The University Star

Hays County Commissioners Court establishes Hispanic Heritage Month

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Daniel Weeks, News Reporter

September 17, 2019

The Hays County Commissioners Court declared a timeframe for Hispanic Heritage Month among other announcements on Sept. 17. Primarily, the court proclaimed Sept. 15- Oct. 15 the established time period for celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, as well as declaring Sept. 16 “Diez Y Seis Day” in...

Student Government raises on-campus minimum wage

Matthew Gonzales at the podium in LBJ

Lionel Ramos, News Reporter

September 17, 2019

The third Student Government meeting this semester consisted of amending the budget for freshman council, changing on-campus minimum wage and the introduction the Standing Rules Act. The freshman council was originally allotted $400 according to the Budget Authorization Act of 2019. Senator Andrew Florence attempted to increase the total allotted amount for the council to $1,100 by cu...

Leadership changes become effective in San Marcos

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Sonia Garcia, News Editor

September 12, 2019

San Marcos city staff has undergone reorganization of management including appointments of director of public safety, police chief and assistant city manager. San Marcos City Manager Bert Lumbreras announced the three leadership changes Aug. 27 that became effective this month due to reorganization...

Community remembers 9/11

San Marcos firefighters raise an American flag.

Zachary Keel, News Reporter

September 11, 2019

Hundreds gathered this morning in front of San Marcos City Hall to remember and mourn those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. Nearly 3,000 people died on that fateful day as planes struck the World Trade Center, Pentagon and a field in rural Pennsylvania. A number of first responders have also...

Discourse surrounding Capes Dam preservation continues at Commissioners Court meeting

Daniel Weeks

September 10, 2019

The Hays County Commissioners Court discussed new services for veterans in Hays County, preservation of Capes Dam and various actions regarding speed limits and parking. The court authorized the execution of a previously amended agreement between Austin Recovery Inc. and the Hays County Veteran’s...

Student Government meeting ends unexpectedly due to lack of student senators present

Denise Trauth at podium

Sierra Martin, News Reporter

September 10, 2019

The second Student Government meeting of the fall featured Texas State University President Denise Trauth as well as representatives from the Alumni Center as guest speakers. Due to the inability to meet quorum and an unexpected early ending to the meeting, the only legislation passed was the Textbook...

Endowment honors legacy of student

Brihana Landrum profile

Sonia Garcia

September 9, 2019

After watching their daughter succeed at Texas State, it only seemed appropriate for the Landrum family to honor their daughter’s academic success by helping out other students. It’s been a tough six months for the Landrums who lost their daughter Brihana Landrum, Texas State alumna, on Feb. 17 to a murder suicide. Bret and Mary are sharing...

Motorcycle accident results in one fatality

Police Lights, siren

Sonia Garcia, News Editor

September 7, 2019

San Marcos Police are investigating a motorcycle collision that resulted in one fatality on Post Road, Friday, Sept. 6. Justin David Malott (7/11/1989) was found victim of a single vehicle accident in a 2018 Harley Davidson Motorcycle and pronounced deceased by Hays County Justice of the Peace Jo...

Suspect involved in road rage incident found and arrested

Mug Shot of Jorge Enriquez

Sierra Martin, News Writer

August 30, 2019

Wanted suspect Jorge Enriquez, 33, was taken into custody at the Nueces County Courthouse this morning regarding a warrant for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and evading arrest. The San Marcos Police Department received a call about a road rage incident June 26 in the downtown area. Enr...

Parking Services goes digital

red hanging tag that will no longer be of use this semester.

Chase Rogers, News Reporter

August 30, 2019

Texas State's Parking Services have fully implemented a digital and sticker-less replacement to its current parking permit system, effective for the 2019-2020 academic year. The new take on parking permits provides a versatile online parking portal, phasing out of traditional physical parking per...

Victim of Homicide at Veterans Park identified

Police Lights, siren


August 27, 2019

The San Marcos Police Department announced via press release that officers have identified Charles William Laria II, 57, as the victim in Saturday’s homicide. At approximately 10:42 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24, SMPD patrol was dispatched to the Veterans Park area, 320 Mariposa St., after a report of...

Texas State dining services partners with Grubhub

A student uses a self-serve kiosk in Jones Dining Hall Jan. 23.

Mayela Ramirez, News Reporter

August 14, 2019

A new campus food ordering platform is set to offer Texas State students similar services to Tapingo, but with improved delivery benefits. Grubhub's partnership follows Texas States’ years-long collaboration with Tapingo, a similar online food service amenity, which was bought by Grubhub in 2018....

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