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Hays County District Attorney’s office responds to House Bill 1325

Hays County District Attorney’s office responds to House Bill 1325

Christopher Green, Reporter

July 16, 2019

Wes Mau, Hays County district attorney, released a statement in regard to House Bill 1325, a bill that legalizes cultivation of hemp by licensed producers, which prompted responses from locals in the community. “House Bill 1325, the Hemp Regulation law, did not legalize possession or distribution...

Iconic Village: Families find strength one year later

Iconic Village: Families find strength one year later

Sonia Garcia

July 10, 2019

Five families stood together in prayer at the Westover Baptist Church in San Marcos. Worry and somber veiled them as they prayed over their children they never thought would be gone so young. A fire broke out July 20, 2018 at the Iconic Village and Vintage Pad apartments. It was a day San Marcos never exp...

San Marcos Premium Outlets offers residents extra discounts

San Marcos Premium Outlets offers residents extra discounts

Mia Estrada, News Reporter

June 30, 2019

A hot spot all year round, the San Marcos Premium Outlets kicks off summer with new deals from some of the most popular stores for locals. Beginning earlier this month on June 6, residents of San Marcos can join in on the first ever Local Residents Shop and Save program every Wednesday through December....

City of San Marcos holds open house to discuss Guadalupe Street project

City of San Marcos holds open house to discuss Guadalupe Street project

Christopher Green, News Reporter

June 25, 2019

Representatives from the engineering department of San Marcos held an open house meeting at 6 p.m., June 24, to present changes that will be made along Guadalupe Street. The meeting was held at the San Marcos Rec Hall and featured an array of displayed blueprints for construction along the road. In...

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...

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...

Water line breakage results in boil water notice

Water line breakage results in boil water notice

Jakob Rodriguez

June 17, 2019

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality required the Maxwell Supply Corporation, 216 Main Street Maxwell, Tx., 512-357-6253, to issue a “boil water” notice for affected San Marcos areas. Issued June 15, the press release called for residents in Saddlebrook (Sun Communities); North Point Subdivisio...

Vie Management acquires and remodels Ella Lofts

Vie Management acquires and remodels Ella Lofts

Aaron Peralta, News Reporter

June 12, 2019

San Marcos residents and Texas State students can now be part of the Vie lifestyle. San Marcos residents can now look forward to new student apartments as Vie Management acquires Ella Lofts, a five story student housing community. Vie Management is a real estate investment and management company with 1...

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...

Animal shelter closes cat adoption due to Panleukopenia Virus

Animal shelter closes cat adoption due to Panleukopenia Virus

Jakob Rodriguez, Editor in Chief

June 5, 2019

According to city officials, the San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter will be closing the cat adoption center and will not be accepting cats through intake at least until Thursday, June 6 due to an outbreak of Feline Panleukopenia virus. Feline Panleukopenia is a contagious viral disease caused by ...

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