Bobcat blend family

Bobcat Blend Awarded

Bobcat Blend is a student organization under the dept. of Agriculture at Texas State. This student-run composting operation has been honored with the 2013-2014 TxSWANA Finest Award for solid waste management .TxSWANA is the Lone Star Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA). Bobcat Blend started as an organization in  2006. Kevin…

Civil Rights Summit at LBJ Library

Civil Rights Summit Focus on LBJ

Civil rights was the topic of discussion this week as the LBJ Library in Austin kicked off the Civil Rights Summit on Tuesday. Pulitzer prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan visited with media Tuesday morning and discussed his most recent play, “All the Way,” which focuses on Lyndon Baines Johnson’s passing of the Civil Rights Act and…

Bobcat pause

Bobcat Pause 2014

Bobcat Pause is an annual event that honors members of the campus community who have recently passed away. Wednesday, April 9 marked the 27 annual Bobcat Pause memorial service. The event took place in the LBJ ballroom. The ballroom was open from 9:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m. for public viewing and everyone was welcome to…

LBJ Civil Rights Summit

LBJ Civil Rights Summit

The LBJ Library’s Civil Rights Summit will host four different Presidents before the end of the week. The Civil Rights Summit on Tuesday, April 8 included discussions and panels about gay marriage rights, immigration policy, the place of music in civil rights activism, and a conversation with former President Jimmy Carter. Daily Beast Editor in Chief John…

President obama at fort hood

Fort Hood Memorial Service

On Wednesday, April 9 the Fort Hood Memorial Service took place for the three soldiers who were killed in the shooting on April 2,. Sergeant First Class Daniel Ferguson 39, Sergeant Timothy Owens 37, Staff Sergeant Carlos Lazaney-Rodriguez were the three victims in the shooting. President Obama spoke at the memorial service paying his respects to the…

terry lunch

Terry Scholars Fundraise for Cancer

The Terry Scholars foundation hosted a fundraising event in late March. Students that are part of the Terry Scholars foundation at Texas State hosted an enchilada luncheon on March 30 at Lampasas. They raised money to benefit the Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society.  Dinner included two enchiladas, refried beans, and Spanish rice.They received…

City councel members

City Budget Meeting

The City of San Marcos’ officials have kick-started the process for the new 2014-2015 city budget. City Council hosted a meeting last Thursday to discuss the new budget for the 2014-2015 year. The meeting marked one of the many meetings to come prior to the start of the budget year beginning in October. During the…

Police chief Howard Wiilliams

Police Chief Steps Down

San Marcos chief of police Howard Williams is retiring after 11 years on the job. San Marcos Police Chief Howard Williams is retiring on August 1 after holding the position of Police Chief for eleven years. Prior to coming to San Marcos, he worked in the Austin Police Department for twenty-six years. Williams describes how…

Hays county water problem

Hays County Water Reservation Plans

The Hays County Commissioners held a special meeting with public officials from neighboring counties last Monday, regarding regional water policy. The Hays County Commissioners are working to find a way to ensure that there will be water in the future for the ever-growing population of the Central Texas area. County Judge Bert Cobb says that…