He’s in the bushes at the parks at night, at the square on the weekend and watching over the locals to protect and serve, even without a badge.
San Marcos’ very own vigilante hero has taken to the streets, and is looking for help in his fight against crime.
This freelance crime fighter calls himself “The Witness.”
Recently, “The Witness” put an advertisement on Craigslist to recruit fellow crime fighters to aid his cause.
He doesn’t wear a cape. Instead, he blends in with the crowd to protect the public in any way he can. “The Witness” is a senior at Texas State. He works hard to maintain the mystery that is required to bring criminals to justice.
This crime fighter gave a few details of his trade but still kept the secretive nature of his nightly exploits.
WM: What does your vigilante work entail?
It’s half way through the school year and AJ DeGarmo’s term as president of the Associated Student Government. DeGarmo discusses some of the achievements and challenges he has faced so far — as well as future plans for the remainder of the school year.
WM: What have been some of the high-points in your term so far?
AJD: We were able to work with Chartwells in order to get the new milkshake bar installed in Jones Dining Hall, that was the first thing we did. We also helped revamp the tailgate by bringing in more funding. We have even gotten compliments from the WAC commissioner himself saying how great they were. He said we are ‘light years’ ahead of any other school in the WAC regarding tailgates. Also, I would like to credit to a couple senators, Ian Smith and Adam Braff, for their effort to bring free-range chicken to our dining halls on trial basis. We gave the students the choice for more healthy foods.
At approximately 12 p.m. Friday a Texas State student escaped from his diagonal truck unharmed as it lodged into a telephone pole outside of Subway on University Drive.
Sean Douglas was heading east on University Dr. toward Subway when a “little white car” pulled out of the Jack in the Box parking lot, right in front of him. Douglas said he immediately saw the car and swerved left to avoid it.
“After I made it around the vehicle, I lost control of my car and drove up the guide cable for the telephone pole” said Douglas, English senior.
The Texas Water Development Board released its 2012 water assessment and one issue became clear — the State of Texas will not have enough water for its residents.
The board publishes a water plan every year utilized as a guide for the people and suppliers across the state to follow regarding usage and conservation. The 2012 draft, which is currently in the process of publication, stated Texas will not have enough water to meet the needs of its people, businesses and agricultural enterprises.
Student democrats looking to join an organization with like-minded Bobcats must choose between two lauding the same political ideology.
Student democrats may be able to agree about taxes, government roles and special programs, but cannot agree upon being one group. Since last year, there have been two student Democrat organizations on campus. The University Democrats, a group who branched from College Democrats, have stabilized their position as a new student organization.
Each year in mid-August the incoming freshmen class buzzes around campus for move-in and Paws Preview. This year’s class is the largest ever, and even more buzzed.
This year’s freshman class accumulated more on-campus citations for alcohol-related offenses in the week before first day of class than previous years.
Bruce Smith, the current director of the school of Journalism and Mass Communication, has announced he will resign from his current position in August of 2012.
After two three year terms as director, Smith announced this will be his final year serving as the school’s director. His first stint at Texas State began in 2000 and lasted until 2006, and his second started in 2009 and will end in August of 2012.