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Governor Greg Abbott Overrides San Antonio & Bexar County Rules on Religious Gatherings Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

By Arlett RamirezAssistant Web Content Manager AUSTIN  – Governor Greg Abbott has handed down an executive order that allows churches, synagogues and mosques in San Antonio and Bexar County to technically resume in-person religious services.  Local San Antonio officials believe that religious leaders will still attempt to hold services remotely and not endanger their congregants.  Abbott’s new order classifies religious services at places of worship as essential – overruling previous […]

todayApril 2, 2020 252

Picture is of Leanna Mouton off to the right side of the photo. A group of students can be seen in the background as well as an organization’s tent. Trees and the pathway of the quad can also be seen.


Texas State’s Student Board of Regents Member

By Connor ChampagneSenior News Reporter The Texas State University System Board of Regents member and Texas State Student Leanna Mouton helps connect the state's government with universities. Mouton serves as the front lines between university needs and Governor Greg Abbott. Mouton has advocated for better resources in areas such as mental health and food resources for students. Mouton said that she is called to live a life of service and […]

todayApril 26, 2019 181

A composition notebook and pink pen next to a keyboard.


Students Hope Abbott Can Bring Change to Schools

By Emily Martin Assistant News Director With Governor Greg Abbott’s recent reveal of a 40-point recommendation plan, schools in and around Santa Fe, Texas are hoping to see change within the campus environment. The plan comes after a student shot and killed 10 of his classmates at Santa Fe High School four weeks ago. Abbott wants to see a stronger collaboration with schools and local law enforcement in order to […]

todayJune 12, 2018 15

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Philosophical Thoughts on the State of Our Democracy

By Jimmy Preston KTSW Web Content Contributor *KTSW consists of and respects varying opinions within its staff. Opinion articles do not reflect the opinion of KTSW as a whole. The upcoming election, with seven proposed constitutional amendments, has me worrying about the state of our Democracy. With a little more than six percent showing up for the 2013 election, and less than 4 for the 2011 election, constitutional amendment elections […]

todayOctober 29, 2015 11

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What We Know: Bastrop County’s Hidden Pines Fire

KTSW News Department Governor Greg Abbott declared a State of Emergency for Bastrop Thursday morning, following the Hidden Pines fire. The declaration authorizes the mobilization of state resources to assist displaced families. The Hidden Pines fire began Tuesday morning and, as of Thursday afternoon, has more than quadrupled in size. The Hidden Pines fire has destroyed nine homes, leaving 150 homes at risk. The fire has burned approximately 4,380 acres […]

todayOctober 15, 2015 13

Staricase at Texas State. Photo by Nathalie Cohetero


Wednesday News Recap (7-8-15)

by Taylor Zavala KTSW News Director Yesterday, Governor Abbott announced the new Facebook data center would be placed in Fort Worth, Texas. The data center is projected to create more than 500 million dollars in capital investment within the first five years along with approximately 40 full time jobs. Construction on the first data center is projected to be completed by late 2016 where the data center will feature the […]

todayJuly 8, 2015 8


Summer in #SMTX: SummerFest

This weekend the City of San Marcos hosted their annual July Fourth celebration, SummerFest, where residents were able to enjoy live music, food and activities. The celebration kicked off around 6 p.m. where the Children's Parade began shortly after and led straight into the Costume Contest. Attendees included Hays County residents, San Marcos City Council members and special guest Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott who helped […]

todayJuly 6, 2015 14

Vaquero Statue. Photo by Nathalie Cohetero


Friday News Recap (7-3-15)

by Kassandra Garza KTSW News A Wisconsin man is in federal custody today after making threats against president Obama while the president was visiting the state. Brian Dutcher allegedly approached a security guard and told him he would “take out” President Obama if given the chance. Dutcher told investigators that his threats were serious and he wouldn’t have made them if he did not plan to go through with the threats. […]

todayJuly 3, 2015 6

Birds-eye view of students near the LBJ student center. Photo by Nathalie Cohetero


Monday News Recap (6-30-15)

by Matthew Hamill KTSW News Hays County is issuing marriage applications and licenses to anyone who applies, including same sex applicants, according to Hays County Clerk Liz Gonzales. Currently the marriage forms in Hays county are not specifically gender neutral, however the clerk’s office is contacting a vendor to order new forms. The Clerk’s office is taking contact information from interested marriage applicants, who wish to be notified as soon […]

todayJune 29, 2015 7

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