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Hays County reports 23 new COVID-19 cases, 49 recoveries

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

August 7, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reports 23 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 49 recoveries Aug. 7, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 5,012, active cases to 2,803 and recoveries to 2,175. San Marcos has the highest number of active cases in the county at 1,326. Kyle and Buda...

Student Business Services to no longer accept cash payments

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

August 7, 2020

Students will no longer be able to make cash payments toward their tuition, Texas State's Student Business Services announced in an Aug. 7 email. The change, effective immediately, is an effort to  prioritize "the safety of Texas State students and staff" during the COVID-19 pandemic. Current...

Hays County reports 20 new COVID-19 cases, 38 recoveries

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

August 6, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reports 20 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 38 recoveries Aug. 6, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 4,989, active cases to 2,829 and recoveries to 2,126. San Marcos has the highest number of active cases in the county at 1,349. Kyle and Buda...

Texas State reports three new COVID-19 cases

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

August 5, 2020

Texas State’s COVID-19 dashboard reports Aug. 5 two new students and one new faculty member tested positive for COVID-19. According to the dashboard, a total of 108 students and 26 faculty and staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. The University Star will continue to provide COVI...

Hays County reports three new COVID-19 fatalities

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

August 5, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reports three new COVID-19 fatalities Aug. 5, a Kyle woman in her 60s, a Buda woman in her 70s and a Buda male in his 80s. Only the Kyle resident was hospitalized at the time of death. The total number of fatalities in the county is 34. The county reported 38 new...

City Council allocates funds to community development projects

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Carson Ganong, News Contributor

August 5, 2020

The San Marcos City Council met for their regular biweekly meeting Aug. 4 after a one-month hiatus to discuss the city’s response to COVID-19 as well as various resolutions and land ordinances. The meeting began with a COVID-19 status update, after which the council voted to approve a program to...

Hays County reports two new COVID-19 fatalities

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

August 4, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reports two new COVID-19 fatalities Aug. 4, two San Marcos males in their 70s. One was hospitalized at the time of death. The total number of fatalities in the county is 31. The county reported 38 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 42 recoveries, bringing the...

Hays County jail reports one new inmate COVID-19 case

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

August 4, 2020

The Hays County Sheriff’s Office reports one new inmate COVID-19 case in the Hays County jail Aug. 4, totaling 108 positive tests and two current active cases among inmates. Among the jail’s corrections staff and law enforcement staff there are 11 active cases. According to the Sheriff’s ...

Texas State introduces new parking permits

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Gabriella Ybarra, Managing Editor

August 4, 2020

Director of Transportation Services Steven Herrera announced in an email Aug. 4 the arrival of two new parking permits for the 2020-2021 academic year. The Fall Semester permit will allow students to park on campus for the fall semester only. This option will be available for most permit types and...

Sun Belt to begin football season Labor Day weekend

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Jaden Edison, Editor-in-Chief

August 4, 2020

Football teams in the Sun Belt Conference will begin conference play during Labor Day weekend, the conference announced. In the Aug. 4 announcement, the Sun Belt says the season will be comprised of an eight conference game schedule with an option for each team to add as many as four non-conference...

Hays County reports one new COVID-19 fatality

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

August 3, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reports one new COVID-19 fatality Aug. 3, a Kyle man in his 70s who was hospitalized at the time of death. The total number of fatalities in the county is 29. The county reported 26 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 69 recoveries, bringing the total number of...

Texas State reports additional student COVID-19 case

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

July 31, 2020

Texas State’s COVID-19 dashboard reports July 31 an additional student tested positive for COVID-19. According to the dashboard, a total of 106 students and 25 faculty and staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. The University Star will continue to provide COVID-19 updates as any a...

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