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Texas State reports three new COVID-19 cases

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

August 5, 2020

Texas State’s COVID-19 dashboard reports Aug. 5 two new students and one new faculty member tested positive for COVID-19. According to the dashboard, a total of 108 students and 26 faculty and staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. The University Star will continue to provide COVI...

Hays County reports three new COVID-19 fatalities

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

August 5, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reports three new COVID-19 fatalities Aug. 5, a Kyle woman in her 60s, a Buda woman in her 70s and a Buda male in his 80s. Only the Kyle resident was hospitalized at the time of death. The total number of fatalities in the county is 34. The county reported 38 new...

Hays County reports two new COVID-19 fatalities

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

August 4, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reports two new COVID-19 fatalities Aug. 4, two San Marcos males in their 70s. One was hospitalized at the time of death. The total number of fatalities in the county is 31. The county reported 38 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 42 recoveries, bringing the...

Hays County jail reports one new inmate COVID-19 case

A room in the Hays County Jail March 11. Photo by Cameron Hubbard

Daniel Weeks, News Editor

August 4, 2020

The Hays County Sheriff’s Office reports one new inmate COVID-19 case in the Hays County jail Aug. 4, totaling 108 positive tests and two current active cases among inmates. Among the jail’s corrections staff and law enforcement staff there are 11 active cases. According to the Sheriff’s ...

Texas State introduces new parking permits

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Gabriella Ybarra, Managing Editor

August 4, 2020

Director of Transportation Services Steven Herrera announced in an email Aug. 4 the arrival of two new parking permits for the 2020-2021 academic year. The Fall Semester permit will allow students to park on campus for the fall semester only. This option will be available for most permit types and...

Hays County reports one new COVID-19 fatality

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

August 3, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reports one new COVID-19 fatality Aug. 3, a Kyle man in his 70s who was hospitalized at the time of death. The total number of fatalities in the county is 29. The county reported 26 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 69 recoveries, bringing the total number of...

Texas State football season opener moves to earlier date

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Colton McWilliams, Sports Reporter

August 3, 2020

Texas State Athletic Director Larry Teis announced Aug. 3 that the football team's season opener against SMU will take place during the first weekend of the fall semester. The game will now take place Aug. 29 instead of Sept. 5. The move allows both teams to be more flexible with their schedules while...

Texas State reports additional student COVID-19 case

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

July 31, 2020

Texas State’s COVID-19 dashboard reports July 31 an additional student tested positive for COVID-19. According to the dashboard, a total of 106 students and 25 faculty and staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. The University Star will continue to provide COVID-19 updates as any a...

Hays County reports 18 new COVID-19 cases, 53 recoveries

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Gabriella Ybarra, Managing Editor

July 31, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reports 18 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 53 recoveries July 31, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 4,315, active cases to 2,861 and recoveries to 1,426. San Marcos has the highest number of active cases in the county at 1,409. Kyle and Buda...

Hays County jail reports one new inmate COVID-19 case

A room in the Hays County Jail March 11. Photo by Cameron Hubbard

Daniel Weeks, News Editor

July 31, 2020

The Hays County Sheriff’s Office reported one new inmate COVID-19 case in the Hays County jail July 31, totaling 107 positive tests and 10 current active cases among inmates. Among the jail’s corrections staff and law enforcement staff there are 11 active cases. According to the Sheriff’s Office,...

Texas State revises fee structure for online and hybrid classes

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

July 31, 2020

Texas State announced in an email July 31 revisions to the university's fee structure for online and hybrid classes, waiving more than $7 million in fees for students. The email states: "Texas State has revised our fee structure for online and hybrid classes to more closely mirror fees the student...

City of San Marcos to begin utility project on University Drive

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Gabriella Ybarra, Managing Editor

July 31, 2020

The City of San Marcos is set to begin a three-month utility project on University Drive beginning Aug. 3 - Oct. 30. The purpose of the project is to replace and upgrade the sewer line along University Drive from Moon Street to North LBJ and along North LBJ from University to Concho Street. The City...

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