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Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Mental health to be 2013-2014 Common Experience theme

Texas State announced last week that it is exploring mental health as its 2013-2014 theme for the Common Experience program.

Monday, June 10th, 2013

Audio: Campus construction in the state spotlight

Everything was going so well for higher education during the 2013 legislative session. With less than a week left in the session, House Higher Education Committee Chairman Dan Branch, R-Dallas, was pleased.

Monday, June 10th, 2013

Wittliff opens Shepard exhibit

The Wittliff Collections at Texas State opened a new literary exhibition last week to showcase the playwright and actor Sam Shepard, who began donating to the Wittliff Collections in 1992.

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Strahan court redesigned for Sun Belt move

It seems that the athletic department at Texas State is always on the verge of a big move. On July 1, Texas State will officially make its second conference shift in as many years when it moves...

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Updated: Perry’s pen holds only chance to revive ‘critical’ campus construction

Officials at Texas State, and at universities across the state, are hoping a flick of Gov. Rick Perry’s pen will resurrect a package of campus construction bonds that died late Sunday night during the final, chaotic hours...

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

P&Z unanimously rejects Casey’s Sessom Drive plans

San Marcos Planning & Zoning Commission members on Tuesday unanimously rejected San Antonio developer Darren Casey’s vision for a landmark retail and residential complex across Sessom Drive from Texas State University.

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Economic outlook luncheon set for June 27

Early bird registration already has passed for the annual economic outlook luncheon put on by various business interests, but those interested in attending can still do so with an RSVP by June 14.

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Texas State starts impounding bicycles

The Texas State University Police Department (UPD) began its annual bicycle round-up as part of its RIDE program on May 20.

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Interactive: The view from atop Casey’s (proposed) Sessom Drive apartments

This panorama, pieced together from 20 photos taken by a drone, shows a 360-degree view of the Hill Country horizon from the height of a five-floor building at the site of Darren Casey’s proposed retail/residential complex.

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

House signals approval for campus construction bonds

The Texas House gave tentative approval to billions of dollars in bonds for campus construction projects on Monday. Senators already gave the go-ahead, but they will have a chance to revisit the proposal, because the House increased...

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