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Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Texas hopes to compete for data center business

Texas once dominated the data center industry — the housing and storage of major corporate computer systems. But in recent years, other states have chipped away at its foothold.

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Perry calls second special session to pass abortion bill

Hours after Democrats won a rare victory by blocking a restrictive abortion bill, Republican Gov. Rick Perry has called a second special session to take up the issue again.

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

O’Brien wins Pritzker Award

Tim O'Brien, five-time holder of Texas State's endowed chair in creative writing, was named the winner of the 2013 Pritzker Military Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing.

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Bobcat assistant coach going to world track championships

Texas State assistant track coach Amanda Bingson set the American record in the hammer throw at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships this past weekend, making her the top American and the third-ranked international athlete headed...

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Several Bobcats named in preseason grid magazines

The Fourth of July is fast approaching, which can only mean that college football magazine season is upon us.

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Bobcats open call center to move football tickets

The Texas State athletic department is attempting to turn an old idea to its advantage. A call center.

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

San Marcos Tonight 6/26/13

Mike Ethan Messick will get toes to tappin' at Riley's Tavern tonight...

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Bartee Haile: Temperamental silent star did it her way

The tale of a strong-willed Texas flapper with a mind of her own...

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Freethought San Marcos: Ted Cruz’s opposition to liberty

— Freethought San Marcos: A column by LAMAR W. HANKINS   It was gratifying to read of Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, declaring that she has changed her mind about her opposition to gay marriage.  Her change of...

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Led by Davis, Democrats defeat abortion legislation

The nation watched on Tuesday — and into Wednesday — as Democratic Sen. Wendy Davis and hundreds of impassioned reproductive rights advocates stalled proceedings and ultimately defeated controversial abortion legislation in a storm of screams and shouts...

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