The University Star

The charter school

A Trinity Charter School classroom at Pegasus.

Bayley Bogus, Managing Editor

December 6, 2019

Keely Reynolds has worked with and encountered every kind of child: the gifted, gangster, abused; kids with happily married parents to kids living with no parents. She taught at Lockhart High School for 11 years before realizing she was doing more counseling than teaching, prompting her to attend Te...

Understanding the juvenile sex offender

Bayley Bogus, Managing Editor

December 6, 2019

Ashley Hewitt is an assistant professor in the school of criminal justice at Texas State University. She specializes in profiling sex offenders. Hewitt’s research focuses on the sex offender population and how the environment impacts and reduces opportunities for offenders to commit crime. Parallel to Pegasus...

The Pegasus treatment

A wooden signs that reads

Bayley Bogus, Managing Editor

December 6, 2019

The Pegasus School offers various types of treatment services, focusing on sexual behaviors, trauma, chemical dependency, anger management and emotional disorders. Oftentimes, the majority of residents come from abusive, traumatic homes. There are four phases of Pegasus treatment and each stage take...

The technicalities of the juvenile system

An empty basketball court.

Bayley Bogus, Managing Editor

December 6, 2019

Acting as an alternative to state-run juvenile detentions, Pegasus maintains about 75% of its population from juvenile probation and 25% from Child Protective Services. Private placements are rarely made by parents or guardians. According to the Texas Juvenile Justice Department, the current daily rate contrac...

A look into juvenile sex offenders

Pegasus schools sign.

Bayley Bogus, Managing Editor

December 6, 2019

Sitting in the wood-paneled portable office with symbols of Christianity, pictures and memorabilia placed sporadically on the walls, it is clear Robert Ellis is two things: a man of faith and a lifesaver. Ellis has had his last name changed on his birth certificate four times. He was taken in by his st...

Mayor speaks about growth during on-campus forum

Class of business law students pose with Mayor Hughson and Jane Hale.

Chelsea Mumy, News Reporter

September 26, 2019

San Marcos Mayor Jane Hughson visited the McCoy College of Business to discuss city planning and the growth of San Marcos’ diverse population during a forum among a class of business law students. Mayor Hughson provided perspective Sept. 24 to the predominant issues in city planning for San Marcos—including...

Student Government works toward projects for fall semester

Gavel with Student Body Vice President Tucker Thompson's name engraved

Sierra Martin, News Reporter

August 29, 2019

The first fall 2019 Student Government meeting was held Monday at 7 p.m. in the LBJ Teaching Theater under new administration, led by Student Body President Corey Benbow and Vice President Tucker Thompson. The meeting proposed new legislation, task forces, student outreach and new Student Senator confirmation...

The City of San Marcos plans five-year sidewalk maintenance program

Early plans mapping out the next five years of the Sidewalk Maintenance and Gap Infill Program

Daniel Weeks, News Reporter

July 30, 2019

The San Marcos Public Services Department hosted an open house event to inform the community about the upcoming Sidewalk Maintenance and Gap Infill Program. The public was invited to the San Marcos Activity Center July 29 for the open house. Graphics were set up around the room displaying the upcoming...

Hays County Commissioners vote to continue legal action against Permian Highway Pipeline

Pipeline

Christopher Green, News Reporter

July 18, 2019

Hays County Commissioners voted July 16 to join Travis Audubon Society and three private plaintiffs in filing a notice of intent to sue Kinder Morgan, the United States Army Corps of Engineers and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service in connection with the proposed 42-inch Permian Highway Pipeline. According...

Pedestrian hit and killed in traffic collision on Aquarena Springs

fire truck

Bayley Bogus, Managing Editor

June 25, 2019

At approximately 12:30 a.m., June 25, an auto-pedestrian collision at the intersection of Aquarena Springs Dr. and Thorpe Lane resulted in the death of a 30-year-old woman. San Marcos 9-1-1 received the call regarding the incident at 12:38 p.m., where a pickup truck struck a pedestrian at the intersection....

City of San Marcos holds open house to discuss Guadalupe Street project

San Marcos representatives hold an open house for community members to discuss city changes

Christopher Green, News Reporter

June 25, 2019

Representatives from the engineering department of San Marcos held an open house meeting at 6 p.m., June 24, to present changes that will be made along Guadalupe Street. The meeting was held at the San Marcos Rec Hall and featured an array of displayed blueprints for construction along the road. In...

Schlitterbahn sells New Braunfels and Galveston parks

Schlitterbahn has been in business for 40 years with four locations across Texas

Christopher Green, News Reporter

June 19, 2019

Schlitterbahn Waterparks and Resorts has announced the selling of two parks in Galveston and New Braunfels to a company based out of Ohio. Cedar Fair Entertainment Company has agreed to purchase the two parks for $261 million. According to Cedar Fair, the names of the parks will not change, but the...

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