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Weekly News Update: Feb. 5, 2023–Feb.11, 2023

By Preethi Mangadu and Jordan Young News & Culture Director and Chief Editor of News   Welcome to KTSW News’s first weekly update! This week we are covering Texas State honoring 60 years of desegregation and Black History Month, the San Marcos City Council renegotiating the current Meet and Confer agreement, the state of the union address and Governor Greg Abbott releasing a plan to ban TikTok. Texas State celebrates […]

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On this week’s newscast host Preethi Mangadu brings news about the 2022 midterm elections. 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.

todayNovember 10, 2022 65

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Opinion: It’s Time to Discuss Critical Race Theory in Classrooms

By Lea Mercado Web Content Assistant Manager During this year's legislative session, Gov. Greg Abbott signed HB 3979, which restricts how Texas educators can discuss current events or controversial elements of American history, especially those regarding race and oppression. Despite lacking mention of "Critical Race Theory," the bill symbolizes Abbott's efforts to "abolish Critical Race Theory in Texas." HB 3979 echoes similar legislation being pushed across the nation calling the public's attention to […]

todayJuly 19, 2021 362

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Governor Abbott Issues Statement On Texas Supreme Court Temporary Suspension Of Residential Eviction Proceedings

By Arlett RamirezAssistant Web Content Manager AUSTIN, Texas - Governor Greg Abbott released the following statement after the Texas Supreme Court issued an emergency order suspending residential eviction proceedings through April 19, 2020, unless there is a threat of physical harm or criminal activity: 'This decision by the Texas Supreme Court offers a lifeline to many Texans who are beginning to feel the economic impact of COVID-19,' said Governor Abbott. […]

todayMarch 20, 2020 18


Texas Bans Texting and Driving

By Lauren Donovan News Reporter Texas will soon join 46 other states in implementing a statewide ban on texting while driving. This bill will only prohibit drivers from texting behind the wheel, but still allows drivers to use their phones for navigation and taking calls. San Marcos passed a similar ordinance in March 2016, but with stiffer regulations. The local ordinance restricts all cell phone usage behind the wheel, unless […]

todayJune 24, 2017 27



Amazon Fulfillment Center to Open in San Marcos

By Kasandra Garza News reporter Amazon announced plans to open its fifth Texas fulfillment center in San Marcos. The center will be 855,000 square feet, adding more than 1,000 full-time, permanent jobs to the community, said Governor Greg Abbott. Amazon already has fulfillment centers in Coppell, Haslet, Schertz and a fourth facility under construction in Dallas. Employees at the San Marcos center will pick, pack and ship smaller customer items such […]

todaySeptember 1, 2015 12

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Daily News Recap (6-15-15)

by Angelica Buitron KTSW News In preparation for the incoming tropical storm system expected to hit the Texas coast this evening, Governor Greg Abbott has announced the elevated activation of the Texas State operations center. Abbott has approved the rapid deployment of state resources as needed during the significant weather event. Texans are advised to prepare for severe weather, including possible flash flooding, hail and damaging winds. Polish defense minister […]

todayJune 15, 2015 4

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Daily News Recap (2-19-15)

By Holly Henrichsen Assistant Web Content Manager A judge in Travis County has recently approved the marriage license of Sarah Goodfriend and Suzanne Bryant who were married this morning in Austin. This will be the first same sex marriage in Texas history. In response to the marriage, Governor Greg Abbott has released a statement saying that the Texas constitution defines marriage as consisting 'only of the union of one man […]

todayFebruary 19, 2015 29

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Daily News Recap (1-29-15)

By Holly Henrichsen Assistant Web Content Manger Governor Greg Abbott announced a proposal today that would eliminate the budget for the Emerging Technology Fund and use that money to establish the Governor's University Research Initiative. This initiative would help Texas institutes hire prestigious, nationally-recognized researchers to their faculty. Governor Abbott says this will serve as a catalyst for economic development as well as elevate Texas' public universities. Jordan continues to […]

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