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In the Public Interest

Personal Story on Autism

It’s pitch black and cold until his eyes begin to flicker. He remembers he’s at home in his bed, and realizes it’s early morning. He sits up and recuperates in his surroundings. It’s time to start the day, although, his day isn't the same as everyone else’s. 30-year-old, Joshua Mar has a high functioning case of autism, and everyday is a new learning experience of how to handle his disorder. […]

todayDecember 3, 2013 311

In the Public Interest

Mental Health At Texas State

In this mental health episode of IPI, hosted by Harrison Keesee and Matt Alvarez,  Ila Mar talks about her personal connection with Autism, a disorder that is often misinterpreted. It's not a mental illness; it's a developmental disorder that often comes along with several mental illnesses. Texas State University's very own Executive Director of the Autism Research Center (CARES), Dr. Russell Lang, explains how autism is diagnosed and how it […]

todayNovember 15, 2013 42

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Record Drought for Central Texas

According to the Guadalupe Basin Coalition, the drought began in October of 2010 and now, three years later, the water supply for central Texas is nearly at record lows. The major concerning areas are the water supply for Austin, the Guadalupe River Basin, San Antonio in the Edwards Aquifer Region, and lakes such as Highland Lakes, Lake Buchanan, and Lake Travis that are collectively at 33% of their storage. According […]

todayOctober 11, 2013 26


Senator Fights for Mental Health

At the Stephen F. Austin hotel in Austin on Thursday, Senator  Judith Zaffirini celebrated her award by talking about her accomplishments and thoughts on mental health. Her interest in mental health was initially sparked at age 5 when she was in the first grade. One of her classmates had contracted polio, and she decided to help by selling peanuts to raise money for the March of Dimes. As she began to […]

todaySeptember 27, 2013 26


The Rotary Club’s 2nd Annual Sprint Triathlon

The Rotary Club of Greater San Marcos is hosting their 2nd annual sprint triathlon on Saturday, September 21st at Aquarena Springs. Event coordinators say they have about 200 people registered to attend the event, but they hope they will reach maximum capacity of 300 participants before the day of the race. The swimming portion of the race is unique to the Rotary Club of Greater San Marcos. According to Triathlon […]

todaySeptember 16, 2013 32


Newscast: Local Armed Robbery

Around 3:30 A.M. on August 30th, a man described as a black male wearing a gray long sleeve shirt, blue jean, a black baseball hat and a handkerchief covering his face, robbed a person at gunpoint outside of tower residence hall. Ten minutes later, a male falling under the same description robbed another person at gunpoint near Sanctuary Lofts. Sergeant Alexander Villalobos of the University Police Department describes UPD's search. […]

todaySeptember 6, 2013 13


Newscast: Emergency Systems Test

University police will be sending out an emergency test to the campus siren system, BRG scroll boards in classrooms, computers on the Texas State network, and to the student RAVE system. According to Sergeant Robert Campbell, the whole purpose of the emergency warning test isn’t for the police department’s benefit. It’s for the benefit of the university community. “That’s why we do this. It’s to make our communities flow and […]

todayApril 10, 2013 191

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