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Texas State revises fee structure for online and hybrid classes

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

July 31, 2020

Texas State announced in an email July 31 revisions to the university's fee structure for online and hybrid classes, waiving more than $7 million in fees for students. The email states: "Texas State has revised our fee structure for online and hybrid classes to more closely mirror fees the student...

Hays County reports three new COVID-19 fatalities

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

July 30, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reports three new COVID-19 fatalities July 30, a San Marcos man in his 70s, a Kyle man in his 70s and a Kyle woman in her 70s. All three were hospitalized at the time of death. The total number of fatalities in the county is 28. The county reported 21 new lab-confirmed...

Parker Drive situation declared false alarm

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

July 29, 2020

Update 5:40 p.m.: According to SMPD, SWAT and Crisis Negotiators responded to the Parker Drive situation with no action being needed as the caller's information was inaccurate. Residents are now safe to leave their homes. Original Story July 29, 4:28 p.m.: The San Marcos Police Department released a...

Texas State requests student quarantine for two weeks before fall semester

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Carson Ganong, News Contributor

July 29, 2020

Associate Vice President and Dean of Students Dr. Margarita Arellano issued a list of requests in an email to students returning to campus for the fall semester, including self-quarantining for 14 days prior to returning to campus. Arellano also asked that returning students: Review their class s...

Hays County reports 31 new COVID-19 cases, 65 recoveries

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

July 29, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reports 31 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 65 recoveries July 29, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 4,276, active cases to 2,935 and recoveries to 1,316. San Marcos has the highest number of active cases in the county at 1,458. Kyle and Buda...

Texas State faculty urge administrative action on campus return

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

July 29, 2020

Texas State's Faculty Senate addressed a letter to President Denise Trauth and Provost Gene Bourgeois urging them to take action on amending the campus Roadmap to Return. On July 22, the senate released results from a survey addressed to all faculty to gather concerns and perceptions related to the ...

Texas State reports additional student COVID-19 case

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

July 28, 2020

Texas State’s COVID-19 dashboard reports July 28 an additional student tested positive for COVID-19. According to the dashboard, a total of 105 students and 25 faculty and staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. The University Star will continue to provide COVID-19 updates as any a...

Hays County reports 42 new COVID-19 cases, 73 recoveries

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

July 28, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reports 42 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 73 recoveries July 28, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 4,245, active cases to 2,969 and recoveries to 1,251. San Marcos has the highest number of active cases in the county at 1,489. Kyle and Buda...

Texas State reports no new COVID-19 cases

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

July 27, 2020

Texas State's COVID-19 dashboard reports no new students, faculty or staff tested positive for COVID-19 July 27. According to the dashboard, 104 total students and 25 total faculty/staff have tested positive for COVID-19. The University Star will continue to provide COVID-19 updates as any additional i...

Hays County jail reports six new COVID-19 cases, ten recoveries

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

July 27, 2020

The Hays County Sheriff’s Office reported six new COVID-19 cases among inmates in the Hays County jail July 25-27, totaling 106 positive tests and 62 current active cases among inmates. Among the jail’s corrections staff there are 23 active cases. There are no active cases among law enforcement. According...

Hays County reports one new COVID-19 fatality

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

July 27, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reported one new COVID-19 fatality July 27, a San Marcos woman in her 80s hospitalized at time of her death, bringing the total number of fatalities in the county to 25. The numbers in this report include data collected over the weekend. According to Epidemiologist...

Gov. Abbott extends early voting for November election

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

July 27, 2020

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued a proclamation July 27 extending the early voting period for the Nov. 3 general election by nearly a week. Under this proclamation, early voting by personal appearance will begin Oct. 13 and continue through Oct. 30. The proclamation also expands the period in which marked...

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