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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.

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.

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

San Marcos CISD trustees pull the plug on proposed administration building

On a 4-3 split vote, San Marcos CISD trustees on Monday rejected a motion to allocate up to $5.9 million to design and build a new central administration building on Hunter Road.

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...

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, July 31st, 2013

New session brings renewed hope for campus construction

Despite broad bipartisan support, Texas lawmakers have been unsuccessful this year in their efforts to pass a bill issuing tuition revenue bonds — or TRBs — to fund campus construction around the state. Returning for yet another...

Monday, June 10th, 2013

Audio: Campus construction in the state spotlight

Everything was going so well for higher education during the 2013 legislative session. With less than a week left in the session, House Higher Education Committee Chairman Dan Branch, R-Dallas, was pleased.

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

House signals approval for campus construction bonds

The Texas House gave tentative approval to billions of dollars in bonds for campus construction projects on Monday. Senators already gave the go-ahead, but they will have a chance to revisit the proposal, because the House increased...

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Senate approves bonds for campus construction projects

Billions of dollars in bonds for construction projects at higher-education campuses across Texas would get the go-ahead under legislation approved Tuesday in the state Senate.

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