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UPDATE: Suspects identified in Sadler House shooting

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

May 28, 2020

UPDATE, Thursday, May 28 The San Marcos Police Department has identified three suspects in the shooting incident that occurred at Sadler House Apartments on May 27. On Wednesday at approximately 5:12 p.m., SMPD officers were dispatched to Sadler House Apartments, 1271 Sadler Drive, in response to m...

Hays County reports 18 new COVID-19 cases, four recover

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

May 27, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reported 18 new cases of COVID-19 May 27, bringing the total lab-confirmed cases to 297 and total active cases to 129. As of 4 p.m. May 27, four new individuals have recovered from the virus, totaling 165 recovered cases. The total number of received negative tests...

UPDATE: Vehicle rollover accident results in additional death, three dead

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Daniella Carrera, News Reporter

May 27, 2020

Update: May 27 11:30 a.m. The Travis County medical office announced one of the child occupants of the May 23 single-vehicle rollover accident has died. On May 26, the seven-year old died due to their injuries from the accident. The child was receiving treatment at the Dell Children's Medical Center i...

Hays County reports nine new COVID-19 cases, three recover

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

May 26, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reported nine new cases of COVID-19 May 26, bringing the total lab-confirmed cases to 279 and total active cases to 115. As of 4 p.m. May 26, three new individuals have recovered from the virus, totaling 161 recovered cases. The total number of received negative tests...

Gov. Abbott announces new openings under phase II

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

May 26, 2020

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued a proclamation adding additional services and activities that can open under Texas's phase II of reopening. The services include: water parks, recreational sport programs for adults, driver education programs and food court dining areas within shopping malls. Beginning...

Two San Marcos restaurants close after employees test positive for COVID-19

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Jaden Edison, Editor-in-Chief

May 25, 2020

Fuego Tortilla Grill and Garcia's Restaurant-Wonder World, in San Marcos, announced closures until further notice after employees at both restaurants tested positive for COVID-19. One employee tested positive at Fuego, located at 913 N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd, and two at Garcia's, located at 1917...

Hays County reports no new cases of COVID-19, no recoveries

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

May 24, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reported no new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 May 24, leaving the total lab-confirmed cases at 270 and total active cases at 109. As of 1 p.m. May 24, no new individuals have recovered from the virus, totaling 158 recovered cases. The total number of received negative...

Hays County reports four new cases of COVID-19

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Gabriella Ybarra, Managing Editor

May 23, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reported four new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total amount of cases in the county to 270 and total active cases to 109. As of 2 p.m. May 23, no new individuals have recovered from the virus, totaling 158 recovered cases. The total number of received...

Hays County reports eight new cases of COVID-19

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

May 22, 2020

The Hays County Local Health Department reported eight new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 May 22, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 266 and total active cases to 105. As of 4 p.m. May 22, no additional individuals have recovered, totaling 158 recovered cases. The total number of...

2020 Census operations to resume in Hays County

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Gabriella Ybarra, Managing Editor

May 22, 2020

In coordination with federal, state and local health officials, the U.S Census Bureau will begin a phased restart of field operations in certain areas of Texas next week, including in Hays County. Also known as Operation Update Leave, Census Bureau employees will resume dropping off 2020 Census invitation...

Gov. Abbott suspends in-person visitations in county jails

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

May 22, 2020

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order May 22 suspending in-person visits to all county and municipal jails in the state. The restrictions do not apply to attorneys meeting with a client or religious leaders and clergy members. The order aims to contain COVID-19 hot spots and protect staff...

Hays County Task Force concludes COVID-19 testing at nursing facilities

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Brianna Benitez, Life and Arts Editor

May 22, 2020

The Hays County Task Force will complete COVID-19 testing for all residents and employees across six Hays County nursing facilities May 22. The task force consisted of 18 testing personnel and eight support personnel who were able to test up to 100 people per hour at facilities in Dripping Springs,...

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