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Monday, April 1st, 2013

Is Perry-Powers tension about rivalry or policy?

Tensions between Gov. Rick Perry’s administration and Powers, the president of the University of Texas at Austin, are rising, sucking up legislative time and pitting lawmakers, prominent alumni and higher-education critics against one another in a running argument over politics, rivalries and what a public university is supposed to be.

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Zaffirini calls out UT regents

The Texas Education Code lays out the state's expectations for regents of public university systems, and a member of the Senate Higher Education Committee is questioning if the University of Texas System board is living up to them.

Friday, October 12th, 2012

Why Longhorns owe their survival in part to Oklahoma

It might not be the safest week to mention this, but here goes: The Texas longhorns owe their survival in large part to Oklahoma.

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Texas State math camp students compete nationally

Three high school students chipped away at the Graceful Tree Conjecture during a recent university math camp, earning a chance to compete for $10,000-$100,000 in D.C.

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Texas State’s Wittliff Collections has new director

Dr. David Coleman has been appointed director of the Wittliff Collections at Texas State University's Alkek Library.

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

San Marcos CISD kids begin regional fitness program

Almost 500 San Marcos CISD elementary students traveled to Austin last Saturday morning to help kick-off the 2011 Marathon Kids program. For the next six months, participants will run/walk 26.2 miles in increments of one-quarter to one...

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

Texas State to host reception and Q&A with three Texas writers

Three Texas Hill Country writers will speak and answer questions about their craft this Thursday at Texas State's Alkek Library in San Marcos.

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Kyle names Brooks as new librarian

Connie Brooks has 36 years of experience as a librarian from New York to Palo Alto, including three years at the Kyle Public Library. The city named Brooks Tuesday as Kyle's library director, replacing the recently retired...

Monday, December 13th, 2010

Texas State to host 2012 forensics tournament

Texas State will be the host school for the American Forensics Association individual events tournament in 2012. The first rounds will be held at the university, with the finals to be held at the Embassy Suites and...

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Hill Country College Fair to visit San Marcos High School

The Hill Country College Fair will be at San Marcos High School (SMHS) cafeteria on Sept. 28 from 6-8 p.m. SMHS seniors have recently been visited by representatives from the University of Texas and St. Mary's University.

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