Katharina Guttenburg

Safety training to be required for organizations selling food on campus

Beginning Oct. 1, organizations selling food on campus will need at least one member with special training on site while food is present.

The requirement is part of a new University Policy and Procedure Statement, the official set of rules and policies governing Texas State. If a student organization plans to give away or sell food in The Quad or at a program or event, at least one member must have attended a food safety training session. The Office of Campus Activities and the Office of Environmental Health, Safety, and Risk Management are holding the sessions to prevent food poisoning outbreaks, said Heather Campbell, student development specialist.

Outlet mall hosts state’s first Tesla station

San Marcos became the home of the first Tesla Motor Supercharger station in the state Aug. 20.

At the Supercharger station, located at the San Marcos Premium Outlets, Model S car owners can charge their cars for 20 minutes and gain up to 150 miles for free, said Alexis Georgeson, spokesperson for Tesla. The station was opened for the convenience of its customers who are on long car trips. Tesla strategically built the  station along Interstate 35 since San Marcos is in the middle of Austin and San Antonio,  and it gives Model S car owners a chance to shop, eat or use the restroom while their cars charge, she said.

Mayor Daniel Guerrero said the Supercharger station is mainly benefitting the San Marcos Premium Outlets, and it will give San Marcos additional publicity.

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