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Two San Marcos restaurants close after employees test positive for COVID-19

An orange cone sits in the drive-thru of Fuego Tortilla Grill in San Marcos.

Jaden Edison, Editor-in-Chief

May 25, 2020

Fuego Tortilla Grill and Garcia's Restaurant-Wonder World, in San Marcos, announced closures until further notice after employees at both restaurants tested positive for COVID-19. One employee tested positive at Fuego, located at 913 N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd, and two at Garcia's, located at 1917...

Hays County reports no new cases of COVID-19, no recoveries

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

May 24, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reported no new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 May 24, leaving the total lab-confirmed cases at 270 and total active cases at 109. As of 1 p.m. May 24, no new individuals have recovered from the virus, totaling 158 recovered cases. The total number of received negative...

Vehicle rollover accident on IH-35 leaves two dead

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Daniella Carrera, News Reporter

May 24, 2020

The San Marcos Police Department responded to the scene of a single-vehicle rollover accident on IH-35 on May 23 that left two dead. Witnesses said a 2002 white Ford Explorer left IH-35 and flipped multiple times, causing the SUV to land on the East Access road, resulting in the ejection of nine of...

Hays County reports four new cases of COVID-19

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Gabriella Ybarra, Managing Editor

May 23, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reported four new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total amount of cases in the county to 270 and total active cases to 109. As of 2 p.m. May 23, no new individuals have recovered from the virus, totaling 158 recovered cases. The total number of received...

Hays County reports eight new cases of COVID-19

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

May 22, 2020

The Hays County Local Health Department reported eight new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 May 22, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 266 and total active cases to 105. As of 4 p.m. May 22, no additional individuals have recovered, totaling 158 recovered cases. The total number of...

2020 Census operations to resume in Hays County

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Gabriella Ybarra, Managing Editor

May 22, 2020

In coordination with federal, state and local health officials, the U.S Census Bureau will begin a phased restart of field operations in certain areas of Texas next week, including in Hays County. Also known as Operation Update Leave, Census Bureau employees will resume dropping off 2020 Census invitation...

Gov. Abbott suspends in-person visitations in county jails

A room in the Hays County Jail March 11. Photo by Cameron Hubbard

Daniel Weeks, News Editor

May 22, 2020

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order May 22 suspending in-person visits to all county and municipal jails in the state. The restrictions do not apply to attorneys meeting with a client or religious leaders and clergy members. The order aims to contain COVID-19 hot spots and protect staff...

Hays County Task Force concludes COVID-19 testing at nursing facilities

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Brianna Benitez, Life and Arts Editor

May 22, 2020

The Hays County Task Force will complete COVID-19 testing for all residents and employees across six Hays County nursing facilities May 22. The task force consisted of 18 testing personnel and eight support personnel who were able to test up to 100 people per hour at facilities in Dripping Springs,...

Hays County reports eight new COVID-19 cases, three recover

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

May 21, 2020

The Hays County Local Health Department reported eight new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19, May 21, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 258 and total active cases to 97. As of 4 p.m., May 21, 158 individuals have recovered. According to Epidemiologist Eric Schneider, the number of...

Suspect in hit-and-run turns himself in, released on bond

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Jaden Edison, Editor-in-Chief

May 21, 2020

The suspect in a Feb. 29 hit-and-run in San Marcos that left a man dead turned himself in to authorities over the weekend. Antonio Rene Alonzo, 23, turned himself in after the San Marcos Police Department issued a warrant for Accident Involving Death. Alonzo has since been magistrated and released...

Hays County reports 12 new cases of COVID-19, one recovers

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Gabriella Ybarra, Managing Editor

May 20, 2020

The Hays County Local Health Department reported 12 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 250 and active cases to 92. The number of those recovered from the virus and out of quarantine is 155, up from 154 on Tuesday. According to Epidemiologist Eric...

SMPD headquarters evacuated due to gas leak

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

May 20, 2020

The San Marcos Police Department headquarters was evacuated after an auto accident caused a gas leak at 8:13 p.m. May 19. A San Marcos police officer suffered a medical issue while driving and crashed into a gas main and nearby infrastructure building, causing an evacuation of the SMPD headquarters. The...

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