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City Council moves to rezone certain areas in San Marcos

City Council moves to rezone certain areas in San Marcos

Daniel Weeks, Assistant News Editor

January 22, 2020

The San Marcos City Council met for their biweekly regular meeting to discuss city rezoning and restructuring plans, approving various ordinances to receive additional discussion in future meetings. The council reintroduced a discussion surrounding a newly amended Ordinance 2020-03, a rezoning of...

Student Government election filing ends this week

Student Government election filing ends this week

Sandra Sadek, News Reporter

January 22, 2020

The Student Government election filing deadline is Jan. 24 at 5 p.m, according to the Dean of Student's website. Current open positions include student body president, vice-president and both one-year and two-year term senators. Qualifications for president and vice-president include having completed...

New year brings new semiprofessional soccer team to San Marcos community

New year brings new semiprofessional soccer team to San Marcos community

Colton Mcwilliams

January 22, 2020

As Texas's soccer culture grows exponentially, adding 28 soccer clubs across six leagues forming throughout the state since 2015, San Marcos has decided to join the trend. For the first time in the city's history, San Marcos will enter the new decade with a semiprofessional team of its own—River...

Counseling Center resources exhausted

Counseling Center resources exhausted

Sierra Martin, Senior News Reporter

January 21, 2020

An upward trend of Texas State students requesting mental health services has become an issue for the Counseling Center, which lacks the proper resources to administer consistent care with an increased demand. The Student Health Center and Counseling Center participated in the National College Health Assessment in February 2019. According to the data collected, four in 10 colleg...

Most young adults do not recover from substance abuse, studies say

Most young adults do not recover from substance abuse, studies say

Ziek Sanchez, News Reporter

January 21, 2020

A recent study found nearly half of young adults, in and out of college, commonly struggle with at least one substance use disorder and typically do not seek help with substance abuse. Substance abuse is a growing and common problem among young adults aged 18-24. Texas State associate psychology pr...

UPD issues warning to keep dorm rooms locked, cities three burglaries

UPD issues warning to keep dorm rooms locked, cities three burglaries

Chase Rogers, News Editor

January 20, 2020

The University Police Department issued an alert to all students, faculty and staff describing reports of suspects burglarizing unlocked rooms in residences halls on campus Jan. 20, at 6:15 p.m. At this time, UPD has not disclosed the residence halls or students that have been affected. Included...

Texas State begins transition from TRACS to Canvas

Texas State begins transition from TRACS to Canvas

Ziek Sanchez

January 20, 2020

Texas State begins next phase of replacing TRACS with a new learning management system — Canvas. Texas State has begun implementing Canvas to faculty and students, and could grace your laptop screen as soon as this semester. Learning management systems, or LMS, are online software applications ...

Spring 2020 Bobcat Shuttle Changes

Spring 2020 Bobcat Shuttle Changes

Ziek Sanchez, News Reporter

January 20, 2020

Texas State director of transportation services Steven Herrera has announced several route changes to the Bobcat Shuttle system in preparation for the beginning of the 2020 spring semester. The Bobcat Village, Blanco River, Mill Street and Ranch Road bus routes have been announced as having changes...

Commissioners renew deal with tech company despite negative claims

Commissioners renew deal with tech company despite negative claims

Sandra Sadek, News Reporter

January 17, 2020

Editor's note: The following article was last updated Jan. 17 2020 in order to reflect accurate information related to Hays county's use of video-only visitation systems.  The Hays County Commissioners Court voted to renew its $250,000 deal with tech company Securus, to broaden the video visitation system...

Haven issued new stop work order

Haven issued new stop work order

Laura Figi, Life and Arts Editor

January 16, 2020

Haven on Thorpe Lane was issued a new stop work order Jan. 10, which has since been removed; workers could be seen on the property as of today. Haven, which has delayed move-in after making claims to open in time for the last fall semester, emailed prospective tenants that same day, Jan. 10, ...

North Hays Republican Group holds sheriff candidate forum

North Hays Republican Group holds sheriff candidate forum

Daniel Weeks, Assistant News Editor

January 14, 2020

Hays County sheriff candidates Gary Cutler and Dave Graham participated in a debate Jan. 12 at the Church of the Springs in Dripping Springs. Topics of discussion included cite-and-release, the Hays County Jail and various expected responsibilities for the sheriff position. Deputy Constable Dave Graham...

Six arrested after foot and vehicle pursuit

Six arrested after foot and vehicle pursuit

Jakob Rodriguez, Editor-In-Chief

January 13, 2020

Six people are facing charges in San Marcos after reportedly stealing purses from customers at Walmart, stealing a car from the parking lot and running from police. According to a city press release, at approximately 2:19 p.m. Sunday afternoon, San Marcos police officers were dispatched to Walmart Superc...

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