It's been over a year since Texas State student Jason Landry went missing after his vehicle was found wrecked on Salt Flat Road in Luling, Texas.
When Kim and Jason Frueh set out to create their boutique fitness studio, they were determined to create a communal space where guests could move their bodies and connect with others through fun, versatile workouts.
As the spring semester begins and Texas State returns to a temporary remote learning experience, some students are worried about facing familiar challenges that arose during previous virtual semesters.
With the new year in full swing, Texas State students are looking to make the most out of 2022 by establishing personal goals and working to establish a healthier mindset.
San Marcos' Dunbar Heritage Association has organized a variety of community-wide events to commemorate the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. From music and dance performances to the 20th Anniversary MLK March and Celebration, here are several ways to remember the civil rights leader…
Texas State volleyball setter, Emily DeWalt, finished off her fourth year after breaking records in both the Sun Belt Conference and Texas State volleyball program.
As the COVID-19 Omicron variant leads to a spike in cases and travel delays, Texas State students remain diligent as they return home for the holidays.
Jonah Fujikawa and Alexander Hiers set out to write "Elf E. Ramone," to reveal the importance of love and joy through the story of the elf behind the Christmas Eve tradition of leaving milk and cookies out for Santa.
After two years of planning and delays due to COVID-19, San Marcos welcomed the beloved Austin-based restaurant chain Kerbey Lane Café to the community in November.
In high school, I wanted to work in journalism. I joined what few clubs my school offered that pertained to this field, in an effort to gain experience and seem more appealing to universities. By the time I was a senior, I was the editor-in-chief for the yearbook club, the head writer for my…
For over 35 years, the Gospel Expressions Association (GEA) has fostered a community of faith, music and inclusivity on the Texas State campus. Founded in 1983, its nine original members were searching for a group on campus to express their faith and showcase their love of gospel music.
Editor’s Note: “-30-” has traditionally been used throughout journalism to indicate the end of a story. Each semester, The University Star encourages its graduating seniors to write a Senior 30 — a farewell piece to readers — indicating the conclusion of a journalist’s time as an active memb…
The holiday spirit is returning to San Marcos' City Park this December with carnival games, a petting zoo and a holiday trail as the city prepares to celebrate the winter season at the annual Sights & Sounds of Christmas Festival.
On Sept. 16, Texas State student Austin Salyer was killed after negligent gunfire struck through his room at The Lyndon apartments in San Marcos. He was a 20-year-old junior studying criminal justice and minoring in military science. Austin was also a member of the Alpha Sigma Phi-Theta lota…
Chores are often seen as something for children to complain about. Ashley Kegley-Whitehead wants to help change that narrative with her new children's book, "The Checklist: Character-Building Chores for a Fun, Productive Day."
As their final year at Texas State comes to a close, senior dance, performance and choreography students choreographed their own piece one last time for the annual BFA performance and choreography showcase.
A blood-stained stairway, boarded-up windows and yellow dust filled the Theatre Center Mainstage as actors crawled out from underneath to start the production of "Yellow Inn."
As a part of Texas State's First-Gen Week, in partnership with universities and colleges across the country, Common Experience hosted a virtual live stream starring writer, lawyer and former First Lady of the U.S. Michelle Obama on Tuesday, Nov. 9.
As the semester winds down to an end, student models, designers, stylists and artists of Texas State's Fashion Merchandising Association (FMA) are preparing to take part in their first in-person fashion show since the pandemic on Nov. 14.
The sights of smiling faces and the sound of cheers filled the streets of San Marcos as community members waved American flags and watched the annual San Marcos Veterans Day Parade on Nov. 6.
With hopes of learning how to refine their skills and start their careers, Texas State filmmakers attended the 28th annual Austin Film Festival from Oct. 21-28.
Colorful flowers, intricate papel picado, sugar skulls and picture frames are taking up space on altars across the Texas State campus as offices celebrate Día de los Muertos to honor loved ones who have gone before them.
Halloween weekend is finally here! Time to put on your costumes and get out on the town. Don't be caught without plans! Here is your list of things to do this weekend in and around San Marcos.
Jack-o'-lanterns, candy and costumes will fill the streets of San Marcos this Halloween weekend as residents and businesses celebrate the spooky season with events for every age and interest.
McCoy College of Business hosted “Enron, 20 Years Later,” on Oct. 19, a virtual panel discussing fraud, ethics, regulation and the future of accounting as a result of the 2001 Enron scandal.
On Oct. 19 2021, The University Star hosted “Star Stories: True Stories of Life at TXST," a live event featuring true personal narratives from four amazing storytellers that reveal the greatest challenges and opportunities of the Texas State and San Marcos communities.
Planted on the walls of San Marcos' Price Center is a collection of personal items, photographs of Indigenous dancers, handmade beaded jewelry and original artwork honoring the Indigenous roots of San Marcos.
When Matthew Buchanan stepped foot into the LBJ Student Center his freshman year to watch his first Comedy Association showcase, he was blown away by the number of people in attendance.
The Hispanic Business Student Association (HBSA) is on a mission to promote a space of fellowship and inclusivity where students can develop career skills.
Early on in the pandemic, when one of the safest ways to visit with loved ones was to meet one another outside, Trey Hiller watched picnics in the park rise in popularity and saw an opportunity to start his own luxury picnic business.
In a play exploring corruption, classism and family relationships, the Department of Theatre and Dance presented “El Nogalar,” a story of a family’s struggle to keep their homestead amid the looming threat of the cartel in northern Mexico.
Community members and mermaid-lovers gathered in downtown San Marcos on Saturday to celebrate the city's arts, culture, heritage and its biggest point of pride, the San Marcos River, at the fifth annual Mermaid Promenade and Downtown Street Faire.
Locally sourced food, sustainability and community are all at the top of the list of things most important to the owners and friends of Radish & Dill, San Marcos' newest fine food market and restaurant.
As students embark on a new school year, one of Texas State's newest organizations, the Victoria's Secret PINK campus team, looks forward to promoting school spirit and empowering other students with its new apparel.
The current exhibitions at the Texas State Galleries, on display until Nov. 12, feature work from artists Carissa Samaniego and Maria Guzmán Capron. The works of both artists deal with issues of identity, more specifically the mixed or split cultural identities of Samaniego and Guzmán Capron.
Spanning four days and two cities, the San Marcos Cinema Club will present its fifth annual Lost River Film Fest to showcase the talent and creativity of the region's independent cinema.
A kitchen full of fresh ingredients and a drive to transform the fast-food industry is all Whitney Blandford and Keoki Anderson need to serve their community.
Howdy, howdy, Bobcats. This round of things to do for the weekend will be a bit different due to the increased number of COVID-19 cases in the local area. Focus on staying safe by social distancing and wearing a mask (even when walking outside). Just because you stay home does not mean you c…
Dressing up as a cowboy for his own kid-friendly YouTube channel wasn't necessarily the post-grad career plan John Havard had in mind.
With many people just returning to San Marcos or arriving here for the first time, there are several special events this weekend. Whether you're a new-to-town freshman or a returning Bobcat, you have come to the right place for things to do this weekend (and every weekend in the future!).