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City Council moves to rezone certain areas in San Marcos

City Council moves to rezone certain areas in San Marcos

Daniel Weeks, Assistant News Editor

January 22, 2020

The San Marcos City Council met for their biweekly regular meeting to discuss city rezoning and restructuring plans, approving various ordinances to receive additional discussion in future meetings. The council reintroduced a discussion surrounding a newly amended Ordinance 2020-03, a rezoning of...

Student Government election filing ends this week

Student Government election filing ends this week

Sandra Sadek, News Reporter

January 22, 2020

The Student Government election filing deadline is Jan. 24 at 5 p.m, according to the Dean of Student's website. Current open positions include student body president, vice-president and both one-year and two-year term senators. Qualifications for president and vice-president include having completed...

UPD issues warning to keep dorm rooms locked, cities three burglaries

UPD issues warning to keep dorm rooms locked, cities three burglaries

Chase Rogers, News Editor

January 20, 2020

The University Police Department issued an alert to all students, faculty and staff describing reports of suspects burglarizing unlocked rooms in residences halls on campus Jan. 20, at 6:15 p.m. At this time, UPD has not disclosed the residence halls or students that have been affected. Included...

Spring 2020 Bobcat Shuttle Changes

Spring 2020 Bobcat Shuttle Changes

Ziek Sanchez, News Reporter

January 20, 2020

Texas State director of transportation services Steven Herrera has announced several route changes to the Bobcat Shuttle system in preparation for the beginning of the 2020 spring semester. The Bobcat Village, Blanco River, Mill Street and Ranch Road bus routes have been announced as having changes...

North Hays Republican Group holds sheriff candidate forum

North Hays Republican Group holds sheriff candidate forum

Daniel Weeks, Assistant News Editor

January 14, 2020

Hays County sheriff candidates Gary Cutler and Dave Graham participated in a debate Jan. 12 at the Church of the Springs in Dripping Springs. Topics of discussion included cite-and-release, the Hays County Jail and various expected responsibilities for the sheriff position. Deputy Constable Dave Graham...

Arrest made in connection to December square shooting

Arrest made in connection to December square shooting

Chase Rogers, News Editor

January 13, 2020

At approximately 4:51 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 10, the San Marcos Police Department arrested Vincent Favat, age 44, in connection with a shooting in downtown San Marcos on Dec. 17, 2019. The shooting injured two people standing outside of Harper’s bar located at 139 East Hopkins St. Both victims have since be...

Spavital hires new tight ends coach

Spavital hires new tight ends coach

Jaden Edison, Multimedia Editor

January 10, 2020

Head Football Coach Jake Spavital shortened his list of coaching staff vacancies with the hire of new tight ends coach Brian Hamilton on Friday. Hamilton, a former head football coach at Concord High School in California, leaves Murray State where he served as the offensive line and assistant head ...

Ethics Review Commission investigates City Council member tweet

Ethics Review Commission investigates City Council member tweet

Daniel Weeks, Assistant News Editor

January 10, 2020

The Ethics Review Commission of the City of San Marcos held a special meeting to discuss a tweet from City Council Place 5 member Jocabed Marquez. An additional public hearing will be held at a later date. Marquez posted the tweet in question Nov. 19 in regards to housing developers making pro...

City to hold public meeting for sidewalk construction input

City to hold public meeting for sidewalk construction input

Sandra Sadek, News Reporter

January 9, 2020

The San Marcos Public Service Department will hold a public meeting at the San Marcos Activity Center, Jan. 27 at 6 p.m. to gather input to update the city's Five-Year Sidewalk Maintenance and Gap Infill Plan. According to the city, the Five-Year Sidewalk Maintenance and Gap Infill Plan strives to mai...

City Council receives update from Complete Count Committee

City Council receives update from Complete Count Committee

Daniel Weeks, Assistant News Editor

January 8, 2020

The San Marcos City Council discussed the 2020 Census and land rezoning at the first regular meeting of the year on Jan 7. Texas State sociology professor Dr. Gloria Martinez represented the city’s Complete Count Committee during a presentation to the council. The presentation was an update on the...

Sights and Sounds achieves zero-waste status

Sights and Sounds achieves zero-waste status

Sierra Martin, Senior News Reporter

January 7, 2020

The Sights and Sounds Christmas Festival achieved a zero-waste status for the first time in its 33-year history in San Marcos. The event took place in the first and second weeks of December of 2019 and accomplished the zero-waste status by having 10% or less of waste sent to a landfill. Sights...

Rollover incident results in two fatalities

Rollover incident results in two fatalities

Daniel Weeks, Assistant News Editor

January 5, 2020

A single-vehicle crash on State Highway 123 northbound caused the deaths of the driver and passenger. Thursday, Jan. 2, a purple 1998 Honda Accord struck a driveway culvert, causing the vehicle to rollover at approximately 11:58 p.m. No other vehicles were involved in the incident. The crash ejected...

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