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Man found dead in San Marcos

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

August 19, 2020

A man was found dead Aug. 18 by San Marcos Police Department officers. At 7:55 a.m., Hays County EMS responded to 1721 IH-35 for a report of a man down. On arrival, officers found the 30-year-old male deceased. No foul play was reported. Hays County Justice of the Peace Jo Anne Prado ordered an autopsy...

Hays County reports 42 new COVID-19 cases, 125 recoveries

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

August 18, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reports 42 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 125 recoveries Aug. 18, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 5,192, active cases to 2,563 and recoveries to 2,588. San Marcos has the highest number of active cases in the county at 1,139. Kyle and...

Hays County reports 39 new COVID-19 cases, 42 recoveries

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

August 17, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reports 39 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 42 recoveries Aug. 15-17, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 5,150, active cases to 2,646 and recoveries to 2,463. San Marcos has the highest number of active cases in the county at 1,200. Kyle and...

Hays County reports three new COVID-19 fatalities

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Gabriella Ybarra, Managing Editor

August 14, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reports three new COVID-19 fatalities Aug. 14. All three individuals were from Kyle, a male in his 50s, another male in his 90s and a woman in her 80s, bringing the total number of fatalities in the county to 41. The county also reports eight new lab-confirmed cases...

Texas State requires students watch health and safety video before return

A file photo of Texas State students walking through the Quad. The university is planning to resume face-to-face instruction and campus operations July 6, the beginning of the summer II session

Gabriella Ybarra, Managing Editor

August 14, 2020

Returning students will be required to view a 10-minute mandatory health and safety video prior to their return to campus, according to an email from the vice president of Student Affairs. The video, which features student leaders and Dr. Emilio Carranco, chief medical officer, must be viewed by students...

Hays County reports one new COVID-19 fatality

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Gabriella Ybarra, Managing Editor

August 13, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reports one new COVID-19 fatality Aug. 13, a Dripping Springs woman in her 80s, bringing the total number of fatalities in the county to 38. The county reported 20 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 46 recoveries, bringing the total number of cases in the county...

Woman killed in overnight traffic collision on IH-35

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Gabriella Ybarra, Managing Editor

August 13, 2020

A woman was killed on the night of Aug. 12 after a vehicle she was a passenger in struck a semi-tractor trailer on IH-35. At approximately 2 a.m., the San Marcos Police Department responded to a major traffic collision on southbound IH-35 near the Blanco River exit. The police identified the woman...

Bobcats move forward with practice ahead of unpredictable season

Transfer sophomore quarterback Brady McBride passes the ball to a wide receiver in a drill during the Bobcat's fall camp Tuesday, August 11, 2020, at Bobcat Stadium.

Aidan Bea and Colton McWilliams

August 12, 2020

Texas State football practices have made a comeback following the outbreak of COVID-19, and Head Coach Jake Spavital is working to prepare the team for what is slated to be an unpredictable season. The practices, which officially began in mid-June with only a small group of players, are scheduled...

Hays County reports two new COVID-19 fatalities

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Gabriella Ybarra, Managing Editor

August 12, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reports two new COVID-19 fatalities Aug. 12, two men from San Marcos, one in their 70s and the other in their 80s. Neither were hospitalized at the time of their deaths. The total number of fatalities in the county is 37. The county reported 17 new lab-confirmed cases...

Texas State launches contact tracing system

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

August 12, 2020

Texas State students, faculty or staff who test positive for COVID-19 or are identified as close contacts are requested to report to a new contact tracing system, the university announced in an Aug. 12 email. The contact tracing system, Bobcat Trace, will provide the university another resource to...

Texas State reports two new student COVID-19 cases

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

August 11, 2020

Texas State’s COVID-19 dashboard reports Aug. 11 two new students tested positive for COVID-19. According to the dashboard, a total of 111 students and 27 faculty and staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. The University Star will continue to provide COVID-19 updates as any additional i...

Hays County reports 16 new COVID-19 cases, 67 recoveries

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

August 11, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reports 16 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 67 recoveries Aug. 11, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 5,066, active cases to 2,736 and recoveries to 2,295. San Marcos has the highest number of active cases in the county at 1,261. Kyle and Buda...

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