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Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Texas State regents approve $54M expansion plans for Strahan Coliseum

The new designs would add 2,300 seats to Strahan’s capacity by building out the eastern side of the arena, but also includes an additional 81,000 gross square feet to make the University Event Center a multi-use facility.

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Texas State’s Teis appointed to new NCAA Division I Council

Texas State University athletics director Larry Teis has been selected by the NCAA Board of Directors to serve as the Sun Belt Conference representative on the newly-formed NCAA Division I Council.

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Texas State body farm researchers use corpses to solve crimes

Texas State University's Forensic Anthropology Center is home to about 50 donated human corpses, which are used in research that can help doctors identify bodies, rescuers find missing persons and law enforcement solve crimes.

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

Lost bull makes unscheduled tour of Texas State University campus

A runaway bull wandered onto campus around 11 a.m. Wednesday before being captured by local police, animal control and cowboys.

Sunday, July 19th, 2015

Governor names Texas State University System student regent

Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed Spencer Copeland, a Sam Houston State University graduate student, to a one-year term as the Texas State University System’s student regent. His term ends May 31 next year.

Saturday, June 27th, 2015

Body discovered in the San Marcos River

UPDATED 2:54 p.m. SATURDAY, JUNE 27 | Texas State University police are investigating after the body of a 29-year-old man was found about 8 a.m. today in the San Marcos River.

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

St. David’s contributes $5M to new building at Texas State’s Round Rock campus

St. David’s Foundation has donated $5 million to Texas State University to help fund construction of a new Health Professions Building at the university's Round Rock Campus.

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Afternoon shadows shed new light on photograph that kissed World War II goodbye

For the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, a team of astronomers from Texas State University has applied its unique brand of celestial sleuthing to the iconic image.

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Texas State’s Sansom honored as ‘champion of the Gulf’

Andrew Sansom, executive director at The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University, has been named "Harte’s Heroes: Champions of the Gulf" by Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Harte Research Institute for Gulf of...

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

East Coast joint venture buys Outpost San Marcos apartments

A group led by The Preiss Company, a Raleigh, N.C.-based student housing investor and operator, has bought the 486-bed Outpost San Marcos apartment complex on Post Road near Texas State University.

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