Monday News Rundown (10-20-14)

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By Emily Parma
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The Texas State campus. Photo by Jordan Gass-Poore’.

The Texas Archeological Society is having a public forum during their annual meeting at Embassy Suites Friday . The presentation will be over the Monterrey Shipwrecks. The speakers include Amy Borgens, Texas Historical Commission marin archaeologist, and Frederick Hanselmann, chief underwater archeologist for The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment.

Today is the first day of early voting for the November elections.The main early voting polling location will be in the San Marcos Government Center Conference Room from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. today through Friday. Voting locations will be held at various city government centers at various times between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. until Halloween.

Texas State’s Mass Communication Week starts today. Mass Comm Week is meant to connect students with professionals to discuss trends, ideas and issues affecting contemporary media. During the week there will be guest speakers and training sessions for all School of Journalism and Mass Communication tracks. Today’s events run from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and will continue until Thursday.

November elections are just around the corner and a valid photo ID is needed to vote. The Texas DPS is offering Election Identification Certificates to those who lack an acceptable photo ID and wish to vote. To ensure voters can get this identification, DPS offices will have Saturday hours until November 8. The certificate is free of charge for those who qualify and is valid for six years.

The City of San Marcos will host a Free Fair Housing Workshop to provide training and information about disability rights and issues to residents. The workshop will take place from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. next Wednesday at the San Marcos Activity Center.

The San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department will host the annual Farmer Fred’s Harvest Fall Carnival from 6-9 p.m. Friday at San Marcos City Park. There will be food and drinks, as well as games, arts and crafts and a costume contest.

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