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City Council postpones Veoride and handgun resolutions

City Council postpones Veoride and handgun resolutions

Christopher Green, News Reporter

August 6, 2019

The San Marcos City Council postponed two resolutions August 6, its first regular meeting of the summer. The two items postponed involved the ride-sharing program Veoride and carrying a concealed handgun into council chambers. The first item to be postponed was resolution 2019-138R. The resolution...

City officials raise reward for Iconic Village fire to $110,000

City officials raise reward for Iconic Village fire to $110,000

Sonia Garcia, News Editor

August 2, 2019

City officials have raised the reward from $10,000 to $110,000 for information on the identification of the person(s) involved in setting the Iconic Village apartment fire in 2018. Five individuals were killed July 20, 2018, in the Iconic Village fire. The event marked a loss for San Marcos and the...

San Marcos Fire Department awards life-saving efforts

San Marcos Fire Department awards life-saving efforts

Jakob Rodriguez, Editor in Chief

July 28, 2019

The City of San Marcos Fire Department recognized members of its department, as well as members of other organizations and the community, at its annual awards ceremony held at the San Marcos Activity Center May 31. Among the recipients were Captain Justin Calhoun, who was named “Officer of the Year,”...

Pedestrian hit and killed in traffic collision on Aquarena Springs

Pedestrian hit and killed in traffic collision on Aquarena Springs

Bayley Bogus, Managing Editor

June 25, 2019

At approximately 12:30 a.m., June 25, an auto-pedestrian collision at the intersection of Aquarena Springs Dr. and Thorpe Lane resulted in the death of a 30-year-old woman. San Marcos 9-1-1 received the call regarding the incident at 12:38 p.m., where a pickup truck struck a pedestrian at the intersection....

Deputy Title IX Coordinator is appointed

Deputy Title IX Coordinator is appointed

Sonia Garcia, News Editor

June 23, 2019

Kendra Wesson has been selected as the Deputy Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equity and Inclusion. The position was formerly held by Alexandria Hatcher. The Deputy Title IX Coordinator is responsible for managing the university’s compliance obligations under Title IX, including investigating...

Float Fest announces cancellation of 2019 festival

Float Fest announces cancellation of 2019 festival

Sonia Garcia, News Editor

June 23, 2019

This year’s Float Fest has been canceled according to Float Fest officials on June 21. Ticket holders will receive a full refund within seven business days automatically through Eventbrite. According to the official statement, the festival grounds were not ready due to the vast rain Gonzales, Tex...

Schlitterbahn sells New Braunfels and Galveston parks

Schlitterbahn sells New Braunfels and Galveston parks

Christopher Green, News Reporter

June 19, 2019

Schlitterbahn Waterparks and Resorts has announced the selling of two parks in Galveston and New Braunfels to a company based out of Ohio. Cedar Fair Entertainment Company has agreed to purchase the two parks for $261 million. According to Cedar Fair, the names of the parks will not change, but the...

Austin local found dead in San Marcos River after tubing trip

Austin local found dead in San Marcos River after tubing trip

Sierra Martin, News Reporter

June 17, 2019

Ryan Hyman, a 26-year-old Austin resident, was reported missing around 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 15. Hyman was later determined to have drowned while tubing the San Marcos River in Martindale. Hyman reportedly abandoned his tube to swim and grab a lost tube floating nearby and began struggling in the...

Infected cats get transported to Austin

Infected cats get transported to Austin

Sonia Garcia, News Editor

June 17, 2019

Felines infected with Panleukopenia virus, a deadly disease in unvaccinated cats that killed 53 felines on June 3, at the San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter are delivered to medical personal at Austin Pets Alive! Animal Control vehicles transported 35 cats and 37 kittens last week to Austin. It was ma...

Chicago company acquires Texas-based Whataburger

Chicago company acquires Texas-based Whataburger

Jaden Edison, Multimedia Editor

June 15, 2019

BDT Capital Partners, an investment banking company based in Chicago, Illinois, and founded by Byron Trott, has acquired the Whataburger fast-food chain founded by the Dobson family. Whataburger announced June 14 that its company would be transitioning to new ownership. Chairman Tom Dobson and CEO P...

Council approves funding for flood recovery

Council approves funding for flood recovery

Christopher Green, News Reporter

June 10, 2019

The San Marcos City Council approved funding for designing and construction rehabilitation programs in the Blanco Gardens area that were affected by the 2015 floods. The funds provided will range up to $1,129,053 and will be used to repair homes and property that were impacted by the floods. In order...

One found deceased at The Village on Telluride apartment complex, fifth homicide of the year

One found deceased at The Village on Telluride apartment complex, fifth homicide of the year

Jaden Edison, Multimedia Editor

June 5, 2019

UPDATE: June 11 at 2:30 p.m. Chelsy Alyce Mistretta (08/18/1997) was arrested in connection to a murder at the Village on Telluride apartments. She is the third person to be charged for the crime on June 5. She was arrested in Bryan, Texas after investigators found she was in the vehicle with Lapear...

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