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By Felicia DeInnocentis
News Reporter

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Photo courtesy of Texas State University

Texas State student organizations can now only use pre-approved gas grills for no more than 10 university days a month due to new policy changes.

The sale of items found at the University Bookstore is also prohibited. Apparel that feature the university’s logo will need to be approved by Texas State Auxiliary Services and the director of University Marketing. The new policy also states that registered student organizations are prohibited from cosponsoring solicitation with non-university entities.

The Texas State Board of Regents appointed Ian Davidson, Texas State music professor, a Regents’ Professor with the Texas State University System.  Davidson has been teaching at the university since 1991 and has been recognized by many organizations on campus, as well as throughout Central Texas for his soloist and chamber work.

The Municipal Government building showed evidence of lead contamination in their water supply. Lead levels were above the Environmental Protection Agency action standard but still complied with state regulations regarding consumer health and safety. The City of San Marcos has submitted water samples for testing on two separate occasions both before-and-after flushing the tested water systems. Test results showed elevated lead levels at three of the six testing locations, and then two different testing locations after the flush. Both the city and municipal systems are investigating further. The city has stated that the water is still safe to drink.

The City of San Marcos held a memorial at city hall this morning for victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 tragedy. The event was led by the mayor of San Marcos and consisted of a flag raising ceremony and a recital of the national anthem. Visitors to the event were encouraged to leave flowers to remember the lives that were lost 13 years ago today.

San Marcos Police are investigating an attempted kidnapping that occurred late Sunday night at the Wal-Mart, located off Hwy 80 in San Marcos. An 11-year-old girl was approached by a Hispanic man in a white shirt, black shirt and gold necklace and was asked if she wanted a free toy.  The sister of the 11-year-old followed her and yelled back at her dad that she was going to get a free toy. As the father went to approach the scene the perpetrator quickly left the girls. Police are asking anyone who might have seen the incident to please call them as soon as possible.

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