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Hays County reports four new cases of COVID-19, eight recover

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

June 4, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reported four new cases of COVID-19 June 4, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed cases in the county to 389 and active cases to 164. Epidemiologist Eric Schneider said it’s possible the number of new cases is lower than might be expected given the current...

Gov. Abbott issues phase III of reopening Texas

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Brianna Benitez, Life and Arts Editor

June 3, 2020

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced increased capacities and additional activities can open under phase III of Texas’ reopening. Beginning June 3, businesses currently operating at 25% capacity are able to extend their capacity to 50%. Restaurants may also expand their table size from six to 10 people....

Hays County reports 14 new cases of COVID-19, seven recover

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Gabriella Ybarra, Managing Editor

June 3, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reported 14 new cases of COVID-19 June 3, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed cases in the county to 385 and active cases to 168. As of June 3, the number of individuals who have recovered from the virus is 212, up by seven from Tuesday. The total number of...

Hays County reports 18 new COVID-19 cases, nine recover

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

June 2, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reported 18 new cases of COVID-19 June 2, bringing the total lab-confirmed cases to 371 and total active cases to 161. As of June 2, nine new individuals have recovered from the virus, totaling 205 recovered cases. The total number of received negative tests in the...

San Marcos and Texas State receive federal grants

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Gabriella Ybarra, Managing Editor

June 2, 2020

Sen. John Cornyn announced June 2 the City of San Marcos would be awarded a $6.4 million federal grant to aid transit providers in continuing to operate throughout the COVID-19 outbreak as well as $315,350 in scholarships for disadvantaged medical students. The funding for transit, which is part of...

SMPD searching for suspect in hit-and-run fatality

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

June 2, 2020

The San Marcos Police Department is searching for the driver of a vehicle that hit and killed a pedestrian June 1. At around 10 p.m. June 1, Dwight Garrett Thomas, 41-year-old San Marcos resident, was hit in the 1600 block of Post Road by what was believed to be a maroon 2002-2005 Ford Explorer. Thomas...

Hays County reports fifth COVID-19 fatality, 18 new cases

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Gabriella Ybarra, Managing Editor

June 1, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reported a fifth COVID-19 related death June 1. The individual was a person in their 80s with an Austin address that resided along the Hays/Travis County border. Epidemiologist Eric Schneider also reported 18 new cases of the virus, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed...

Hays County reports six new COVID-19 cases, three recover

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

May 31, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reported six new cases of COVID-19 May 31, bringing the total lab-confirmed cases to 335 and total active cases to 147. An update was not released Saturday, May 30. As of May 31, since Friday, May 29, three individuals have recovered from the virus, totaling 184 recovered...

UPDATE: SMPD reports homicide at Redpoint Apartments

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

May 31, 2020

UPDATE: Sunday, May 31 The San Marcos Police Department reports a homicide incident occurred May 30 at the Redpoint Apartments in San Marcos. At approximately 6:51 p.m., officers responded to reports of a shooting at the apartments, formally known as The Woods located at 650 River Rd., and located...

Hays County reports fourth COVID-19 fatality, 15 new cases

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Gabriella Ybarra, Managing Editor

May 29, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reported a fourth COVID-19 related death May 29. The individual was a San Marcos man in his 70s. No other information was given regarding the man's death. Epidemiologist Eric Schneider also reported 15 new lab-confirmed cases of the virus, bringing the total number...

President Trauth provides updates from work groups

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

May 29, 2020

University President Trauth provided a series of updates from work groups planning for continuing in-person campus operations during summer II and the fall semester. On Friday, May 22, work group chairs delivered preliminary recommendations to the president's cabinet. The work groups include: The...

Hays County reports 17 new cases of COVID-19

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

May 28, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reported 17 new cases of COVID-19 May 28, bringing the total lab-confirmed cases to 314 and total active cases to 146. As of 4 p.m. May 28, no new individuals have recovered from the virus, leaving a total of 165 recovered cases. The total number of received negative...

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