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Cruz wins re-election for Senator

Cruz wins re-election for Senator

Demian Ponce, Reporter

November 7, 2018

The Texas Senate incumbent and Republican winner Ted Cruz defeated Democrat candidate Beto O'Rourke. It was a historical night in the close race for Senate. Texas is normally a red state, but in this election O'Rourke had 48 percent of the state blue while Cruz held 51 percent to win Texas. "It's...

Beto O’Rourke makes last-minute stop in Wichita Falls

Beto O’Rourke makes last-minute stop in Wichita Falls

Tommy Chhe and Chloe Phillips

October 30, 2018

About 350 people, including about 100 students, attended a rally at Kiwanis Park in Wichita Falls Oct. 29 for Beto O'Rourke, democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Texas. O'Rourke travelled to cities like Wichita Falls because he did not want any cities left out. O'Rourke also said he experienced ...

Senate Bill 4 changes the way officials handle immigration

halie aldridge

December 3, 2017

A cop comes to the car window and the driver waits with a pounding heart. Two days before, Senate Bill 4 went into effect, changing the way local officials deal with immigration. The cop says, "Your taillight is out," and the citizen breathes a sigh of relief. Governor Greg Abbott signed into ...

Priority registration proposal for athletes causes controversy

Priority registration proposal for athletes causes controversy

Shari Smith

October 24, 2017

To reduce scheduling conflicts, Greg Giddings, assistant professor of English, proposed that student athletes to get priority registration to the Faculty Senate on Oct. 17. Student athletes would be able to register at the same time as seniors and honors students. "I am obviously an advocate for...

Students: campus carry goes unnoticed

Students: campus carry goes unnoticed

Caleb Martin

May 11, 2017

The gun totin', gun slingin', rootin' tootin' state of Texas is often associated with "the old west" and middle-of-the-street-high-noon shoot outs. Guns are as much a part of Texas culture as brisket, longhorns and the Dallas Cowboys. But when the Texas legislature passed Senate Bill 11, allowing ...

Students divided by Campus Carry legislation

Students divided by Campus Carry legislation

conner wolf

May 4, 2016

Students divided over Campus Carry legislation from MWSU Campus Watch on Vimeo.“It was kind of inevitable because this is Texas. I grew up around guns, so it doesn’t really bother me or concern me. My dad told me pretty much as soon as I turned 12 and got my first gun that I was going to have a conceale...

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