Friday , 31 October 2014
Current Events


Early voting at TAMUK

For the first time ever, TAMUK was a polling station for students last week at the Student Union Building on Oct. 21. At this polling station, students were allowed to vote for candidates early without having to do anything on their own. The American Democracy Project had been trying for a couple of years to get this to happen on ... Read More »

Candidates address issues of relevance

This November, Texas is slated to stay a red state, but that hasn’t stopped local Democrats from campaigning to turn the state blue. A strong leader in the Texas Gubernatorial Race, Wendy Davis (D) has attracted the people’s attention with her near celebrity status after an impressive 11-hour filibuster in June 2013. Davis’ leading opponent in the race is current ... Read More »

The Real Race: Who should you vote for?

While the race for governor is more or less safely won for Greg Abbott, who owns a 52 percent to 37 percent lead over Wendy Davis in the latest polling spread, the true focus should be placed on the race for lieutenant governor—a position that in many ways holds more power and influence than the veritable figurehead that is Texas ... Read More »

TAMUK offers certification for trades

Getting a high paying job just got easier and four years at a university isn’t required. Beginning Feb. 22, the Texas A&M University – Kingsville Center for Continuing Education will have oil and gas training programs available with certification and job placement for anyone seriously interested in working in the trade. “It’s not an easy job. We want them to ... Read More »

Writing Center opens to benefit students

Texas A&M University-Kingsville had the grand opening of the Undergraduate Writing Center on Oct. 20. The students’ success is the top priority for the university and the opening of the writing center will help students with any writing problems they may encounter. The Undergraduate Writing Center is located on the second floor of the Jernigan Library. “The purpose is to ... Read More »

Greeks step up TAMUK’S first yard show

Greeks at Texas A&M University-Kingsville had a chance to “step” up to some competition when fraternity Sigma Lambda Beta hosted the first-ever annual yard show. The event, which took place on Oct. 22, was a show where all fraternities and sororities at TAMUK were able to step and stroll. Francisco Diaz of Sigma Lambda Beta, the organizer of this event ... Read More »

Tejano symposium honors Dr. H.P. Garcia

When Hispanic American soldier Felix Longoria was shot and killed in the Philippines in 1945, the funeral director from his hometown in Three Rivers refused to give him a proper burial there, claiming that “the whites won’t like it.” However, because of the work put in by a civil rights activist in Corpus Christi named Dr. Hector P. Garcia, Longoria ... Read More »

The Great Debate

When state Rep. J.M. Lozano (R-Dist. 43) debated Democratic challenger Kim Gonzalez at the Peacock Auditorium at Texas A&M University-Kingsville on Oct. 27, they agreed on all topics but one: women’s healthcare. The debate, put together by the Texas politics class of TAMUK Professor Brooke Mascagni, got the most heated when that topic was brought up. At the crux of ... Read More »

Documentary Sneak Preview Premieres at TAMUK

A sneak preview of the documentary South Texas Gentle Men of Steel Los Padres will be shown in the Little Theatre at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. The first showing will be at 4 p.m. on Oct. 28 and the second will be at 6 p.m. on Oct. 29. The documentary will be shown by Pluma Pictures, a nonprofit organization focusing on ... Read More »

Running for a cause

Texas A&M University Kingsville hosted its 14th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness 5K Walk/Run in support for those who have been affected by the illness and to promote wellness. The event, which kicked off 8:15 a.m. on Oct. 18, featured many teams and individuals arriving before the registration time. Many booths were set up to hand out fruit and water and ... Read More »