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City council postpones affordable housing projects, fills committee vacancies

City council postpones affordable housing projects, fills committee vacancies

Michael Garcia, Special to The Star

November 20, 2019

The San Marcos City Council postponed a decision to move forward on two affordable housing projects and appointed city council members to committee vacancies. City council members met Nov. 19 to discuss the Redwood Multifamily Housing project, located at 1600 block of Redwood Road, and Bastrop Multifamily...

One deceased in small passenger aircraft crash

One deceased in small passenger aircraft crash

Chase Rogers, Assistant News Editor

November 20, 2019

One deceased victim has been located after a small passenger aircraft crash occurred early Nov. 20. San Marcos Fire and Police in conjunction with Hays County and the Federal Aviation Administration responded to a small passenger aircraft crash that occurred early Nov. 20. The aircraft took off...

City council swears in new members

City council swears in new members

Chase Rogers, Assistant News Editor

November 18, 2019

San Marcos City Council swore in two members and voted on new mayor pro tem and deputy mayor pro tem. Maxfield Baker, who garnered 50.43% of the votes and won the open seat narrowly over Mark Gleason, was officially inducted into the City Council Place 1 seat. After reciting the oath of office, Baker...

Downtown mobility hub opens to the public

Downtown mobility hub opens to the public

Daniel Weeks, News Reporter

November 18, 2019

San Marcos' first mobility hub, a downtown commons area made for public gatherings and transit convenience, was officially opened to citizens Monday, Nov. 18. The mobility hub features bicycle parking, a small stage, picnic tables and night lighting. In the future, the hub will include a bus stop...

Texas State adds FAQs to Clery Act program review

Texas State adds FAQs to Clery Act program review

Jakob Rodriguez, Editor-In-Chief

November 14, 2019

Texas State has added a list of frequently asked questions in regards to the Department of Education's current Clery Act Compliance Division Program review. The announcement from University President Denise M. Trauth (Nov. 7), followed the DOE's announcement of the off-site review. Annually, institutions...

Two dead in traffic collision on I-35

Two dead in traffic collision on I-35

Isabella Lopes and Jaden Edison

November 14, 2019

UPDATE: The San Marcos Police Department confirmed the identity of the two individuals killed in the Nov. 14 car accident on IH-35 southbound at the 204B Exit (CM Allen). Orlando Valdez, 29, of Corpus Christi, was driving the 2014 Chevrolet Spark, and Dana Watson, 21, of Orange Grove, was in...

Fire department investigates explosion on Chestnut Street

Fire department investigates explosion on Chestnut Street

Sonia Garcia, News Editor

November 14, 2019

Early morning fire explosions affected seven nearby buildings at the block of 800 Chestnut St. There are no reported injuries at this time. The San Marcos Fire Department arrived at 6:11 a.m. to a fire ignited from an explosion at Aloe Eatery, located at 601 Chestnut St.  A second explosion occurred...

Propane explosion closes North LBJ Drive

Propane explosion closes North LBJ Drive

Sonia Garcia, News Editor

November 14, 2019

The San Marcos fire marshal responded to a propane explosion from a food truck in the area of 801 Chestnut Lane this morning, leading to road closures of North LBJ Drive at Sessom Drive, Chestnut Street at LBJ and Forest Drive at LBJ. The initial order to stay indoors and away from windows upon investigation...

Sidewalk project on Belvin Street at a crossroads

Sidewalk project on Belvin Street at a crossroads

Michael Garcia

November 8, 2019

The Sidewalk Maintenance & Gap Infill is a five-year program to create well-connected pedestrian walkways across the city and repair or install sidewalks in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The project is slated to cost $150,000 annually for the next five years. The program st...

City council discusses mitigation plan and juvenile curfew for minors

City council discusses mitigation plan and juvenile curfew for minors

Michael Garcia, News Reporter

November 7, 2019

City council discussed a mitigation action plan as well as the reestablishment of the juvenile curfew. Nov. 6, Community Initiatives Program Administrator Aaron Harris gave a presentation for a mitigation action plan to the San Marcos City Council. The city had received $24,012,000 in federal fundi...

Suspect charged after firing a gun on the Square

Suspect charged after firing a gun on the Square

Jaden Edison, Multimedia Editor

November 6, 2019

The San Marcos Police Department responded to reports of a man firing off a gunshot at Rooftop on the Square Wednesday morning. There were no reported injuries. Security footage at Rooftop, 126 S Guadalupe St., shows Tre'Shaun Campbell, 22, in an altercation with several other people. Campbell...

Election night 2019 in San Marcos

Election night 2019 in San Marcos

Jakob Rodriguez, Editor-In-Chief

November 5, 2019

Ballots are in and tallied across Hays County for state-wide propositions and San Marcos City Council place seat elections. Although election results are not official, the vote count is complete. Out of all registered voters in Hays county only 13.5% cast a ballot. The following list of offices...

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