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Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Texas State astronomer addresses Stonewall mystery

On May 2, 1863 -- 150 years ago on Thursday -- Confederate troops mistakenly shot their esteemed Lieutenant General Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson. The general lost his left arm as a result. He survived that, but died eight days later due to complications due to pnemonia.

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Turnpike Troubadours win album, song of the year at Lone Star Music Awards

Turnpike Troubadours took two of the top prizes — Album of the Year and Song of the Year — at the Lone Star Music Awards on Sunday for their 2012 release “Goodbye Normal Street” and the single...

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

Texas Music Theater hosts Lone Star Music Awards tonight

The awards show will feature musical entertainment provided by a stellar lineup of talent including Robert Earl Keen, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Rob Baird, Cody Canada and the Departed, Jason Eady and Courtney Patton, Shinyribs, and Six Market...

Friday, April 26th, 2013

MR Fest makes the Square the hippest place in town

Downtown San Marcos will be filled with music, fun and happy music lovers on Saturday, April 27 as KTSW Radio presents the 6th annual My Radio Fest, or Mr. Fest, as it is affectionately known.

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Famed author Ben Fountain joins Texas State faculty

“We need people who see things for what they are, and these MFA students are among the people who are trying, just by definition of trying to make themselves writers.”

Sunday, April 21st, 2013

Photos: Southside School unveils historical marker

The Southside School, the campus where Latino children attended classes prior to integration, was dedicated as a a state historical landmark during a ceremony on April 20.

Saturday, April 20th, 2013

Two performances left of Texas State’s ‘Urinetown’

The theater and dance department’s presentation of the the spring musical, Urinetown, will include its run with a 7:30 p.m. performance today and a 2:30 p.m. matinee Sunday on the main stage of the Texas State University...

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Travis Tritt to play Texas Music Theater

Travis Tritt has come a long way since his Vienne sausage days in Georgia, garnering a variety of prestigious music industry awards. He plays Texas Music Theater on Friday.

Monday, April 8th, 2013

Brad Rollins’ Blog: Could a San Marcos homecoming be a healing finale for George Strait?

Considering the agony he encountered on the side of a winding country road in 1986, it’s embarrassingly presumptuous to even ask such a thing. But as he retires from touring, the ‘King of Country’ might consider the...

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Texas State prof publishes platyfish genome

A Texas State researcher has published the sequence an analysis of the platyfish genome.

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