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Commissioners renew deal with tech company despite negative claims

Commissioners renew deal with tech company despite negative claims

Sandra Sadek, News Reporter

January 17, 2020

Editor's note: The following article was last updated Jan. 17 2020 in order to reflect accurate information related to Hays county's use of video-only visitation systems.  The Hays County Commissioners Court voted to renew its $250,000 deal with tech company Securus, to broaden the video visitation system...

North Hays Republican Group holds sheriff candidate forum

North Hays Republican Group holds sheriff candidate forum

Daniel Weeks, Assistant News Editor

January 14, 2020

Hays County sheriff candidates Gary Cutler and Dave Graham participated in a debate Jan. 12 at the Church of the Springs in Dripping Springs. Topics of discussion included cite-and-release, the Hays County Jail and various expected responsibilities for the sheriff position. Deputy Constable Dave Graham...

Six arrested after foot and vehicle pursuit

Six arrested after foot and vehicle pursuit

Jakob Rodriguez, Editor-In-Chief

January 13, 2020

Six people are facing charges in San Marcos after reportedly stealing purses from customers at Walmart, stealing a car from the parking lot and running from police. According to a city press release, at approximately 2:19 p.m. Sunday afternoon, San Marcos police officers were dispatched to Walmart Superc...

Congressional candidate makes campaign stop in Buda

Congressional candidate makes campaign stop in Buda

Sandra Sadek and Sierra Martin

January 12, 2020

BUDA—Over a hundred Hays County locals packed a vintage wedding venue awaiting the arrival of Texas District 21 Congressional Democratic candidate Wendy Davis Jan. 10 as she campaigns across the Hill Country. Running against incumbent Chip Roy, Davis rose to political fame in 2013 after issuing...

Hays County adopts countywide polling program

Hays County adopts countywide polling program

Gabriella Ybarra, News Reporter

January 8, 2020

Hays County is moving forward with its Countywide Polling Program, giving voters the ability to vote at any voting center in the county ahead of the 2020 elections. Following the results of the county’s Nov. 5 election with the new program, the Hays County Elections Office requested, and was subsequently...

One deceased in small passenger aircraft crash

One deceased in small passenger aircraft crash

Chase Rogers, Assistant News Editor

November 20, 2019

One deceased victim has been located after a small passenger aircraft crash occurred early Nov. 20. San Marcos Fire and Police in conjunction with Hays County and the Federal Aviation Administration responded to a small passenger aircraft crash that occurred early Nov. 20. The aircraft took off...

City council swears in new members

City council swears in new members

Chase Rogers, Assistant News Editor

November 18, 2019

San Marcos City Council swore in two members and voted on new mayor pro tem and deputy mayor pro tem. Maxfield Baker, who garnered 50.43% of the votes and won the open seat narrowly over Mark Gleason, was officially inducted into the City Council Place 1 seat. After reciting the oath of office, Baker...

Texas State adds FAQs to Clery Act program review

Texas State adds FAQs to Clery Act program review

Jakob Rodriguez, Editor-In-Chief

November 14, 2019

Texas State has added a list of frequently asked questions in regards to the Department of Education's current Clery Act Compliance Division Program review. The announcement from University President Denise M. Trauth (Nov. 7), followed the DOE's announcement of the off-site review. Annually, institutions...

Proposition 5 to dedicate funds to state parks and historical sites

Proposition 5 to dedicate funds to state parks and historical sites

Michael Garcia, News Reporter

November 5, 2019

Texas voters will cast their votes for or against Proposition 5 on Election Day, Nov. 5. Proposition 5 dictates a sporting goods sales tax—a portion of sales tax collected from the sale of sporting goods in Texas—to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Texas Historical Commission. The Texas Le...

San Marcos files intent to sue federal agencies

San Marcos files intent to sue federal agencies

Christopher Green, News Reporter

October 17, 2019

The City of San Marcos authorized Eubanks & Associates attorney William Eubanks to file a formal letter of intent to sue the United States Fish and the Wildlife Service and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The intent to sue is regarding the proposed route and prospective environmental impact on the Perm...

Texas Legislator weighs in on Clery report

Texas Legislator weighs in on Clery report

Jakob Rodriguez, Editor-in-Chief

October 8, 2019

At least one Texas legislator has called for changes in reporting practices across Texas institutions. Texas State detailed numerous instances of underreported crime statistics on campus between 2016-2018 in its Annual Security Report. Now, the state—as well as the campus community—is taking notice. Texas State Rep. Chris Turner addressed a letter to the Texas ...

Hays County Commissioners Court declares October Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Hays County Commissioners Court declares October Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Daniel Weeks, News Reporter

October 1, 2019

The Hays Commissioners Court met for its weekly meeting at the county courthouse to establish October as various awareness months, including Mediation Awareness Month, National Manufacturing Month and Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Mediation Awareness Month serves as a recognition for the Hays County...

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