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Police search for hit and run suspect

Police search for hit and run suspect

Sonia Garcia, News Editor

October 14, 2019

San Marcos Police are searching for a 23-year-old man in a white sedan involved in a hit and run on Oct. 13. The victim is expected to make a full recovery. At approximately 2:14 a.m. at the 100 block of West San Antonio Street, police responded to an auto-pedestrian crash. Police found the victim...

UPD searches for indecently exposed man

UPD searches for indecently exposed man

Sonia Garcia, News Editor

October 10, 2019

The University Police Department responded to a white 18-25- year-old man with brown hair who indecently exposed himself in McCoy Hall at 12:45 p.m. He was last seen wearing white shorts, a blue polo shirt made of "moisture wicking material" with light blue horizontal stripes, white tennis shoes and...

New Student Senators confirmed amid loss of retention

New Student Senators confirmed amid loss of retention

Sierra Martin, News Reporter

October 10, 2019

Student Government Senate confirmed three new members and voted unanimously on legislation to implement a Campus Safety and University Police Advisory Council. During the Oct. 9 Student Government meeting, Student Body Vice President Tucker Thompson reported that free menstrual hygiene products have been delivered to campus and are expected to be install...

Police chief talks on hiring of officers

Police chief talks on hiring of officers

Daniel Weeks, News Reporter

October 10, 2019

San Marcos Public Policy Forum featured a presentation from Interim Police Chief Bob Klett. The forum featured Interim Police Chief Bob Klett detailing the standards of SMPD’s hiring process. San Marcos High School hosted the monthly Public Policy Forum Oct. 9. Klett discussed the focus on the character of thos...

Purgatory Creek to become ADA accessible

Purgatory Creek to become ADA accessible

Christopher Green

October 9, 2019

The San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department has started construction at Purgatory Creek to create ADA-accessible trails. The construction began Sept. 11 and will take place on Dante’s trail as well as a new trail being designed to accommodate people with physical disabilities. Planned completio...

Gumby’s approved to sell alcohol

Gumby’s approved to sell alcohol

Michael Garcia, News Reporter

October 9, 2019

Gumby’s owners share excitement after the Planning and Zoning Commission approved the selling of alcohol at their restaurant. Adam and Forest Higdon, co-owners of Gumby's, had been fighting for a conditional use permit, or C.U.P., which would allow Gumby’s to sell alcohol, since 2016. So when...

Campus immigration lawyer leaves position after less than a year

Campus immigration lawyer leaves position after less than a year

Ziek Sanchez

October 8, 2019

Attorney Mark Kinzler has left his position as a part-time on-campus immigration lawyer, returning to his private practice of immigration law. The Austin-based immigration lawyer joined Texas State’s Attorney for Students Office early October 2018. While with AFS, Kinzler and other staff attorneys offered students free legal advice. Kinzler s...

Texas Legislator weighs in on Clery report

Texas Legislator weighs in on Clery report

Jakob Rodriguez, Editor-in-Chief

October 8, 2019

At least one Texas legislator has called for changes in reporting practices across Texas institutions. Texas State detailed numerous instances of underreported crime statistics on campus between 2016-2018 in its Annual Security Report. Now, the state—as well as the campus community—is taking notice. Texas State Rep. Chris Turner addressed a letter to the Texas ...

CM Allen to open in mid-December

CM Allen to open in mid-December

Jakob Rodriguez, Editor-in-Chief

October 8, 2019

The City of San Marcos announced the CM Allen roadway is slated to open for traffic again in mid-December. The City of San Marcos Engineering and Capital Improvements Department is updating the scheduled roadway reopening for the CM Allen Parkway Project to mid-December. According to a city press relea...

Potential resurgence of Rotary Club sparks interest

Potential resurgence of Rotary Club sparks interest

Chelsea Mumy

October 8, 2019

International service and networking club, the Rotaract, has hopes of reappearing on campus. The Rotary Club is an international, global organization with members from all around the world, as well as locally. As a humanitarian organization, the Rotary Club volunteers within the city to complete com...

Menstruation frustration leaves campus

Menstruation frustration leaves campus

Sarah Martinez

October 8, 2019

The frustration of paying for menstrual products is being alleviated on campus as years of legislation enact free menstrual hygiene for students. Legislation for the Menstrual Availability Act was first introduced in Student Government April 2018 by former Student Senator Elijah Miller. The act allows s...

Vie Lofts residents return home following structural analysis

Vie Lofts residents return home following structural analysis

Christopher Green

October 3, 2019

Vie Lofts management expected to move in remaining displaced residents following detailed structural analysis of building. A formal inspection into Vie Lofts, 817 Chestnut Street, by the San Marcos Fire Department and Unified Building Sciences & Engineering Inc. has revealed detailed analysis...

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