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Hays County jail reports no new COVID-19 cases

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

Daniel Weeks, News Editor

July 24, 2020

The Hays County Sheriff’s Office reported no new COVID-19 cases among inmates in the Hays County jail July 24, totaling 100 positive tests and 67 current active cases among inmates. Among the jail’s corrections staff there are 25 active cases. There are no active cases among law enforcement after...

Hays County reports two new COVID-19 fatalities

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

July 24, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reports two new COVID-19 fatalities July 24, a Kyle woman in her 60s and a Kyle man in his 50s. Both were hospitalized at the time of death. The total number of fatalities in the county is 24. According to Epidemiologist Eric Schneider, there are 42 new lab-confirmed...

Hays County reports 46 new COVID-19 cases, 79 recover

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

July 23, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reported 46 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 79 recoveries July 23, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 4,091, active cases to 2,992 and recoveries to 1,077. San Marcos has the highest number of active cases in the county at 1,551. Kyle and...

Hays County jail reports two new COVID-19 cases

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

Daniel Weeks, News Editor

July 23, 2020

The Hays County Sheriff’s Office reported two new COVID-19 cases among inmates in the Hays County Jail July 23, totaling 100 positive tests and 68 current active cases among inmates. Among the jail’s corrections staff and law enforcement staff, there are 26 and three active cases, respectively. According...

Sun Belt Conference delays start of fall season

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Colton McWilliams, Sports Reporter

July 23, 2020

The Sun Belt Conference announced the delay of the fall 2020 season until Sept. 4. In an official statement, the Sun Belt says the delay will help conference establish protocols due to the lingering COVID-19 outbreak. “The Sun Belt Conference and each member institution will continue to lean...

Poll shows faculty discontent with return to face-to-face instruction

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

July 22, 2020

Texas State's Faculty Senate released results in its July 22 virtual meeting from surveys asking faculty members questions about the university's plan to return in the fall. The survey included questions about faculty members' concerns over contracting COVID-19 on campus and their agreement or disagreement...

Hays County jail reports no new COVID-19 cases, two inmates recover

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

Daniel Weeks, News Editor

July 22, 2020

The Hays County Sheriff's Office reported no new COVID-19 cases and two inmate recoveries in the Hays County Jail July 22, totaling 98 positive tests and 66 current active cases among inmates. Among the jail's corrections staff and law enforcement staff, there are 28 and three active cases, respectively. According...

Gov. Abbott announces funding to support higher education

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Carson Ganong, News Contributor

July 22, 2020

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced July 22 that the state government will allocate $118 million in federal funding to support higher education in Texas, including $93 million to help post-secondary students continue their education through targeted financial aid and emergency support. This funding is...

Hays County reports one new COVID-19 fatality

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

July 22, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reported one new COVID-19 fatality July 22, a Kyle man in his 50s who was hospitalized at time of death. The total number of fatalities in the county is 22. According to Epidemiologist Eric Schneider, the county reports 41 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 60...

Hays County jail reports two new COVID-19 cases among inmates

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

Daniel Weeks, News Editor

July 21, 2020

The Hays County Sheriff's Office reported two new inmate cases in the Hays County Jail July 21, totaling 95 positive tests and 67 current active cases among inmates. Among the jail's corrections staff and law enforcement staff, there are 28 and three active cases, respectively. According to the Sheriff's...

Hays County reports four new COVID-19 fatalities

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

July 21, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reported four new COVID-19 fatalities July 21, all residents of San Marcos. Three males were in their 50s, 60s and 80s, and the one woman was in her 80s. All were hospitalized at time of death. The total number of fatalities in the county is 21. According to Epidemiologist...

Hays County implements burn ban

Hays County Historic Court House.

Daniel Weeks, News Editor

July 21, 2020

The Hays County Commissioners Court issued a burn ban effective immediately in its unincorporated areas after a recommendation from the Office of the Fire Marshal. Outdoor burning is only to be conducted under the following circumstances: Burning must be conducted downwind of or at least 300 fee...

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