Andres Rodriguez | Staff Photographer

Notebook: Texas State 9, Appalachian State 1


The Texas State softball team improved to 29-19 this season after the weekend sweep. More importantly, the Bobcats are fourth in the Sun Belt Conference with an 11-6 record.



The Bobcats could not have chosen a better time to get hot. Sunday’s victory over Appalachian State completed the series sweep and extended the Texas State win streak to seven games.

The opportunity to move into third place has presented itself for the Bobcats with four games remaining. Texas State is currently two games behind Troy, which is 13-7 in conference play. The Trojans’ next opponent is South Alabama, the second-ranked team in the conference.


E-cigarettes now banned on Texas State campus


Texas State officials banned tobacco use for health reasons, and the policy was recently reviewed again.

The university is one of 1,014 campuses across the country exercising tobacco-free policies, according to the Americans for Non-Smokers’ Rights website. The Department of Student Affairs reviewed Texas State’s current tobacco policy Feb. 9 and decided to include vaporizing devices within the scope of products addressed.

“The only thing we wanted to clarify was the issue with e-cigarettes,” said Joanne Smith, vice president of student affairs. “It has come up several times, and so we were wanting to review what the city had in their ordinance and then what we had.”

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