Longtime Texas State spokesman, Texas journalist Mark Hendricks dies at 63


Longtime Texas State University spokesman and journalist Mark Steven Hendricks died on Jan. 3 in San Marcos.

Hendricks, 63, had a colorful academic career that eventually brought him full circle to serve as the spokesman of the university that awarded him a degree in journalism in 1981.

Hendricks served as the spokesman for the university for 25 years after working as an editor at the Laredo Times and a city and news reporter for the San Marcos Daily Record.

He was born in Spokane, Wash., in 1953 and grew up in or near military bases where his father, Col. Clayton V. Hendricks, was stationed.

A celebration of Hendricks’s life is scheduled for Jan. 22 at the Texas State University End Zone Complex at Bobcat Stadium, 1100 Aquarena Springs Drive, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

A memorial page is also being developed at markhendrickstribute.com.


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