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UPD officer proposes on-campus drone usage

UPD officer proposes on-campus drone usage

Peyton Emmele

March 5, 2019


Filed under Latest, News, University

University Police Department officer Ronald Dorsey has proposed the use of unmanned aircraft systems, or drones, on campus to follow other law enforcement agencies in alternative surveillance methods. Police departments in San Marcos, Driftwood, Wimberley and other surrounding areas, as well as fire ...

New UPD Chief Clouse to make department accessible, transparent

New UPD Chief Clouse to make department accessible, transparent

Peyton Emmele

February 5, 2019


Filed under Latest, News, University

Following a months-long search, police chief Laurie Espinoza Clouse took office Feb. 4 as the first female chief at Texas State. Clouse previously worked at UNT for 11 years. She started as a patrol officer and moved up the ranks before becoming their first female chief of police in 2017. She als...

Community members address mental health through coalition

Community members address mental health through coalition

Peyton Emmele

January 22, 2019


Filed under News, San Marcos

After San Marcos resident Kara Yocom's bullied 14-year-old son committed suicide in 2015, she started the Isaac Foundation for Suicide Prevention and Awareness to illuminate the shortcomings of mental health awareness in the U.S. Today, she travels to families in similar situations to talk about youth...

Police arrest downtown serial rock-thrower

Police arrest downtown serial rock-thrower

Peyton Emmele

January 10, 2019


Filed under News, San Marcos

San Marcos Police arrested Zachary Alan McClish, Jan. 3 for suspicion of criminal mischief after allegedly breaking windows at several downtown San Marcos businesses. Four businesses: Café on the Square, Sean Patrick’s, KZSM radio station and Barefoot Campus Outfitters reported having their window...

New coffeehouse offers CBD-infused cups of Joe

New coffeehouse offers CBD-infused cups of Joe

Peyton Emmele

November 6, 2018


Filed under Latest, News, San Marcos

With a sign out front asking passers-by to inquire within, a newly opened coffee shop offers CBD oil shots that bring about medical benefits. Lazydaze Counterculture & Coffeehouse, 718 E Hopkins St., offers the CBD-infused cups of Joe for medicinal purposes. CBD stands for Cannabidiol and is one...

Austin adds free tolls for qualifying veterans

Austin adds free tolls for qualifying veterans

Peyton Emmele

November 5, 2018


Filed under News, Uncategorized

The Central Texas Regional Mobile Authority will now wave certain toll road fees for eligible veterans as part of the new Qualified Veteran Discount Program, launched Nov. 1. Eligible veterans must either be a recipient of the Purple Heart, the Legion of Valor, the Medal of Honor or be a disabled ...

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