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162 residents evacuated at Vie Lofts

162 residents evacuated at Vie Lofts

Jakob Rodriguez, Editor-In-Chief

September 20, 2019

San Marcos Fire Marshall Kelly Kistner issued a mandatory evacuation for residents of Vie Lofts located at 817 Chestnut St. City officials on the scene stated that concern for building safety began to arise after concerns of the cracking walls in the parking garage and stairwells. Fire Chief Les Stephens...

Mandatory Evacuation Declared for Vie Lofts

Mandatory Evacuation Declared for Vie Lofts

Jakob Rodriguez, Editor-in-Chief

September 20, 2019

Editor's note: the picture used for this article was taken at the time of different ownership and while the complex was under construction.  In response to safety concerns about building stability and means of egress, the San Marcos Fire Marshal issued a mandatory evacuation order for Vie Lofts at 817 Ches...

Vehicle speed plays critical role in fatal crash

Vehicle speed plays critical role in fatal crash

Staff

September 20, 2019

The City of San Marcos issued a press release this morning detailing that speed played a critical role in a crash early morning Friday. "At approximately 12:02 a.m., San Marcos Police, San Marcos Fire and Hays County EMS were dispatched to the 300 block of West Hopkins for a major traffic collision," th...

University officials attempt to fill gaps in Clery reporting

University officials attempt to fill gaps in Clery reporting

Jakob Rodriguez, Editor-In-Chief

September 17, 2019

Editor's note: The 2019 Annual Security Report will come out on Oct. 1 and will contain crime statistics for 2018 with updated numbers for 2016 and 2017.  Following the underreporting of years of campus crime data, university officials are struggling to fill in the gaps of Clery reportable offenses...

Motorcycle accident results in one fatality

Motorcycle accident results in one fatality

Sonia Garcia, News Editor

September 7, 2019

San Marcos Police are investigating a motorcycle collision that resulted in one fatality on Post Road, Friday, Sept. 6. Justin David Malott (7/11/1989) was found victim of a single vehicle accident in a 2018 Harley Davidson Motorcycle and pronounced deceased by Hays County Justice of the Peace Jo...

Train hits car near Guadalupe street

Train hits car near Guadalupe street

Jakob Rodriguez, Editor-In-Chief

September 5, 2019

A train hit a car on Guadalupe and is now blocking the intersection according to City of San Marcos officials. Officials are unaware of the number of people affected or the scope of damage to the vehicle or it’s occupants. Police are on the scene. Officials are asking residents to find alternative...

Suspect involved in road rage incident found and arrested

Suspect involved in road rage incident found and arrested

Sierra Martin, News Writer

August 30, 2019

Wanted suspect Jorge Enriquez, 33, was taken into custody at the Nueces County Courthouse this morning regarding a warrant for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and evading arrest. The San Marcos Police Department received a call about a road rage incident June 26 in the downtown area. Enr...

SMPD assists U.S. Marshals and Hays County Sheriff’s Office with arrest on Bishop St. 

SMPD assists U.S. Marshals and Hays County Sheriff’s Office with arrest on Bishop St. 

Staff

August 28, 2019

The U.S. Marshals-led Lone Star Fugitive Task Force served an arrest warrant in relation to terroristic threat, theft and attempted kidnapping on the 700 block of Bishop Street for a warrant issued in Comal County. According to a city press release, at approximately 8:39 p.m. on August 27, the Hays Cou...

SMPD search for man involved in road rage incident downtown

SMPD search for man involved in road rage incident downtown

Staff

August 28, 2019

San Marcos Police are searching for a man who was involved in a road rage incident in downtown San Marcos, and later ran from police. According to a press release issued by the city on June 26, SMPD received a call regarding a road rage incident that occurred in the downtown area. During that incident,...

Victim of Homicide at Veterans Park identified

Victim of Homicide at Veterans Park identified

Staff

August 27, 2019

The San Marcos Police Department announced via press release that officers have identified Charles William Laria II, 57, as the victim in Saturday’s homicide. At approximately 10:42 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24, SMPD patrol was dispatched to the Veterans Park area, 320 Mariposa St., after a report of...

Police arrest aggravated robbery suspect

Police arrest aggravated robbery suspect

Staff

August 26, 2019

On Friday, Aug. 23, John Edward Muzquiz, 21, of San Marcos, was arrested in Guadalupe County in relation to a string of armed robberies on Aug. 15 and Aug. 22 at The Cedars Apartments, 1101 Leah Ave. according to a press release by city officials. "On Thursday, Aug. 15 at approximately 10 p.m., San...

SMPD investigates homicide near Veterans Park

SMPD investigates homicide near Veterans Park

Staff

August 26, 2019

The City of San Marcos Police Department has reported an ongoing investigation of a homicide that occurred over the weekend near Veterans Park, according to a city press release. "At approximately 10:42 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24, SMPD patrol was dispatched to the area of 320 Mariposa St., otherwise known ...

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