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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...

Hays County hosts virtual town hall for input on highway planning

Hays County Historic Courthouse

Daniel Weeks, News Editor

May 20, 2020

Hays County residents can now take part in a virtual town hall regarding long-range planning along the State Highway 21 corridor that connects east Hays County with Caldwell County. The virtual town hall runs through May 31. The town hall is a cooperation between Hays and Caldwell counties to gather pu...

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...

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

A Memorial Day wreath with roses and U.S. flags sit as a person in a blue striped shirt stands behind it.

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,...

Hays County reports one new case of COVID-19

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Jaden Edison, Editor-in-Chief

May 17, 2020

The Hays County Local Health Department reports one new lab-confirmed case of COVID-19, May 17, increasing the total number of cases in the county to 222 and total active cases to 74. As of May 17, the number of recovered cases remains at 145. Negative tests increased to 2,172; 99 tests are pending. There...

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...

Hays County releases current census response rates

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

May 15, 2020

Hays County released the response rates of the 2020 Census throughout the county, showing a rate generally above the Texas average and a high response rate for Mountain City. More than 84% of Mountain City residents have completed the census, a rate that is 20% higher than most cities in Hays County....

(Photo Gallery) UPD, Chartwells provide food to Hays County first responders

Texas State University Police Department chief hands a bag of food to a member of the San Marcos Fire Department.

Jaden Edison, Editor-in-Chief

May 14, 2020

University Police Department officers and Chartwells teamed up Thursday to show appreciation to Hays County first responders amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Members of the Hays County Sheriff's Department, San Marcos Fire Department, San Marcos Police Department and more, in face masks and gloves, showed...

Hays County reports two new cases of COVID-19

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

May 14, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reported two new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 May 14, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 219 and total active cases to 72. As of 4 p.m. May 14, 144 people have recovered from the virus and are out of quarantine. Received negative tests increased...

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