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Photo Gallery: SMTX Pride 2023

By Celine Vasquez KTSW Multimedia Photographer September in San Marcos is Pride Month. To kick it off, SMTX Pride hosted its ninth annual pride festival with headlining performances from local drag queens Eileen Dover and Brianna St. James. on Sept. 9. The festival included a march and expo with many vendors for San Martians alike. Showcased in this gallery, Celine Vasquez photographed the event for KTSW Multimedia.

todaySeptember 19, 2023 41

Lucy Hart, Lily Erb, Addison Peters, Kennley Bradley, Zoe Junior, Mya Ulloa, and Alexis Neal circles around Mady Soumare to celebrate a goal, while 2 Ragin’ Cajuns players walk away.


Bobcats shine in conference opener with convincing victory

By Richard Prasedyoko Sports Reporter SAN MARCOS, Texas - The Texas State Bobcats return to the Bobcat Soccer Complex as they extended their impressive winning streak in a thrilling conference opener against the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns. After securing three consecutive victories against Houston Christian, Texas Southern and Houston, the Bobcats surprised fans by starting the match with a different formation. Four defenders, four midfielders, and two forwards took the field, deviating […]

todaySeptember 18, 2023 33 1

Tony Diaz celebrates with classmates in bleachers

Football - San Marcos High School

Rattlers lose on homecoming night

By Thomas Terry Sports Reporter SAN MARCOS, Texas — The San Marcos Rattler Football Team succumbed to the Laredo Alexander Bulldogs 31-24 in a home bout this past Friday night. The Rattlers are off to a sluggish start this season after falling to the Bulldogs Friday night. This was the first game of the season for head coach John Walsh after his beginning-of-season suspension. The Rattlers have generally performed well […]

todaySeptember 18, 2023 27 2

Texas State Bobcats defending the ball in the first quarter

Football - Texas State

First home game for the Bobcats

By Osmara Valles  Sports Reporter SAN MARCOS, Texas — After the Texas State Bobcats defeated a Big 12 competitor for their first game of the season, the team’s expectations exceeded from that point on. Even though the Bobcats surrendered against the University of Texas at San Antonio Roadrunners, the Bobcats bounced back against the Jackson State Tigers for their first home game of the season.  The Jackson State Tigers are […]

todaySeptember 17, 2023 32 2 2

On the left is a picture of The White Stripes wearing only red, black and white. Jack White is playing a vintage, red guitar. To the right, there are various White Stripe album covers, each one featuring the colors red, black, and white exclusively.


The importance of visuals for musicians

By Knox Ryder White Music Journalist The speed of light is faster than the speed of sound. This means that you will see something before you hear it, even if it is for a brief, unnoticeable moment. Music does not always strike our senses in this way due to the fact that it travels through the air, allowing it to be heard without the listener ever seeing its source. However, […]

todaySeptember 16, 2023 15

Tequila Rose, a drag queen, performing on stage next to another drag queen

Humans of San Marcos

“Let them look upon it”: How a Texas State alum found his passion in drag

By Madelyn Weirich News Reporter https://soundcloud.com/ktswnews/concert-ambience?si=54d46e31e0334ee889abd4ab47c24897&utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing Tequila Rose is no stranger to the spotlight. With her iconic '60s-inspired hair, vibrant dresses, heels and stage presence, the Texas State alum has been stealing the show since the birth of her alter ego in 2016. This Saturday evening, Tequila Rose acted alongside five other performers to perform a Drag Showdown at the Marc. The event was part of an all-day “Loud and […]

todaySeptember 15, 2023 32

The image depicts nine people standing in front of a stage in a bright, multicolored room with instruments and audioequipment behind and beside them. There is a banner behind them that says “Studio San Martian” and abstract art pieces in the background.

KTSW Loves

KTSW Loves: Songwriting Society

By Mark Aceves Promotions Team Member If you passed by room 214 of the Music Building on campus, you would never expect its humble walls to house the future of music at Texas State. With members’ practiced genres ranging from folk to hip-hop, Songwriting Society is open to all creatives. Functionally, Songwriting Society is a catch-all club for anyone looking to practice, discuss and perform music. Although a lot of […]

todaySeptember 15, 2023 43 2

2 students watching Ace, the owner of JAMS, restring a guitar.


JAMS Music calls to all musicians

By Roly Meza Music Journalist Ace Pepper is a timeless man who has dug his roots in San Marcos and planted himself a modest music store which blossoms fruit to the hungry musicians of the town. Let me take out all the literary vomit and say it simply…this man is a musician’s best friend. From old attorneys coming in with thousand-dollar guitars to young enthusiasts looking to pick up their […]

todaySeptember 14, 2023 58 1

TikTok logo on the left, Just For Me by PinkPanthress TikTok audio on the right with how many posts the song has


How TikTok has changed our way of discovering music

By Jewel Ogungbamigbe Music Journalist For this generation, social media plays an important role in our lives. Who we choose to interact and engage with on these platforms can influence aspects of our personality ranging from our sense of humor, style and even the friendships we make. Considering this, it’s no surprise that many people also get their music taste from these social media platforms as well. Discovering songs or […]

todaySeptember 13, 2023 15 2

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