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Marketing group funds competition with tacos

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Representatives of a campus non-profit organization have been selling tacos at the Quad for the past six years in order to raise money for regional, national and international competitions.

Entrepreneurial Action Us, also known as Enactus, builds teams to teach communities about free enterprise, said Gina Goss, marketing junior and executive committee member.

“The fundraiser is called Success for Breakfast,” said Sydney Cowan, marketing junior and Enactus chair. “On Tuesdays and Thursdays, when I work, we usually bring in anywhere from $150 to $180 a day.”

Bobcats lose third straight game to Chippewas, 2-0

Three weeks into the season, Assistant Coach Jeremy Fikac remains in search of a pitcher who can close games for the Texas State baseball team.

Pitching was not what hindered the Bobcats, 2-0, loss to Central Michigan in the four-game series finale.

Texas State recorded five hits, the second-lowest mark of the season.

The Bobcats won the first game before losing three straight to Central Michigan by a combined 12 runs.

“Competitively, I felt we were just okay,” Fikac said. “We came out here, and we wanted to win, but we didn’t go out and earn it. We had opportunities to win every game this weekend. We didn’t slam the door and take some.”

Fikac gave Montana Parsons, freshman pitcher, one day of notice before his first collegiate start.

Bobcats defeat Red Wolves 83-74 on senior day

Prior to Saturday's matchup, the Texas State women's basketball team was 0-4 against Arkansas State, including a semifinal loss in last year’s conference tournament.

The Bobcats' 83-74 win put an end to the losing streak.

“They (seniors) get to win their season on a big win at home," Coach Zenarae Antoine said. "You beat Arkansas State, who’s been a monkey on our back. Come on now that is huge. I’m so happy for our seniors.”

Antoine said this week the players made a list of four things they wanted to do against Arkansas State. She told them if they accomplished those four things they would win. 

Atop that list was giving 100 percent effort.

Second half run pushes Trojans past Bobcats

In Coach Zenarae Antoine’s eyes, quick shots plagued the Texas State women’s basketball team Thursday night.

Texas State’s missed shots created transition opportunities for Troy.

The Trojans took advantage of that and scored 12 transition points as a result.

Taking quick shots early on in the shot clock is not the Bobcats’ strategy offensively nor a recipe for success when you play a team that leads the conference in scoring.

Coach Zenarae Antoine said the team needs to correct its shooting efficiency. Texas State shot 30 percent in the game and 25 percent in the second half.

Historical society recovers fading memories

The Hays County Historical Commission will continue to preserve the culture and history of the region after swearing in nine new members Feb. 10.

The additional members bring the total to 31 chairmen. The commission, which holds an office and museum on the first floor of the courthouse downtown, is working to restore aging landmarks.

Restoring the second jail built in Hays County remains an ongoing project for the commission. Linda Coker, courthouse coordinator, said the structure, which was in use from the late 1800’s until 1937, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the National Park Service. The courtyard of the county jail is the site of the only official hanging in San Marcos, Coker said.

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.

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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.

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Bobcats defeat Northern Illinois 14-5 for second win

The Texas State softball team was down 3-0 in the fourth inning until Lexi Fryar's, sophomore utility player, two-run home run, which sparked a 14-2 run.

Fryar’s home run was one of three the Bobcats hit in the second game of the their double-header Friday night.

Texas State improves to 2-0 on the season after the 14-5 win over Northern Illinois.

Ariel Ortiz, freshman shortstop, led the team offensively going three for five with four runs batted in, two doubles and one home run. Ortiz also recorded a triple and a home run in the first game against Sam Houston State.

“I tell myself to stay humble," Ortiz said. "I try not to overthink it, stay within myself and work for my teammates. It’s not about me. It’s about the team.”

Oh My Pizza Pie offers unique flavor varieties

Jake Wright was always on the move when he first started Oh My Pizza Pie in 2012. Now he is easy to find.

Wright started his first food truck in Austin and has used it to travel to festivals across the state for the past three years. His location at The Hitch, which opened in December, is Wright’s second trailer. Both trucks include brick ovens crafted by Wright.

“I would build the oven during the weekend, and then during the week I was attending my classes at the University of Texas at Austin,” Wright said. “I built the first one over the course of two months, and the oven for the trailer at The Hitch, which is a slightly different style oven, took me about five weeks.”

San Martians fear city losing authenticity

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Downtown construction is slated to be finished by summer, but some local residents say San Marcos has already lost its “small-town feel.”

Population growth, along with what some residents feel are superfluous development projects, have taken away the city’s small community feeling. City hall commissioned three downtown construction projects last year. The renovation plans involve full street reconstruction on LBJ Drive and Hutchison Street, new water and wastewater lines, widened sidewalks and the addition of bike lanes.

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