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Two arrested after weekend chase ends in San Marcos

Two arrested after weekend chase ends in San Marcos

Chase Rogers, News Editor

January 27, 2020

Two men are facing charges from San Marcos and New Braunfels Police Departments after stealing two vehicles and evading officers. At approximately 7:44 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 26, NBPD notified SMPD that their officers were following two stolen Dodge Durangos northbound on Interstate Highway 35. Donte...

Potential new plaintiff in pipeline lawsuit

Potential new plaintiff in pipeline lawsuit

Christopher Green, Special To The Star

January 26, 2020

The Hays County Commissioners Court will consider joining as a plaintiff in a lawsuit against U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers and Kinder Morgan Inc. for violation of the Endangered Species Act Tuesday, Jan. 28. Hays County Commissioners Court would potentially be joining...

San Marcos tackles food insecurity

San Marcos tackles food insecurity

Gabriella Ybarra, News Reporter

January 25, 2020

As food insecurity in San Marcos continues to be a growing concern, locals and Texas State are taking action. According to Feeding America, in 2017, 25,740 people in Hays County were considered to be food insecure—the lack of access to healthy food. This issue extends to students with 40.6% of stude...

Flavored vape products take a hit from federal action

Flavored vape products take a hit from federal action

Daniel Weeks, Assistant News Editor

January 23, 2020

Federal enactments, coupled with widespread media coverage, have impacted students’ health awareness and use of electronic-cigarette products since September of last year. The spike in e-cigarette-related health emergencies hit its peak September 2019. According to the Center for Disease Control, there has been a total of 2,668 hospitalized cases of e-cigarett...

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...

New year brings new semiprofessional soccer team to San Marcos community

New year brings new semiprofessional soccer team to San Marcos community

Colton Mcwilliams

January 22, 2020

As Texas's soccer culture grows exponentially, adding 28 soccer clubs across six leagues forming throughout the state since 2015, San Marcos has decided to join the trend. For the first time in the city's history, San Marcos will enter the new decade with a semiprofessional team of its own—River...

Most young adults do not recover from substance abuse, studies say

Most young adults do not recover from substance abuse, studies say

Ziek Sanchez, News Reporter

January 21, 2020

A recent study found nearly half of young adults, in and out of college, commonly struggle with at least one substance use disorder and typically do not seek help with substance abuse. Substance abuse is a growing and common problem among young adults aged 18-24. Texas State associate psychology pr...

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...

Commissioners renew deal with tech company despite negative claims

Commissioners renew deal with tech company despite negative claims

Sandra Sadek, News Reporter

January 17, 2020

Editor's note: The following article was last updated Jan. 17 2020 in order to reflect accurate information related to Hays county's use of video-only visitation systems.  The Hays County Commissioners Court voted to renew its $250,000 deal with tech company Securus, to broaden the video visitation system...

Haven issued new stop work order

Haven issued new stop work order

Laura Figi, Life and Arts Editor

January 16, 2020

Haven on Thorpe Lane was issued a new stop work order Jan. 10, which has since been removed; workers could be seen on the property as of today. Haven, which has delayed move-in after making claims to open in time for the last fall semester, emailed prospective tenants that same day, Jan. 10, ...

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...

Six arrested after foot and vehicle pursuit

Six arrested after foot and vehicle pursuit

Jakob Rodriguez, Editor-In-Chief

January 13, 2020

Six people are facing charges in San Marcos after reportedly stealing purses from customers at Walmart, stealing a car from the parking lot and running from police. According to a city press release, at approximately 2:19 p.m. Sunday afternoon, San Marcos police officers were dispatched to Walmart Superc...

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