Benjamin Rauls

Bobcats takes first home loss of season against Texas Tech

Returning from a win against the Arkansas Razorbacks at the Golden Hurricane Classic, Texas State battled Big 12 Conference opponent Texas Tech at Strahan Coliseum Tuesday in a five set match, resulting in its first home game loss of the season.

“The team is all very disappointed in this loss,” said senior right-side hitter Amari Deardorff. “This is a game we shouldn’t have lost, and it falls all on us. Based on how (Texas Tech) was doing in the beginning of the season, we didn’t go into the game with the right mindset. We have to approach every team like they’re the best in the nation.”

Texas State home to award-winning composting program

The odor of rotting food and dead plants can be smelled from a hilltop outside of San Marcos. However, for students at Texas State’s sustainable composting project, the stench is a byproduct of their work.

Bobcat Blend creates compost, a soil product often comprised of food waste and dead plant matter, said Jen Sembera, graduate student researcher and Bobcat Blend employee. The mixture is placed into a long pile called a windrow and, after an extended period of time, the blend decomposes into a fine, uniform soil used for landscaping and agricultural purposes, Sembera said.

Farmers market continues Texas vendor traditions

Farm-to-market roads traditionally served to connect rural areas to towns where farmers and ranchers could transport their products for sale, and vendors in Central Texas look to keep the tradition alive today.

Since about 1979, vendors in Central Texas have crossed similar rural roads to reach their final destination of The Square. The non-profit San Marcos/New Braunfels Farmers Market Association now operates farmers markets on campus at Texas State. The San Marcos Farmers Market takes place every Tuesday and Saturday year-round, providing locally grown and fresh produce to the town’s residents.

Granola is what brought Susan Warren, secretary/treasurer of the San Marcos Farmers Market, to the weekly event.

Volleyball sweeps Delta Zeta Classic

The Texas State volleyball team played a total of 13 sets this weekend and lost one, claiming the Delta Zeta Classic title, starting the beginning of the season 4-0.

The Bobcats held Lamar Aug. 31 to less than 20 points per set in their first victory against the Cardinals. Senior right-side hitter Amari Deardorff led the team in kills, amassing 12, with a .391 hitting percentage from the court. Junior setter Caylin Mahoney tallied 22 assists in the game in addition to 10 digs.

Texas State committed 14 fewer errors than the Cardinals. During the second set against Lamar, the team committed one error, the Bobcats’ fewest total in the contest. The Cardinals committed 11 in the set, their highest total of errors during the game.

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