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Animal shelter finds homes for seized animals, looks for volunteers

Animal shelter finds homes for seized animals, looks for volunteers

Astri Smith, News Reporter

May 14, 2019


Filed under Hays County, News, San Marcos

This past November, the San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter took custody of 161 cats and 15 dogs, summing up a total of 175 animals seized as part of a local rescue mission. Hays County seizing agency received a call and found there were multiple mistreated animals on the outskirts of Buda. Initiating...

Hays County approves voting precinct changes

Hays County approves voting precinct changes

Jacqueline Ziebis, News Reporter

May 14, 2019


Filed under Hays County, News

The Hays County Commissioners splits up precincts under state statue, but changes will not affect university precincts for now. On April 2, it was voted precincts 113, 120, 127, 129, 221, 224, 228, 336, 337, 443 and 444 will be in addition to 19 new voting polling places. Hays County’s Elections...

Texas State forms alliance to save endangered toad species

Texas State forms alliance to save endangered toad species

Mia Estrada

May 7, 2019


Filed under Hays County, News, University

Toads are on the brink of extinction, but Texas State is attempting to save the Houston toad found in neighboring cities. Texas Park and Wildlife has teamed up with Texas State to begin the process of encouraging landowners living in the Houston toad range to comply with safe harbor agreements i...

Hays County Commissioners Court takes action against pipeline

Hays County Commissioners Court takes action against pipeline

Christopher Green

May 1, 2019


Filed under Hays County, In Brief, News

Hays County Commissioners Court has voted to move forward with a lawsuit against Kinder Morgan Inc. The Hays County Commissioners Court voted on April 16 to engage with the law firms of Richards Rodriguez & Skeith, LLP and the Law Office of Max Renea Hicks to bring suit against Kinder Morgan to...

Float Fest is back on, following venue change

Float Fest is back on, following venue change

Sonia Garcia

April 25, 2019


Filed under Hays County, In Brief, News, Uncategorized

After months of little to no information on the annual Float Fest, it is back on in a new location. Previously, it had sparred with the Guadalupe County Commissioners Court and has its permit denied, prompting the search for another venue. This year, Float Fest will move to Gonzales, Texas, about an hour ...

Vaccine-preventable diseases sweep the country, including Texas

Vaccine-preventable diseases sweep the country, including Texas

Sierra Martin

April 23, 2019


Filed under Hays County, News, San Marcos

Due to the growing popularity of vaccine exemptions, there have been outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases across the country, with Texas reporting cases across the state.  There were four cases of mumps at Texas State in spring 2018, which is the biggest recent outbreak of viral infections ...

Amid voter suppression outcry, Democrats bus brings students to polls

Amid voter suppression outcry, Democrats bus brings students to polls

Brittlin Richardson

October 28, 2018


Filed under Election 2018, Hays County, News, San Marcos

The Texas Democratic Party made an impromptu stop at Texas State on Friday to allow students to vote during their statewide bus tour after early voting ended on campus. The bus carried multiple local and state candidates including Texas Governor candidate Lupe Valdez, Lieutenant Governor candidate...

UPDATE: Fifth victim identified from Iconic Village Apartments fire

UPDATE: Fifth victim identified from Iconic Village Apartments fire

Sawyer Click

July 22, 2018


Filed under Hays County, Latest, News, San Marcos, Student Apartment Fire, University

UPDATE: August 3, 4:25 p.m. Belinda Moats has been identified as the fifth victim of the Iconic Village Apartments fire. The Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office, in coordination with Justice of the Peace Maggie H. Moreno identified Moats as the last victim of the fire. UPDATE: July 31,...

San Marcos immigration rally precedes ACLU rally in Brownsville

San Marcos immigration rally precedes ACLU rally in Brownsville

Geoff Sloan

June 28, 2018


Filed under Hays County, Latest, News, San Marcos

San Marcos-area activists and students met June 27 to protest immigration enforcement policies and migrant-family separations along the U.S.-Mexico border. Mano Amiga, a local activist group, spearheaded the Wednesday rally at the Hays County Courthouse in San Marcos as a precursor to a larger rally i...

Annual Texas Water Safari kicks off in San Marcos

Annual Texas Water Safari kicks off in San Marcos

Anthony Flores

June 14, 2018


Filed under Featured, Hays County, Latest, Sports

The annual Texas Water Safari started June 9 at the Meadows Center. This year marks the 56th time the Water Safari Organization's self-billed “world’s toughest canoe race” has taken place. The Safari occurs on the first Saturday of June and is a 260-mile race through the San Marcos and Guadalu...

Schools continue upping defenses

Schools continue upping defenses

Staff

June 8, 2018


Filed under Featured, Hays County, News, University

By Erin Copeland The May 18 Santa Fe high school shooting that left 10 people dead has local law enforcement agencies preparing in the event of a future attack on school grounds. As of June 4, 45 school shootings have occurred on school grounds in America. Texas has faced five alone, leading t...

Texas leads lawsuit to end DACA

Texas leads lawsuit to end DACA

Sandra Sadek

May 31, 2018


Filed under Featured, Hays County, News, San Marcos

Texas officials are leading a seven-state coalition suing the federal government in an attempt to end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The Office of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced May 1 it filed a lawsuit against the federal government to end the Obama-era immigration...

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