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Who is God the Mother?

Who is God the Mother?

Chase Rogers

October 22, 2019

Editor's note: over the course of two weeks, Assistant News Editor Chase Rogers made several attempts to reach World Mission Society's student organization, Elohim Bible Study Club, but received no response each time. Texas State students reported being approached on campus by World Mission Socie...

Student found unresponsive in residential hall

Student found unresponsive in residential hall

Jakob Rodriguez, Editor in Chief

October 20, 2019

Editor's note: the following article has been updated to reflect new information related to the original breaking news story.  A student was found unresponsive and later pronounced dead in Laurel hall on the San Marcos campus earlier today. The Texas State official Twitter account released the info...

‘Don’t Name Them’ campaign dedicated to minimizing media coverage of mass shooting perpetrators

‘Don’t Name Them’ campaign dedicated to minimizing media coverage of mass shooting perpetrators

Daniel Weeks

October 20, 2019

Recent shootings in El Paso and Odessa, Texas, revitalize relevance of the Texas State ALERRT program "Don’t Name Them" campaign. Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training is a center at Texas State providing training classes for immediate responses to an active shooting. Its research team...

City council adds new positions into city budget

City council adds new positions into city budget

Michael Garcia

October 19, 2019

San Marcos City Council finalized its budget Sept. 19, including new positions in animal control and the fire department. New positions at San Marcos animal shelters will help turn the facilities to no-kill, defined as animal shelters meeting a 90% benchmark; 90% of animals meet redemption. Interim Shelter...

City council denies new student housing

City council denies new student housing

Ziek Sanchez

October 18, 2019

San Marcos City Council members unanimously denied developer Gilbane Development Company a conditional use permit for the development of student housing. Without being permitted a CUP, Gilbane management are unable to move forward with the project. The Gilbane Development Company proposed student housi...

On the road to no-kill status

On the road to no-kill status

Michael Garcia

October 18, 2019

The City of San Marcos is moving a step closer to turning its animal shelter into a no-kill facility. The San Marcos Regional Shelter has added a program coordinator, totaling two coordinators the shelter has hired. The job of the program coordinator is to aid in shelter initiatives like adoptions...

San Marcos files intent to sue federal agencies

San Marcos files intent to sue federal agencies

Christopher Green, News Reporter

October 17, 2019

The City of San Marcos authorized Eubanks & Associates attorney William Eubanks to file a formal letter of intent to sue the United States Fish and the Wildlife Service and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The intent to sue is regarding the proposed route and prospective environmental impact on the Perm...

Know before you go

Know before you go

Sonia Garcia, News Editor

October 16, 2019

Election season is here and this is what citizens need to know before casting their vote in Hays County. Registered voters will vote on state and local propositions, as well as San Marcos Council candidates for Place 1 and 2. Early voting occurs Oct. 21-Nov. 1 in any of the 37 county locations. Elect...

‘Tis the season

‘Tis the season

Daniel Weeks

October 15, 2019

Hopping into homes and chirping in classrooms, crickets have made their seasonal debut in abundance. Cricket season has returned this month as it annually does, with noticeably high numbers of field crickets throughout Central Texas. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, a state-wide agricultural e...

Police search for hit and run suspect

Police search for hit and run suspect

Sonia Garcia, News Editor

October 14, 2019

San Marcos Police are searching for a 23-year-old man in a white sedan involved in a hit and run on Oct. 13. The victim is expected to make a full recovery. At approximately 2:14 a.m. at the 100 block of West San Antonio Street, police responded to an auto-pedestrian crash. Police found the victim...

Police chief talks on hiring of officers

Police chief talks on hiring of officers

Daniel Weeks, News Reporter

October 10, 2019

San Marcos Public Policy Forum featured a presentation from Interim Police Chief Bob Klett. The forum featured Interim Police Chief Bob Klett detailing the standards of SMPD’s hiring process. San Marcos High School hosted the monthly Public Policy Forum Oct. 9. Klett discussed the focus on the character of thos...

Purgatory Creek to become ADA accessible

Purgatory Creek to become ADA accessible

Christopher Green

October 9, 2019

The San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department has started construction at Purgatory Creek to create ADA-accessible trails. The construction began Sept. 11 and will take place on Dante’s trail as well as a new trail being designed to accommodate people with physical disabilities. Planned completio...

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