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Hays County reports 105 new COVID-19 cases

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Daniella Carrera, News Reporter

July 1, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reports 105 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 11 recoveries July 1, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 2,924, active cases to 2,434 and recoveries to 483. San Marcos has the highest number of active cases in the county at 1,490. Kyle and Buda...

Texas State promotes 65 faculty members, approves tenure for 35

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

July 1, 2020

Texas State promoted 34 associate professors, 31 assistant professors and approved tenure for 35 faculty. The promotions and tenure will go into effect Sept. 1. Faculty promoted from associate professor to professor: Farhad Ameri (engineering technology) Angela R. Ausbrooks (social work) Car...

Hays County Jail reports 40 inmates diagnosed with COVID-19

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Jaden Edison, Editor-in-Chief

July 1, 2020

Hays County Jail reports that since COVID-19 testing began in its facility, 40 inmates tested positive for the virus. The jail says 115 inmates volunteered to be tested; 51 tests returned negative and 24 are pending results. It says 36 inmates who tested positive are still housed in the facility....

Hays County reports 158 new cases of COIVD-19, seventh fatality

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Gabriella Ybarra, Managing Editor

June 30, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reports 158 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 June 30, including one new fatality, bringing the total number of COVID-19-related deaths to seven. The individual was a Kyle man in his 80s. According to Epidemiologist Eric Schneider, the total number of cases in the...

Texas State announces schedule for virtual commencement

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Brianna Benitez, Life and Arts Editor

June 30, 2020

Texas State's commencement ceremonies for spring and summer 2020 graduates will take place virtually Aug. 8 on the commencement website. Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Gene Bourgeois, in a June 30 email to current students and staff, said the main commencement ceremony will feature tr...

Early voting for primary runoff election begins in Hays County

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

June 29, 2020

Early voting locations opened in Hays County for the upcoming July 14 primary runoff election. Voting will take place on the following days and times: June 29-July 2: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 5: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 6-10: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Voting will not take place July 3 and 4 in observance of ...

Hays County reports 75 new cases of COVID-19

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Gabriella Ybarra, Managing Editor

June 29, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reported 75 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 June 29, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 2,661 and active cases to 2,233. San Marcos has the highest number of active cases in the county at 1,425 Kyle and Buda have 501 and 211 active cases, respectively. According...

Hays County reports 117 new COVID-19 cases

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

June 28, 2020

The Hays County Local Health Department reported 117 new cases of COVID-19 June 28, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 2,586 and total active cases to 2,162. The current number of negative test results is 6,790. Additional details will be released in the June 29 report. ...

Texas State administration building reports multiple COVID-19 cases

The J.C. Kellum Administration Building at Texas State from the view of the street, with a Texas State flag in the foreground.

Daniel Weeks, News Editor

June 28, 2020

Texas State released a statement to The Star reporting an unspecified number of faculty, staff and students tested positive for COVID-19, including reports from some individuals in the J.C. Kellum Administration Building. The statement was given following a request from The Star. The Star followed up with...

Hays County reports 54 new COVID-19 cases, one new fatality

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

June 27, 2020

The Hays County Local Health Department reported 54 new cases of COVID-19 June 27, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 2,469 and total active cases to 2,045. One additional fatality was reported, a San Marcos woman in her 70s, totaling six deaths in the county. One new individual was...

County Judge Becerra amends order to prohibit large gatherings

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Daniella Carrera, News Reporter

June 26, 2020

Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra amended his June 22 order, now prohibiting outdoor gatherings of more than 100 people in the unincorporated areas of Hays County, unless otherwise permitted by Gov. Greg Abbott's executive orders.  An unincorporated area is any area not within a city limit. Order #4 requi...

Hays County reports 140 new cases of COVID-19

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Gabriella Ybarra, Managing Editor

June 26, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reported 140 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 June 26 along with one recovery, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 2,415 and active cases to 1,992. San Marcos has the highest number of active cases in the county at 1,315. Kyle and Buda have 426...

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