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Man arrested after high speed chase on I-35

Man arrested after high speed chase on I-35

Jakob Rodriguez

June 3, 2019

Editor's note: The article was updated and 1:56 p.m. 6/3/2019 to reflect information provided by the City of San Marcos. Police would like to clarify that the vehicle Alvarado was driving was not stolen.  George Alvarado, 32, of San Antonio is behind bars after leading police on a high-speed chase do...

Completion of CM Allen Parkway project pushed back to mid-October

Completion of CM Allen Parkway project pushed back to mid-October

Jakob Rodriguez

May 30, 2019

The C.M. Allen roadway re-construction project was set to be completed in April, but additional labor and rain delays forced officials to push the opening to mid-October. C.M. Allen was closed last year on July 30 to fully reconstruct the roadway, improve parking, construct sidewalks and landscape...

Former teacher at San Marcos High School wanted for sexual assault

Former teacher at San Marcos High School wanted for sexual assault

Jaden Edison, Multimedia Editor

May 24, 2019

Two arrest warrants for Sexual Assault of a Child and Improper Relationship Between Educator and Student have been issued out for a former teacher at San Marcos High School. David Ross Guerrero, former English teacher and assistant coach for girls' soccer, is being accused of having engaged in sexual ...

Kerbey Lane Café to take over Saltgrass Steakhouse location

Kerbey Lane Café to take over Saltgrass Steakhouse location

Christopher Green, News Reporter

May 24, 2019

Kerbey Lane Café, a popular Austin-based restaurant, will assume operations of the university owned location of Saltgrass Steakhouse. On May 23, the Texas State University System Board of Regents approved a 10-year contract with Kerbey Lane which will include two five-year renewal options. The...

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

UPDATE: May 24 2:17 p.m. The victim has been identified as Binuja Ghising, graduate technology management student. 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 Depar...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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