Monthly Archives: August 2010

Bobcats in Baseball

Minor-league seasons wrapping up
for former Texas State players

Just a few games remain for the former Texas State baseball players in baseball’s minor leagues, and several are finishing up stellar years.


With three games left in the regular season, former Southland Conference hitter of the year Paul Goldschmidt leads the Class A California League in home runs (33), doubles (39), total bases (299), slugging percentage (.596) and on-base-plus-slugging (.973). He also has reached 100 RBI, an impressive total in 131 games and good for second in the league.

Click here for a feature about the slugger from Goldschmidt is in the Arizona Diamondbacks’ farm system.

Matt Miller ranks sixth in the Triple-A Pacific Coast League in hitting (.324) and is third in hits (154) and fourth on on-base percentage (.406). Miller plays for Colorado Springs, the Colorado Rockies’ affiliate.


Pitcher Mike Hart was promoted from the Oakland Athletics’ low-Class A Vancouver affiliate to high-Class A Stockton midway through the season. In six games in the California League, he is 2-0 with a 1.86 earned-run average. Overall, he is 3-1 with a stellar 1.06 ERA.

Kane Holbrooks, who also was promoted to high-Class A during the season, is 8-6 overall with a 1.96 ERA, including 3-3 with a 2.32 ERA for Fort Myers in the Minnesota Twins’ farm system.



More Electrical Outages

Short electrical outages
planned for Sept. 10

This message went out via campus e-mail on Tuesday:

Facilities at Texas State is planning electrical outages for Saturday, Sept. 10 from 6-7 a.m. The procedures are for maintenance work and will require certain main campus buildings to experience a three-second outage. Buildings affected:

Aqua Sports
East Chill Plant
Flowers Hall
Freeman Aquatic
Hill House
Old Boiler Plant
Physical Plant

Building occupants are encouraged to contact Mike Krouse at 245-9171, or Dennis Taylor at 245-2145, with any questions and/or concerns regarding these brief outages. Facilities very much appreciates your feedback and will make every effort to respond and accommodate your concerns.

Facilities apologizes for any inconveniences these electrical outages may cause. Thank you for your patience and understanding during these necessary preventative maintenance operations.

The Texas State Flickr Photostream

Texas State Flickr page opens
with a campus photo contest

To officially launch the new Texas State Flickr photostream, we’re asking you, the Bobcat Public, to send us your best back-to-school pictures.

We’ll choose 10 to post on the site this Thursday. Be sure to include your name and any caption info, and e-mail them to

If your photo is one of the lucky 10, you’ll get a Texas State pennant, as pictured on the Flickr page. The deadline is 11:59 p.m. Wednesday.

Ten photographers will choose between the Texas State star and the SuperCat pennants.

Electrical outages

Sporadic electrical outages
possible on campus Saturday

University News Service

The Texas State Facilities Department is working with the City of San Marcos Electrical Utilities preparing to re-route the Hilltop Electrical Service Feed to the Co-Generation Plant.

On Saturday from 6 a.m. until about 11 a.m., there will be very short periods (a few seconds at a time) of electrical service outages to multiple buildings on campus. In the event of heavy rain, or other unforeseen delays, the work and outages will be rescheduled for Sunday starting at 6 a.m.

The following buildings may be affected by these brief power outages:

Arnold Hall
Academic Services Building., North and South
Burleson Hall
Butler Hall
College Inn
Evans Auditorium
Falls Hall
Health Professions Building
Hornsby Hall, Math/Computer Science
Matthews Street Garage
Mitte Complex
San Marcos Hall
Smith Hall
Supple Science
Theatre Center

Buildings and/or building systems that require generators have been identified, and generators will be placed into use in advance of the outage. It is recommended that those individuals, or departments with sensitive electronic systems shut them down in an orderly manner before the event, then restart once stability returns.

The Facilities Department apologizes for any inconveniences these electrical outages may cause. A detailed plan by the hour is currently assembled and is being reviewed by the Facilities Department during the weekly coordination meetings being held at the Physical Plant Building every Thursday until the electrical work is completed.

Please do not hesitate to contact Chuck Teichner at 245-2202, or Guillermo Nieri at 245-6198, with any questions, or concerns, regarding these outages.

Facilities Department appreciates your feedback and will make every effort to accommodate your concerns. Thank you for your patience and understanding during these necessary electrical operations.

Construction at Texas State

Work continues on master plan
for Texas State campus

Here’s the text of an e-mail sent out Monday from Coyle Buhler, Director of Facilities Planning, Design and Construction at Texas State, about ongoing projects on campus:

Welcome back to campus. Texas State continues to implement our Campus Master Plan which results in new buildings, renovated buildings, and improved infrastructure and landscape. However, along with progress comes road closures, detoured pedestrian routes, noise and dust. We understand these inconveniences can be trying at times, but we appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

The following is a list of major projects recently completed or in the design or construction phase. To read about an individual project, just click on the project name below. For a full report of all projects, click here.

If you have questions about any one project, email the office and the individual most knowledgeable of the project will respond.

Bobcat Stadium North End Zone Expansion
Bobcat Stadium Track Relocation
Family & Consumer Sciences Addition
Department of Housing & Residential Life Office Building
Lampasas Renovation
Matthews Street Garage
Mitte Clean Room Renovation
Multipurpose Education Facility
North Campus Housing Complex
Performing Arts Center Complex Music Recital Hall and Theatre Center
Performing Arts Center Complex Parking Garage
Performing Arts Center Complex Chilled Water Central Plant
Streets and Grounds Improvements
Research and Commercialization Center
Research Greenhouse
RRHEC Nursing Building
Tomas Rivera Drive Relocation and Student Center Drive Realignment
Undergraduate Academic Center

Click on the images below for a look at the location for the Performing Arts Center Complex, and for renderings of the North Campus Housing Project and the Undergraduate Academic Center:

Bird's eye view of the new performing arts center

Artist's rendering of the north campus housing project

The Undergraduate Academic Center

LBJ’s birthday: Links

Websites provide in-depth look
at legacy of Lyndon Johnson

As promised earlier. here are some links to information and history on President Lyndon B. Johnson:

The LBJ Library and Museum

Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historical Site

The LBJ Museum of San Marcos

LBJ on

Biography from the White House website

Multimedia from the “American Experience” series on PBS

Multimedia resources from the Miller Center of Public Affairs, University of Virginia

LBJ’s birthday: Video

Videos feature profiles, words
of President Lyndon Baines Johnson

We have compiled some of the many videos on YouTube about Texas State’s most famous graduate, President Lyndon Baines Johnson. Click below to see the playlist on the Texas State University YouTube channel:

The LBJ playlist.

Included is a brief documentary about LBJ, compiled with news footage from CBS. It opens with former Texas Gov. John Connally and also includes CBS newsmen Walter Cronkite and Eric Sevareid: