Dialogue series engages community in philosophical discussion


Every Wednesday at 3:30 p.m., Texas State’s Philosophy department holds a dialogue at the San Marcos Public Library. The series gives the citizens of San Marcos as well as students the chance to participate in particular philosophical discussions and interact with other community members.

This week’s discussion topic, Vegetarianism and Feminism, was lead by Bob Fischer, an associate philosophy professor at Texas State. The dialogue focused on the connections between the two topics, particularly about how certain types of mechanisms are used to oppress and subdue women and animals alike.

Music Picks


OCT. 23


Shane Smith and the Saints stop by Cheatham Street Warehouse promoting their latest album, “Coast,” as part of a Texas-wide tour. The group’s music is unique in that it appeals to both country and rock fans. Their songs’ subject matter is formulaically country, shouting out small Texas towns and big cities and the highs and lows of life, while Smith’s smooth, nearly twang-free voice keeps his work from being pigeonholed into one particular genre. Highlights from the album are “Highway,” which discusses growing older—and gives a nod to favorite Austin locales—and “Work Was Through,” an easy-listening hit featuring Texas country star Aaron Watson.

OCT. 24


Fashion students detail fall clothing trends, staples

Fall. A time of year when pumpkin spice lattes reign supreme, boyfriends find their favorite hoodies missing and students across the country begin compiling the perfect wardrobe additions to help them transition from sweltering Texas heat to the slightly-less-hot autumn. Members of the Texas State Fashion Merchandising Association (FMA) shared their favorite fall trends and how to style them while the women of San Marcos sister boutiques Two P’s and Calli’s— Maggie Ximenes, Kellea Goebel, Katelyn Knapp, and Mary Katherine Underbhuk—broke down their top picks for when the temperatures begin to drop.

Aluminum grey and sangria




The second annual San Marcos Oktoberfest, hosted by the Parks and Rec department, kicks off Thursday at the Activity Center with a night filled with dinner and dancing. For $25, patrons are treated to a Root Cellar buffet stuffed with authentic German food including jager schnitzel, red cabbage, sauerkraut, strudel and beer bread. Following dinner, dancing gets going at 7 p.m. against a backdrop of German jams and contemporary hits by 3rd Generation.


Photo exhibit explores Latino presence in athletics

Officials at the Center for the Study of the Southwest produced the “Latinos and Sports in the Southwest” photo-exhibit to continue their mission of educating the public on Latino-American presence in Texas State athletics.

This exhibit, located in the lobby of Brazos Hall, is part of the 50th anniversary celebration and Common Experience theme of the desegregation of Texas State University in 1963. The goal of the theme is to “explore the trials of segregation and the impact of integration” on campus, according to the Common Experience website.

Literary fun to be had at annual Texas Book Festival

Texas will expose a literary aspect of itself rarely mentioned this October as Austin gears up to host its annual book festival.

Much is said of the nationally acclaimed “live music capital,” but Austin aims to expose another side of the city that differs from its recognized background.

Laura Bush started the Texas Book Festival in 1995. Her aim was to promote Texas authors and enjoyable reading. A former librarian, Mrs. Bush was very specific about the cause of the festival, emphasizing philanthropic funding toward Texas public libraries. According to, the festival is non-profit and has generated more than $2.6 million in donations to public libraries since its opening.

Women's center hosts domestic violence awareness event

The Hays-Caldwell Women's Center hosted a screening of the film "Telling Amy's Story" yesterday evening as part of an ongoing mission to raise awareness about the severity of domestic violence.

Seats in the LBJ Student Center Ballroom filled up quickly. Hundreds of students witnessed the chain of events that led to Amy Homan McGee's death at the hands of her husband, Vince McGee.

Vince, a military veteran and alcoholic, verbally and physically abused the mother of his two children for the majority of the four years the two were married.

Q&A The Lonely Biscuits, Funk-Rock-Pop fusion group


Everything about funk-rock-pop fusion group The Lonely Biscuits would indicate they have been at this a long, long time. Though the group is nothing if not seasoned and professional, many would be surprised to learn band members Nick Byrd, Sam Gidley, Grady Wenrich and John Paterini are still enrolled as seniors at the illustrious Belmont University. “We miss a lot of Friday classes,” Nick, the group’s bassist, laughed, explaining that the school works with them to allow for band-related travel. And it’s paid off.

Student performance of RENT wows audiences


The lights in the Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre at the Performing Arts Center dimmed and the crowd grew silent as the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical RENT was about.

Rent, one of the longest running shows in Broadway history, is a rock musical that tells the story of many different young, up-and-coming and struggling artists living in New York City’s Lower East Side when Alphabet City was thriving but under the dark shadow of the spread of HIV and AIDS. The show ran on campus Oct. 7-12.

Kaitlin Hopkins, head of Texas State’s musical theatre program, served as director of Texas State’s production. Cassie Abate was the choreographer, and Greg Bolin supervised the musical direction.

Get out of Town | Lockhart

Lockhart, TX, a cozy town that sits less than an hour away, is a wonderful spot for a short weekend adventure or for when students just want to get away from campus life for an afternoon. Even though it’s best known for its unbeatable barbeque, there is more to this town than just ribs and brisket. It’s easy to see why it’s such a favorite among fellow Bobcats from its picturesque courthouse to the classic look of the downtown neighborhood,.

What to Eat

Henry’s Restaurant

A very cool little place with a big-city vibe, Henry’s satisfies down-home cravings with fried pickles, but its plate presentation and wide variety of American and Italian fodder give it a very upscale feeling.

215 S Commerce St., Lockhart, TX 78644 (512) 398-4609

T&C Cafe


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