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Sunday, July 19th, 2015

Governor names Texas State University System student regent

Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed Spencer Copeland, a Sam Houston State University graduate student, to a one-year term as the Texas State University System’s student regent. His term ends May 31 next year.

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Campus facilities bill includes $111.6M for Texas State

The campus construction bill tentatively approved Wednesday by the Texas House includes about $256 million for facilities at the Texas State University System institutions, more than 44 percent of which would be designated for Texas State in...

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Texas State system, university mark robust enrollment increases

Led by unprecedented gains at its unofficial flagship in San Marcos, enrollment at the Texas State University System’s eight universities and colleges grew 2.8 percent, the largest collective increase in three years.

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

President ousted at Texas State System’s Sul Ross

Ricardo Maestas is out as the president of Sul Ross State University in Alpine effective immediately, according to sources close to the university.

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

As Sul Ross enrollment increases, so does faculty pay

Administrators at Sul Ross State University in Alpine recently announced a 3 percent raise across campus, a reward, they said, for hitting increased enrollment goals, which may be the beginning of a turnaround for the school.

Monday, November 12th, 2012

Texas State chancellor faces anxieties at Sul Ross

On the cool desert evening of Oct. 24, a small group of local leaders and concerned citizens in this remote West Texas town assembled on the first floor of the historic Holland Hotel. They were there to...

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Texas State University to manage Christmas Mountains

A mountainous tract of West Texas land that has been a point of contention between the General Land Office and environmental groups will serve a new purpose — a research and educational area for university students.

Friday, February 19th, 2010

Regents add $79M to building plan

The Texas State University System Regents added $79 million worth of projects to the San Marcos campus building plan this week. The heftiest price tag is on a $50 million residence hall that will add 612 beds...

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

Matthews resigns as TSUS chancellor

Charles R. Matthews, Chancellor of the Texas State University System (TSUS) since February 2005, announced his retirement effective Feb. 1, 2010.

Friday, April 10th, 2009

Blatchley named board of regents chairman

Ron Blatchley of College Station has been named as the new chairman of the Texas State University System Board of Regents.