Friday , 30 January 2015
Current Events


Miss TAMUK pageant is just around the corner

The crown is soon going to be in the hands of another hopeful. Applications for Miss TAMUK 2015 are currently available, and will be taken up until Feb. 9. Prospective candidates can attend an informational session from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 3 or from 12 to 1 p.m. on Feb. 4 in room 219A at the Student Union ... Read More »

USA today partnership leads to new app

Students now have a new option for receiving their news. Thanks to a partnership with USA Today, Texas A&M University-Kingsville will be able to offer students updates on the go. Called “The Buzz,” the app will offer students the ability to browse USA Today’s College Readership Program and the TAMUK student newspaper, the South Texan. The app is downloadable via ... Read More »

Engineering offers new PH.D program

The College of Engineering at Texas A&M University-Kingsville is looking to the future with their newest doctoral program. The Ph.D, labeled “Sustainable Energy Systems Engineering,” launches in Fall 2015. Dr. Stephen Nix, dean of the College of Engineering, said this is a huge accomplishment. “This is going to position us at the forefront of the energy industry,” he said. The ... Read More »

Rise in oil supply causes gas prices to fall

Be prepared to spend much less on gas this season. Over the past few weeks, gas prices have decreased dramatically and Kingsville is no exception. Gas prices are expected to keep decreasing or at least stay steady, and as of Jan. 26, the regular gallon of gas could be purchased for $1.74 in Kingsville. “The average household is expected to ... Read More »

TAMUK student arrested for murder

police car

  TAMUK student Hugo Rangel-Botello has been arrested by the Kingsville Police Department on Jan. 8 for charges of 1st degree murder and tampering of evidence in connection to the death of 22-year-old Gilbert Burrell. Rangel-Botello is in jail with bonds set at $1 million for the murder charge and an additional $150,000 for the tampering charge, according to officials ... Read More »

Taking a stand against sexual assault

The Texas A&M University –Kingsville Student Government Association, along with other SGAs across the country, has signed the pledge and partnered with the White House to support the It’s On Us campaign, reaching out to college students on how to prevent sexual assault from happening on campus. The TAMUK SGA hosted a forum Wed. November 19 to discuss the subject ... Read More »

Christmas comes early at TAMUK

Santa paid a visit to Texas A&M Univeristy-Kingsville to watch 18,000 Christmas lights illuminate the campus during the Lighting Ceremony at University Boulevard on Tuesday, December 2, at 5:30 p. m. “The lighting represents the beginning of the season at Texas A&M University – Kingsville (TAMUK),” said Luis Aguilar, communications speech major. “The season brings people together and sharing joy ... Read More »

Sigma Chi tells students ‘It can wait’

Sigma Chi hosted their second annual Don’t Text and Drive event along with AT&T spreading awareness about the ongoing issue of students’ texting while driving a vehicle harming everyone on the road and by the road. “When I got to Kingsville I noticed that they didn’t have a Don’t Text and Drive awareness, so when I became a fraternity brother ... Read More »

Platform for intellectual exchange

Sigma Delta Pi’s Academic Symposium saw its inception during the continuing tenure of Marco Iñiguez, a Spanish lecturer here at Texas A&M University–Kingsville. The organization has now been hosting the event for seven years on campus. Iñiguez wasn’t aware of the organization initially, and learned about it from his students after being hired by the university. He was then adopted ... Read More »

TAMUK joins battle against sex violence

Instead of standing still, Texas A&M University-Kingsville’s Student Government Association is speaking out and taking action against sexual assault and violence. TAMUK’s SGA is teaming up with the White House for the “It’s On Us” campaign, geared toward college and university students to bring the issue of sexual assault to light. Student and faculty leaders throughout campus initiated the conversation ... Read More »