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Water line breakage results in boil water notice

Water line breakage results in boil water notice

Jakob Rodriguez

June 17, 2019


Filed under Breaking, News, San Marcos

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality required the Maxwell Supply Corporation, 216 Main Street Maxwell, Tx., 512-357-6253, to issue a “boil water” notice for affected San Marcos areas. Issued June 15, the press release called for residents in Saddlebrook (Sun Communities); North Point Subdivisio...

Chicago company acquires Texas-based Whataburger

Chicago company acquires Texas-based Whataburger

Jaden Edison, Multimedia Editor

June 15, 2019


Filed under Breaking, In Brief, News

BDT Capital Partners, an investment banking company based in Chicago, Illinois, and founded by Byron Trott, has acquired the Whataburger fast-food chain founded by the Dobson family. Whataburger announced June 14 that its company would be transitioning to new ownership. Chairman Tom Dobson and CEO P...

Founder of The Wittliff Collections passes away

Founder of The Wittliff Collections passes away

Jakob Rodriguez

June 10, 2019


Filed under Breaking, News

University President Denise M. Trauth reported that Bill Wittliff passed away on June 9, 2019. Wittliff and his wife, Dr. Sally Wittliff, founded The Wittliff Collections, housed in the Alkek library, at Texas State University in 1986 to create a special collections research archive, library, and...

One found deceased at The Village on Telluride apartment complex, fifth homicide of the year

One found deceased at The Village on Telluride apartment complex, fifth homicide of the year

Jaden Edison, Multimedia Editor

June 5, 2019


Filed under Breaking, Crime, In Brief, San Marcos

The San Marcos Police Department arrived at The Village apartment complex, 201 Telluride St, San Marcos, TX 78666, and found Demarcus Trey Allen, 23, deceased after apparent gunshot wounds. On Wednesday, June 5, a resident of The Village on Telluride reported a burglary to authorities after finding...

Animal shelter closes cat adoption due to Panleukopenia Virus

Animal shelter closes cat adoption due to Panleukopenia Virus

Jakob Rodriguez, Editor in Chief

June 5, 2019


Filed under Breaking, News, San Marcos

According to city officials, the San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter will be closing the cat adoption center and will not be accepting cats through intake at least until Thursday, June 6 due to an outbreak of Feline Panleukopenia virus. Feline Panleukopenia is a contagious viral disease caused by ...

Man arrested after high speed chase on I-35

Man arrested after high speed chase on I-35

Jakob Rodriguez

June 3, 2019


Filed under Breaking, News

Editor's note: The article was updated and 1:56 p.m. 6/3/2019 to reflect information provided by the City of San Marcos. Police would like to clarify that the vehicle Alvarado was driving was not stolen.  George Alvarado, 32, of San Antonio is behind bars after leading police on a high-speed chase do...

Completion of CM Allen Parkway project pushed back to mid-October

Completion of CM Allen Parkway project pushed back to mid-October

Jakob Rodriguez

May 30, 2019


Filed under Breaking, In Brief, News, San Marcos

The C.M. Allen roadway re-construction project was set to be completed in April, but additional labor and rain delays forced officials to push the opening to mid-October. C.M. Allen was closed last year on July 30 to fully reconstruct the roadway, improve parking, construct sidewalks and landscape...

Former teacher at San Marcos High School wanted for sexual assault

Former teacher at San Marcos High School wanted for sexual assault

Jaden Edison, Multimedia Editor

May 24, 2019


Filed under Breaking, News, San Marcos

Two arrest warrants for Sexual Assault of a Child and Improper Relationship Between Educator and Student have been issued out for a former teacher at San Marcos High School. David Ross Guerrero, former English teacher and assistant coach for girls' soccer, is being accused of having engaged in sexual ...

Kerbey Lane Café to take over Saltgrass Steakhouse location

Kerbey Lane Café to take over Saltgrass Steakhouse location

Christopher Green, News Reporter

May 24, 2019


Filed under Breaking, In Brief, News, San Marcos, University

Kerbey Lane Café, a popular Austin-based restaurant, will assume operations of the university owned location of Saltgrass Steakhouse. On May 23, the Texas State University System Board of Regents approved a 10-year contract with Kerbey Lane which will include two five-year renewal options. The...

Texas State student pronounced dead after an apparent drowning

Texas State student pronounced dead after an apparent drowning

Jaden Edison, Multimedia Editor

May 22, 2019


Filed under Breaking, In Brief, News, San Marcos

UPDATE: May 24 2:17 p.m. The victim has been identified as Binuja Ghising, graduate technology management student. The San Marcos Police Department responded to a call on May 22 leading to the pronunciation of a dead Texas State student. At approximately 5:43 a.m. the San Marcos Police Depar...

San Marcos police officer recovering after being hit by drunk driver

San Marcos police officer recovering after being hit by drunk driver

Sierra Martin, News Reporter

May 21, 2019


Filed under Breaking, In Brief, News, San Marcos

On Saturday, May 18 around 10 p.m., San Marcos Police Officer Claudia Cormier was responding to an accident on Interstate 35 when she was struck by a suspected drunk driver in an SUV and critically injured. Cormier has lost her right leg, which had to be amputated just below the knee and has undergone...

Suspected drunk driver hits SMPD officer

Suspected drunk driver hits SMPD officer

Sonia Garcia, News Editor

May 19, 2019


Filed under Breaking, News, San Marcos

San Marcos Police Officer Claudia Cormier endures life-threatening injuries after being struck by a suspected drunk driver late May 18. Neil Sheehan, 58, of Flower Mound, Texas, was transported and booked into the Hays County Jail for intoxication assault on a public servant, a second-degree felony...

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