Austin Humphreys

Softball defeated by Longhorns at home, ‘all hell broke loose’

Texas State softball was on its way to defeating Texas Wednesday for the first time since 2010 until the Bobcats gave up 11 runs in the sixth inning to fall 15-6 to the Longhorns.

Rayn House, senior pitcher, started the game for the Bobcats. House gave up a 6-4 lead in the top of the sixth inning to allow 5 runs for the Longhorns to take the 9-6 lead.

“When you don’t hit your spots you’re going to get in a bind,” said Coach Ricci Woodard. “I think Rayn got tired, we didn’t make a couple of plays then all hell broke loose.”

Beyond the Game: Rayn House, Senior Pitcher

Before she was the softball team’s ace pitcher, senior Rayn House was always an individual who held her faith and family close to her heart.

Rayn was born in Longview, Texas and began playing softball around age eight. She kept up with other sports including, soccer, volleyball and basketball.

“There are a lot of girls that know they want to go play college softball at 14—I was not that girl,” Rayn said. “I refused to even commit to a school until early my senior year of high school because I did not want to think about it. That was pressure to me. School isn’t hard, but school and softball, I wasn’t sure if that’s what I wanted.”

Security updates may impact Texas State ID card carriers

Texas State ID cards may be utilizing new technology by fall 2015 due to a movement toward added security measures in the US credit card industry.

The transition from decades-old magnetic strip technology is in response to widespread data breaches at Target, Michaels and Neiman Marcus, where customers’ data were “lifted” from their cards as they completed in-store transactions, according to a report by the Credit Union National Association.

At Texas State, students are given the option to link their ID cards to a Wells Fargo bank account through a school-sponsored partnership, said Stephen Nixon, vice president of campus and workplace banking programs for Wells Fargo.

Ron Paul delivers freedom-themed speech in San Marcos

Preceded by chants and applause, former presidential candidate Ron Paul took the stage at Centennial Hall Saturday.

Students and San Marcos residents alike filled the lecture hall to listen to Paul speak about freedom as part of the Young Americans for Liberty state convention hosted on campus. The event was standing room only, and when Paul took the stage, he was greeted with a standing ovation.

“We are in a transition where people are waking up and they are sick and tired of federal government,” Paul said.

Lieutenant governor candidate kicks off tour in San Marcos

Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, visited San Marcos Saturday kicking off a statewide effort to reach out to Texas households.

Van de Putte met with supporters in the afternoon before a scheduled block walk coordinated by the Hays County Democratic Party. She addressed issues such as public education, healthcare, equal pay and college affordability. She also spoke about the increase of young people involved in this year’s campaign.

Officials, faculty, students gather to honor fallen Bobcats

Faculty and students held roses and lit candles at the Bobcat Pause memorial service honoring deceased members of the Texas State community Wednesday evening.

Attendees remembered members of the Bobcat community who died within the last year.  

After the convocation by public relations senior Ashton Douglas and a memorial slideshow presentation, University President Denise Trauth followed with words of comfort. Rather than centering on the aspect of loss, she highlighted a celebration of the deceased’s lives.

President attends Fort Hood memorial service

Gloomy, cold weather plagued Fort Hood the morning of April 9, much like the feeling of loss and heartbreak has for the past week.

Mourners were offered comfort as the sun came out and the memorial ceremony began honoring the three dead and sixteen injured in the April 2 Fort Hood shooting. A community of 3,000 people affected by the shooting attended the memorial ceremony Wednesday honoring those killed by gunman Spc. Ivan Lopez.

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama were in attendance at the memorial, and he offered words of comfort to the community. Remarks from Lt. Gen. Mark A. Milley, Gen. Raymond T. Odierno and Secretary of the Army John McHugh opened the ceremony.

The fallen soldiers will not be forgotten, Milley said.

Updated: San Antonio man arrested for weekend shooting in downtown San Marcos

2:45 p.m. update:

New student body president, vice president elected

The 2014 Associated Student Government elections came to a close Wednesday when Tiffany Young and Sean Quiñones were named next year’s student body president and vice president, respectively.

Young received 51 percent of the votes with 477. She needed to receive 50 percent plus one vote to avoid a runoff election. Young received more than twice as many votes as the second-place candidate, Quentin De La Garza, who received 205. John Willms followed with 201 votes, and Abdual Muhialdin finished with 35.

Presidential, vice presidential candidates debate university issues, concerns

The Associated Student Government race heated up during Thursday’s University Star-sponsored debate.

Presidential candidates Tiffany Young, John Willms and Quentin De La Garza were joined by vice presidential candidates Sean Quiñones and Christian Carlson at the debate. A fourth presidential candidate, Abdual Muhialdin, was out-of-state and unable to attend the debate.

The candidates discussed their platforms and answered questions regarding the role of student government, the importance of school pride and how they would improve the organization if elected.

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