By Emily Parma
Assistant Web Content Manager
A second Texas healthcare worker involved with the care of former Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan has contracted the disease. The Texas nurse, who is not yet identified, had a preliminary Ebola test conducted late yesterday in Austin and was immediately isolated at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. A second test confirming the virus will be conducted at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.
Yesterday afternoon Texas Secretary of State Nandita Berry along with the U.S. Five Circuit Court of Appeals issued a statement about the state’s photo ID requirements for the November 4 elections. In order to vote, the registered voter is required to show one of the seven approved forms of photo ID, which must be current or expired for no more than sixty days. Karlton Wilson, director of marketing and PR for Texas State’s Student Government, said he understands the reasoning behind the ID requirement.
Yesterday the Texas State Bobcats held their first primetime game on national TV against the Rajun’ Cajuns of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. The team lost the game 34-10. Coach Dennis Franchoine gave a frank and objective take on how the Bobcats performed under the Tuesday Night Lights. This was the first Texas State Football game on national TV.
This week Texas State student organization H.E.A.T. will be accepting clothing donations for the Hays-Caldwell Women’s Shelter during their newest clothing donations drive, Bras For A Cause. H.E.A.T. is asking for women’s clothing, specifically bras.
The Texas State International Concert Series will present internationally recognized guitarist Manuel Barrueco. The event will take place tomorrow in the new performing arts center as part of the inaugural season of the new Texas State International Concert Series. For more information, visit their website.
The San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce Governmental Affairs Advisory Board will host all San Marcos City Council candidates at its meeting tomorrow. The discussion will be on issues impacting the business community in town. All chamber members are invited to attend. Seating availability is on a first-come basis. The meeting will start at 11 a.m in the downstairs meeting room of Saltgrass Steak House on Sessom Drive.