Friday News Rundown (09-19-2014)

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By Matt Gurrevitz
News Reporter

The Scottish people have been voting on if they want to declare independence from England. The results came back and 55% of the Scottish people have voted not to declare independence. If the people would have decided to proclaim their independence from England, Scotland would of became the world’s newest nation to declare independence.

Photo by Reynaldo Leanos Jr.
People on the Texas State tram. Photo by Reynaldo Leanos Jr.

Texas States’ Sociology professor Joseph Kotarba has been honored with the 2014 Charles Horton Cooley Award. This award is given annually by the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction to an author of a book, or article that makes an important contribution to the perspective of symbolic interaction. Kotarba’s book ‘Baby Boomer Rock ‘n’ Roll Fans: The Music Never Ends’ is the winner of this award and this book is the first sociological analysis of the baby boomer generation.

Two samples of San Marcos’ water were taken last week near the San Marcos government center. The two samples showed lead results above EPA action levels and the city was forced to take action. The city got rid of the lead in the water, which was evident with the testing that occurred on Wednesday and showed no detectable amounts of lead. The City will continue with a sampling plan to try to determine the cause of elevated lead levels found in the water distribution system near the complex.

Local artist, designers and citizens are gathering today at the annual worldwide event Parking Day, where parking spots are temporarily turned into artistic public parks. This  will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. in  downtown San Marcos. This event is open to the public.

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