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Texas State student pronounced dead after an apparent drowning

Texas State student pronounced dead after an apparent drowning

Jaden Edison, Multimedia Editor

May 22, 2019


Filed under Breaking, In Brief, News, San Marcos

The San Marcos Police Department responded to a call on May 22 leading to the pronunciation of a dead Texas State student. At approximately 5:43 a.m. the San Marcos Police Department arrived at the Treehouse Apartments on North LBJ Drive in response to a call of an unresponsive women. After multiple...

San Marcos police officer recovering after being hit by drunk driver

San Marcos police officer recovering after being hit by drunk driver

Sierra Martin, News Reporter

May 21, 2019


Filed under Breaking, In Brief, News, San Marcos

On Saturday, May 18 around 10 p.m., San Marcos Police Officer Claudia Cormier was responding to an accident on Interstate 35 when she was struck by a suspected drunk driver in an SUV and critically injured. Cormier has lost her right leg, which had to be amputated just below the knee and has undergone...

Suspected drunk driver hits SMPD officer

Suspected drunk driver hits SMPD officer

Sonia Garcia, News Editor

May 19, 2019


Filed under Breaking, News, San Marcos

San Marcos Police Officer Claudia Cormier endures life-threatening injuries after being struck by a suspected drunk driver late May 18. Neil Sheehan, 58, of Flower Mound, Texas, was transported and booked into the Hays County Jail for intoxication assault on a public servant, a second-degree felony...

Suspect in sexual assault arrested

Suspect in sexual assault  arrested

Camelia Juarez, News Reporter

May 8, 2019


Filed under Breaking, News

San Marcos police arrested 20-year-old Tyshane Vris Thomas after a community member at the Sanctuary Loft apartments reported that they found a modified BB gun, modified and painted to look like a real gun, and women's clothing were found in a bag. A concerned citizen called SMPD saying he found a...

SMPD provides daily updates on string of sexual assaults

SMPD provides daily updates on string of sexual assaults

Camelia Juarez

May 6, 2019


Filed under Breaking, In Brief, News, San Marcos

After the recent string of sexual assaults, the City of San Marcos will release daily updates about the investigation with the help of the Texas Department of Public Safety's Texas Rangers and the FBI's Central Texas Violent Crimes Task Force. Updates will be posted on the city’s Facebook page daily...

Second murder-suicide hits San Marcos

Second murder-suicide hits San Marcos

Jaden Edison

May 5, 2019


Filed under Breaking, In Brief, News, San Marcos

Two Texas State students were found dead after an apparent murder-suicide. Matthew Bond Pfluger  (10/18/94) and Connor Patrick Shannon (11/22/94) were found by another friend of theirs dead May 5. At approximately 9:30 a.m., San Marcos Police arrived at the 1400 block of Highland Drive to investigate. Police...

Traffic accident on IH35 results in one fatality

Traffic accident on IH35 results in one fatality

Jaden Edison

May 4, 2019


Filed under Breaking, In Brief, News, San Marcos

San Marcos Police, EMS and Fire Department responded to a traffic accident May 3 at approximately 10:45 p.m. that resulted in one fatality. The incident consequently closed IH35 for a few hours. In heavy rain, a 2010 Honda and a 2014 Ford F150 were involved in an accident. Before first responders...

Texas State students sit-in

Texas State students sit-in

Jakob Rodriguez

May 3, 2019


Filed under Breaking, Latest, News, University

Organizations and activists unite to demand change from administration Editor’s note: Carrisa Liz Castillo contributed to this article by transcribing the interviews provided. Following the arrest of four Texas State students May 1, student organizations and university community members occupie...

Sexual assault suspect arrested

Sexual assault suspect arrested

Sonia Garcia

May 3, 2019


Filed under Breaking, In Brief, News, San Marcos

UPDATE: 1:04 p.m. Keith Louis III was arrested today at noon in Austin. He will be transported to the Hays County Jail today. He was located by members of the investigative team, and he was then arrested by members of the United States Marshals Lone Star Violent Crimes Task Force. The investigation on...

Manhunt for sexual assault suspect continues, leading police to arrest on separate sexual assault nearby

Manhunt for sexual assault suspect continues, leading police to arrest on separate sexual assault nearby

Sierra Martin

May 3, 2019


Filed under Breaking, In Brief, News, San Marcos

A sexual assault was reported at The Retreat located on Old Ranch Road 12 around 4 p.m. Thursday evening. The suspect is described as a black male wearing black clothing, a black ski mask and carrying a handgun. No suspect has been taken into custody following the assault and the investigation will continue...

Students hold sit-in following yesterday’s arrests

Students hold sit-in following yesterday’s arrests

Sonia Garcia, News Editor

May 2, 2019


Filed under Breaking, Latest, News, University

A sit-in in LBJ started around 7 p.m. on the fourth floor of LBJ on May 2. The sit-in is being led by Resistance TXST. The sit-in comes the day four students are released from the Hays County Jail after being arrested on campus May 1. Resistance TXST advocates for the rights of underrepresented students...

Four students arrested following on-campus clash

Four students arrested following on-campus clash

Samantha Guerrero, Staff Writer

May 1, 2019


Filed under Breaking, Latest, News, San Marcos, University

UPDATE: 3:54 p.m. update: UPD released an FAQ at 3:54 p.m. answering questions regarding the arrests, stating "some students engaged in a heated discussion which unfortunately escalated into a physical altercation between two students." The arrested students were transported to the Hays Coun...

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