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Downtown San Marcos set to open mobility hub this fall

Downtown San Marcos set to open mobility hub this fall

Ziek Sanchez

September 18, 2019

Public access to a brand-new mobility hub will be available in San Marcos fall 2019, serving as a convenient transit hub and spot to gather downtown.The downtown mobility hub, located at 214 E. Hutchison St., will serve as an access point for various types of public transportation. The hub will include parking s...

Residents fill city hall amid implementation of new police chief

Residents fill city hall amid implementation of new police chief

Christopher Green, News Reporter

September 17, 2019

During a regular city council meeting San Marcos residents representing MOVE Texas, a nonpartisan, nonprofit, grassroots organization working to build power in underrepresented youth communities, packed city hall chambers to express the organization’s favor for cite and release programs on Sept. 17....

University officials attempt to fill gaps in Clery reporting

University officials attempt to fill gaps in Clery reporting

Jakob Rodriguez, Editor-In-Chief

September 17, 2019

Editor's note: The 2019 Annual Security Report will come out on Oct. 1 and will contain crime statistics for 2018 with updated numbers for 2016 and 2017.  Following the underreporting of years of campus crime data, university officials are struggling to fill in the gaps of Clery reportable offenses...

Got Pods?

Got Pods?

Daniel Weeks

September 17, 2019

Recent deaths related to e-cigarette products opened the door for Texas State health professionals to share concerns as well as nationwide proposals for legal action.

Students and faculty asked to conserve energy

Students and faculty asked to conserve energy

Zachary Keel

September 17, 2019

Texas State officials are calling on students, faculty and staff to conserve energy as the blistering days continue and the demand for electricity increases. The request from university officials was made in response to a memo from Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's office outlining the Electricity Reliability Council...

Leadership changes become effective in San Marcos

Leadership changes become effective in San Marcos

Sonia Garcia, News Editor

September 12, 2019

San Marcos city staff has undergone reorganization of management including appointments of director of public safety, police chief and assistant city manager. San Marcos City Manager Bert Lumbreras announced the three leadership changes Aug. 27 that became effective this month due to reorganization...

Community remembers 9/11

Community remembers 9/11

Zachary Keel, News Reporter

September 11, 2019

Hundreds gathered this morning in front of San Marcos City Hall to remember and mourn those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. Nearly 3,000 people died on that fateful day as planes struck the World Trade Center, Pentagon and a field in rural Pennsylvania. A number of first responders have also...

San Marcos receives grant for Sink Creek Community Forest

San Marcos receives grant for Sink Creek Community Forest

Mia Estrada

September 11, 2019

In the midst of the Amazon burning and global warming, San Marcos continues to make strides in conserving wildlife and resources. The Trust for Public Land teamed up with the City of San Marcos in 2017 to purchase Sink Creek Community Forest for $1.3 milllion, land located on the outskirts of the...

SMCISD teacher externship program shows exponential growth

SMCISD teacher externship program shows exponential growth

Ziek Sanchez

September 10, 2019

A growing program organized by SMCISD in collaboration with Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area and the San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce finished its fourth summer of teacher externships. Students were allowed the opportunity to learn real-world career skills through their teachers' experience. Th...

Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center receives $600,000 from Hays County Commissioners Court

Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center receives $600,000 from Hays County Commissioners Court

Daniel Weeks

September 10, 2019

The Hays County Commissioners Court approved a $600,000 donation for the Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center to fund the construction of a new housing facility for victims of abuse and violence.The HCWC was founded in 1978 as a professional women’s group hosting workshops for women in the workf...

Motorcycle accident results in one fatality

Motorcycle accident results in one fatality

Sonia Garcia, News Editor

September 7, 2019

San Marcos Police are investigating a motorcycle collision that resulted in one fatality on Post Road, Friday, Sept. 6. Justin David Malott (7/11/1989) was found victim of a single vehicle accident in a 2018 Harley Davidson Motorcycle and pronounced deceased by Hays County Justice of the Peace Jo...

New bike lanes on Guadalupe Street

New bike lanes on Guadalupe Street

Sierra Martin

September 4, 2019

The City of San Marcos Engineering and Capital Improvements Department has been working on a joint project with the Texas Department of Transportation to implement new bike lanes and lane striping on Guadalupe Street. The lanes are set to be complete by Sept. 1, with the entire downtown project complete wi...

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