In the Public Interest, News

Mental Health At Texas State

In this mental health episode of IPI, hosted by Harrison Keesee and Matt Alvarez,  Ila Mar talks about her personal connection with Autism, a disorder that is often misinterpreted. It’s not a mental illness; it’s a developmental disorder that often comes along with several mental illnesses. Texas State University’s very own Executive Director of the […]

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Texas State ASG Hosts Roundtable With Administrators

The Associated Student Government held their bi-annual roundtable for students to talk with Texas State administration. These roundtables gave the students the opportunity to talk directly with administrators about any concerns they might have and some ideas on how to improve. Chief of Staff Kaley Bishop talks about how students suggestions at the roundtables could […]

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Bill Taylor Says City Construction Is A Need

Bill Taylor ran for Place 1 of San Marcos City Council against opponent Lisa Prewitt, losing with less than a 1/4 of the San Marcos vote. Taylor is the owner of Bill Taylor and Associates Integrity Insurance Solutions and has also been the sitting chair of the Planning and Zoning Commission in San Marcos for […]

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Crossfit San Marcos Fundraises for Make-A-Wish Foundation

Crossfit San Marcos has organized “Music For Miracles”, a non-proft Music event where all proceeds will benefit the Make a Wish Foundation of Central and South Texas. There will be a bake sale and a suggested donation of $5 at the door cash or check. Make-A-Wish serves in helping strengthen and empower children battling life-threatening […]

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Phi Kappa Psi Hosts Pageant for Charity

On Thursday November 14th Phi Kappa Psi will host their first charity pageant at 6:00 p.m. in the LBJ Student Center Ballroom. Not only are contestants competing for the crown, but the winner gets to decide where all of the money raised for the event will go to. Zach Nymont, an up-and-coming country singer is […]

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Reusable Box Company Saves Students Time and Money

Launched this past March, Bronko Box is a locally owned Eco-friendly box rental services which makes the problem of moving a whole lot easier and cheaper. Set-up in the Austin and San Marcos area, Bronko Box makes short distance moves every year. Their mission and purpose is to deliver heavy duty boxes right to your […]

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Texas State Disc Golf Holds Annual Tournament

The Texas State Disc Golf Club team is going to be holding their annual Bobcat Open Tournament on Sunday, November 10th. Adam Kitts, Safety Officer, gave me some details on the tournament. “It’s on campus at the Texas State disc golf course by hole ten’s basket from 7:30-8:30 A.M,” Kitts said. “It’s going to be […]

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ASG Changes code for election candidates

One of the topics discussed  was the changes in the election campaigning code. Some of the changes will decide how much money is being spent on elections and candidates cannot spend any money that will align themselves with another candidate. Under the previous code candidates could align themselves with each other and run as a ticket. […]

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San Marcos ISD Cancels School For Great Flood

Last Thursday, many students woke up to emergency alerts about flash flood warnings in San Marcos. Over night, the city of San Marcos received over nine inches of rain leaving Sewell Park and Aquarena Springs flooded. Although Texas State classes weren’t cancelled, some professors cancelled class on their own and all of San Marcos Consolidated […]

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My Drive Program Comes to San Marcos

San Marcos High School and the San Marcos State Farm Agency are joining in efforts to increase driver safety awareness. San Marcos High School and State Farm were in the Texas State quad this week asking students to make safe driving commitments and vote for San Marcos High School in the Celebrate My Drive program […]

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Two Sides of a Religious Debate

Do you all remember Cliffe Knechtle, the pastor that was in the quad about two weeks ago? He was debating against Matt Dillahunty, the former president of the atheist community of Austin. Well I had the opportunity to speak to both Knechtle and Dillahunty. I was curious as to what both of their purposes for […]

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Manhole Cover Contest to Protect the River

The Manhole Cover contest is a design for storm drain manhole covers that will be installed on all city-owned storm drains. The contest is a joint effort between Texas State University and the city of San Marcos hoping to shed light on the impact that storm water pollutants such as oil from roads, pet waste, […]

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San Marcos Launches City App

On October 1, The City of San Marcos launched its mobile civic engagement application called SMTX Connect. SMTX Connect is a way for San Marcos citizens to access city services as well as notify the community about problems and issues in the city that they believe should be addressed. The City of San Marcos’ Communications […]

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Record Drought for Central Texas

According to the Guadalupe Basin Coalition, the drought began in October of 2010 and now, three years later, the water supply for central Texas is nearly at record lows. The major concerning areas are the water supply for Austin, the Guadalupe River Basin, San Antonio in the Edwards Aquifer Region, and lakes such as Highland […]

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San Marcos National Night Out

October 1 was declared to be National Night Out. Neighborhoods from across San Marcos got together in a community party to enjoy food, drinks and music. The basis of the event is to stop crime in the community by being aware of who your neighbors are. Mayor Daniel Guerrero says that it is also a […]

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City Smoking Ban Passed

One of the things talked about in last weeks meeting  was authorizing the City manager to apply for a Conservation Grant for $200,000 from the Edwards Aquifer Authority for engineering activities to expand the City’s reclaimed water system. The City Council will also consider an ordinance on first reading to establish the San Marcos Commission […]

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Big Plans in ASG

While the Federal Government is still shut down, Associated Student Government doesn’t miss a beat.  When President Vanessa Cortez ran for ASG President one of the main platforms she ran on was the safe ride program. We are currently in the process of creating what it is right now a student organization and we are […]

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Senator Fights for Mental Health

At the Stephen F. Austin hotel in Austin on Thursday, Senator  Judith Zaffirini celebrated her award by talking about her accomplishments and thoughts on mental health. Her interest in mental health was initially sparked at age 5 when she was in the first grade. One of her classmates had contracted polio, and she decided to help […]

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Opening Door Dance Project

This year the Department of Theater and Dance will host the Opening Door Dance Theater concert in which they plan to merge dance and social justice issues. The dance concert will showcase choreography by faculty and guest artists. The guest artists are choreographers Darla Johnson and Nicole Wesley, who have performed their dance “Justice Project” […]

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President of Malawi Visits Texas State

Last week President Joyce Banda of the Republic of Malawi delivered the 15th annual Grosvenor Distinguished Lecture. Each year the school of Geography brings someone in for this lecture and this year President Banda happened to be in town. Banda discussed transformational partnerships in Malawi. Before Banda delivered her speech, I had the opportunity to […]

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