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City Council discusses criminal justice reform

City Council discusses criminal justice reform

Gabriella Ybarra, News Reporter

March 5, 2020

San Marcos City Council met during their regularly scheduled meeting March 3 to discuss a proposed ordinance encouraging the use of cite-and-release and approved the annexation of an additional 57 acres of land. The ordinance seeks to guide San Marcos Police Department officers’ discretion, allowing...

City, county and regional partners coordinate Coronavirus and Flu precautions

City, county and regional partners coordinate Coronavirus and Flu precautions

Chase Rogers, News Editor

March 5, 2020

The City of San Marcos, coordinating with Hays County, Texas State University, U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett’s office, local school districts and regional and state agencies, met Wednesday, March 4, to discuss efforts underway to address Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). According to Hays County Local Health Depa...

Coronavirus: Central Texas takes action

Coronavirus: Central Texas takes action

Jakob Rodriguez, Editor-in-Chief

March 5, 2020

Central Texans prepare for the possible spread of the novel Coronavirus infection (COVID-19) as Travis County reports that at least one person is being tested for the virus. At the Tuesday morning meeting of the Travis County Commissioners Court, EMS System Medical Director for the City of Austin ...

2020 Super Tuesday election results

2020 Super Tuesday election results

Staff Reports

March 4, 2020

Fourteen states voted on Super Tuesday, including Texas, Colorado, Massachusetts and Vermont, which determine a majority amount of the delegates assigned to each candidate. 1,617 delegates are up for grabs during Super Tuesday with the tradition leading to the party’s nominations for the general election...

The story of elected women in Hays County

The story of elected women in Hays County

Sandra Sadek, Senior News Reporter

March 3, 2020

"Your rights are not guaranteed unless you fight for them. Unless you vote, unless you participate," Shannon Fitzpatrick, former Texas State University attorney for students, said to a group of about 40 women. "They can be taken away. And they were hard-fought to get there. Please keep that in mind. P...

Adjustments to parking at Rio Vista Park

Adjustments to parking at Rio Vista Park

Antonia Rainey, News Reporter

March 2, 2020

Construction of the Shared Use Parking Project, funded by the Texas Department of Transportation and the City of San Marcos, is undergoing at Rio Vista Park causing changes to parking spaces. The realignment of parking spots is due to ensure protection of an archaeological area located southeast of...

One dead in hit and run, police searching for driver

One dead in hit and run, police searching for driver

Sonia Garcia, Managing Editor

March 2, 2020

A hit and run over the weekend resulted in the death of a San Antonio man. San Marcos Police are still searching for the driver. At 1:27 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, a 911 caller reported seeing a man lying on the edge of the roadway in the 200 block S. Guadalupe St. An initial investigation by the San...

Texas State preps for possible spread of coronavirus

Texas State preps for possible spread of coronavirus

Jakob Rodriguez, Editor-In-Chief

February 28, 2020

The Texas State Health Center reported that it continues to monitor the coronavirus and is preparing for the possible spread of the infection to campus. The university sent an email to all faculty, staff and current students that university officials continue to monitor the situation and are collaborating...

Oscar Mayer’s Weinermobile is on its way to San Marcos

Oscar Mayer’s Weinermobile is on its way to San Marcos

Daniel Richter, Special to The Star

February 26, 2020

Hot Dog! The Oscar Mayer Weinermobile will be visiting San Marcos this week. The 27-foot-long smiling hotdog on wheels will be stopping at the San Marcos H-E-B location, 641 E Hopkins St., after coming off of Mardi Gras celebration before heading to the RADwood Car Show in Austin on the 29th. The...

Star Explains: Viral video of horse on the square

Star Explains: Viral video of horse on the square

Jakob Rodriguez, Editor-In-Chief

February 25, 2020

Editor's note: In no way is this article meant to promote the use of animals as a means of transportation in the downtown square area of San Marcos. Video circulated online by @BarstoolTXST of a horse on the downtown square left many viewers asking the same question: Can you legally have a horse down...

2020 Census: What, when, how and why

2020 Census: What, when, how and why

Audrey Garcia, News Reporter

February 25, 2020

Invitations to participate in the 24th U.S. Census will be delivered to households March 12-20, and Hays County is urging residents—including students—to respond. The census is a historical convention that occurs every 10 years and is mandated by the U.S. Constitution in Article 1, Section 2. The census is a basic hea...

City Council amends affordable housing policy

City Council amends affordable housing policy

Daniel Weeks, Assistant News Editor

February 19, 2020

The San Marcos City Council discussed amendments to the affordable housing policy, public hearings for land rezoning ordinances and a renaming of the El Camino Real Park. The pending revisions to the San Marcos Affordable/Workforce Housing Policy included requiring projects seeking a tax exemption...

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