaning inmates are being outsourced...

Student Government passes mandatory sensitivity training for senators, changes food swipe policies, reads new legislation

Student Government passes mandatory sensitivity training for senators, changes food swipe policies, reads new legislation

Samantha Guerrero

March 12, 2019


Filed under In Brief, News, Student Government

Student Government passed legislation March 11 mandating sensitivity for all senators and also made changes to meal trade policies. The food service committee signed a contract to make differences to meals on campus. The committee has decided to change meal plans to one more based around dining dollars...

Brihana Landrum, a tragic loss for all

Brihana Landrum, a tragic loss for all

Sonia Garcia

March 12, 2019


Filed under News, San Marcos, University

Her big round eyes looked ahead to the future, and she smiled at the thought of working with children. She never failed to smile when making her family proud. Her thoughts were filled with compassion, love and integrity, and no one imagined she would be gone so young. Brihana Landrum, Texas Sta...

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