Taylor Tompkins

Investigation into death of local woman underway

San Marcos police are investigating a “suspicious” incident that left one woman dead and sent a man who lived with her to the hospital early Friday morning.

Police have identified the 23-year-old woman who died Friday as Misty Amber Davis.

Police received a call from the 25-year-old man around 1:01 a.m. Friday saying he had been shot in his home on the 1300 block of Barbara Drive, according to a press release from the city. Police and EMS arrived on the scene and found Davis unconscious. She was later pronounced dead at the residence.

The man was treated at Brackenridge Hospital before being discharged the same day, the release said.

Police are not releasing further information until an autopsy is completed, according to the release.

Police investigating 'suspicious' death of San Marcos woman

4:47 p.m. update:

San Marcos police have identified the 23-year-old woman who died earlier today as Misty Amber Davis.

Police are investigating a “suspicious” incident that Davis dead and sent the man who lived with her to the hospital early Friday morning.

Police received a call from the 25-year-old man around 1:01 a.m. Friday morning saying he had been shot in his home on the 1300 block of Barbara Drive, according to a release from the city. Police and EMS arrived on the scene and found the 23-year-old woman unconscious. She was later pronounced dead at the residence.

The man was transported to Brackenridge Hospital and was treated before being discharged the same day, the release said.

Parking officials implement solutions to alleviate debt

Every parking space on campus will be monetized beginning next fall in an effort to alleviate Transportation Services’ debt and avoid raising permit prices, officials say.

Nancy Nusbaum, interim director of Transportation Services, said the changes have been devised because the department “cannot continue operating in the red.” The changes will affect commuters, residents, faculty and staff. No permit fees will be raised for the upcoming academic year.

“It’s getting pretty tough trying to stretch our dollar,” Nusbaum said. “You can’t keep everybody happy, but we’re trying our best to accommodate people the best we can.”

Some commuter parking spaces to be eliminated

About 700 commuter parking spaces will be eliminated over the next year due to construction.

Stephen Prentice, assistant director of Parking Services, said the Speck Street surface lot, which contains 442 commuter spaces, will be lost to construction on a new residence hall in May.  

Some of the lost parking spaces will be replaced near the new residence hall, Prentice said. A 172-space lot will be constructed in January near Canyon Hall and will contain residential, faculty and staff spaces.

“It’ll be hard to access,” Prentice said. “You’re going to have to come in from the back of Blanco (Hall) to get there, but that’ll be returned to green for the residence hall.”

New student body president, vice president elected

The 2014 Associated Student Government elections came to a close Wednesday when Tiffany Young and Sean Quiñones were named next year’s student body president and vice president, respectively.

Young received 51 percent of the votes with 477. She needed to receive 50 percent plus one vote to avoid a runoff election. Young received more than twice as many votes as the second-place candidate, Quentin De La Garza, who received 205. John Willms followed with 201 votes, and Abdual Muhialdin finished with 35.

Graduate assistants to receive $2,000 pay raise starting fall 2014

Graduate assistants will receive a pay raise beginning next fall in order to make Texas State’s program more competitive, officials say.

Graduate teaching, instructional and research assistants being paid through state appropriations and tuition will receive a raise of $2,000 per nine-month period, said Provost Eugene Bourgeois. Those who are paid through grants or student service fees will not receive the raise, but may receive the new minimum established by the $2,000 raises, he said.

“I think on the recruiting end, it will definitely increase our efforts to recruit high quality, high caliber graduate students,” Bourgeois said. “It makes us more competitive.”

Q&A with Abdual Muhialdin, ASG presidential candidate

TT: What made you want to run for president?

Quentin De La Garza, ASG presidential candidate

Tiffany Young, ASG presidential candidate

John Willms, ASG presidential candidate

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TT: What made you want to run for president?
JW: Honestly, ever since I have gotten to this campus I’ve just fallen in love with Texas State. Everybody here is so nice, it’s just a wonderful campus. I was president of my hall council my freshman year and that’s given me motivation to just want to lead. I can’t think of anything better that I’d like to do than be the student body president of Texas State, honestly.

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