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Redpoint Apartments murder suspect turns himself in

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

September 17, 2020

UPDATE: Sept. 17 A suspect identified in a homicide at the Redpoint Apartments May 30 turned himself in Sept. 17 to the Hays County Jail. Steven Deshawn Crawford, 20, was identified as a suspect in the shooting death of 21-year-old Ivoryana Chante Ballard at the Redpoint Apartments. There is no f...

(Photo Gallery) San Marcos residents return to riverfront parks

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Sydney Swatsworth, Multimedia Reporter

September 17, 2020

San Marcos residents made their return to the river Sept. 16 following the reopening of riverfront city-owned parks. Locals enjoyed fishing, canoeing and relaxing by the river, along with various other waterfront activities. Along with riverfront parks, public facilities, athletic complexes, neighborhood park playgrounds, tennis and basketball courts are also open to the public, with the ex...

Texas State reports 17 new COVID-19 cases

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

September 16, 2020

Texas State’s COVID-19 dashboard added 17 new student COVID-19 cases Sept. 16. According to the dashboard, 148 cases are currently considered active, down three cases from Sept. 15. A total of 445 students and 37 faculty and staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 since March 1. The da...

San Marcos reopens parks with warnings against large gatherings

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Timia Cobb, News Contributor

September 16, 2020

San Marcos and other Hays County cities reopened several public spaces and parks Sept. 16 with warnings against gathering in large groups and without enforcement policies. Hays County's lead Epidemiologist Eric Schneider responded to concerns revolving around the decision to reopen, asking that residents...

Hays County reports 32 new COVID-19 cases, 58 recoveries

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

September 16, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reports 32 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 58 recoveries Sept. 16, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 5,697, active cases to 1,819 and recoveries to 3,826. San Marcos, Kyle and Buda have 648, 739 and 298 active cases, respectively. Acc...

City Council approves budget, tax rate for upcoming fiscal year

The San Marcos City Council chamber at city hall, from left to right: Melissa Derrick, Saul Gonzales, Ed Mihalkanin, Mayor Jane Hughson, Mark Rockeymoore and Maxfield Baker

Carson Ganong, News Reporter

September 16, 2020

The San Marcos City Council voted on several resolutions and ordinances, including the budget and tax rate for the fiscal year at its regular Sept. 15 meeting. Following a public hearing, the council voted to approve the proposed budget for the fiscal year 2020-2021, which totals $258,741,410. A detailed...

Texas State reports 27 new COVID-19 cases

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

September 15, 2020

Texas State’s COVID-19 dashboard added 27 new active COVID-19 cases Sept. 15. According to the dashboard, 151 cases are currently considered active. A total of 428 students and 37 faculty and staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 since March 1. The dashboard states that numbers inclu...

Hays County reports nine new COVID-19 cases, 94 recoveries

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

September 15, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reports nine new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 94 recoveries Sept. 15, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 5,665, active cases to 1,845 and recoveries to 3,768. San Marcos, Kyle and Buda have 667, 742 and 300 active cases, respectively. Acc...

San Marcos to receive third round of federal COVID-19 relief funds

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

September 15, 2020

San Marcos and New Braunfels will receive $991,644 in federal grants to help recover from the economic fallout of COVID-19, Sen. John Cornyn announced. San Marcos will receive $567,825 while New Braunfels receives $423,819. Funds will be given directly to the local San Marcos government, and the allocation of...

Texas State reports 43 new COVID-19 cases

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

September 14, 2020

Texas State’s COVID-19 dashboard added 42 new student cases and one new faculty/staff case Sept. 11-14. According to the dashboard, 124 cases are currently considered active. A total of 410 students and 37 faculty and staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 since March 1. The dashboard ...

Hays County reports one new COVID-19 fatality

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

September 14, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reports one new COVID-19 fatality Sept. 14, a Kyle man in his 70s. The total number of fatalities in the county is 52. The county also reports 58 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 since Sept. 11 and 58 recoveries, bringing the total number of cases in the county...

Texas State reports 38 new COVID-19 cases

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

September 11, 2020

Texas State’s COVID-19 dashboard added 38 new student cases Sept. 11. 29 new student cases were reported Sept. 11, the largest single-day increase since the fall semester began. In total, 230 students cases and five faculty/staff cases have been reported since the fall semester began Aug. 24. A ...

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