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Student Government president resigns, again

Student Government president resigns, again

Geoff Sloan

February 4, 2019

Student Government President Ruben Becerra Jr. resigned from his position Monday morning, citing his inability to make the weekly Student Government Senate meetings  Becerra is the third SG president in two years to leave office before their terms ends. According to Sen. Claudia Gasponi, the Student...

Texas State hires new police chief after months-long search

Texas State hires new police chief after months-long search

Sandra Sadek

January 8, 2019

Texas State announced Laurie Espinoza Clouse as the new chief of police Jan. 8, ending a nine-month national search. Clouse will begin Feb. 4, following former Chief of Police Jose Banales’ April 2018 resignation and Captain Rickey Lattie’s subsequent interim term. Since Banales has left, the...

SMPD to investigate officer-involved shooting

SMPD to investigate officer-involved shooting

Carrington Tatum

January 5, 2019

  San Marcos Police Department shot and killed John Camacho, 27 during a Jan. 4 traffic stop. In a Jan. 5 press conference, Chief of Police, Chase Stapp said SMPD received a call around 9:30 p.m. from a concerned citizen about an individual shooting a handgun from a vehicle on South LBJ Drive. ...

Iconic Village fire ruled as intentional, officials say

Iconic Village fire ruled as intentional, officials say

Christopher Green

November 30, 2018

The Iconic Village apartment fire was intentionally set, fire officials announced Nov. 30 during a city-held press conference. San Marcos Fire Chief Les Stephens, Fire Marshal Kelly Kistsner and ATF special agent Fred Milanowski classified the Iconic Village Apartment fire as incendiary. The July 20 fire displaced over 200 residents and killed five residents, four of ...

San Marcos murder suspect arrested in North Texas

San Marcos murder suspect arrested in North Texas

Sandra Sadek

September 30, 2018

A San Marcos resident was arrested Sept. 27 on charges for murder and tampering with physical evidence in connection to an October 2017 murder. Jesus Miguel Villarreal Jr., 28, was arrested by the U.S. North Texas Lone Star Fugitive Task Force at a Super 8 motel in Stephenville. Villarreal is a suspect...

UPDATE: Kyle officer found dead in San Marcos apartment from apparent self-inflicted wound

UPDATE: Kyle officer found dead in San Marcos apartment from apparent self-inflicted wound

Sandra Sadek

September 16, 2018

A Kyle police officer was found dead in a San Marcos apartment parking lot, Sunday, Sept. 16 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to city officials. Kyle Police Department officer Fernando Solis, 28, was found in his vehicle in the parking lot of the Asbury Place Apartments, located on Wonder...

Student Government President Boreing announces resignation amid allegations of election code violations

Student Government President Boreing announces resignation amid allegations of election code violations

Sawyer Click

September 8, 2018

Student Government President Brooklyn Boreing announced her resignation Sept. 8 in a Letter From the President's Desk, to be effective Sept. 14. The resignation comes a week after The University Star reported on allegations against Boreing and other former Student Government presidents and cabinet members. The allegations claimed Turning Point USA and its subsidia...

UPD investigating non-specific campus threat

UPD investigating non-specific campus threat

Sandra Sadek

August 27, 2018

The University Police Department is investigating a non-specific and unverified threat on campus this morning, according to an email to students from the University Police Department. The University of Texas, Austin's Municipal Court and Community Court, also received threats identical to Texas State's...

UPD chief resigns

UPD chief resigns

Jakob Rodriguez

May 16, 2018

Director of the University Police Department Jose Bañales has resigned effective immediately, according to a university spokesman. Bañales submitted his resignation Tuesday, May 15. Capt. Rickey Lattie has been appointed interim chief following Bañales' resignation. Representatives of the Office...

Wonder World Drive access road closed following fuel spill

Wonder World Drive access road closed following fuel spill

Sawyer Click

May 16, 2018

An Interstate 35 northbound access road at Wonder World Drive has been closed following a fuel spill Wednesday afternoon. The Texas Department of Transportation urged drivers in a tweet to consider other options until the road is cleared....

Four individuals arrested following car chase

Four individuals arrested following car chase

Brittlin Richardson

May 8, 2018

Four juvenile men involved in a police chase from Austin to San Marcos have been taken into custody by the Kyle Police Department. The San Marcos Police Department was dispatched May 7 at 8:08 p.m. to assist the Kyle Police Department in pursuit of a stolen white Toyota Tacoma, according to a press...

Student arrested, booked in jail weeks following sit-in

Student arrested, booked in jail weeks following sit-in

Katie Burrell

May 2, 2018

Update May 7  Another student, Russell Boyd, was arrested May 7 on one count of Obstruction of Highway and one count of Interfering with Public Duties. According to Boyd's Twitter account, he has been released on bail. Boyd was involved in a protest which blocked a police vehicle carrying Merrit...

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