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Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Texas State ‘rolls out maroon carpet’ for families, community

There will be something for everyone, from departmental open houses and campus tours and to a free green and healthy living festival featuring hands-on educational activities and live entertainment, as Texas State University rolls out the maroon and gold carpet on Oct. 1 for area alumni, families and the San Marcos community during Discover Texas State, the...

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Texas State kicks-off tobacco-free policy

Effective today, tobacco products are outlawed at Texas State University. The use of any tobacco products is prohibited on all university properties and in vehicles owned or leased by the university.

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

ASG senate approves campus gun resolution

The Associated Student Government (ASG) senate at Texas State approved a resolution Monday night to allow individuals with concealed handgun licenses to carry firearms on campus. ASG President Melanie Ferrari will make a decision about the measure...

Friday, November 19th, 2010

City moves towards recycling for apartments

The San Marcos City Council has approved, on first reading, a recycling program for apartment dwellers, which would go with an existing recycling program for single-family homes. Now, the council must decide on a new rate structure.

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Philosophy Dialogue Series begins next week

Texas State's series of philosophy dialogues will begin next week to begin their 15th year. Former Texas Senator and U.S. Ambassador to Burundi and Botswana Robert Krueger will give the first talk.

Friday, September 10th, 2010

Narvaiz, Porterfield, say lawsuit is 'pure politics'

San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz and Councilmember Kim Porterfield said a lawsuit filed against them by a group opposing San Marcos CISD annexation into the Austin Community College district is, itself, a bid to sway the election....

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Council approves brand concept on first sight

Seeing a new branding concept for the first time, San Marcos City Councilmembers gave unanimous approval to the concept Tuesday night. The council agreed to leave open the possibility of public comment before officially implementing the concept...

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

City looks to create neighborhood commission

San Marcos officials are investigating the possibility of creating a neighborhood commission. Critics say the plan would give less clout to specific neighborhoods than they would receive from the Council of Neighborhood Associations (CONA).

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

Letter to the editor: ASG needs to get serious

In this letter to the editor, Texas State political science junior Griffin Spell says the university's student government has failed to address the real concerns of students.

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

Ferrari sweeps to ASG presidential election win

Associated Student Government (ASG) Senator Melanie Ferrari took 87.2 percent of the vote Wednesday night to win election as Texas State's student body president for the 2010-11 school year. Among Ferrari's proposals is the sale of bricks...

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