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Students win Microsoft project, benefiting the Hays County Food Bank

Students win Microsoft project, benefiting the Hays County Food Bank

Julie Gonzales

April 30, 2019


Filed under News, San Marcos, University

The student-led F.E.E.D. team hosted a Microsoft-sponsored presentation of their award-winning project April 26 in McCoy College for the Hays County Food Bank The project won a $6,000 award in competition against four other selected colleges. Last November, Net Impact, a nonprofit organizatio...

Float Fest drifts to Gonzales

Float Fest drifts to Gonzales

Sonia Garcia

April 29, 2019


Filed under Latest, News, San Marcos

After months of little to no information on the annual Float Fest, it was able to get permit approval in Gonzales County.  The festival will take place July 20-21 at James Cannan’s ranch. Headlinersthis year are Major Lazer, Portugal The Man, Gucci Mane, Kaskade, Zeds Dead and Ice Cube. Supporting artists include GroupLove, Big Boi, Jungle, Missio and others.  T...

SMPD investigates sexual assault at gunpoint

SMPD investigates sexual assault at gunpoint

Sonia Garcia

April 26, 2019


Filed under In Brief, News, San Marcos

On April 24, a man broke into a women’s apartment, held her at gunpoint and sexually assaulted her. The San Marcos Police Department is searching for the suspect. The victim told police when she got home at 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday, she found an unknown assailant in her bedroom. The man was described a...

City creates committee for a cleaner San Marcos

City creates committee for a cleaner San Marcos

Christopher Green

April 24, 2019


Filed under News, San Marcos

San Marcos City Council has commissioned the creation of a sustainability committee to protect San Marcos' natural and created environments. The committee will consist of three City Council members: Jocabed Marquez, Mark Rockeymoore and Lisa Prewitt. The committee will also consist of non-voting members w...

Vaccine-preventable diseases sweep the country, including Texas

Vaccine-preventable diseases sweep the country, including Texas

Sierra Martin

April 23, 2019


Filed under Hays County, News, San Marcos

Due to the growing popularity of vaccine exemptions, there have been outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases across the country, with Texas reporting cases across the state.  There were four cases of mumps at Texas State in spring 2018, which is the biggest recent outbreak of viral infections ...

San Marcos police investigating Sunday and Monday traffic incidents

San Marcos police investigating Sunday and Monday traffic incidents

Christopher Green

April 22, 2019


Filed under In Brief, News, San Marcos

San Marcos police are investigating two early-morning traffic incidents that occurred over Sunday and Monday: a fatal car crash and a high-speed pursuit that ended with a suspect escaping. San Marcos Police received a call early Sunday morning for a major traffic collision on southbound IH-35 ju...

City council takes steps towards designating San Marcos as mermaid capital of Texas

City council takes steps towards designating San Marcos as mermaid capital of Texas

Christopher Green

April 16, 2019


Filed under In Brief, News, San Marcos

San Marcos City Council spoke about a resolution seeking state legislative action to designate San Marcos as the mermaid capital of Texas at the April 16 City Council meeting. The legislative action faces two different resolutions, a concurrent and simple, going through the state Senate. Discussion re...

As San Marcos grows, so will construction

As San Marcos grows, so will construction

Christopher Green

April 11, 2019


Filed under News, San Marcos

Construction strewn across San Marcos is expected to keep popping up, mostly as a way to match the city's growth. According to Laurie Moyer, director of engineering and capital improvement for the city of San Marcos, the city is increasing construction in San Marcos to better fortify infrastructure...

Student Government passes legislation banning TPUSA, likely to be blocked by administration

Student Government passes legislation banning TPUSA, likely to be blocked by administration

Samantha Guerrero

April 9, 2019


Filed under Latest, News, San Marcos, Student Government, University

Drawing national attention, Texas State's Student Government voted by majority April 8 to bar conservative student organization Turning Point USA from campus, an action most likely to be blocked by administrative officials. The meeting was one of the longest in SG's recorded history, with about 27 pe...

Uncertain future for Cape’s Dam

Uncertain future for Cape’s Dam

Christopher Green

April 9, 2019


Filed under News, San Marcos

City Council's decision to designate Cape's Dam as a historic landmark or remove it altogether is still in limbo, months after the proposal to designate it as a historic landmark. On Jan. 29, City Council postponed the decision to designate Cape's Dam as a historic landmark. City staff is doing ...

Police issue murder warrant following deadly Thorpe Lane shooting

Police issue murder warrant following deadly Thorpe Lane shooting

Samantha Guerrero

April 6, 2019


Filed under In Brief, News, San Marcos

San Marcos Police Department has put out an arrest warrant against An-drew Stephen Jones on suspicion of a murder that took place April 5 at the Uptown Square Apartments. Police responded Friday at 6:37 p.m. to a call reporting gunshots. Callers advised police that a shooting had taken place in the p...

San Marcos faces crime increase

San Marcos faces crime increase

Sierra Martin

April 2, 2019


Filed under News, San Marcos, University

As San Marcos' population grows, so has the crime. So far this year, there has been 76 violent crimes and 150 property crimes reported to the San Marcos Police Department. This semester, there have been student-involved armed robberies and homicides, although not all occurred on campus property. ...

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