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Last Voter In Line At Texas Southern University Waited 6 Hours To Cast His Ballot On Super Tuesday

Mar 4, 2020
Hervis Rogers gained national attention as the last person in line at Texas Southern University. He waited about six hours, and finally cast his vote around 1 a.m.
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He gained national attention through his tenacity at a local polling place, refusing to leave even after others might have: Hervis Rogers was the last man to vote at his Texas Southern University polling place early Wednesday morning, and possibly the last person to cast a ballot in the State of Texas when he did so around 1 a.m.

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Fifty years ago, a group of students at Texas State University took a stand against the war in Vietnam. The students, nicknamed the San Marcos 10, faced serious consequences for that stand. Their example and the consequences that followed still echo across college campuses today.

Michael O'brien

A giant in the world of Texas arts died on Sunday. Bill Wittliff was a writer and photographer, and his work made Texas famous around the world.  

Hector Saldaña is curator at the Wittliff Collection at Texas State University in San Marcos. He said Wittliff left his mark on several artistic fields, and was perhaps most impactful in screenwriting.

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Hays County commissioners voted Friday to reopen early voting at Texas State University after voting rights advocates threatened to file a lawsuit.

 

 


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The deadly apartment fire in San Marcos has left the college town reeling as Texas State University heads into the fall semester.

It’s also left around 200 people, many of them students, without a place to stay.

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On this episode of Texas Matters:

  • LGBTQ candidates on Texas ballots for the 2018 midterm elections.
  • Nazis on Texas college campuses (08:14).
  • Old Texas folk yales of Lincoln visiting slaves (19:03).


Ryan Poppe

One of the issues state lawmakers are examining ahead of the 2019 legislative session is whether or not the free speech of students on state college campuses is being protected. And that was exactly what members of the Senate State Affairs Committee asked campus presidents about during their panel discussion at Texas State University.


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Members of the Texas Senate State Affairs Committee will exam this question Wednesday: Are students’ freedom of speech rights being squelched on state college campuses? The special legislative hearing at Texas State University in San Marcos follows the school's own high profile free speech conflict.


Updated at 2 p.m.

Winter weather conditions delayed or canceled flights and services, shut down museums, libraries and movie theaters, and closed academic and government institutions throughout the San Antonio region Tuesday.

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The death of a 20-year-old fraternity pledge in San Marcos led Texas State University to suspend all Greek life activities this month. 

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