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City Council receives update from Complete Count Committee

City Council receives update from Complete Count Committee

Daniel Weeks, Assistant News Editor

January 8, 2020

The San Marcos City Council discussed the 2020 Census and land rezoning at the first regular meeting of the year on Jan 7. Texas State sociology professor Dr. Gloria Martinez represented the city’s Complete Count Committee during a presentation to the council. The presentation was an update on the...

Sights and Sounds achieves zero-waste status

Sights and Sounds achieves zero-waste status

Sierra Martin, Senior News Reporter

January 7, 2020

The Sights and Sounds Christmas Festival achieved a zero-waste status for the first time in its 33-year history in San Marcos. The event took place in the first and second weeks of December of 2019 and accomplished the zero-waste status by having 10% or less of waste sent to a landfill. Sights...

Rollover incident results in two fatalities

Rollover incident results in two fatalities

Daniel Weeks, Assistant News Editor

January 5, 2020

A single-vehicle crash on State Highway 123 northbound caused the deaths of the driver and passenger. Thursday, Jan. 2, a purple 1998 Honda Accord struck a driveway culvert, causing the vehicle to rollover at approximately 11:58 p.m. No other vehicles were involved in the incident. The crash ejected...

God the Mother speaks

God the Mother speaks

Chase Rogers, News Editor

January 2, 2020

Editor's note: Following the article regarding the World Mission Society Church of God which ran Oct. 22, 2019, church members contacted  The University Star to discuss details of their practices and perception on campus. World Mission Society Church of God members, colloquially referred to as “God the Mothe...

Victim of I-35 fatality identified

Victim of I-35 fatality identified

Sonia Garcia, Managing Editor

December 26, 2019

Bonnie Terraciano, 46, of Austin, was identified as the victim of the auto-pedestrian traffic collision that occurred Monday morning on Interstate 35. San Marcos Police responded to an auto-pedestrian collision on northbound I-35, just north of Aquarena Springs Drive Dec. 23. A preliminary investigation...

Auto-pedestrian collision results in one fatality

Auto-pedestrian collision results in one fatality

Sonia Garcia, Managing Editor

December 23, 2019

A pedestrian was struck by multiple vehicles this morning on Interstate 35, resulting in one fatality. The San Marcos Police Department responded to an auto-pedestrian collision on northbound I-35, just north of Aquarena Springs Drive at 6:10 a.m. A preliminary investigation suggests the pedestrian...

City Council moves forward with Mitigation Action Plan

City Council moves forward with Mitigation Action Plan

Daniel Weeks, Assistant News Editor

December 18, 2019

The San Marcos City Council met for their regular biweekly meeting to discuss housing, disaster mitigation and funding for construction projects in 2020. The council cast a second vote on Ordinance 2019-43 after facing a three-to-three stalemate during the previous regular meeting. This ti...

City Council approves new assistant city managers and public safety director

City Council approves new assistant city managers and public safety director

Gabriella Ybarra, News Reporter

December 18, 2019

The San Marcos City Council approved two new assistant city managers following a recommendation by city manager Bert Lumbreras and named the new director of Public Safety during its Dec. 17 meeting. Former assistant city manager for the City of Richardson Joe Pantalion will fill the position currently...

Police search for suspect in downtown shooting

Police search for suspect in downtown shooting

Chase Rogers, News Editor

December 17, 2019

The San Marcos Police Department is searching for the person responsible for shooting and injuring two people in downtown San Marcos early Tuesday morning. Officers responded to reports of gunshots at approximately 1:10 a.m. near Harper’s located at 139 East Hopkins Street. Witnesses on scene repor...

Sights and Sounds takes safety precautions this year

Sights and Sounds takes safety precautions this year

Sierra Martin, News Reporter

December 13, 2019

Adorned with twinkling lights and holiday cheer, the Sights and Sounds Festival in San Marcos has been a Christmas tradition for the city since 1987. In an attempt to keep those attending the festival safe, new crime prevention policies were put in place for this year’s festival including increased...

Haven issues first refund

Haven issues first refund

Laura Figi

December 11, 2019

Editor's note: multiple attempts were made to contact Haven management—local and corporate—via email, phone and in person. Haven PR director Mark Evans has repeatedly refused comment. Several attempts were also made via email and phone to contact the City of San Marcos with no response. Haven on Tho...

Crisis calls spike during finals season

Crisis calls spike during finals season

Ally Bolender, Special to The Star

December 10, 2019

An increase of mental health cases during finals season at Texas State has the Mental Health Unit of the San Marcos Police Department encouraging students to use university and city mental health resources during this time of year. Officers of the Mental Health Unit, a specialized unit of SMPD, receive...

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