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Statement from Dr. Joanne Smith, VPSA

August 3, 2018

The City of San Marcos has confirmed the identity of a fifth victim of the fire at the Iconic Village apartments on July 20; Belinda Moats of Big Wells, Texas. Belinda’s family has been notified, and it is my difficult duty to confirm her connection to Texas State University. Belinda was an Electronic Media and mass Communications major. So many people have been affected by this tragedy that it is challenging to find words of comfort, especially for the families. Our deepest condolences to them.

Many others are working to recover. Per my message on July 26, Texas State is working to help those directly affected. My thanks to everyone who has answered our call for support. The response has been wonderfully affirming. If you have yet to contribute and would like to, please visit the donation page