Kelsey Bradshaw

Classes, business operations delayed due to hazardous driving conditions

Texas State will delay opening of business operations until 10 a.m. and the start of classes until 11 a.m. tomorrow.

The delay is due to hazardous driving conditions.

The site will be updated as more information becomes available.

Looking back: a term as president, vice president

Student Government power duo President Tiffany Young and Vice President Sean Quiñones will be handing over the titles Feb. 19 once election votes are tallied.

Young and Quiñones were elected in April 2014, leaving them with little time to adjust to new roles before their predecessors left. Elections for 2015 opened in February to give newly elected leaders a transitional period to get situated, something started by Young and Quiñones.

Young and Quiñones will not officially leave office until June. In the meantime, Student Government officials will work on organizational funding.

Q&A with Lauren Stotler, Student Government presidential candidate

Student Government elections are approaching quickly. The University Star sat down with presidential candidate Lauren Stotler to discuss her campaign.

Stotler will face Abdualrahman Muhialdin in the race for president. Muhialdin could not be reached for comment. Voting begins Feb. 16 and concludes Feb. 19.

KB: Who would you have dinner with, dead or alive?

Q&A with Tyler Burton, Student Government vice presidential candidate

Student Government elections are approaching quickly. The University Star sat down with  vice-presidential candidate Tyler Burton to discuss his campaign platform and favorite Texas State memories.

Burton is running unopposed. Voting begins Feb. 16 and concludes Feb. 19.

KB: What made you want to run for vice president?

Taste of SM

3/3/15

Tastes of San Marcos: Herbert’s Taco Hut

I wasted half of my college career not knowing about Herbert’s Taco Hut.

Do you realize how many opportunities I had to eat chicken enchiladas there and I wasted them?

Greg Abbott, Dan Patrick outline goals, values for upcoming office term during inauguration

Everything is bigger in Texas, and inauguration ceremonies are no exception.

Thousands of Texans made the pilgrimage to the capitol in Austin Tuesday morning to witness the inauguration of the first new governor Texas has seen in 14 years. Greg Abbott became the 48th governor of Texas and Dan Patrick became the 72nd lieutenant governor while surrounded by supporters and family. The Oath of Office ceremony began promptly at 11 a.m. with songs played by the Longhorn Marching Band fluttering throughout the mall of the capitol.

One killed, another injured in overnight shooting

The San Marcos Police Department is currently investigating a shooting leaving one man dead and another seriously injured late last night.

Earl Edward Clark III, a San Antonio citizen, was found with multiple gunshot wounds with one other person late Monday night in the common area of an apartment complex in the 500 block of Linda Lane. The injured victim has been identified as Jay Ryan Guerrero, another San Antonio citizen was taken to a Central Texas trauma hospital that cannot be identified for security reasons.

At 11:14 p.m. on Jan. 12, police responded to a 911 call of shots fired and reports from Townwood Apartment residents saying a person was lying on the ground. The victims are not residents of the apartment complex.

Arrest warrant issued for driver in crash killing university student

Early Tuesday morning, not far from Baytown, a Texas Southern student was killed after a man drove the wrong way on Interstate 10.

The driver now has a warrant for his arrest. The driver entered the highway going the wrong way on the entrance ramp and then traveled westbound in the eastbound main lanes.

Brandon Guidry, was coming home to Houston to see his mother and seven-year-old brother. He was a senior at the university and is described as friendly and giving. He was a musician and played in school bands.

 

San Marcos to welcome new director of communications

San Marcos will see a new director of communications and intergovernmental relations on Jan. 12, 2015 when Kristi Wyatt of League City, Texas brings her experience in broadcast journalism and government communications to the city.

Wyatt will lead the city's communications team and oversee the San Marcos website, social media, municipal cable channel, media relations and community outreach. She will manage the city's legislative affairs and federal relations.

"We are excited about the opportunities we have in San Marcos to engage citizens and build community during a time of explosive growth and Kristi will play a key role in that process," said city manager Jared Miller in a city press release.

One dead, four injured in crash

One person has died and four others were injured in the crash that destroyed two semi trucks and one passenger vehicle.

The four people involved in the crash were taken to Central Texas Medical Center in San Marcos with non life-threatening injuries.

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