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Float Fest announces cancellation of 2019 festival

Float Fest announces cancellation of 2019 festival

Sonia Garcia, News Editor

June 23, 2019

This year’s Float Fest has been canceled according to Float Fest officials on June 21. Ticket holders will receive a full refund within seven business days automatically through Evenbrite. According to the official statement, the festival grounds were not ready due to the vast rain Gonzales, Tex...

Austin local found dead in San Marcos River after tubing trip

Austin local found dead in San Marcos River after tubing trip

Sierra Martin, News Reporter

June 17, 2019

Ryan Hyman, a 26-year-old Austin resident, was reported missing around 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 15. Hyman was later determined to have drowned while tubing the San Marcos River in Martindale. Hyman reportedly abandoned his tube to swim and grab a lost tube floating nearby and began struggling in the...

Infected cats get transported to Austin

Infected cats get transported to Austin

Sonia Garcia, News Editor

June 17, 2019

Felines infected with Panleukopenia virus, a deadly disease in unvaccinated cats that killed 53 felines on June 3, at the San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter are delivered to medical personal at Austin Pets Alive! Animal Control vehicles transported 35 cats and 37 kittens last week to Austin. It was ma...

Water line breakage results in boil water notice

Water line breakage results in boil water notice

Jakob Rodriguez

June 17, 2019

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality required the Maxwell Supply Corporation, 216 Main Street Maxwell, Tx., 512-357-6253, to issue a “boil water” notice for affected San Marcos areas. Issued June 15, the press release called for residents in Saddlebrook (Sun Communities); North Point Subdivisio...

Vie Management acquires and remodels Ella Lofts

Vie Management acquires and remodels Ella Lofts

Aaron Peralta, News Reporter

June 12, 2019

San Marcos residents and Texas State students can now be part of the Vie lifestyle. San Marcos residents can now look forward to new student apartments as Vie Management acquires Ella Lofts, a five story student housing community. Vie Management is a real estate investment and management company with 1...

Council approves funding for flood recovery

Council approves funding for flood recovery

Christopher Green, News Reporter

June 10, 2019

The San Marcos City Council approved funding for designing and construction rehabilitation programs in the Blanco Gardens area that were affected by the 2015 floods. The funds provided will range up to $1,129,053 and will be used to repair homes and property that were impacted by the floods. In order...

One found deceased at The Village on Telluride apartment complex, fifth homicide of the year

One found deceased at The Village on Telluride apartment complex, fifth homicide of the year

Jaden Edison, Multimedia Editor

June 5, 2019

UPDATE: June 20 at 3:21 p.m. SMPD officers have arrested Jon Hunter Jervis, 23, and Lapear O'Neal Willrich, 25, in connection with the murder of Demarcus Trey Allen, 23, that occurred June 5 at the Village on Telluride Apartments. Officers and investigators were able to utilize surveillance footage...

Animal shelter closes cat adoption due to Panleukopenia Virus

Animal shelter closes cat adoption due to Panleukopenia Virus

Jakob Rodriguez, Editor in Chief

June 5, 2019

According to city officials, the San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter will be closing the cat adoption center and will not be accepting cats through intake at least until Thursday, June 6 due to an outbreak of Feline Panleukopenia virus. Feline Panleukopenia is a contagious viral disease caused by ...

Kerbey Lane Café expected to open spring 2020

Kerbey Lane Café expected to open spring 2020

Mia Estrada, News Reporter

June 5, 2019

Construction will begin fall 2019 on the Saltgrass Steakhouse site, as Kerbey Lane Café is set to replace it and open for spring 2020. Kerbey Lane Café signed a 10-year lease, two five year renewals with Texas State, and got approval from the Texas State University System Board of Regents May 23. Saltgrass...

H-E-B remodels to better serve the community

H-E-B remodels to better serve the community

Chase Rogers, News Reporter

June 5, 2019

The H-E-B at 641 East Hopkins St. is undergoing a wall-to-wall remodeling project to expand on its selection and departments and is poised to better serve the San Marcos community and Texas State students by August 2019. While remaining open for customers, improvements are ongoing in several sections...

Completion of CM Allen Parkway project pushed back to mid-October

Completion of CM Allen Parkway project pushed back to mid-October

Jakob Rodriguez

May 30, 2019

The C.M. Allen roadway re-construction project was set to be completed in April, but additional labor and rain delays forced officials to push the opening to mid-October. C.M. Allen was closed last year on July 30 to fully reconstruct the roadway, improve parking, construct sidewalks and landscape...

P. Terry’s San Marcos opening brings local charity donations

P. Terry’s San Marcos opening brings local charity donations

Mia Estrada, News Reporter

May 28, 2019

P. Terry’s Burger Stand of Austin has expanded to San Marcos and is giving back to the community within days of its May 14 opening. A day before the grand opening, the burger stand held an exclusive preview and partnered with Favor. All of the proceeds went to the Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center. Dir...

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