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Texas State student pronounced dead after an apparent drowning

Texas State student pronounced dead after an apparent drowning

Jaden Edison, Multimedia Editor

May 22, 2019

UPDATE: May 24 2:17 p.m. The victim has been identified as Binuja Ghising, graduate technology management student. The San Marcos Police Department responded to a call on May 22 leading to the pronunciation of a dead Texas State student. At approximately 5:43 a.m. the San Marcos Police Depar...

San Marcos police officer recovering after being hit by drunk driver

San Marcos police officer recovering after being hit by drunk driver

Sierra Martin, News Reporter

May 21, 2019

On Saturday, May 18 around 10 p.m., San Marcos Police Officer Claudia Cormier was responding to an accident on Interstate 35 when she was struck by a suspected drunk driver in an SUV and critically injured. Cormier has lost her right leg, which had to be amputated just below the knee and has undergone...

City Council moves to supporting San Marcos as Mermaid Capital of Texas

City Council moves to supporting San Marcos as Mermaid Capital of Texas

Christopher Green

May 8, 2019

On May 7, City council unanimously voted on supporting a concurrent resolution of the Texas Legislature designating the City as “The Mermaid Capital of Texas.” The resolution is currently in the process of making its way to the Texas State Legislature. Council also passed an ordinance on the...

SMPD provides daily updates on string of sexual assaults

SMPD provides daily updates on string of sexual assaults

Camelia Juarez

May 6, 2019

After the recent string of sexual assaults, the City of San Marcos will release daily updates about the investigation with the help of the Texas Department of Public Safety's Texas Rangers and the FBI's Central Texas Violent Crimes Task Force. Updates will be posted on the city’s Facebook page daily...

Second murder-suicide hits San Marcos

Second murder-suicide hits San Marcos

Jaden Edison

May 5, 2019

Two Texas State students were found dead after an apparent murder-suicide. Matthew Bond Pfluger  (10/18/94) and Connor Patrick Shannon (11/22/94) were found by another friend of theirs dead May 5. At approximately 9:30 a.m., San Marcos Police arrived at the 1400 block of Highland Drive to investigate. Police...

Traffic accident on IH35 results in one fatality

Traffic accident on IH35 results in one fatality

Jaden Edison

May 4, 2019

San Marcos Police, EMS and Fire Department responded to a traffic accident May 3 at approximately 10:45 p.m. that resulted in one fatality. The incident consequently closed IH35 for a few hours. In heavy rain, a 2010 Honda and a 2014 Ford F150 were involved in an accident. Before first responders...

Sexual assault suspect arrested

Sexual assault suspect arrested

Sonia Garcia

May 3, 2019

UPDATE: 1:04 p.m. Keith Louis III was arrested today at noon in Austin. He will be transported to the Hays County Jail today. He was located by members of the investigative team, and he was then arrested by members of the United States Marshals Lone Star Violent Crimes Task Force. The investigation on...

Manhunt for sexual assault suspect continues, leading police to arrest on separate sexual assault nearby

Manhunt for sexual assault suspect continues, leading police to arrest on separate sexual assault nearby

Sierra Martin

May 3, 2019

A sexual assault was reported at The Retreat located on Old Ranch Road 12 around 4 p.m. Thursday evening. The suspect is described as a black male wearing black clothing, a black ski mask and carrying a handgun. No suspect has been taken into custody following the assault and the investigation will continue...

Faculty Senate talks campus clash and new legislation

Faculty Senate talks campus clash and new legislation

Julie Gonzales

May 1, 2019

Faculty Senate leader Alexander White started the May 1 Faculty Senate meeting by briefing the other senators of the altercation between students that happened midday. Just a few moments before the meeting was scheduled, JCK was on lockdown. Students protested and gathered in crowds due to the anticipated...

Hays County Commissioners Court takes action against pipeline

Hays County Commissioners Court takes action against pipeline

Christopher Green

May 1, 2019

Hays County Commissioners Court has voted to move forward with a lawsuit against Kinder Morgan Inc. The Hays County Commissioners Court voted on April 16 to engage with the law firms of Richards Rodriguez & Skeith, LLP and the Law Office of Max Renea Hicks to bring suit against Kinder Morgan to...

Man arrested after watching female students sleep, tied to burglaries throughout San Marcos

Man arrested after watching female students sleep, tied to burglaries throughout San Marcos

Sierra Martin

April 26, 2019

Early this morning there were multiple burglaries at San Jacinto Hall, where a male suspect took items from several unlocked dorms and watched female students while they were sleeping. San Marcos Police Department was able to connect the suspect to a string of recent burglaries and break-ins in San Marcos. The...

SMPD investigates sexual assault at gunpoint

SMPD investigates sexual assault at gunpoint

Sonia Garcia

April 26, 2019

On April 24, a man broke into a women’s apartment, held her at gunpoint and sexually assaulted her. The San Marcos Police Department is searching for the suspect. The victim told police when she got home at 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday, she found an unknown assailant in her bedroom. The man was described a...

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