Tuesday News Rundown (10-21-14)

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By Emily Parma
Assistant Web Content Manager

Texas State Rising Star Flag
A Texas State Rising Star flag hangs from a lamppost outside Butler Hall on campus. Photo by Jordan Gass-Poore’.

Texas State’s Alumni Association will be accepting T-shirts and other donations tomorrow for its annual Trade Up Day. Vanessa Baldez, Alumni Association spokesperson, said she encourages all Texas State students to contribute to a good cause.Trade Up Day will be in The Quad on campus from 9-11 a.m.

Texas State’s Mass Communication Week began yesterday and will continue until Friday. Guests for today include Elaine Aradillas from People Magazine, Stacie Chan from Google News and many more. For a full itinerary for the week visit the event’s website.

San Marcos residents may soon see sidewalk cafes, parklets and other uses of public right-a-way spaces in the future. Tonight the San Marcos City Council will discuss amending the code to allow for special use spaces, especially in the downtown area. They’ll also hear an update on possible Hopkins Street and Charles Austin Drive crosswalk improvements.

Texas State’s Student Government senate passed legislation unanimously last night to recognize military members and veterans during commencement ceremonies. Chief Justice Cody de Salvo said the Student Government will now work with administration to make the legislation into policy.

The San Marcos City Council will kick off Code Rodeo at 6 p.m. Thursday with its first informative presentation on Unified Development Ordinances, Character-Based Codes and Community revitalization. Residents can work alongside neighbors to help rewrite the city’s Land Development Code that enhances the look and feel of the city. Additional events will take place Friday through next wednesday. For more information, visit the city council website.

Gov. Rick Perry announced today a new Ebola treatment and infectious disease bio containment facility in North Texas. The plan is to better protect healthcare workers and the public from the spread of pandemic diseases. In addition to the North Texas facility, the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has also been designated an Ebola treatment facility. The facilities are meant to limit the spread of the disease and care for the people that do come into contact with it. Emilio Carranco, Texas State Student Health Center director, said Texas State students should be cautious about the Ebola virus.


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