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New year brings new semiprofessional soccer team to San Marcos community

New year brings new semiprofessional soccer team to San Marcos community

Colton Mcwilliams, Sports Reporter

January 22, 2020

As Texas's soccer culture grows exponentially, adding 28 soccer clubs across six leagues forming throughout the state since 2015, San Marcos has decided to join the trend. For the first time in the city's history, San Marcos will enter the new decade with a semiprofessional team of its own—River...

Most young adults do not recover from substance abuse, studies say

Most young adults do not recover from substance abuse, studies say

Ziek Sanchez, News Reporter

January 21, 2020

A recent study found nearly half of young adults, in and out of college, commonly struggle with at least one substance use disorder and typically do not seek help with substance abuse. Substance abuse is a growing and common problem among young adults aged 18-24. Texas State associate psychology pr...

UPD issues warning to keep dorm rooms locked, cities three burglaries

UPD issues warning to keep dorm rooms locked, cities three burglaries

Chase Rogers, News Editor

January 20, 2020

The University Police Department issued an alert to all students, faculty and staff describing reports of suspects burglarizing unlocked rooms in residences halls on campus Jan. 20, at 6:15 p.m. At this time, UPD has not disclosed the residence halls or students that have been affected. Included...

Commissioners renew deal with tech company despite negative claims

Commissioners renew deal with tech company despite negative claims

Sandra Sadek, News Reporter

January 17, 2020

Editor's note: The following article was last updated Jan. 17 2020 in order to reflect accurate information related to Hays county's use of video-only visitation systems.  The Hays County Commissioners Court voted to renew its $250,000 deal with tech company Securus, to broaden the video visitation system...

Haven issued new stop work order

Haven issued new stop work order

Laura Figi, Life and Arts Editor

January 16, 2020

Haven on Thorpe Lane was issued a new stop work order Jan. 10, which has since been removed; workers could be seen on the property as of today. Haven, which has delayed move-in after making claims to open in time for the last fall semester, emailed prospective tenants that same day, Jan. 10, ...

North Hays Republican Group holds sheriff candidate forum

North Hays Republican Group holds sheriff candidate forum

Daniel Weeks, Assistant News Editor

January 14, 2020

Hays County sheriff candidates Gary Cutler and Dave Graham participated in a debate Jan. 12 at the Church of the Springs in Dripping Springs. Topics of discussion included cite-and-release, the Hays County Jail and various expected responsibilities for the sheriff position. Deputy Constable Dave Graham...

Six arrested after foot and vehicle pursuit

Six arrested after foot and vehicle pursuit

Jakob Rodriguez, Editor-In-Chief

January 13, 2020

Six people are facing charges in San Marcos after reportedly stealing purses from customers at Walmart, stealing a car from the parking lot and running from police. According to a city press release, at approximately 2:19 p.m. Sunday afternoon, San Marcos police officers were dispatched to Walmart Superc...

Arrest made in connection to December square shooting

Arrest made in connection to December square shooting

Chase Rogers, News Editor

January 13, 2020

At approximately 4:51 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 10, the San Marcos Police Department arrested Vincent Favat, age 44, in connection with a shooting in downtown San Marcos on Dec. 17, 2019. The shooting injured two people standing outside of Harper’s bar located at 139 East Hopkins St. Both victims have since be...

Congressional candidate makes campaign stop in Buda

Congressional candidate makes campaign stop in Buda

Sandra Sadek and Sierra Martin

January 12, 2020

BUDA—Over a hundred Hays County locals packed a vintage wedding venue awaiting the arrival of Texas District 21 Congressional Democratic candidate Wendy Davis Jan. 10 as she campaigns across the Hill Country. Running against incumbent Chip Roy, Davis rose to political fame in 2013 after issuing...

Ethics Review Commission investigates City Council member tweet

Ethics Review Commission investigates City Council member tweet

Daniel Weeks, Assistant News Editor

January 10, 2020

The Ethics Review Commission of the City of San Marcos held a special meeting to discuss a tweet from City Council Place 5 member Jocabed Marquez. An additional public hearing will be held at a later date. Marquez posted the tweet in question Nov. 19 in regards to housing developers making pro...

City to hold public meeting for sidewalk construction input

City to hold public meeting for sidewalk construction input

Sandra Sadek, News Reporter

January 9, 2020

The San Marcos Public Service Department will hold a public meeting at the San Marcos Activity Center, Jan. 27 at 6 p.m. to gather input to update the city's Five-Year Sidewalk Maintenance and Gap Infill Plan. According to the city, the Five-Year Sidewalk Maintenance and Gap Infill Plan strives to mai...

Hays County adopts countywide polling program

Hays County adopts countywide polling program

Gabriella Ybarra, News Reporter

January 8, 2020

Hays County is moving forward with its Countywide Polling Program, giving voters the ability to vote at any voting center in the county ahead of the 2020 elections. Following the results of the county’s Nov. 5 election with the new program, the Hays County Elections Office requested, and was subsequently...

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