The University Star

Reward being offered for vandals’ identification

Reward being offered for vandals’ identification

Ashley Skinner

July 11, 2017

The city has partnered with CrimeStoppers in the investigation of vandalism to an ancient Cypress tree on Thompson’s Island in June. The tree was estimated to be vandalized sometime the last week of June, and the City of San Marcos is seeking the public’s help to identify the person or people...

Summer program keeps San Marcos children fed during summer months

Summer program keeps San Marcos children fed during summer months

Jonathan Gonzalez

July 6, 2017

A feeding program run by San Marcos CISD has implemented numerous sites around the city to feed disadvantaged children throughout the summer break. From June 5 to Aug. 11, the program will provide meals at several different sites, including San Marcos High School, Crockett Elementary, De Zavala Element...

Expansion for Lamar School Annex property and Hopkins Street Historic Districts denied

Expansion for Lamar School Annex property and Hopkins Street Historic Districts denied

Connor Brown

July 5, 2017

The San Marcos Planning and Zoning Commission voted June 13 to deny the motion to expand the Lindsey-Rogers and Hopkins Street historic districts. The commission also recommended a historic resource survey be conducted before any development takes place. The property in question, otherwise known as...

San Marcos Police Department record second homicide of 2017

San Marcos Police Department record second homicide of 2017

Shayan Faradineh

June 21, 2017

Two adults and a 14-year-old juvenile were arrested June 20, related to the death of a New Braunfels man. Law enforcement believe that the three met the victim for a drug deal in San Marcos. Kyle R. Sample, Nichole Marie Moore and the minor are being charged with capital murder, while Moore is also...

Exploring rent-by-the-bed apartment leases

Exploring rent-by-the-bed apartment leases

Connor Brown

June 19, 2017

Being informed about the different kinds of leases can help students find the right kind of housing to fit their needs, especially when transitioning from on to off-campus living spaces. A pamphlet from the Texas State Off-Campus Living Office defines two types of leases: traditional/conventional...

San Marcos complies with women-owned business report by Comptroller

San Marcos complies with women-owned business report by Comptroller

Jonathan Gonzalez

June 1, 2017

Woman-owned businesses are on the rise across the country, but especially in San Marcos where they make up a large number of the local establishments. In a news release from the Texas Comptroller’s office, it was revealed Texas ranked highest for the development of woman-owned businesses. San Marcos...

Senate passes legislation to protect San Marcos River

Senate passes legislation to protect San Marcos River

Ashley Skinner

May 10, 2017

Senate Bill (SB) 965 was passed May 8 by Sen. Judith Zaffirini which will support law enforcement efforts to protect the San Marcos River and ensure public safety. Voters in counties along the river will be able to approve the creation of water and safety zones where they could impose fees of up to...

Election results in, approval of all propositions

Election results in, approval of all propositions

Ashley Skinner

May 6, 2017

  Two propositions for public safety and library projects passed May 6 after the Community Task Force recommended a bond election to the City Council in February. The Public Safety proposition calls for police department renovations, Holland Fire Station relocation, Highpointe Fire Station...

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