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San Marcos celebrates adding five women to Women’s Hall of Fame

San Marcos celebrates adding five women to Women’s Hall of Fame

Ernesto Malave

October 25, 2017

The city of San Marcos celebrated the 32nd annual Women’s Hall of Fame at the San Marcos Activity Center Oct. 19 by adding five more women to its esteemed ranks. Created in 1984 by the San Marcos Women’s Commission, the Women’s Hall of Fame honors women who service the needs of the community, are...

Student media hosts City Council candidate debate

Student media hosts City Council candidate debate

Shayan Faradineh

October 24, 2017

The University Star and KTSW 89.9 hosted the four candidates running for Place 3 and Place 4 in the LBJ Teaching Theater Oct. 18. The candidates discussed Senate Bill 4 and controversies in San Marcos including Cape's Dam and the social media of the San Marcos ethics commissioner. The candidates include...

Texas to draft statewide flood plan

Texas to draft statewide flood plan

Sawyer Click

October 20, 2017

The Texas Water Development board is devising the first Texas flood plan to help mitigate future flooding disasters as a response to dramatic inundation from earlier this year, including Hurricane Harvey. Over the next year, the Texas Water Development Board will compile the State Flood Plan for Texas,...

City Council allocates funding to address 2015 floods

City Council allocates funding to address 2015 floods

Shayan Faradineh

October 18, 2017

The San Marcos City Council met Tuesday to approve the allocation of $8.7 million to reduce flooding and repair infrastructure damaged by the 2015 Memorial Day floods. The council also discussed protecting students with unavailable housing, the removal of a city volunteer and how San Marcos will combat...

League of Women Voters hosts city council debate

League of Women Voters hosts city council debate

Connor Brown

October 18, 2017

The League of Women Voters of Hays County hosted a City Council debate Oct. 9 at the San Marcos Activity Center. Place 3 and Place 4 candidates for the City Council Election were featured in a public debate sponsored by the league and took questions from audience members. Place 3 candidates, Ed Mihalkanin...

San Marcos mayor seeks to combat climate change

San Marcos mayor seeks to combat climate change

Alyssa Newsom

October 18, 2017

After President Donald Trump split from the Paris Climate Agreement in September, San Marcos has decided to take the environment into its own hands and develop a city wide climate change plan. Mayor John Thomaides was the 210th mayor to sign on to a nationwide agreement that each city would work to...

Professor researches San Marcos’ poverty

Professor researches San Marcos’ poverty

Josie Soehnge

October 17, 2017

Texas State faculty member Thomas Longoria in the department of Political Science is currently conducting research on San Marcos’ poverty levels. According to the 2010-2015 poverty rate estimate, 37 percent of San Marcos residents were living in poverty. That estimate falls to 23 percent when students...

How to keep San Marcos beautiful

How to keep San Marcos beautiful

Alyssa Newsom

October 10, 2017

The Keep Texas Beautiful Foundation celebrated its 50th anniversary in partnership with the Don’t Mess with Texas and the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup effort in Texas by sweeping through the rivers of San Marcos on Saturday, Oct. 7. Keep San Marcos Beautiful is an opportunity...

City Council discuss poverty, climate action and hate crimes

City Council discuss poverty, climate action and hate crimes

Michael Garcia

October 3, 2017

The San Marcos City Council met Monday to hold discussion and to approve an 18-item agenda, including a presentation on poverty in San Marcos, the council’s implementation on a Climate Action plan and a discussion with Police Chief Chase Stapp on preventing hate crimes. Here are some highlights...

The implications of SB 4 in the San Marcos community

The implications of SB 4 in the San Marcos community

Connor Brown

September 30, 2017

When versions of Senate Bill 4 were introduced in early February of this year, the so-called “anti-sanctuary cities” bill raised may questions and fears for immigrant members of the San Marcos community. The legislation requires sheriffs and officers to comply with federal immigration authoritie...

City officials warn against scammers asking to test water

City officials warn against scammers asking to test water

Shayan Faradineh

September 29, 2017

The city of San Marcos and the San Marcos Police Department are warning residents about a potential scam involving people claiming to be city employees. Chase Stapp, Chief of Police, is reminding residents that city officials have badges on them at all times when working. “We urge residents not...

Q&A with the city council candidates

Q&A with the city council candidates

Shayan Faradineh

September 26, 2017

Place 3 and Place 4 for the City Council of San Marcos are up for election on Nov. 7. The Honors College is holding a registration drive in Lampasas in celebration of National Voter Day on Sept. 26. Meanwhile, Oct. 10 is the last day to register to vote and Oct. 23 begins early voting through election...

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