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Suspect arrested after pedestrian killed in hit-and-run

Suspect arrested after pedestrian killed in hit-and-run

Geoff Sloan

June 16, 2018


Filed under In Brief, News, San Marcos

The driver during Friday’s fatal hit-and-run has been identified by the San Marcos Police Department as Uriah Keith Robinson, 29, of San Marcos. Robinson was arrested following Friday afternoon’s incident and has since been charged with intoxication manslaughter, fail to stop and render aid, escape,...

Planning and Zoning Commission faces pushback on rezoning

Planning and Zoning Commission faces pushback on rezoning

Geoff Sloan

June 14, 2018


Filed under In Brief, News, San Marcos

The Planning and Zoning Commission approved a request to rezone currently unused land to City Council and approved liquor permits for three businesses. Residents spoke out against the potential construction of a neighborhood during the Planning and Zoning Commission's June 13 meeting. Concerns for...

RV park to be developed on Highway 21

RV park to be developed on Highway 21

Geoff Sloan

June 12, 2018


Filed under In Brief, News, San Marcos

The Planning and Zoning Commission voted to allow the development of an RV park and passed the 10 Year Capital Improvements Program recommendations to city council at their May 22 meeting. The expansion of a plot of land on Highway 21 was passed by the commission with the purpose of Classen Properties...

Special assistant for inclusion and diversity to begin work next month

Special assistant for inclusion and diversity to begin work next month

Geoff Sloan

June 10, 2018


Filed under News, University

In response to April's student-led sit-in protest, Texas State Office of the Provost announced Scott Bowman, criminal justice associate professor, will become the university’s first Special Assistant to the provost for inclusion and diversity. Students demanded the assembly of a task force of cabi...

City Council talks advocate funding, approves new radar system for SMPD

City Council talks advocate funding, approves new radar system for SMPD

Geoff Sloan

June 7, 2018


Filed under In Brief, News, San Marcos

City Council discussed the 2018 Community Development Block Grant program during their June 5 meeting with insight from city workers and constituents. The Community Development Block Grant program occupied the majority of the meeting with other agenda items focused on a Guadalupe Street improvement...

City Council debates new roads and building expansions

City Council debates new roads and building expansions

Geoff Sloan

June 2, 2018


Filed under In Brief, News

City Council discussed road expansions and public safety projects during their May 29 meeting. Running for four hours Tuesday night, the council received an update on city facilities and the 10-Year Capital Improvement Plan discussed in last week's Planning and Zoning Commission meeting. Council...

Study Abroad reaches goal with more participation from students

Study Abroad reaches goal with more participation from students

Geoff Sloan

May 31, 2018


Filed under Latest, News, University

The Study Abroad Office made a pledge in 2014 to increase the number of students studying abroad by the end of the decade. The pledge was met early. In Feb. 2014, Texas State made a goal to, increase student participation by 50 percent by 2020. This is according to their support for a nation-wide effort to increase universities' percentage o...

Phone scammer poses as San Marcos police officer

Phone scammer poses as San Marcos police officer

Geoff Sloan

May 29, 2018


Filed under In Brief, News, San Marcos

Multiple San Marcos residents reported an imposter has been posing as a San Marcos police officer and asking for money to clear a fake arrest warrant. The calls began Tuesday morning with the imposter falsely identifying himself as Officer Robert Duggin, badge number 486. The calls have been coming...

H-E-B issues olive recall for possibly containing glass shards in jars

H-E-B issues olive recall for possibly containing glass shards in jars

Geoff Sloan

May 26, 2018


Filed under Business, Hays County, In Brief, San Marcos

H-E-B issued a voluntary recall May 24 of H-E-B Ode to Olives Sliced Salad Olives packaged in 10-ounce glass jars with a best by date of Nov. 3, 2019. The recall comes after customers reported possible glass shards in the container. No injuries have been reported at this time and all affected olives...

Civil engineering degree to be available fall 2019

Civil engineering degree to be available fall 2019

Geoff Sloan

May 25, 2018


Filed under Featured, News

The Texas State University System Board of Regents approved a first-of-its-kind bachelor's degree in civil engineering to be offered fall 2019. According to the Office of Media Relations, the program's focus on technology-enhanced infrastructure will further enhance Texas State's contributions at...

Health insurance plan created for students

Health insurance plan created for students

Geoff Sloan

May 21, 2018


Filed under News, University

A health insurance plan is now available for Texas State students with coverage beginning fall 2018. The Student Health Center has worked with Academic HealthPlans, a student health insurance consulting and administration firm, to bring insurance coverage to Texas State students through UnitedHealthcare. Registration...

Weather alert: Flash flood warning hits San Marcos, should end by afternoon

Weather alert: Flash flood warning hits San Marcos, should end by afternoon

Geoff Sloan

May 4, 2018


Filed under In Brief, News

Heavy rainfall reached San Marcos around 9:00 a.m. with a flash flood advisory and flash flood warning following shortly thereafter. Nick Hampshire, National Weather Service meteorologist, said the chances for flooding over roads in central Texas is low and suggested tips for when roads are flooding. "When...

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