Tag Archives: George Strait

Alumni: Famous Bobcats

From White House to Hollywood, Bobcats are in good company

Charles Austin

Charles Austin

By Callie Gordon, ’12 

It’s likely that before you ever shout the words “Eat ‘em up, Cats!” you know that Lyndon Baines Johnson, 36th president of the United States, graduated from Texas State University. We’re proud of LBJ and the fact that he was the only U.S. president to graduate from a Texas university.

But as much as Texas State is proud of our most distinguished alumnus, it’s important to know that some other big names have also navigated the hills of campus. Many professional athletes, actors and internationally known musicians and writers claim Texas State as their alma mater. Continue reading

Happenings: The Wittliff Collections

Texas State’s Wittliff set to kick off
new season of exhibitions, events

A photo of Frida Kahlo.

This photo of artist Frida Kahlo by Héctor García is part of a new exhibition at the Wittliff Collections.

A study in faces.

A retrospective focused on early 20th-century Mexico.

A glimpse into a world of myth and mystery.

All are part of the lineup of upcoming exhibitions at The Wittliff Collections at Texas State, a repository of a broad range of archival materials perched at the top of Alkek Library.

The Wittliff is set to open Monday, Jan. 23, with exhibitions featuring journals, correspondence and more of author Rick Riordan; the photography of Hugo Brehme; and portraits by a range of artists. A permanent exhibition featuring costumes, photographs, screenplay drafts and more associated with the production of the hit television miniseries Lonesome Dove — adapted for film by Wittliff Collections founder Bill Wittliff — will continue as well. Continue reading

Alumni: George Strait

This is the music video for George Strait’s 2008 hit Troubador, which hearkens to his days of playing music in and around San Marcos.

Legendary country singer
celebrating 59th birthday

Ace in the Hole at Cheatham Street in 1975, from the Cheatham Street Warehouse website.

Today is the 59th birthday of Texas State graduate George Strait, who launched what many consider the most successful country music career ever while a student in San Marcos.

According to his official website, he is spending the day fishing with his wife Norma.

Strait holds the record for the most No. 1 singles in recording history in any genre with 57, and every one of his albums has achieved at least gold status with the Recording Industry Association of America.

He graduated from the university in 1979 with a degree in agriculture and was honored as a distinguished alumnus in 1986.