The University Star

Arrest made for indecent exposure

Police Lights, siren

Sonia Garcia, News Editor

October 15, 2019

The University Police Department arrested a current student for indecent exposure that took place in McCoy Hall Oct. 10. The suspect has been booked into Hays County Jail on two counts of indecent exposure. He is being referred to student justice for review  ...

Police search for hit and run suspect

Police Lights, siren

Sonia Garcia, News Editor

October 14, 2019

San Marcos Police are searching for a 23-year-old man in a white sedan involved in a hit and run on Oct. 13. The victim is expected to make a full recovery. At approximately 2:14 a.m. at the 100 block of West San Antonio Street, police responded to an auto-pedestrian crash. Police found the victim...

UPD searches for indecently exposed man

Police Lights, siren

Sonia Garcia, News Editor

October 10, 2019

The University Police Department responded to a white 18-25- year-old man with brown hair who indecently exposed himself in McCoy Hall at 12:45 p.m. He was last seen wearing white shorts, a blue polo shirt made of "moisture wicking material" with light blue horizontal stripes, white tennis shoes and...

New Student Senators confirmed amid loss of retention

student senators confirmed by vice president

Sierra Martin, News Reporter

October 10, 2019

Student Government Senate confirmed three new members and voted unanimously on legislation to implement a Campus Safety and University Police Advisory Council. During the Oct. 9 Student Government meeting, Student Body Vice President Tucker Thompson reported that free menstrual hygiene products have been delivered to campus and are expected to be install...

Police chief talks on hiring of officers

chief in front of

Daniel Weeks, News Reporter

October 10, 2019

San Marcos Public Policy Forum featured a presentation from Interim Police Chief Bob Klett. The forum featured Interim Police Chief Bob Klett detailing the standards of SMPD’s hiring process. San Marcos High School hosted the monthly Public Policy Forum Oct. 9. Klett discussed the focus on the character of thos...

Gumby’s approved to sell alcohol

Alcohol sign up against Gumby

Michael Garcia, News Reporter

October 9, 2019

Gumby’s owners share excitement after the Planning and Zoning Commission approved the selling of alcohol at their restaurant. Adam and Forest Higdon, co-owners of Gumby's, had been fighting for a conditional use permit, or C.U.P., which would allow Gumby’s to sell alcohol, since 2016. So when...

Vie Lofts residents return home following structural analysis

picture of building

Christopher Green

October 3, 2019

Vie Lofts management expected to move in remaining displaced residents following detailed structural analysis of building. A formal inspection into Vie Lofts, 817 Chestnut Street, by the San Marcos Fire Department and Unified Building Sciences & Engineering Inc. has revealed detailed analysis...

Community leaders break ground on library expansion

city officials line up with shovels, breaking ground

Chase Rogers, News Reporter

October 3, 2019

Mayor Jane Hughson, Texas Rep. Erin Zwiener and city staff broke ground Oct. 3 on the expansion of the San Marcos Public Library. A $14.5 million bond was passed May 2017 to fund the expansion. Projected to finish early 2021, the expansion will add 28,000-square feet to the current 27,000-square foot...

Retired police chief speaks at City Hall on arrest alternative

city hall presentation

Michael Garcia, News Reporter

October 3, 2019

Former New York police chief discusses the negatives of an officer making arrests as an only resort to the San Marcos community. Retired Police Chief Brendan Cox from Albany, NY held a presentation at City Hall on the benefits of Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion, also known as L.E.A.D. and the...

Residents voice transit concerns at public outreach

students in front of poster board

Sandra Sadek, News Reporter

October 2, 2019

The City of San Marcos gathered public feedback on its upcoming five-year transit plan during an outreach meeting at the San Marcos Activity Center Oct. 2. One of the key aspects of the transit plan is to consolidate the city's available transportation with Texas State's Bobcat Shuttle. The goal of...

Hays County Commissioners Court declares October Domestic Violence Awareness Month

officials standing in court house

Daniel Weeks, News Reporter

October 1, 2019

The Hays Commissioners Court met for its weekly meeting at the county courthouse to establish October as various awareness months, including Mediation Awareness Month, National Manufacturing Month and Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Mediation Awareness Month serves as a recognition for the Hays County...

Student Government roundtable addresses campus issues

President Denise Trauth talks to student

Sierra Martin, News Reporter

October 1, 2019

Tables filled the LBJ Ballroom with the largest student body turn out in the past three years; administrators provided answers to student's questions about campus climate, diversity and mental health among other topics. University Administrators including President Denise Trauth, Provost Eugene Bourgeois...

Defending the First Amendment since 1911