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Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Letter: Destroying Cape’s Dam = Destroying critical habitat

MOLLY CUMMINGS, an University of Texas biology professor, writes that the San Marcos City Council should not rely on a Texas State University biology professor’s findings that removing historic Cape’s Dam will not harm the San Marcos River’s delicate aquatic ecosystem.

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

First lady dedicates new ultrasound at San Marcos crisis pregnancy center

Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott spoke at a dedication ceremony on Sunday for new ultrasound equipment recently donated to Central Texas Life Care, a San Marcos crisis pregnancy resource center near Texas State University.

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

Texas State fall enrollment surpasses 38,000 for first time

"These are exciting times at Texas State," said Texas State President Denise M. Trauth.

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

Free freshman year? Texas State system hopes to try it out

The Texas State University System is experimenting with using massive open online courses to allow students to effectively fulfill a year's requirements at little cost before they arrive on campus, an option aimed at working students and...

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

Filmmaker Robert Rodriguez to deliver LBJ Distinguished Lecture at Texas State

Film director Robert Rodriguez will deliver the LBJ Distinguished Lecture at Texas State University on Wednesday, Sept. 16.

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Downtown restaurant to host Bobcat Club football watch parties for away games

The Texas State Bobcat Club has named Louie's Oyster House & Beer Garden in downtown San Marcos as the host venue for six out-of-town football game watch parties this season.

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Future of Cape’s Dam, Thompson’s Islands on San Marcos council agenda

Wading into a battle that has divided the San Marcos River’s most passionate defenders, the San Marcos City Council is scheduled to begin deliberation tonight on whether to dismantle Cape’s Dam.

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Kyle, San Marcos to host writer Daniel Orozco

Daniel Orozco, whose well-received short stories have been included in “The Best American Short Stories” and “The Pushcart Prize Anthology,” will read from his works at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11 at the Katherine Anne Porter...

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.

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