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Monday, April 1st, 2013

San Marcos, Texas State make ‘best of’ lists

San Marcos’ downtown square and Texas State University’s Student Recreation Center were recently named to rundowns of distinguished places.

Monday, April 1st, 2013

‘Top Girls’ to run at Texas State

"Top Girls," a production by Caryl Churchill, is the Texas State Department of Theater and Dance's newest presentation.

Monday, April 1st, 2013

Narco cinema finds growing audience in Austin

After the arrest in 2010 of Edgar Valdez Villarreal, who the authorities said was the head of a violent Mexican drug cartel, customers at Video Mexico in Austin told Eduardo Betancourt, the owner, something he should have...

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Texas State to present ‘Don Giovanni’

The Texas State University Symphony Orchestra will Mozart’s timeless score, "Don Giovanni," under Maestro Nicholas Carthy April 5-8 in Evans Auditorium.

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Revolution descendants observe Washington’s birthday

Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution celebrated the 281st birthday of the founder of our nation on Feb. 22 with a special proclamation from Mayor Daniel Guerrero honoring George Washington.

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Debut novelist wins Rivera award

Guadalupe García McCall's debut novel, Under the Mesquite, has been given the Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award by Texas State.

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Cobb swears in new Hays County Historical Commission

New and incumbent members of the Hays County Historical Commission were recently sworn to two-year terms by Hays County Judge Bert Cobb.

Sunday, February 17th, 2013

Q&A: Kent Finlay on the soul of an artist

The San Marcos live music pioneer talks about the soul of an artist, the plasticity of pretenders — and how Cheatham Street Warehouse looks to separate one from the other.

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Updated: U.S. Rep says Bobcat bombshell is lost daughter

The Tennessee congressman embroiled in a mini-scandal today for sending, then deleting, sappy Tweets to a 24-year-old Texas State University student says the woman is his secret daughter.

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Texas State student caught in Twittergate with U.S. Rep

An apparently Twitter-challenged Tennessee congressman sent flirty public messages to a Texas State University student from the U.S. House floor during the State of the Union address.

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