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Hays County reports 30 new COVID-19 cases, 31 recoveries

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Gabriella Ybarra, Managing Editor

September 11, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reports 30 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 31 recoveries Sept. 11, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 5,598, active cases to 1,914 and recoveries to 3,633. Kyle, San Marcos and Buda have 756, 716 and 309 active cases, respectively. Accordin...

Texas State to receive federal grant for active shooter response training

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

September 11, 2020

Texas State will receive an $8.5 million federal grant for active shooter response training, Sen. John Cornyn announced in a Sept. 11 press release. The grant money will be provided to the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training center to provide multi-disciplinary, scenario-based active shooter tra...

San Marcos to reopen river parks, public facilities

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Kiana Burks, News Contributor

September 11, 2020

San Marcos will reopen riverfront parks after almost three months of closure due to a surge in COVID-19 cases in June. At 8 a.m., Sept. 16, San Marcos will reopen all riverfront parks, public facilities, athletic complexes, neighborhood park playgrounds, tennis and basketball courts, with the exception...

Texas State students encounter advanced phishing techniques

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Lionel Ramos, News Contributor

September 11, 2020

Texas State’s Information Security Office notified students of a novel phishing scam extending a job offer to students which left at least one student's account hacked and then used as a source email address to send similar messages to other Texas State victims. According to Texas State’s ISO, t...

Texas State reports 12 new COVID-19 cases

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

September 10, 2020

Texas State’s COVID-19 dashboard added 12 new student cases Sept. 10. 192 students cases and five faculty/staff cases have been reported since the fall semester began Aug. 24. A total of 330 students and 36 faculty and staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 since March 1. The dashboard ...

Hays County reports eight new COVID-19 cases, 46 recoveries

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

September 10, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reports eight new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 46 recoveries Sept. 10, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 5,568, active cases to 1,915 and recoveries to 3,602. San Marcos, Kyle and Buda have 713, 757 and 313 active cases, respectively. Acc...

Texas State reports 16 new COVID-19 cases

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

September 9, 2020

Texas State’s COVID-19 dashboard added 16 new student cases Sept. 9. According to the dashboard, 200 student cases and eight faculty/staff cases have been reported since new student move-in began Aug. 16. 180 students cases and five faculty/staff cases have been reported since the fall seme...

Hays County reports 34 new COVID-19 cases, 69 recoveries

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

September 9, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reports 34 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 69 recoveries Sept. 9, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 5,560, active cases to 1,953 and recoveries to 3,556. San Marcos, Kyle and Buda have 735, 765 and 316 active cases, respectively. Accordin...

Texas State seeks additional quarantine, isolation space on campus

Texas State announced visitors will no longer be allowed in dorm rooms. The university, following recommendations from national health officials, says it will also begin searching for space in university-owned facilities to house students diagnosed with COVID-19 or in quarantine.

Daniel Weeks, News Editor

September 9, 2020

Texas State will no longer allow students to have visitors in their dorm rooms and is seeking additional spaces on campus for students to self-isolate and quarantine. The university, in consultation with President Denise Trauth and the President's Cabinet, is identifying additional space in university-owned...

Texas State reports 61 new COVID-19 cases

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

September 8, 2020

Texas State’s COVID-19 dashboard added 61 new student cases from Sept. 4-8. According to the dashboard, 184 student cases and eight faculty/staff cases have been reported since new student move-in began Aug. 16. 164 students cases and five faculty/staff cases have been reported since the fall ...

Hays County reports one new COVID-19 fatality

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

September 8, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reports one new COVID-19 fatality Sept. 8, a San Marcos woman in her 60s. The total number of fatalities in the county is 51. Since Sept. 4, the county reported 55 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 53 recoveries, bringing the total number of cases in the county to...

Multi-vehicle crash results in fatality

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Ziek Sanchez, News Reporter

September 8, 2020

A multi-vehicle crash Sept. 6 resulted in the death of a man and several serious injuries on West Wonder World Drive and Purgatory Creek Bridge in San Marcos. At approximately 1 p.m. Sept. 6, San Marcos Police, San Marcos Fire and Hays County EMS responded to the fatal collision. The driver of a white...

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