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Proposition 5 to dedicate funds to state parks and historical sites

A river running through one of the surrounding Texas State Parks.

Michael Garcia, News Reporter

November 5, 2019

Texas voters will cast their votes for or against Proposition 5 on Election Day, Nov. 5. Proposition 5 dictates a sporting goods sales tax—a portion of sales tax collected from the sale of sporting goods in Texas—to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Texas Historical Commission. The Texas Le...

New constitution proposed for Student Government

student at podium in LBJ

Sierra Martin, News Reporter

November 5, 2019

The Student Government meeting was comprised of voting on the Cabinet Compensation Act, Campus Safety Review and reading the updated Student Government constitution. The resolution "Cabinet Compensation Act" passed and allows cabinet members to be reimbursed for any responsibilities they are given...

Criminal Justice Coalition advocates cite-and-release

group of people holding homemade craft

Sandra Sadek, News Reporter

November 3, 2019

"No justice, no peace, choose cite-and-release," was chanted as activism organizations, community leaders and local residents gathered for the need of a cite-and-release ordinance in the city during a public event held by the San Marcos Criminal Justice Coalition at Eddie Durham Park Nov. 3. The event,...

Former Texas State student arrested twice for sexual assault

The mugshot of Daniel James Deluca.

Sonia Garcia, News Editor

November 1, 2019

Former Texas State student Daniel James Deluca, 18, was arrested twice this month for two sexual assaults on campus. Hays County jail records indicate the first arrest occurred Oct. 3 by the University Police Department for an alleged sexual assault at Bobcat Village. He was released on a $50,000...

San Marcos Community Service Operations gets reorganized

Drew Wells, Jamie Lee Case and Lee Hitchcock together outside

Sandra Sadek, News Reporter

October 29, 2019

New directors and an assistant director for the departments of Parks and Recreation and General Services for the City of San Marcos have been announced as a result of reorganization in the city's community service operations. As part of the reorganization, City Manager Bert Lumbreras dissolved Community...

Texas State to host exploited labor conference

Texas State to host exploited labor conference

Lionel Ramos, Special to The Star

October 25, 2019

Texas State is hosting a conference titled “Chasing Slavery: The Persistence of Forced labor in the Southwest,” Oct. 25-26 in room 230 in Flowers Hall. The conference will focus on what some activists and historians studying human exploitation consider to be modern-day slavery. Presentations and...

Title IX coordinator resigns

Ameerah McBride socializes with faculty in the Lampasas multicultural lounge.

Sonia Garcia, News Editor

October 23, 2019

Ameerah McBride, chief diversity officer, director of the Office of Equity and Inclusion and Title IX coordinator, resigns as of Nov. 30. She would have held the position for a little over a year. Until a permanent replacement for McBride is hired, Stella Silva, associate chief diversity officer,...

UPD Chief reveals staffing shortage at Student Government meeting

A UPD officer stands as a guard over Texas State University's Quad.

Sierra Martin, News Reporter

October 22, 2019

Student Government welcomed guest speakers Monday, Oct. 21 from the Office of Equity and Inclusion and the University Police Department. Student Senators voted to approve legislation supporting students employed by the university and implementing digital student identification. The eighth session of the Student G...

On the road to no-kill status

dogs in cages at animal shelter

Michael Garcia

October 18, 2019

The City of San Marcos is moving a step closer to turning its animal shelter into a no-kill facility. The San Marcos Regional Shelter has added a program coordinator, totaling two coordinators the shelter has hired. The job of the program coordinator is to aid in shelter initiatives like adoptions...

San Marcos files intent to sue federal agencies


Christopher Green, News Reporter

October 17, 2019

The City of San Marcos authorized Eubanks & Associates attorney William Eubanks to file a formal letter of intent to sue the United States Fish and the Wildlife Service and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The intent to sue is regarding the proposed route and prospective environmental impact on the Perm...

Know before you go

voting equiptment

Sonia Garcia, News Editor

October 16, 2019

Election season is here and this is what citizens need to know before casting their vote in Hays County. Registered voters will vote on state and local propositions, as well as San Marcos Council candidates for Place 1 and 2. Early voting occurs Oct. 21-Nov. 1 in any of the 37 county locations. Elect...

Student Government addresses “homophobic” actions by campus organization

student talking at podium

Sarah Martinez, News Reporter

October 15, 2019

Editor's note: The following article was updated to contextualize the "homophobic act" members of Student Government directly referenced.  Student Government emit S.S.R. A Resolution Condemning the Homophobic Actions of Young Conservatives of Texas at Texas State a “simple resolution” in respo...

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