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Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Texas State’s Phoenix Saxophone Quartet wins Down Beat awards

Texas State University’s Phoenix Saxophone Quartet has won two awards from Down Beat Magazine.

Friday, May 31st, 2013

A Bobcat’s novel approach to helping prison inmates help themselves

Terri LeClercq, a Texas State University alumna who became consumed with advocating for prison reform after her arrest during a protest in 1998, has penned an illustrated graphic novel intended to teach inmates how to effectively lodge...

Monday, May 20th, 2013

‘From the Top’ to broadcast from Texas State

The National Public Radio program "From the Top" will be broadcast from the fourh annual International Piano Festival, to be held June 1-9 at Texas State.

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Phi Kappa Phi adds Texas State

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi has announced last week that it has approved a new chapter at Texas State.

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Q&A: Roger Boylan on the thrill of writing thrillers

Critically acclaimed author Roger Boylan will present the seminar on the basics of writing thrillers during a free seminar 1 p.m. Saturday, May 18. Both experienced and novice writers are invited to attend the workshop at the...

Friday, May 10th, 2013

Margerison named Piper Professor

Kenneth H. Margerison is Texas State's newest Piper Professor, named for 2013 by the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation.

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

‘Rock The Porch’ sits Kyle in good company

Chicago had its cows, St. Paul had its Snoopy dogs, Fargo had its buffaloes and even Austin had its guitars but Plum Creek, in Kyle, may be the first ever rocking chair art initiative.

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Historic homes tour features a variety of buildings

Buildings with an assortment of uses are featured in the 38th Annual Heritage Association Tour of Homes, "Revisiting Historic Hopkins: Gateway to San Marcos", taking place on May 4-5, where participants will gain a whole new perspective...

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

!Viva! Cinco de Mayo will feature music, food, dance and menudo cook-off

May 5 is Cinco de Mayo and that means it's time for the 39th Annual !Viva! Cinco de Mayo Festival and Statewide Menudo Cook-off at the Hays County Civic Center, 1249 Civic Center Loop.

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Harrison to receive honorary doctorate from Texas State

Patti Strickel Harrison, who attended Texas State in 1947 and 1948 and has since contributed more than $11 million to the university, will receive an honorary doctoral degree from the university on May 11.

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