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Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

Wittliff Collections to screen Buck Winn documentary

The Hays County Historical Commission will screen its latest documentary at the the Wittliff Collections on the seventh floor of the Alkek Library on Dec. 7. The film about Wimberley artist Buck Winn was shot in 18 locations in the Southwest and is the first complete coverage of Winn's work.

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

Texas State to host World AIDS Day event

The Network, the peer education team at Texas State's Health Promotion Services, will host an event in recognition of World AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) Day Wednesday on the campus quad.

Monday, November 29th, 2010

Texas State headed to National Ethics Bowl competition

Texas State is sending a team to a bowl this year, but certainly not in football. A five-student team from Texas State's philosophy department will participate in the National Ethics Bowl competition in Cincinnati in March.

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

Texas State, children's theatre leader Pascoe dies

Charles Pascoe, the Texas State theatre professor who brought children's theatre to Central Texas school children for 25 years, died Tuesday. Pascoe was 69. Funeral services are pending for Pascoe, who started work at Texas State as...

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

DNA advances break murder case after 35 years of false starts

After more than 34 years of trying to solve the 1975 murder of Sheryl Ann Norris in San Marcos, a national DNA database gave local law enforcement a glimmer of hope this April. By September, law enforcement...

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Texas State recognized as Fulbright leader

The prestigious Fulbright Award Program recently recognized Texas State as being among the top producing institutions of U.S. Fulbright scholars for 2010-2011. The Fulbright Award is a world famous competitive international educational exchange program.

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Sessom Drive opens as crews make temporary fix

Sessom Drive opened Monday as San Marcos road crews completed temporary repairs on the street following a 12-inch water line break Saturday.

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

California man indicted in 1975 San Marcos murder

A Hays County Grand Jury indicted a 57-year-old California man last Friday in the 1975 murder of Sheryl Ann Norris. Willie Roy Jenkins was incarcerated in Fresno, CA, and is being extradited to San Marcos for trial.

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Texas State adds materials and commercialization doctorate

The Texas State University System Board of Regents approved a new doctoral program in Materials Science, Engineering, and Commercialization last week. No such doctoral program presently exists in Texas.

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Water crews still working on Sessom water main break

City water utility crews were still trying to restore water flow to a 12-inch water line shortly after 8 p.m. Sunday after a main break late Saturday disrupted service and closed Sessom Drive between Peques Street and...

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