Alumni

Branndon Bargo, ’99

June 23, 2020
Branndon Bargo

This summer, as households across the country search for their next binge-worthy TV show, local PBS stations will air the first season of The Highpointers with the Bargo Brothers, a travel show created by and starring Texas State alumnus Branndon Bargo (B.A. 1999) and his brother, Greg Bargo.

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Mark Estrada, ’06, ’10

June 23, 2020
Mark Estrada hosts a virtual meeting

Lockhart ISD Superintendent Mark Estrada began spring break this year thinking his students and staff would return the following week. Instead, developments surrounding COVID-19 began moving quickly and what began as a week of cancelled classes turned into a remote learning plan for the remainder of the school year.

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Luke (’17), Dane (’14) and Spencer (’15) Adamson

June 23, 2020
The Adamson brothers pose with their protective screens

The Adamson brothers began Adamson Brothers Design in San Marcos when they were still students at Texas State. When coronavirus began to change the way small businesses operate, they decided to start constructing protective screens for Texas businesses.

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Isaac Garza, ’17

June 23, 2020
Isaac Garaz at Austin Film Festival

Garza (B.A. ‘17) is the writer behind “Pepito,” an award-winning short film that HBO designated for distribution on multiple platforms, including HBO Latino.

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Bill and Loma Hobson, ’64

May 18, 2020

William “Bill” Hobson (B.S. ’64) and Loma Chance Hobson (B.A. ’64) have always been Bobcats and steadfast supporters of the university. In 1998, they established the William and Loma Hobson Endowed Scholarship for high school students from Bill’s hometown.

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Cody Taylor, ’09

February 20, 2020
Cody Taylor

On a busy day at one of his restaurants, Cody Taylor is just as likely to be busing tables or washing dishes as he is working at the front of the house. That work ethic, and the desire to make people happy, is what turned this Texas State University graduate into a successful restaurateur.

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Leslie Fossler, ’76

February 20, 2020
Leslie Fossler

Interior designer Leslie Fossler (B.S. ’76) often feels misunderstood. Most people don’t grasp the complexity of her profession, says Fossler, who launched her Austin firm, in 1982.

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Jon David “J.D.” Perez, ’05

February 20, 2020
Jon David Perez

After graduating from Texas State, Jon David “J.D.” Perez thought he would end up working with someone like Michael Dell — being “a cool computer guy” in Austin. He never dreamed that a part-time job at an outlet mall would lead him to climb a different corporate ladder.

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Ann Stevens, ’72

February 20, 2020
Ann Stevens

Ann Stevens is leading BioMed SA into the future with a newly developed action plan to continue growing one of San Antonio’s largest industries, building on the community’s role as the “home of military medicine,” as well as five key disease areas in which San Antonio’s biomedical sector has unique assets and recognized strengths.

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Dalinda Gonzales-Alcantar, ’04

February 20, 2020
Dalinda Gonzales Alcantar

Rise and grind. It’s more than a motto — it’s a lifestyle for Dalinda Gonzalez-Alcantar, who put the empowering slogan on a T-shirt she sells on her boutique site, alablanca.co. It shows the playful side of this educator, entrepreneur, and mother of two.

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