Tuesday News Rundown (10-14-14)

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By Emily Parma
Assistant Web Content Manager

Texas State Campus
Photo By Jordan Gass-Poore’

Last night the Texas State Student Government impeached a senator from office due to violations of student code. The entire process started last week. Senator Nadar Rady has now been impeached from office and disqualified from ever holding office again.

Today is the first of two public meetings by the City of San Marcos’ Planning and Development Services for input on the city’s community development block grant program. The input is being used for the 2015-2019 Community Development Block Grant Consolidated Plan. Community Initiatives Administrator Janis Hendrix said a survey is available online to get information from the public on eligible projects. The city receives about $500,000 a year for the grant and creates a new CDBG plan every five years.

A Texas-sized community celebration is taking place Saturday for the new opening of LBJ drive. Businesses are coming together tailgate-style to showcase the newly constructed sidewalks and decorated store fronts. An opportunity to take part in the historic panoramic photo of the LBJ corridor during the block party will also be available at the event.

Skoop is a social networking app for campus specific news and events. Skoop will launch on the Texas State campus tomorrow.

The City of San Marcos is introducing Party In Your Park on Friday. The inaugural event will be held from 6-10 p.m. at Franklin Square Park. This event event will showcase one of the city’s neighborhood parks every three months. The goal of this series is to provide a safe place for kids and families within walking distance of their homes to enjoy a night out.

For the first time ever Texas State is having a Tuesday night football game. The Bobcats will be hosting defending Sun Belt Conference champion, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, in a game that will be televised by ESPN 2. The Bobcats are 1-0 in conference play and are led by running backs Terrence Franks and Robert Lowe.  Texas State is ranked as the nation’s most improved offense after five games. The Ragin’ Cajuns have 19 starters back from last year’s team that beat the Bobcats 48-24. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.



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