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The Texas State Capitol building with statues in front looking up at the building.

In the Public Interest

Deep in the Heart of Texas: Natural Gas Cuts Its Way Through the Hill Country

By Emily Martin & Will Wadsworth News Director & Assistant News Director In this month’s In the Public Interest segment, KTSW News worked its way through Hays County to find out more about the contentious Permian Highway Pipeline project. Once constructed, the pipeline will run from the Waha natural gas fields north of Fort Stockton to Katy on the western edges of Houston—a roughly 430-mile distance that runs through 16 […]

todayMarch 7, 2019 84


In the Public Interest Celebrates Arab American Heritage Month

By Jacquelyn Carter In the Public Interest Host   April is Arab American Heritage Month. Arab Americans are immigrants or descendants of from the Arab world. This includes people who are Syrian, Lebanese, Egyptian, Palestinian, Iraqis, Jordanians and Yemenis. Join your hosts Jacquelyn Carter and DaLyah Jones to celebrate people of Middle Eastern descent who have migrated to America and their contributions to the nation. This episode features stories from […]

todayApril 22, 2016 26


In the Public Interest

Central Texas Water Culture

(Originally aired in June) This In the Public Interest takes a look at the Central Texas Water Culture that exists in Hays County and throughout the Central Area. Hosted by Matthew Hamill and Taylor Zavala, we bring you stories that specialize in information detailing the impacts following the Memorial Weekend Flooding to the Central Texas rivers and how these coincide with your summer in Hays County. Leighanne Coleman focuses on the […]

todayJune 22, 2015 38

In the Public Interest

Exploring Natural Resources

  (Originally aired in February) This In the Public Interest segment is an Exploring natural resources themed show and we had three KTSW News reporters look into it. Au’Bryana Johnson explained why there has been a recent decline in gas prices and gives the listeners a better understanding of the change. Sarah Duran looks into what fracking is and where the closest fracking occurs in comparison to San Marcos. Matthew […]

todayApril 16, 2015 52

Spring Break

In the Public Interest

Spring Break 2015

  (Originally aired in March) This In the Public Interest segment is a Spring Break themed show and we had KTSW News reporters report on a variety of issues revolving around Spring Break. Taylor Zavala highlights H.E.A.T organization at Texas State University and talks about their annual trip to Costa Rica, where they give back to the community. Reynaldo Leanos Jr. talks about School Fuel San Marcos and how the […]

todayApril 16, 2015 24

nonprofits in San Marcos

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A Look At Non-profits

  This in the Public Interest segment is non-profit based segment and we had three KTSW News reporters on it. Matthew Hamill discusses recent controversy over El Centro Cultrual Hispano de San Marcos and talks about the type of resources they offer. Rheisha Shol wrote and produced the story, but Sarah Duran did the voice over in regards to the non-profit organization “Hydro Angels Over America”. Nathalie Cohetero reports on […]

todayApril 16, 2015 29

Alkek Library

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Research At Texas State

  This In the Public Interest segment is a Research themed show and we had KTSW News reporters cover a variety of research efforts made around Texas State University. Chelsea Seifert takes a look at how the library is trying to become a more notable research institution in the state of Texas. Sarah Duran looks into the Texas State University chair of Criminology department Dr. Kim Rossmo’s research projects. Brittany […]

todayApril 16, 2015 47

February was Black History Month

In the Public Interest

Black History Month

  (Originally aired in February) This In the Public Interest segment is a Black History Month themed show and we had three KTSW News reporters on it. Jacquelyn Carter investigated whether or not people in Greek Life thought there was a racial divide within their organizations. Reynaldo Leanos Jr. attended the grand reopening of the Calaboose African American museum in San Marcos. Marques Mingo looked into how the San Marcos […]

todayApril 16, 2015 81

Valentine Bobcat

In the Public Interest

Romancing in a Millennial Generation

In this episode of ‘In the Public Interest,’ your hosts Carmen De La Garza and Mark Alvarez bring you a Valentine’s Day themed show. You will be able to hear stories about how dating apps can lead to sexual assaults, the Millennial generation is waiting longer to get married and a true Texas State University love story.

todayFebruary 14, 2015 19

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