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City Council postpones Veoride and handgun resolutions

City Council postpones Veoride and handgun resolutions

Christopher Green, News Reporter

August 6, 2019

The San Marcos City Council postponed two resolutions August 6, its first regular meeting of the summer. The two items postponed involved the ride-sharing program Veoride and carrying a concealed handgun into council chambers. The first item to be postponed was resolution 2019-138R. The resolution...

Motorcyclist Dies After Crash in Slow IH-35 Traffic

Motorcyclist Dies After Crash in Slow IH-35 Traffic

Jakob Rodriguez, Editor in Chief

August 5, 2019

City of San Marcos emergency units responded to a major traffic accident on IH-35 northbound at Wonder World Drive Exit 202 at 4:10 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 2 that resulted in the death of a Hillsboro man. According to witnesses, Martel Tamar Sanders, 41, of Hillsboro, Tx was driving a black 2012 Harley ...

Five Mile Dam safety regulations are being questioned following recent drowning

Five Mile Dam safety regulations are being questioned following recent drowning

Sierra Martin, News Reporter

August 5, 2019

New safety regulations at the Five Mile Dam are being considered following the drowning of 15-year-old Wyatt Kunze at Dudley Johnson Park. Kunze was reportedly swimming with his sister to a large rock in the middle of the Blanco River around 2 p.m., June 25, when he started struggling to stay above...

City officials raise reward for Iconic Village fire to $110,000

City officials raise reward for Iconic Village fire to $110,000

Sonia Garcia, News Editor

August 2, 2019

City officials have raised the reward from $10,000 to $110,000 for information on the identification of the person(s) involved in setting the Iconic Village apartment fire in 2018. Five individuals were killed July 20, 2018, in the Iconic Village fire. The event marked a loss for San Marcos and the...

City and county officials address changes in San Marcos

City and county officials address changes in San Marcos

Christopher Green, News Reporter

August 1, 2019

San Marcos city staff held a public speaker session July 31 where mayor Jane Hughson, Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra and San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District Superintendent Michael Cardona gave a presentation about changes to be made at the State of San Marcos event. The occasion was...

Sink Creek project awarded U.S. Forest Service grant

Sink Creek project awarded U.S. Forest Service grant

Jakob Rodriguez, Editor in Chief

August 1, 2019

The City of San Marcos will receive a $423,500 grant from the United States Forest Service to fund the land purchase of the Sink Creek Community Forest Tract, according to city officials who announced the grant funding in a press release June 30. This marks the first Community Forest and Open Space Program g...

Hays County Commissioners vote to register new local film locations

Hays County Commissioners vote to register new local film locations

Mayela Ramirez, News Reporter

July 30, 2019

The Hays County Commissioners voted to move forward with the 50 Locations in 50 days Challenge, which aims to register 50 new properties in the Texas Film Commission’s (TFC) portfolio in the next 50 days. The proposal was passed July 17 with hopes that, by making more properties publicly available...

The City of San Marcos plans five-year sidewalk maintenance program

The City of San Marcos plans five-year sidewalk maintenance program

Daniel Weeks, News Reporter

July 30, 2019

The San Marcos Public Services Department hosted an open house event to inform the community about the upcoming Sidewalk Maintenance and Gap Infill Program. The public was invited to the San Marcos Activity Center July 29 for the open house. Graphics were set up around the room displaying the upcoming...

San Marcos Fire Department awards life-saving efforts

San Marcos Fire Department awards life-saving efforts

Jakob Rodriguez, Editor in Chief

July 28, 2019

The City of San Marcos Fire Department recognized members of its department, as well as members of other organizations and the community, at its annual awards ceremony held at the San Marcos Activity Center May 31. Among the recipients were Captain Justin Calhoun, who was named “Officer of the Year,”...

UPD recovers abandoned weapons at Sewell Park

UPD recovers abandoned weapons at Sewell Park

Jakob Rodriguez, Editor-In-Chief

July 25, 2019

The Texas State University Police Department recovered several abandoned weapons in Sewell Park on July 24. According to University officials, UPD officers, responding to a call from a concerned citizen, found several rifles hidden under a blanket in the park. Investigators determined that the...

San Marcos Academy Graduate Brandon Theesfeld arrested on murder charges

San Marcos Academy Graduate Brandon Theesfeld arrested on murder charges

Sierra Martin

July 24, 2019

Brandon Theesfeld, a 22-year-old graduate from San Marcos Academy, is facing a murder charge in connection to the death of University of Mississippi student Alexandria “Ally” Kostial. Kostial, 21 years old, was found at a lake 30 miles outside of Oxford and the Ole Miss campus with eight gunshot...

San Marcos community mourns the destruction of historic building

San Marcos community mourns the destruction of historic building

Sierra Martin

July 24, 2019

The Old Telephone Company Building, located on 138 W. San Antonio St., began its demolition June 15 to make way for a residential building, leading many San Marcos locals and preservationists to voice their concerns for the urbanization of the city. The Old Telephony Company Building was bui...

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