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Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Man jailed after Texas State campus evacuation

A 21-year-old Louisiana man was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and resisting arrest following a gun scare at Texas State University last week.

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Suspect detained following building evacuation at Texas State

Texas State University police have recovered a suspicious backpack and are questioning a person of interest following an evacuation of the Undergraduate Academic Center on campus Thursday, Nov. 20.

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Texas State system, university mark robust enrollment increases

Led by unprecedented gains at its unofficial flagship in San Marcos, enrollment at the Texas State University System’s eight universities and colleges grew 2.8 percent, the largest collective increase in three years.

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

McCoys give $1.2 million to Central Texas Medical Center

Largest gift in hospital’s history to pay for second da Vinci robotic surgery system.

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Billy Porterfield, 1932 to 2014

During a career that spanned more than a half-century, Porterfield told stories — the universal and the intimate — with a distinctive style and keen ear for both the spoken and written word.

Friday, July 4th, 2014

San Marcos pool party makes national news

WITH VIDEO | Thousands of people flooded the Texas Summer Bash in San Marcos last weekend after event promotion went viral on the internet. Now news of the rollicking pool party is making national news.

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Behold: Breathtaking photos of Texas State’s new Performing Arts Center

Not long after Texas State University’s gleaming new Performing Arts Center started going up, a wall between campus and city came down.

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

By the Numbers: San Marcos apartment boom continues unabated

WITH INTERACTIVE MAP | By the start of the fall semester, planners forecast an additional 1,219 apartment units — with 3,318 beds between them — will pour into the San Marcos rental market.

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

‘I became a better me,’ says man acquitted in fatal stabbing at Allen Street party

WITH VIDEO | Former Bowie High School football standout Brelyn Sorrells spent more than 15 months in Hays County jail before being found not guilty of murdering 20-year-old Arthur Martinez at house party on Allen Street in...

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Time short to renew Bobcat football season tickets

The deadline for Texas State football season ticket holders to re-up for the 2014 season is 5 p.m. Friday, May 23.

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