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Hays County reports 210 new cases of COVID-19

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Gabriella Ybarra, Managing Editor

June 18, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reported 210 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 along with eight recoveries, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 1,448 and active cases to 1,105. San Marcos has the highest number of active cases in the county at 749. Kyle and Buda have 224 and 93...

Hays County issues executive order requiring face masks in public

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

June 18, 2020

Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra issued an executive order mandating face coverings in public places effective June 22. At a June 18 press conference in front of the Hays County Historic Courthouse, Becerra announced face coverings will be required for all people aged 10 and up in public spaces. Face...

Hays County reports 145 new COVID-19 cases

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

June 17, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reported 145 new cases of COVID-19 June 17 along with eight recoveries, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed cases to 1,238 and active cases to 903. San Marcos has the highest number of active cases in the county at 592. Kyle and Buda have 204 and 81 active...

Texas State custodian dies on San Marcos campus

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

June 17, 2020

Interim Vice President of Student Affairs Mary Ellen Cavitt announced by email that a custodian died on campus June 17. The email states the next of kin has been notified and there is no immediate danger to the campus. "On behalf of the entire Texas State University community, we are extending our...

Hays County reports 155 new cases of COVID-19

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Gabriella Ybarra, Managing Editor

June 16, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reported 155 new cases of COVID-19 June 16 along with 55 recoveries, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed cases to 1,093 and active cases to 766. According to Epidemiologist Eric Schneider, the total number of received negative tests in the county is 5,065 with...

Suspect identified in fatal June 1 hit-and-run

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Gabriella Ybarra, Managing Editor

June 16, 2020

The San Marcos Police Department identified the suspect involved in a fatal hit-and-run that killed a pedestrian June 1. Police suspect Brenda Vasquez Hurtado, 41, as the driver of the Ford Explorer Sport Trac that killed Dwight Garrett Thomas, 41, at the 1600 block of Post Road. Thomas died overnight...

Gov. Abbott addresses hospital capacity in Texas, accused of inaccurate statements on Hays County

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

June 16, 2020

Gov. Greg Abbott held a press conference June 16 to address hospital capacity in the state, reporting the highest daily number of new positive cases since June 10. State Rep. Erin Zwiener stated Abbott's comments on Hays County were inaccurate. Abbott said 2,622 new cases of COVID-19 were reported...

San Marcos COVID-19 testing site tests over 700, more tests scheduled

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

June 16, 2020

The free COVID-19 testing site at Bonham Pre-k school on June 14 tested at least 701 people. As of June 16, results are expected within 10-25 days following the testing. Additional free testing opportunities will be available throughout Hays County this week. The sites listed below will have access...

Hays County reports 265 new COVID-19 cases

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

June 15, 2020

The Hays County Local Health Department reported 265 new cases of COVID-19 since June 13, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed cases in the county to 938 and active cases to 666. Hays County reported 196 cases over the weekend and 69 new cases today, June 15. San Marcos has the highest number...

Driver killed in train collision Sunday morning

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Gabriella Ybarra, Managing Editor

June 15, 2020

A driver was killed during the morning hours of June 14 after he was struck by a train at the McCarty Lane railroad track intersection. At approximately 9:05 a.m. the San Marcos Police Department, San Marcos Fire Department and Hays County EMS were dispatched to the scene. The driver was identified...

Hays County reports 142 new COVID-19 cases

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

June 13, 2020

The Hays County Local Health Department reported 142 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 June 13, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 815. Two additional hospitalizations were reported. Due to the volume of new cases, specific details about cities, age, gender and ethnicity will be...

Hays County reports 99 new COVID-19 cases, 215 active in San Marcos

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

June 12, 2020

The Hays County Local Health Department reported 99 new cases of COVID-19, June 12, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed cases in the county to 673 and active cases to 402. San Marcos now has the highest number of active cases at 215, gaining 80 since the June 11 report. Kyle and Buda have 131...

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