The University Star

University officials attempt to fill gaps in Clery reporting

University officials attempt to fill gaps in Clery reporting

Jakob Rodriguez, Editor-In-Chief

September 17, 2019

Editor's note: The 2019 Annual Security Report will come out on Oct. 1 and will contain crime statistics for 2018 with updated numbers for 2016 and 2017.  Following the underreporting of years of campus crime data, university officials are struggling to fill in the gaps of Clery reportable offenses...

SMU runs over Bobcats 47-17

SMU runs over Bobcats 47-17

Andrew Zimmel, Sports Reporter

September 14, 2019

In a game that the SMU Mustangs ran away with quickly, Texas State football wasn’t able to compete, losing 47-17 at the Hilltop on Saturday. This marks over 10 months since the Bobcats have been able to secure a win, leaving many fans wondering when the ‘Cats will finally come around. In the...

Train hits car near Guadalupe street

Train hits car near Guadalupe street

Jakob Rodriguez, Editor-In-Chief

September 5, 2019

A train hit a car on Guadalupe and is now blocking the intersection according to City of San Marcos officials. Officials are unaware of the number of people affected or the scope of damage to the vehicle or it’s occupants. Police are on the scene. Officials are asking residents to find alternative...

SMPD assists U.S. Marshals and Hays County Sheriff’s Office with arrest on Bishop St. 

SMPD assists U.S. Marshals and Hays County Sheriff’s Office with arrest on Bishop St. 

Staff

August 28, 2019

The U.S. Marshals-led Lone Star Fugitive Task Force served an arrest warrant in relation to terroristic threat, theft and attempted kidnapping on the 700 block of Bishop Street for a warrant issued in Comal County. According to a city press release, at approximately 8:39 p.m. on August 27, the Hays Cou...

SMPD search for man involved in road rage incident downtown

SMPD search for man involved in road rage incident downtown

Staff

August 28, 2019

San Marcos Police are searching for a man who was involved in a road rage incident in downtown San Marcos, and later ran from police. According to a press release issued by the city on June 26, SMPD received a call regarding a road rage incident that occurred in the downtown area. During that incident,...

Police arrest aggravated robbery suspect

Police arrest aggravated robbery suspect

Staff

August 26, 2019

On Friday, Aug. 23, John Edward Muzquiz, 21, of San Marcos, was arrested in Guadalupe County in relation to a string of armed robberies on Aug. 15 and Aug. 22 at The Cedars Apartments, 1101 Leah Ave. according to a press release by city officials. "On Thursday, Aug. 15 at approximately 10 p.m., San...

SMPD investigates homicide near Veterans Park

SMPD investigates homicide near Veterans Park

Staff

August 26, 2019

The City of San Marcos Police Department has reported an ongoing investigation of a homicide that occurred over the weekend near Veterans Park, according to a city press release. "At approximately 10:42 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24, SMPD patrol was dispatched to the area of 320 Mariposa St., otherwise known ...

Texas State set to embark on a truly “Common” Experience 

Texas State set to embark on a truly “Common” Experience 

Jakob Rodriguez, Editor-in-Chief

August 24, 2019

University Provost Dr. Gene Bourgeois announced Lonnie Rashid Lynn, better known as his stage name “Common,” as an LBJ Distinguished Lecture Series speaker for the 2019-2020 academic school year. The event is set to take place at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at Strahan Arena. The Grammy and Academy award-winning...

Energy conservation emergency declared amid record high temperatures

Energy conservation emergency declared amid record high temperatures

Christopher Green, News Reporter

August 17, 2019

Due to record-high temperatures that have swept over Texas and other parts of the country, the operator of the electric grid for the majority of Texas has declared an energy conservation emergency for the state. The Energy Reliability Council of Texas, issued an Emergency Alert (EEA) for the first...

Motorcyclist Dies After Crash in Slow IH-35 Traffic

Motorcyclist Dies After Crash in Slow IH-35 Traffic

Jakob Rodriguez, Editor in Chief

August 5, 2019

City of San Marcos emergency units responded to a major traffic accident on IH-35 northbound at Wonder World Drive Exit 202 at 4:10 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 2 that resulted in the death of a Hillsboro man. According to witnesses, Martel Tamar Sanders, 41, of Hillsboro, Tx was driving a black 2012 Harley ...

Sink Creek project awarded U.S. Forest Service grant

Sink Creek project awarded U.S. Forest Service grant

Jakob Rodriguez, Editor in Chief

August 1, 2019

The City of San Marcos will receive a $423,500 grant from the United States Forest Service to fund the land purchase of the Sink Creek Community Forest Tract, according to city officials who announced the grant funding in a press release June 30. This marks the first Community Forest and Open Space Program g...

San Marcos Fire Department awards life-saving efforts

San Marcos Fire Department awards life-saving efforts

Jakob Rodriguez, Editor in Chief

July 28, 2019

The City of San Marcos Fire Department recognized members of its department, as well as members of other organizations and the community, at its annual awards ceremony held at the San Marcos Activity Center May 31. Among the recipients were Captain Justin Calhoun, who was named “Officer of the Year,”...

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