The University Star


Concerns raised over cite-and-release data

protesters outside city council chambers

Chase Rogers, News Reporter

September 29, 2019

Hays County released data showing the San Marcos Police Department's low use of cite-and-release in 2018, spurring protests from local organizations advocating for criminal justice reform. Under state law, cite-and-release allows peace officers to issue citations for class C misdemeanors—including...

Mill Street shooter apprehended in Louisiana after chase


Chase Rogers, News Reporter

September 26, 2019

The suspect alleged to have shot an 18-year-old female the night of Sept. 24 at 600 block of Mill Street was apprehended in Crowley, Louisiana at approximately 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 25. Davonte Miller attempted to evade local law enforcement with his 2010 Hyundai Genesis but was apprehended...

San Marcos law enforcement stresses community safety

a breaking news collage.

Ziek Sanchez

September 24, 2019

New safety initiatives have been implemented following a series of violent crimes that surpass last years numbers in San Marcos. The San Marcos Police Department launched the “Your Safety Starts With You” campaign in an effort to spread safety awareness in a city with a growing crime r...

University officials attempt to fill gaps in Clery reporting

Texas State students walking to class. An emergency call tower stands in the foreground.

Jakob Rodriguez, Editor-In-Chief

September 17, 2019

Editor's note: The 2019 Annual Security Report will come out on Oct. 1 and will contain crime statistics for 2018 with updated numbers for 2016 and 2017.  Following the underreporting of years of campus crime data, university officials are struggling to fill in the gaps of Clery reportable offenses...

One found deceased at The Village on Telluride apartment complex, fifth homicide of the year

Police Lights, siren

Jaden Edison, Multimedia Editor

June 5, 2019

UPDATE: June 11 at 2:30 p.m. Chelsy Alyce Mistretta (08/18/1997) was arrested in connection to a murder at the Village on Telluride apartments. She is the third person to be charged for the crime on June 5. She was arrested in Bryan, Texas after investigators found she was in the vehicle with Lapear...

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