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One deceased in small passenger aircraft crash

Police Lights, siren

Chase Rogers, Assistant News Editor

November 20, 2019

One deceased victim has been located after a small passenger aircraft crash occurred early Nov. 20. San Marcos Fire and Police in conjunction with Hays County and the Federal Aviation Administration responded to a small passenger aircraft crash that occurred early Nov. 20. The aircraft took off...

New constitution drafting results in long night of discussion for Student Government


Sierra Martin, News Reporter

November 19, 2019

Student Government continued its joint session, discussing changes to the new constitution in The Constitutional Overhaul and Student Government Reform Act of 2019. Monday, Nov. 18, the session continued from last week to discuss changes to the Student Government constitution. The proposed changes aim to, "reform all components of Student Govern...

City council swears in new members

Jane Hughson gives award to Lisa Prewitt

Chase Rogers, Assistant News Editor

November 18, 2019

San Marcos City Council swore in two members and voted on new mayor pro tem and deputy mayor pro tem. Maxfield Baker, who garnered 50.43% of the votes and won the open seat narrowly over Mark Gleason, was officially inducted into the City Council Place 1 seat. After reciting the oath of office, Baker...

Downtown mobility hub opens to the public

city officials ribbon cut on the square

Daniel Weeks, News Reporter

November 18, 2019

San Marcos' first mobility hub, a downtown commons area made for public gatherings and transit convenience, was officially opened to citizens Monday, Nov. 18. The mobility hub features bicycle parking, a small stage, picnic tables and night lighting. In the future, the hub will include a bus stop...

Two dead in traffic collision on I-35

Police Lights, siren

Isabella Lopes and Jaden Edison

November 14, 2019

UPDATE: The San Marcos Police Department confirmed the identity of the two individuals killed in the Nov. 14 car accident on IH-35 southbound at the 204B Exit (CM Allen). Orlando Valdez, 29, of Corpus Christi, was driving the 2014 Chevrolet Spark, and Dana Watson, 21, of Orange Grove, was in...

Fire department investigates explosion on Chestnut Street

A damaged truck sits in a parking lot.

Sonia Garcia, News Editor

November 14, 2019

Early morning fire explosions affected seven nearby buildings at the block of 800 Chestnut St. There are no reported injuries at this time. The San Marcos Fire Department arrived at 6:11 a.m. to a fire ignited from an explosion at Aloe Eatery, located at 601 Chestnut St.  A second explosion occurred...

Propane explosion closes North LBJ Drive

fire truck

Sonia Garcia, News Editor

November 14, 2019

The San Marcos fire marshal responded to a propane explosion from a food truck in the area of 801 Chestnut Lane this morning, leading to road closures of North LBJ Drive at Sessom Drive, Chestnut Street at LBJ and Forest Drive at LBJ. The initial order to stay indoors and away from windows upon investigation...

Student Government makes changes to amendments included in new constitution

student at podium in LBJ Teaching Theatre

Sarah Martinez, News Reporter

November 12, 2019

Student Government discussed changes to the new constitution in The Constitutional Overhaul and Student Government Reform Act of 2019 at the Nov. 11 meeting. The meeting began with members of the public expressing their concerns. Jessica Lieck, political science senior, brought attention to the recent...

Accusatory flyer published by student organization retracted

Twitter post of accusations against stella silva

Chase Rogers

November 12, 2019

The College Democrats at Texas State retracted a Twitter post containing inaccurate accusations against an Office of Diversity and Inclusion official. In a response from the official Texas State Twitter account, Vice President of University Administration Lisa Lloyd said the claims in the circulated...

City council discusses mitigation plan and juvenile curfew for minors

Residents responded to  mitigation concerns in a survey conducted by the city.

Michael Garcia, News Reporter

November 7, 2019

City council discussed a mitigation action plan as well as the reestablishment of the juvenile curfew. Nov. 6, Community Initiatives Program Administrator Aaron Harris gave a presentation for a mitigation action plan to the San Marcos City Council. The city had received $24,012,000 in federal fundi...

DACA Panel shares resources ahead of Supreme Court case

officials sit at table for panel

Sandra Sadek

November 6, 2019

Representatives from several departments across the university held a panel discussing the various services and resources available to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and undocumented students Nov. 5, as its status is in legal jeopardy. Panelists for this event included Michelle Sotolongo,...

Park and Recreation propose fee increases

waterfall at park

Chase Rogers

November 5, 2019

The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board heard proposals Oct. 29 for a prospective cost recovery initiative going before San Marcos City Council Nov. 6, potentially signifying higher costs for customers using recreational facilities, amenities and services. The cost recovery initiative was drafted...

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