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Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Campus facilities bill includes $111.6M for Texas State

The campus construction bill tentatively approved Wednesday by the Texas House includes about $256 million for facilities at the Texas State University System institutions, more than 44 percent of which would be designated for Texas State in San Marcos and Round Rock

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Bill repealing in-state tuition for undocumented heads to Senate

A Senate committee has passed state Sen. Donna Campbell's bill to repeal in-state college tuition for undocumented students on to the full chamber with a party-line vote.

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

House tentatively okays campus construction bonds

The Texas House on Wednesday tentatively approved the authorization of a package of bonds worth $3.1 billion to support construction on college campuses, continuing lawmakers’ hasty work on the subject.

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

Campbell’s bill to end in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants wins subcommittee approval

After a marathon hearing that stretched well into Tuesday morning, a Senate subcommittee approved Sen. Donna Campbell's bill to repeal Texas law that allows some undocumented students to pay in-state tuition at colleges and universities.

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Italian journalist to lecture on Sicilians in the U.S.

Italian journalist Lucio Luca will present the lecture, “On the Other Side of the Moon: Sicilians in the U.S. Who Have Succeeded,” on Thursday at Texas State University.

Friday, March 6th, 2015

Symposium on Water to examine current, future water issues in Texas

Texas State University will host a Symposium on Water in partnership with the Texas Tribune on Tuesday, March 10.

Friday, March 6th, 2015

Betrayal, revenge mark Texas State production of Euripedes’ ‘Medea

The Department of Theatre and Dance at Texas State University will present Euripedes' Medea through March 8 in the PSH Foundation Studio Theatre, located in the Theatre Center on campus.

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Abbott’s lawsuit against Obama immigration order gets first court hearing today

A federal judge Thursday will consider granting an injunction in Greg Abbott's bid to shut down a White House immigration policy that could benefit hundreds of thousands of Texans living in the country illegally.

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Investors seek master plan amendment for down-sized Campus Village development

Nine months after its first request for a land use map change was soundly rejected by the San Marcos Planning & Zoning Commission, a student housing development company has drastically scaled down expectations for properties it has...

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Commentary: What Texas learned from the last boom gone bust

In this commentary, former state chief revenue estimator BILLY HAMILTON writes that no one really knows what plunging oil prices will mean for Texas’ economy, but rising fears of a 1980s-style recession are overblown — at least...

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