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Social Security phone scammers strike across the U.S.

Social Security phone scammers strike across the U.S.

Geoff Sloan

October 31, 2018


Filed under In Brief, News, San Marcos

The Federal Trade Commission announced Monday an uptick in scammers posing as the Social Security Administration to get callers' personal information. The fake phone calls come from the real customer service number, 1.800.772.1213, but are actually scammers threatening those receiving the call. Ac...

Land of the Midday Moon

Land of the Midday Moon

Geoff Sloan

October 31, 2018


Filed under News

TROMSØ, Norway – Green streaks through the sky, long nights and very cold fingers complemented a mid-semester trip into the Arctic Circle I’ll never forget. During a five-day trip in October, my international friend-group departed from our new home of Oslo for a weekend getaway to one of the nort...

Ethics commission finds City Councilman Gregson in violation

Ethics commission finds City Councilman Gregson in violation

Geoff Sloan

October 26, 2018


Filed under In Brief, Latest, News, San Marcos

Following two hours of testimony, City Councilman Scott Gregson will be penalized with a written reprimand from the city of San Marcos after the Ethics Review Commission found him in violation of a San Marcos ethics law. The city's Ethics Review Commission concluded Gregson, elected as the Place 5...

Bridging cultures across five thousand miles

Bridging cultures across five thousand miles

Geoff Sloan

October 11, 2018


Filed under News

OSLO, Norway – Now that Texas State Bobcats know I’m studying abroad, and if you don’t then check out The University Star online for all the updates, let’s find out more about what life is really like in the land of the midnight sun. My time in Norway isn’t only being spent in class. I’...

Blog: Land of the Midnight Sun, an introduction

Blog: Land of the Midnight Sun, an introduction

Geoff Sloan

September 6, 2018


Filed under News

Editor's note: Geoff Sloan is a senior news reporter with The University Star. Geoff is on a study abroad trip in Norway. He will document his travels in a blog on The Star's website. OSLO, Norway – Looking down, I see the stamp on my hand has faded away just as the sun fades from the plane window...

Three suspects arrested for homicide

Three suspects arrested for homicide

Geoff Sloan

August 27, 2018


Filed under News

A third arrest was made Aug. 22 in connection to last week’s murder of Matthew Jacob Rodriguez Jr. Adrian Terrell Rose, 24, was arrested by police in Jackson, Miss. in a joint operation involving San Marcos Police, Texas Rangers, the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation and U.S. Marshals. T...

H-E-B issues voluntary recall for ice cream and sherbet

H-E-B issues voluntary recall for ice cream and sherbet

Geoff Sloan

July 19, 2018


Filed under News

H-E-B issued a voluntary recall July 18 for ice cream and sherbet in Texas stores after metal was found in ice cream and sherbet during routine equipment maintenance. The broken metal was found in three-ounce Creamy Creations Vanilla Chocolate Cup and Orange Lime Sherbet Cup and the recall applies...

Float Fest hires staff to clean San Marcos River

Float Fest hires staff to clean San Marcos River

Geoff Sloan

July 19, 2018


Filed under Featured, Latest, News, San Marcos

Float Fest's correlation with litter around the San Marcos River has long received criticism from residents and organizations and continues to as this year's event approaches. The Martindale-based music festival is publicizing its increased efforts to keep the San Marcos river clean during and after...

Student Government president faces cabinet changes

Student Government president faces cabinet changes

Geoff Sloan

July 3, 2018


Filed under Featured, Latest, News, Student Government, University

Members of Student Government President Brooklyn Boreing's interim-cabinet resigned over the summer before the cabinet was officially approved. Three cabinet members, including the chief of staff, resigned from Boreing's cabinet: Director of Freshman Leadership Kyle Thompson, Vice President of Finance...

Planning and Zoning Commission discuss Transportation Master Plan, alcohol permits

Planning and Zoning Commission discuss Transportation Master Plan, alcohol permits

Geoff Sloan

June 28, 2018


Filed under In Brief, News, San Marcos

The Planning and Zoning Commission approved two alcohol permits and were updated on the evolving transportation at its June 26 meeting. City staff gave the commission updates on the continuing Transportation Master Plan. The plan includes a transit system among high-activity centers, bicycle infrastructure, ride...

San Marcos immigration rally precedes ACLU rally in Brownsville

San Marcos immigration rally precedes ACLU rally in Brownsville

Geoff Sloan

June 28, 2018


Filed under Hays County, Latest, News, San Marcos

San Marcos-area activists and students met June 27 to protest immigration enforcement policies and migrant-family separations along the U.S.-Mexico border. Mano Amiga, a local activist group, spearheaded the Wednesday rally at the Hays County Courthouse in San Marcos as a precursor to a larger rally i...

Parking time limit burdens downtown businesses

Parking time limit burdens downtown businesses

Geoff Sloan

June 17, 2018


Filed under News, San Marcos

Downtown's two-hour parking limit has become a hassle for some businesses, with the claim it puts a restraint on customers and employees. Spending more than a couple hours somewhere is necessary for some patrons and employees, despite the two-hour limit. Tattoo shops and hair salons often require...

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