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Two Player Episode 1: Jared and Christina’s Top 10 (part 1)

Welcome to Two Player, the first KTSW podcast all about video games! Join hosts Christina Sims and Jared Dudley, KTSW’s resident video game connoisseurs, as they discuss news in the industry, the transformation of gaming culture and their perspective as people of color who love video games. For the first episode, Christina and Jared introduce their own taste by running down their top 10 favorite games ever made. Since the conversation bore so much fruit, we broke this first episode […]

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Local Show

Local Show Episode 1: Die Spitz 

Local Show: All the best music, all locally sourced. Join Avery Viers and Sammy Smith, hosts of Local Show, as they spend time with their favorite Texas-based musicians learning about their backgrounds, upcoming projects and everything in between. Local Show aims to introduce its audience to artists in their communities who are creating music that reflects the unique Texas cities we know and love. Local Show is made possible by the hard-working KTSW FM 89.9 staff on the Texas State […]

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Parts of TXST San Marcos Campus under Boil Water Notice

By Preethi Mangadu News & Culture Director A Boil Water Notice was issued for parts of the Texas State University San Marcos campus this morning in a precautionary fashion. The buildings affected are the Nelson Wing of the Agriculture Building, Colorado, Music, Pecos, Pedernales, Sabinal and Trinity. Individuals in these buildings must "boil their water prior to consumption" which includes washing hands and face, drinking and more. This is because of "reduced distribution system pressure" in the Texas State University […]

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A notebook sits on the floor with the words “Job Search” written. Next to it, there’s a computer that’s opened to show parts of a resume and LinkedIn profile.


Job Searching in Your Final Semester of College

By Amaya Lewis Culture Assistant As graduation nears and my journey at Texas State makes its way to an end, there has been a lot of reflection and preparation for life as a fully working adult. Going from high school straight into college, you gain more freedom than you had previously while living under the watchful eyes of your family, though it somehow feels like a trial period before starting your life as a full-fledged adult. You had spent all […]

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one maroon baseball player jumping with others on field


Bobcat Baseball’s Midweek Madness

By Myles Vaughn Sports Reporter   The Texas State Baseball team ended their ten-game homestead with two wins against Texas A&M Corpus Christi and Houston Christian University Tuesday and Wednesday.   On Tuesday, the baseball team took on Texas A&M Corpus Christi and won by a narrow margin of two points with a score of 7-5. This game started off with Texas A&M Corpus Christi earning two runs in the first inning, gaining the lead, but that lead didn’t last […]

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n image of Chris Rock after he had been slapped by Will Smith


Everything Everywhere at the Oscars

By Savannah Lopez Blog Content Contributor Ahh, the Academy Awards, otherwise known as The Oscars, one of the most controversial yetentertaining of the award shows from the award show season. The Oscars were held on March12th and had Jimmy Kimmel as the host this year. Now nothing crazy happened this year like lastyear. If you don’t remember what I’m talking about, last year was the year that Will Smithfamously slapped Chris Rock after he made a joke about Will’s wife. […]

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Artist Victoria Monet’s right-side profile in the desert at night with a full moon, palms, and a small body of water.


Women to Watch For

By Aaliyah Hamilton Music Journalist Behind some of the biggest songs of recent years is the genius of a woman. Some women in particular have taken their talent from behind the scenes and established themselves as artists in the spotlight,  so in honor of International Women’s Month, here is a list of women who deserve recognition for their artistry. Victoria Monet Starting this list off strong is Victoria Monet, who has produced and written songs for big names such as […]

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water infrastructure map of San Marcos indicating which areas are affected


Boil Water Notice issued in San Marcos

By Preethi Mangadu News & Culture Director Updated March 22, 2023 The City of San Marcos issued a Boil Water Notice on Facebook this morning for several areas in the city. The streets included in the notice are Village West, Harmons Way, Hunter Ridge, Quail Run (North of Trails End), Lazy Lane, Oak, Maple, Mulberry, Mesquite, Hamilton Hollow, Knight and Day. The notice was issued due to an electrical failure, causing loss of water pressure in the system Sunday. According […]

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Concert Review

Estrojam! KTSW Celebrates IWD at The Porch

By Kylie Hogg Local Music Journalist   KTSW 89.9 got together with the rest of the San Marcos community last Thursday, adding a second day to this month’s International Women’s Day festivities. Each year, KTSW books bands with female-identifying members to play at local venues as a way to highlight some of the women in the Central Texas music scene. This year the spotlight was on Crash Test Girls and Elegy.   Crash Test Girls Crash Test Girls is a […]

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In the fish eye lens of Sal with his red hair, shades and white button up with a tie.


From Dorm Beats to Hip-Hop Collectives: An Interview with Sal Patlan

By Evelyn Lopez Rap/Hip-Hop Music Journalist I first came across Sal Patlan at an open mic night at Stellar Coffee, where he was performing his poetry. I resonated with his art, and he had a sick flow to it too. Much later, I met him through mutual friends, and after experiencing his sense of humor, I knew I would become friends with him too. Sal Patlan is a first-generation student at Texas State and contributes his creativity to the hip-hop […]

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