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The City of Kyle is funding a new building for seniors 

Baylee Green    Due to the growing population of adults 50 and up the City of Kyle has awarded the Kyle Area Senior Zone (KASZ) $106K for a new senior building.    KASZ is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating a space for all of Hays County seniors to thrive. The organization meets every Tuesday for lunch, games and other activities. These gatherings are a chance for seniors to socialize, participate […]

todayDecember 3, 2022 22 2

Several personal toiletries are arranged on a bathroom counter with a mirror behind them. From left to right is a travel manicure kit, a bottle of nail polish remover, a tincture of a facial treatment, a floral tube of lotion, a pink squeeze tube of a face mask, a pink spray bottle of facial mist, a black pair of tweezers, a tincture of facial oil, a blue tube of lotion, a facial serum.

Lifestyle

Self-Care to Do Yourself

By Celeste Parler Web Content Contributor College students find all kinds of ways to cut corners and save an extra dollar or two. But college students also forget to take care of themselves while balancing responsibilities. Even amid stressful finals and other life circumstances, always remember to practice self-care. Self-care is crucial for a few reasons. First, the physical benefits of caring for yourself will manifest after getting into the […]

todayDecember 2, 2022 9

The image features La Femme performing on stage at Stubb’s. The crowd can be seen in the forefront. Psychedelic visuals are being projected onto the stage.

Interviews

Artist Interview: La Femme

By Madison Lehr (KTSW) and Keller Welton (KJHK) We concluded the weekend at Stubb’s to meet with Marlon Magnee of La Femme, who was as much and more of a French icon as we imagined. He was extremely passionate about his music and was so kind, offering us a CD of their recent release, "Teatro Lùcido." Keller: Have you guys been in Austin before? Marlon: Yeah, we played in 2014 […]

todayNovember 29, 2022 15 1

The exterior of Emos in Austin after The Garden Concert on 11/11 as the crowd exited out

Music

My Thoughts on the 11/11 The Garden Concert

By Andrea Moor Music Journalist Anyone who knows me knows my fondness for the twin-composed band based in Orange County, California, known as The Garden. With several side projects under their belt, Wyatt and Fletcher Shears are most notably known for their collaboration on this band. When the musical duo set out to tour again this year for their latest release, Horseshit on Route 66, I knew I had to […]

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Bobcat Radio

Bobcat Radio: Coach Jake Spavital Fired & USA v Iran World Cup

In this edition of Bobcat Radio, the crew of Colton Gibson,  Justin Brown , and Ryan Liguez discuss Bobcat Men's Basketball performance in the Patty Mills North Shore Classic, Bobcat Women's hoops loss against Texas A&M, Rattler Basketball's hot 7-2 start,  Bobcat Football's tough final game against the Rajun Cajuns, and NCAA Postseason Predictions! Catch BCR every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, live on KTSW 89.9. https://soundcloud.com/ktsw89_9/coach-jake-spavital-fired-usa-v-iran-world-cup?si=0af9436a876f407185aa2e6af2d80901&utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing

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Jake Spavital stands on the field, looking towards the camera at the end zone complex with the Texas State Marching Band lines the field behind him.

Football - Texas State

Texas State searches for new football coach

Emma Jones News Reporter SAN MARCOS- Sunday evening Texas State announced they will be searching for a new football coach after letting go of coach Jake Spavital following the Bobcats loss against Louisiana (41-13) on Saturday. In a press release from Don Coryell, the Director of Athletics at Texas State, it was revealed that Texas State would be making a change in their leadership program. Spavital, 37, has been the […]

todayNovember 29, 2022 112

The picture shows my friend Hayden’s MacBook screen as he waited in the queue to buy tickets to Taylor Swift’s upcoming tour, titled “The Eras Tour”. Ticketmaster’s website displays a message that reads “You Are Now In The Queue”, and a large number underneath that message informs Hayden that over 2000 people are in the queue ahead of him. An update to the right of that thanks Ticketmaster users for their “continued patience”.

