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Monday, January 30th, 2017

Texas State to host conference on legacies of the Obama administration

Texas State University’s Center for International Studies will host a two-day conference February 2-3, featuring prominent scholars from across Texas and the United State discussing the likely domestic and foreign policy legacies of the Obama administration.

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Poet Ada Limón to hold reading, signing at Wittliff Collections, Porter House

Author Ada Limón will hold readings and book signings at Texas State University’s Wittliff Collections in San Marcos on Thursday, Feb. 2, and at the Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center in Kyle on Friday, Feb. 3.

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

San Marcos to play host to next Texas Water Symposium

San Marcos will play host to the next installment of the ongoing Texas Water Symposium at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23 at the LBJ Teaching Theater at Texas State University.

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

CAMPO gives boost to regional park-and-ride plan

A beleaguered plan to build a pack of new park-and-rides across the Austin metropolitan area finally caught a break on Monday evening. The proposals include a commuter lot in Dripping Springs.

Friday, January 13th, 2017

Mark Hendricks, 1953 to 2017

Award-winning journalist and long-time Texas State University spokesperson Mark Steven Hendrick died Jan. 3 at the age of 63.

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Texas State student sentenced to 40 years in fatal wrong-way wreck in Kyle

A Texas State University student who drunkenly caused a head-on interstate collision that killed four people last year in Kyle has been sentenced to 40 years in prison.

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Katherine Anne Porter house acquires Cox book collection

KYLE – Long-time Texas writer Mike Cox of Wimberley has donated his collection of books on Southwestern literature and writing to Texas State University’s Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center in Kyle.

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Texas State awarded $2.3M grant to study freshwater mussels

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced funding for a $2.3 million research proposal by Texas State University to study five Central Texas species of freshwater mussels.

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Abbott vows to cut funding for ‘sanctuary campus’ schools

Though the definition of a "sanctuary campus" is murky, Gov. Greg Abbott Thursday made it clear they're not welcome in Texas.

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Texas State student dragged by river shuttle bus, sheriff says

Authorities are investigating the death of a 20-year-old Texas State University student whose body was found this weekend beneath a shuttle bus at a popular concert and water recreation venue on the San Marcos River.

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