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Bobcats sign NFL contracts

Linebacker Frankie Griffin celebrates his last senior home game.

Claire Partain, Sports Editor

April 29, 2020

Three former Texas State athletes saw their professional hopes come to reality over the past week with former linebacker Bryan London II signing to the Los Angeles Rams on Tuesday. On Saturday, former offensive lineman Aaron Brewer signed to the Tennessee Titans and former linebacker Frankie Griffin...

Abbott to issue executive order to reopen restaurants, malls and movie theaters May 1

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Sierra Martin, Senior News Reporter

April 27, 2020

Gov. Greg Abbott held a press conference April 27 announcing a new executive order which outlines a two-phase plan to reopen Texas businesses starting May 1. The executive order requiring all Texas non-essential businesses to close and enforcing a stay-at-home order will expire April 30. Not all businesses...

Commissioners Court votes to rescind road permits for Permian Highway Pipeline


Jakob Rodriguez, Editor-In-Chief

April 22, 2020

The Hays County Commissioners Court, following executive session, voted on Tuesday to immediately rescind county road permits that allowed Kinder Morgan to cut through and drill underneath Hays County roads while installing its Permian Highway Pipeline. Precinct 3 Commissioner Lon Shell stated in...

Hays County reports three new COVID-19 cases, brings current active case count to 77

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Jakob R Rodriguez, Editor-In-Chief

April 22, 2020

The Hays County Local Health Department has reported three new COVID-19 lab-confirmed positive cases overnight and today, bringing the total to 143, with 65 of those affected already recovered and out of quarantine (seven more than yesterday) and 77 current active cases. The Hays County Local Health...

Gov. Abbott announces phasing in of data driven state-wide reopening

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Jakob Rodriguez, Editor-In-Chief

April 17, 2020

Gov. Greg Abbott announced a state-wide reopening of the state has been initiated and will continue to develop based on data and advice from medical and state advisers. As of 2:10 p.m. April 17, The Texas Department of Health and Human Services reported 17,371 total cases of COVID-19, 428 fatalities...

Appeals Court blocks Abbott’s ban on medical abortions

Appeals Court blocks Abbott's ban on medical abortions

Jakob Rodriguez, Editor-In-Chief

April 14, 2020

Gov. Greg Abbott's COVID-19-related abortion ban was partially blocked April 14 due to a decision by a three judge panel of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. The decision by the panel rules medical abortions, abortions which end pregnancy with pills, denied the district court’s April 9 temporary restraining order in relat...

All city parks, trails, natural areas to close Easter weekend

Floaters bring ice chests and coolers to the river bank at Rio Vista Park

Jakob Rodriguez, Editor-In-Chief

April 10, 2020

The City of San Marcos announced in a press release that all city parks, playscapes, natural areas, open spaces and trails will be closed throughout Easter weekend. City of San Marcos Parks & Recreation Director Drew Wells stated in the release the city's parks and natural areas typically se...

Suspect at large in Dripping Springs robbery

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Sandra Sadek, Senior News Reporter

April 8, 2020

A male suspect entered a store in Dripping Springs around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 8 and demanded money from the cashier, according to a press release from the Hays County Sherriff's Office. The targeted store, the Corner Store of Dripping Springs, is located at the intersection of Sawyer Ranch...

Court rules that Texas can continue COVID-19 abortion ban

Court rules that Texas can continue COVID-19 abortion ban

Jakob Rodriguez, Editor-In-Chief

April 7, 2020

The US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Governor Abbott's COVID-19 related abortion ban is enforceable by the state in a pandemic, nullifying District Judge Lee Yeakel's temporarily blocked enforcement of the ban and temporary restraining order March 30. The decision follows Abbott’s executive...

Hays County confirms five additional lab-confirmed positive cases, brings total to 43 active cases

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Jakob Rodriguez, Editor-In-Chief

April 6, 2020

The Hays County Local Health Department reported five additional lab-confirmed positive cases overnight and today, according to a press release. As of April 6, 2020, at 4 p.m. (note that the COVID-19 online Dashboard is updated twice a day, so may show different numbers than this daily snapshot): Lab Confirmed Ne...

Gov. Abbott provides update on state’s latest efforts to combat COVID-19

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Jakob Rodriguez, Editor-In-Chief

April 6, 2020

Gov. Greg Abbott held a press conference today focusing on the state's latest efforts to combat the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. Abbott reported that as of today, 85,357 Texans have been tested for COVID-19, an approximate 20% increase from where it was yesterday. Abbott reported that 7,319 Texans...

Texas State confirms student tested COVID-19 positive

A person walks through the Quad, Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at Texas State.

Jakob Rodriguez, Editor-In-Chief

April 3, 2020

Director of the Student Health Center Dr. Emilio Carranco confirmed a student who recently moved out of an on-campus residential hall tested positive for COVID-19 in an email to faculty, staff and students. "Today, the university learned that a student in our Texas State University community tested...

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