Music

The Great War for Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour Tickets

Eduardo Gonzalez Music journalist In a world still recovering from a pandemic that lasted two years and shut down the entire live music industry, it should come as no surprise that music fans are pumped for opportunities to see their favorite artists perform live. We, as devoted stans of these iconic musicians, stream the albums, watch the music videos, buy the merch, and wait patiently for our fave to announce […]

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Club Features

Organization of The Month: Texas State Ice Angels

Sarah Lins Community Outreach Coordinator Here at KTSW, our Community Relations department has chosen Texas State Ice Angels to be this month’s organization of the month! This past week I had the pleasure of getting in contact with the president of Texas State Ice Angels, Jonnalys Soto. During our interview I was able to learn more about Soto’s role as president and all that goes into their awesome organization. Ice […]

todayNovember 26, 2022 29 1

CA$H Radio

CA$H Radio: Episode 10

Hosts: Tiara Allen, Cameron Sullivan, Leah Batts, and Alex Duarte In this week's epsiode of CA$H Radio, Cameron is back! The cohosts discuss another article, this time coauthored by Texas State professor and SIFEe co-advisor, Dr. Rayburn, and reflect on the effects that the pandemic had on their own spending habits. https://soundcloud.com/ktsw89_9/cash-radio-ep-10?si=74086c2ebb4a41e388df4925707d3b14&utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing

todayNovember 25, 2022 16

On the ground of a Subway train, lays an unconscious man known as Spider-Man, a man in a ripped red suit, with his mask off while surrounded by lots of people.

Entertainment

Five Reasons Tobey Maguire is the Best Spider-Man

Throughout the past two decades, we’ve had several versions of Spider-Man, as his character can be morphed and stretched to fit multiple different adaptations. A prime example of this was in Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse, which showcased both new and old variations of Spider-Man that people have come to love. However, what is the core unifying factor of this character that has allowed these various adaptations of the iconic spider […]

todayNovember 25, 2022 30 3

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Bobcat Radio

Bobcat Radio: Bobcat Volleyball Falls Against JMU In SBC Championship & World Cup Begins

In this edition of Bobcat Radio, the crew of Colton Gibson, Paxton Graf,  Justin Brown , and Ryan Liguez discuss Bobcat Men's Basketball loss against UTSA, Bobcat Women's hoops battle against UTEP, Rattler Basketball's hot start,  Bobcat Football's chilly home win against the Red Wolves, and NBA teams who are doing better/worse than expected! Catch BCR every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, live on KTSW 89.9! https://soundcloud.com/ktsw89_9/bobcat-volleyball-falls-against-jmu-in-sbc-championship-world-cup-begins?si=d0382b38e19b4ca290809c75d170cf27&utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing

todayNovember 24, 2022 12

Image features side view of Suzi Gardner on guitar, Donita Sparks on guitar, and Jennifer Finch on bass in front Mohawk audience. Colorful, psychedelic imagery washes over the stage, the band, and the audience.

Interviews

L7 Live at Mohawk: LEVITATION 2022

By Avery Viers Local Music Director On day one of the whirlwind weekend that was LEVITATION 2022 I spoke with Donita Sparks, guitarist and vocalist of legendary hard rock band, L7. Sparks and band members Suzi Gardner, Jennifer Finch, and Dee Plakas played at Mohawk on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022, as one of the music festival’s final sets. With only twenty-four hours to prepare for my interview with Sparks, I […]

todayNovember 23, 2022 33 1

Sabrina Fuentes of Pretty Sick on a red bass guitar.

Concert Review

LOCAL BAND SETS THE STAGE FOR PRETTY SICK HEADLINER: DIE SPITZ & PRETTY SICK @ MOHAWK

Ashley Farnie Assistant Music Director Pretty Sick made a pit stop at Mohawk in Austin in the midst of “The Makes Me Sick” tour. Although the band was accompanied by MILLY and Mitsubishi Suicide on tour, local Austin band Die Spitz took the place of the opening act for the night’s show. When I saw on Instagram that the band I interviewed the week prior was on the bill, my […]

todayNovember 22, 2022 63 8

The members of local band Coffin Fits begin their performance at The Porch.

