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

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

May 21, 2020

The Hays County Local Health Department reported eight new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19, May 21, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 258 and total active cases to 97. As of 4 p.m., May 21, 158 individuals have recovered. According to Epidemiologist Eric Schneider, the number of...

Suspect in hit-and-run turns himself in, released on bond

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Jaden Edison, Editor-in-Chief

May 21, 2020

The suspect in a Feb. 29 hit-and-run in San Marcos that left a man dead turned himself in to authorities over the weekend. Antonio Rene Alonzo, 23, turned himself in after the San Marcos Police Department issued a warrant for Accident Involving Death. Alonzo has since been magistrated and released...

Hays County reports 12 new cases of COVID-19, one recovers

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Gabriella Ybarra, Managing Editor

May 20, 2020

The Hays County Local Health Department reported 12 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 250 and active cases to 92. The number of those recovered from the virus and out of quarantine is 155, up from 154 on Tuesday. According to Epidemiologist Eric...

SMPD headquarters evacuated due to gas leak

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

May 20, 2020

The San Marcos Police Department headquarters was evacuated after an auto accident caused a gas leak at 8:13 p.m. May 19. A San Marcos police officer suffered a medical issue while driving and crashed into a gas main and nearby infrastructure building, causing an evacuation of the SMPD headquarters. The...

San Marcos announces reopening of river parks

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Daniella Carrera, News Reporter

May 20, 2020

The City of San Marcos will reopen riverfront parks to active recreation seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. starting May 22. Park visitors are advised and expected to exercise caution to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, park visitors are advised and expected...

Amazon warehouse employees test positive for COVID-19

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Jaden Edison, Editor-in-Chief

May 20, 2020

Amazon confirmed that an undisclosed number of its employees tested positive for COVID-19 at the company's warehouse in San Marcos. A date indicating when employees were confirmed positive was not specified in a May 20 email from Amazon to The Star. Due to HIPPA laws, it is also unclear whether or not t...

Hays County reports three new cases of COVID-19, two recover

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

May 19, 2020

The Hays County Local Health Department reports three new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19, May 19, increasing the total number of cases in the county to 238 and active cases to 81. As of 4 p.m., May 19, 154 individuals have recovered from the virus and are out of quarantine. The number of received...

Annual Memorial Day ceremony moves online

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Gabriella Ybarra, Managing Editor

May 19, 2020

The City of San Marcos will be moving its annual Memorial Day ceremony online due to the COVID-19 pandemic and will share it with the public on May 25. The short video ceremony will feature the annual veteran readings of the Pledge of Allegiance and the listing of names of those from Hays County who...

Hays County reports 13 new cases of COVID-19, seven recover

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Gabriella Ybarra, Managing Editor

May 18, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reported 13 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 235 and actives cases to 80. 152 individuals have recovered from the virus and are out of quarantine, up from 145 on Sunday. According to Epidemiologist Eric Schneider,...

Gov. Abbott announces second phase of Texas reopening

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

May 18, 2020

Gov. Greg Abbott held a press conference May 18 to announce the next phase in reopening the Texas economy, opening many businesses and services effective immediately. According to the Department of Health Services, the total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Texas is at least 48,693, with 28,371...

Hays County reports no new cases of COVID-19, one recovers

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

May 16, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reported no new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 May 16, leaving the total number of cases in the county at 221 as the total active cases decreased to 73. As of 4 p.m. May 16, 145 people have recovered from the virus and are out of quarantine. Received negative tests...

Hays County reports two new cases of COVID-19

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

May 15, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reported two new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 May 15, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 221 and total active cases to 74. As of 4 p.m. May 15, 144 people have recovered from the virus and are out of quarantine. Received negative tests increased...

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