By Bethany Perales
Texas State’s Student Government may create a new university tradition after tonight’s meeting. Student Government Staff Chief Megan Trexler said this will be a new idea in regards to athletics.
“Under new business we have a resolution to discuss a gold rush theme for every final home athletic event, it’s going to be kind of like a pep rally thing that we’re trying to push for the quad,” Trexler said.
Student Government senators will also be talking about the online survey regarding transportation and parking services. The Student Government meets at 7 p.m. on the fourth floor of the LBJ Teaching Theatre.
Texas State lost its head athletic trainer early this morning to cancer. David Gish was in his 25th year at Texas State and was named head athletic trainer in 1998 after he served as an assistant athletic trainer for eight years. In his role as head athletic trainer, Gish was awarded the Eddie Wojecki Award in July for his outstanding contribution to the Southwest Athletic Trainers’ Association.
A store attendant was shot yesterday evening at Gotta Habit Smoke Shop at 700 North LBJ Drive. Patrick William Reilly, 25, was transported to University Medical Center Brackenridge in critical condition. A suspect has not been found but was known to be wearing a black T-shirt and a black beanie cap, not a green short-sleeved hoodie as previously reported.
The San Marcos community voted in favor of a tax ratification election and will be seeing increases in employee salaries and bus renovations. The San Marcos CISD election took place on Saturday. The election will provide the district a way to maximize state revenue funding. An election was required because the board was proposing to raise the maintenance and operations portion of the total tax rate. The election will earn the district an estimated $1.2 million per year without adding a tax burden to taxpayers.