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Inmate Impasse

Inmate Impasse

Camelia Juarez

March 12, 2019


Filed under Latest, News, San Marcos

The jail's inmate population has increased 82 percent since 2014, way out of proportion with the 16 percent growth of the county's population, according to the Hays County sheriff’s office. The dramatic and quick rise in inmates has led the jail to reach capacity, meaning inmates are being outsourced...

Sexual assault investigation continues as man is released on bond

Sexual assault investigation continues as man is released on bond

Camelia Juarez

March 6, 2019


Filed under In Brief, News, San Marcos

San Marcos police arrested John Tate McFarland, 35, Feb. 28 on a second-degree felony sexual assault charge. McFarland was released March 1 on a $50,000 bond and the investigation is ongoing. The victim called her mother early Feb. 21 from an unknown number and asked for help. Her mother contacted...

Iconic Village Fire sheds light on strength of the community

Iconic Village Fire sheds light on strength of the community

Camelia Juarez

March 5, 2019


Filed under Latest, News, San Marcos

Westover Baptist pastor Jeff Latham received a call July 20, 2018, at 6 a.m. from San Marcos Police Cpl. Laray Taylor. There was a massive apartment fire at Iconic Village and Vintage Pads Apartments, and first responders needed an emergency building to temporarily house survivors, parents and nurses. La...

Second armed robbery in a week occurs near campus

Second armed robbery in a week occurs near campus

Camelia Juarez

February 20, 2019


Filed under Breaking, In Brief, News, University

University police alerted students Feb. 20 to an armed robbery a Bobcat Village parking lot. The police alert said four suspects in a blue SUV showed the victim a silver automatic pistol near building four. No one was injured in the incident. Police described two of the four suspects. The driver of ...

Townhall attempts to reconcile sit-in divisions

Townhall attempts to reconcile sit-in divisions

Camelia Juarez

February 20, 2019


Filed under Latest, News, University

Student activists were brought to tears as they recalled the boiling point of racial tension on campus and the trauma of an overnight sit-in that occurred almost one year ago. Inside the Flowers lecture hall, administration sat silently, some taking notes, as the microphone was passed around to sit-in...

Posey Road bridge removal leads to more I-35 traffic detours

Posey Road bridge removal leads to more I-35 traffic detours

Camelia Juarez

February 10, 2019


Filed under In Brief, News

Construction began Feb. 6 to demolish the Posey Road Bridge and reconstruct Posey Road to go under the Interstate 35 highway. Texas Department of Transportation representative Diann Hodges said the construction is expected to be completed in late 2020. Until then, traffic along I-35 will be redirected...

Benbow-Thompson campaign to improve campus safety, be more transparent

Benbow-Thompson campaign to improve campus safety, be more transparent

Camelia Juarez

February 5, 2019


Filed under News, Student Government

Presidential candidate Corey Benbow and running mate Tucker Thompson are ready to hear the community and accurately represent the student body through their campaign's main points: equitability, safety and transparency. Thompson, a political science senior, said students have told him that they don’t...

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