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Getting ready for first TEDx talk

Denise Cervantes - Special to the Record

Texas State University is preparing to host its first TEDx talk this upcoming fall, Nov. 5 in the Performing Arts Center 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

TEDxTexasStateUniversity is an independently organized event that will use live speakers to bring the San Marcos community a TED-like experience.

Seth Frei, communications lecturer and TEDx organizer, said TEDx is an opportunity for communities, universities, and cities to put on TED-type events.

A group of 30 golfers participated in one final round at the Texas State University golf course last Friday afternoon (Joe Vozzelli/ Daily Record).
Daniel Vasquez (middle) issues final instructions before last Friday's shotgun start at 2 p.m. (Joe Vozzelli/ Daily Record).
A sign near the clubhouse at Post Road (Joe Vozzelli/ Daily Record).

Texas State University: 30 golfers take part in one 'friendly round' before Aquarena Springs course closes for good

By JOE VOZZELLI
Sports Editor

As you walk up to the first tee near Post Road, there is a sign that reads: "Course is closed! No play is allowed!!"

But, on a steamy Friday afternoon, the Texas State University golf course was back in business one last time. 

About 30 golfers — spread across the nine-hole golf course — teed off at 2 p.m. last Friday to say goodbye to something that had been a tradition for generations. 

Instructor Jacqueline Legé has student Nikolos Vasquez perform a feint to position eight and riposte to hit her six during a feinting exercise at the Vanderwege Academies d’Armes Sport Fencing Camp in the Jowers Center at Texas State University. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY DENISE CATHEY
Instructor Jacqueline Legé parries student Julian Perez riposte in a practice  exercise.
Student Bode Wells is assisted in fastening her fencing jacket by Nikolos Vasquez  before practice bouts.
Fencing student Bode Wells practices feinting with instructor Gary van der Wege  during the Vanderwege Academies d’Armes Sport Fencing Camp in the Jowers Center at  Texas State University.

Fencing camp at Texas State University

GALLERY: Instructor Jacqueline Legé has student Nikolos Vasquez perform a feint to position eight and riposte to hit her six during a feinting exercise at the Vanderwege Academies d’Armes Sport Fencing Camp in the Jowers Center at Texas State University. Daily Record Photo by Denise Cathey. 

Gilbert Martinez

Gilbert Martinez looks at the card that started it all. Daily Record Photo by Denise Cervantes. 

Professor reconnects with lost family

Denise Cervantes - Special to the Record |

A Texas State University professor never imagined an old flower shop business card would be the key to reuniting him with his Okinawan family. 

Gilbert D. Martinez, a school of journalism and mass communication senior lecturer, received an invitation for an academic conference in Japan this past December. 

“I found out about this conference in Okinawa,” Martinez said. “And that’s when everything changed. I saw Okinawa in the subject line and I but fell out of my chair.” 

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