You have reached your limit of free articles this month.

Enjoy unlimited access to myStatesman.com

Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.

GREAT REASONS TO SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

  • IN-DEPTH REPORTING
  • INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING
  • NEW TOPICS & COVERAGE
  • ePAPER
X

You have read of premium articles.

Get unlimited access to all of our breaking news, in-depth coverage and bonus content- exclusively for subscribers. Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks

X

Welcome to myStatesman.com

This subscriber-only site gives you exclusive access to breaking news, in-depth coverage, exclusive interactives and bonus content.

You can read free articles of your choice a month that are only available on myStatesman.com.

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.


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Local

Millennials waiting longer to get married
Millennials waiting longer to get married

Like most of her peers, 21-year-old Monica Medvedec wants to get married, just not anytime soon. “I’ve been dating the same person for six years,” Medvedec said. “But, I feel as though marriage, having that piece of paper right away, it just isn’t important.” Medvedec is part of a millennial generation that is waiting...
PolitiFact: As Abbott wanted, new accountability required for pre-K
PolitiFact: As Abbott wanted, new accountability required for pre-K

While running for governor, Greg Abbott faced a charge that he wanted to mandate standardized testing of 4-year-olds enrolled in half-day prekindergarten classes. Not quite, we found in a 2014 fact-check that gave a Mostly False rating to Abbott’s opponent, Wendy Davis. But Abbott did call for changing state law to offer more money to school...
Traffic report 1/23/16

Interstate 35 (Travis County): The northbound access road will be reduced to one lane between William Cannon Drive and Stassney Lane from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. The northbound outside lane between William Cannon and Stassney will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Thursday nights. Reduced to one southbound outside lane...
Community News: San Marcos hiring police, Austin holds caregiver class

TRAVIS COUNTY CENTRAL AUSTIN Course offered for caregivers The Austin chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will offer a free, six-week program designed for parents and other family caregivers of children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral difficulties from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays from Jan. 31 to March 7. The class will...
The inauguration through Texan eyes reflects a divided nation
The inauguration through Texan eyes reflects a divided nation

Rosalie Weisfeld, a Democratic activist from McAllen, didn’t cancel plans to come to Washington for inauguration weekend, despite her preferred candidate’s defeat. She planned to attend Thursday’s Texas Black Tie and Boots inaugural ball, Saturday’s Women’s March, and, in between, Friday’s inauguration of Donald...
More Stories