However, it was a false alarm—she had only heard the construction underway outside her dorm. Lucatero, English freshman, said it is not uncommon for her to wake up early in the morning to the sound of construction.
Buildings being constructed have been a fixture on the Texas State campus for years, but faculty, staff and some students like Lucatero said this results in daily inconveniences.
Bike lanes have been added to River Road, Thorpe Lane, Cheatham Street and portions of C.M. Allen Parkway. These lanes will help make San Marcos more cyclist friendly, Sabas Avila, assistant director of Public Services and Transportation for the city, said.
Both anxiety and excitement filled the classroom as the students took their seats. They were not worried about a regular assignment or exam. Their lesson plan for the day included being shocked by a stun gun.
The San Marcos Citizen Police Academy is a 13-week course held twice a year. It is designed to help residents gain a better understanding of the mission and operations of the local police. The course gives students a look into the day-to-day activities of the San Marcos Police Department.
The course, which is taught by local officers, consists of one three-hour session per week. The class met Sept. 18, the third session so far.
Students hoping to load up on food may dislike Chartwells restrictions on the number of meal trades students can use at one time. However, the rule is not likely to change any time soon, officials say.
Students eating on-campus at dining halls such as Jones Food Court, The Den or The Lair are limited to using three meal trades at once. The rule prevents one student from purchasing an excessive number of meals at once, reducing the amount of food available for other people, said Leslie Bulkley, resident district manager of Chartwells.