Music

Third Thursday at the Porch: November 2022

By Hannah Walls Web Content Assistant Despite the chilly weather, I was met with a decently-sized crowd when I stepped into The Porch Thursday night. The dim lighting and gentle hum of scattered conversations as we eagerly waited for the first band to start made it quite cozy, and I took some time to chat with some familiar faces before taking my seat at the bar. A few more bundled-up […]

todayNovember 19, 2022 81 2

News

19-year-old elected as Hays County District Clerk

Baylee Green  News Reporter   SAN MARCOS – In the 2022 mid-term election, Avrey Anderson was elected as District Clerk for Hays County, beating the incumbent District Clerk, Beverly Crumley, who has 30 years of experience in office, by an estimate of 2,500 votes.    Avrey Anderson was born in Houston, Texas. He graduated from Dripping Spring Highschool in 2021 and is currently  obtaining an associate degree in Computer Information Technology […]

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Music

Champagne and Robots?: Third Thursday Artist Interview

By Kylie Hogg Music Journalis I talked to the singer of the Nashville-based band, Champagne, recently about Nashville, concept albums, and robots! Champagne is composed of frontman Nick Seaman, Chris Cabaniss, and Aaron Umberger. They were based in Austin but recently moved to Nashville Tennessee. Champagne will be playing our next Third Thursday event at The Porch, this Thursday, November 17, 2022! Kylie Hogg: So you’re in Nashville right now, correct? […]

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The cover of "Frog and Toad Together" by Arnold Lobel.

Books

Frog and Toad Celebrate Friendsgiving 

By Sofia Psolka Web Content Contributor  The season of thanks is upon us, no matter how badly Target and Walmart want to convince you otherwise. Right before you turn on your radio or plug in some AirPods to blast Mariah Carey’s greatest, most nauseating hit, take a moment to remember all the things you’re grateful for (like being financially stable enough to have a car and a pair of AirPods.) […]

todayNovember 18, 2022 15 1

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Newscast

Newscast November 17

On this week’s newscast host Jordan Young brings news about Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s new border security efforts, San Marcos CISD postpones funds for Miller Middle School and Texas is experiencing an historic flu season. You can listen live to the news department’s weekly news updates Thursday at 5 pm on 89.9. We are the other side of the news. https://on.soundcloud.com/LfmgXaUmwicpxaw68

todayNovember 18, 2022 22 1

Basketball

One for the Record Books

Jaysen Collins Sports Reporter The Texas State women’s basketball team defeated the Arlington Baptist Patriots by a final score of 101-32 at Strahan Arena on Tuesday night. Tianna Eaton led all scorers with 24 points to go along with four rebounds and two blocks. Morgan Hill was the second leading scorer with 23 points, and she added 15 rebounds. Kennedy Taylor finished the game with seven assists and with her […]

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Image features DIE SPITZ’ vocalist Chloe singing and playing guitar; Chloe is positioned front and center. The left side of the photo features Boogey playing another guitar alongside her. The right side of the photo features bassist Kate swinging her instrument to the side. Multicolored stage lights illuminate both the band and the dimensions of the stage. A red drum kit can be seen peaking out from behind Chloe’s left side.

Concert Review

Boy Band With T*tz: DIE SPITZ at Levitation 2022

By Ashley Farnie, Assistant Music Director and Avery Viers, Local Music Director On Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022, we arrived early for day three of LEVITATION, the established psych music fest hosted annually in Austin’s Red River District at the end of October. We arrived at Mohawk with anxious anticipation, nervously reviewing before our interview with Austin-based grunge band, DIE SPITZ, as they prepared to open for Pleasure Venom and legendary Hard Rock […]

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