Preslie Cox | Staff Photographer

Stonewall Warehouse popular in San Marcos community

Stonewall Warehouse, the first and only gay bar in San Marcos, has been open on the Square for almost five months and is proving it is here to stay. 

Stonewall Warehouse and The Barfish Lounge are both owned by Brian Scofield and made around $86,177 in alcohol sales during February, according to mybarsales.com.

Chris Rue, general manager of Stonewall Warehouse, had difficulty trying to get the location ready for the opening. Stonewall was originally supposed to open in October but was delayed until Dec. 2 because the renovations were not yet complete.

“All of us people that were hired to start working when we opened were in here with paint brushes and screwdrivers, helping get it all together, volunteering our time,” said Tabatha Mumford, manager. 

Bobcats lose 21st straight game to Texas

Ten years and counting stand between the Texas Longhorns and the Texas State baseball team.

The Bobcats will need to wait at least two weeks to break the team’s 21-game losing streak to the Longhorns following the 7-3 loss at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. 

Texas State’s last victory against Texas occurred April 22, 2005.

The gap between the teams is thinning, but Texas State remains winless.

The Bobcats built an early lead and then spent the rest of the game recovering after losing the advantage.

Granger Studdard, sophomore left fielder, and Ben McElroy, senior designated hitter, drove in two runs in the first inning.

Texas State loses UTSA series at home

The Texas State baseball team’s comeback attempt fell short Tuesday night in the 10-8 loss to the UTSA Roadrunners.

The comeback represents an achievement in itself. Texas State trailed 9-0 in the fourth inning. The Bobcats scored eight runs in a span of three innings, giving the team an opportunity to reclaim the lead in the ninth.

UTSA won the season series for the first time since the 2007-2008 season.

“When you dig yourself a 9-0 lead, it’s hard to come back, especially with a team that can continue to hit like UTSA,” Fikac said. “They swing the bats well.”

David Paiz, senior third baseman, and Jared Huber, freshman catcher, nearly keyed the Bobcats’ ninth-inning rally.

Bobcats extend winning streak with walk-off

Granger Studdard, sophomore left fielder, stepped into the batter’s box with the game on the line for the Texas State baseball team.

Studdard’s walk-off home run in the 11th inning gave the Bobcats a 4-3 victory over Incarnate Word.

Assistant Coach Jeremy Fikac did not flinch as the ball sailed past the right field wall. Studdard finished 3-5 with two runs batted in, one run and a walk.

“It’s crazy,” Fikac said. “I guarantee you everybody in that dugout thought that was gonna happen. That was our thought process.”

Performing in high-leverage situations has been commonplace for Studdard this year. The sophomore has five home runs in his last six games, including another walk-off home run against Baylor.

LONE GRANGER: Studdard's walk off home run lifts Bobcats over Bears

It was starting to look like the same old story for the Texas State baseball team, but they flipped the script Thursday night.

Texas State came back in in the 10th inning to defeat the Baylor Bears 9-8 in 10 innings.

The Bobcats were trailing 8-6 in the eighth inning after leading 6-3, but the team showed they are a resilient bunch.

“These kids were challenged today,” said Jeremy Fikac, assistant coach. “There was lots of determination and good things said in the dugout after we got behind.”

Granger Studdard, sophomore left fielder, answered the challenge with the game on the line. 

Studdard hit two home runs, including a walk-off homer over the left field wall in the bottom of the 10th inning.

“Pizza lady” breaks personal record at neighborhood H-E-B

The self-proclaimed “pizza lady” of San Marcos broke a personal record March 4 for selling the most pizzas in a day.

Sherlon Jackson, H-E-B employee, promoted the record-breaking event with the help of her fellow staff and through social media. At the end of the day on March 4, Jackson had sold 366 pizzas, breaking her goal of 300.

Pizza was introduced to the East Hopkins H-E-B deli in 2013, Jackson said.

“No one was buying them or paying attention to the pizzas at first,” she said.

Bobcats fall to No. 10 Texas in eighth inning

It was the same as ever for the Texas State baseball team.

The Bobcats’ 6-4 loss Tuesday night is the team’s 20th consecutive loss to the Longhorns.

The game took on a similar tenor to previous meetings. Texas State held a lead for the entire game before Texas put together a late rally to secure the win.

“From the first pitch, I thought we were going to win,” said Jeremy Fikac, assistant coach.

The Longhorns’ comeback attempt came at the hands of Texas State’s most reliable relievers—Cory Geisler, junior pitcher, and Blake Whitter, senior pitcher.

Geisler moved from the outfield to the pitching mound in the eighth inning to relieve Montana Parsons, freshman pitcher, who allowed two earned runs in seven innings.

Rosebud Sioux Tribe makes visit to campus

Students and professors gathered in room 3.14 at the LBJ Student Center Friday to welcome members of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe.

The Rosebud Sioux Tribe, located on the great plains of South Dakota is an indigenous group haunted by a prophecy of their ancestors and the coming of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Guests from the tribe included Russell Eagle Bear and Ben Rhodd, members of the mission to stop expansion of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

The Keystone XL Pipeline is a nationwide controversy that if passed will build a 1,179 mile, 36-inch diameter crude oil pipeline. The proposed line will extend on the current keystone pipeline. The new pipe will travel from Hardisty, Alberta Canada, down to Houston, Texas.

San Marcos businesses give back to community

The Nike store at the Tanger Outlets in San Marcos ‘just does it’ when it comes to donations and recycling old products.

Nike donates unsold or leftover items to the San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District (SMCISD). The store has different environmental initiatives to further help people in need with clothing, shoes and accessories.

“We donate a lot of clothes that aren’t the best quality or may have some type of flaw within them,” said Katrina Riojas, Nike outlet employee. “Sometimes we’ll get different articles of clothing with a swoosh backwards or different dysfunctional parts that we can’t sell.”

The store will set these clothes aside and donate them to different organizations across the city, Riojas said.

Local artists discuss success within San Marcos music scene

Local San Marcos musicians agree the city has the potential to create a thriving music scene even with the shadow of Austin, the “world’s live music capital,” looming nearby.

Budding musicians like Jack Corcoran, philosophy junior, can find unique opportunities in San Marcos to jump-start their careers. The city boasts several intimate venues and a young audience with the university nearby. Some musicians who used to play locally have since begun performing in Austin due to the emerging club atmosphere.

Corcoran has played with his band, Whoever and the People, in local venues such as Wake the Dead Coffee House, Triple Crown and Cheatham Street Warehouse.

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