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Propane explosion closes North LBJ Drive

Propane explosion closes North LBJ Drive

Sonia Garcia, News Editor

November 14, 2019

The San Marcos fire marshal responded to a propane explosion from a food truck in the area of 801 Chestnut Lane this morning, leading to road closures of North LBJ Drive at Sessom Drive, Chestnut Street at LBJ and Forest Drive at LBJ. The initial order to stay indoors and away from windows upon investigation...

Sidewalk project on Belvin Street at a crossroads

Sidewalk project on Belvin Street at a crossroads

Michael Garcia

November 8, 2019

The Sidewalk Maintenance & Gap Infill is a five-year program to create well-connected pedestrian walkways across the city and repair or install sidewalks in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The project is slated to cost $150,000 annually for the next five years. The program st...

City council discusses mitigation plan and juvenile curfew for minors

City council discusses mitigation plan and juvenile curfew for minors

Michael Garcia, News Reporter

November 7, 2019

City council discussed a mitigation action plan as well as the reestablishment of the juvenile curfew. Nov. 6, Community Initiatives Program Administrator Aaron Harris gave a presentation for a mitigation action plan to the San Marcos City Council. The city had received $24,012,000 in federal fundi...

Suspect charged after firing a gun on the Square

Suspect charged after firing a gun on the Square

Jaden Edison, Multimedia Editor

November 6, 2019

The San Marcos Police Department responded to reports of a man firing off a gunshot at Rooftop on the Square Wednesday morning. There were no reported injuries. Security footage at Rooftop, 126 S Guadalupe St., shows Tre'Shaun Campbell, 22, in an altercation with several other people. Campbell...

Election night 2019 in San Marcos

Election night 2019 in San Marcos

Jakob Rodriguez, Editor-In-Chief

November 5, 2019

Ballots are in and tallied across Hays County for state-wide propositions and San Marcos City Council place seat elections. Although election results are not official, the vote count is complete. Out of all registered voters in Hays county only 13.5% cast a ballot. The following list of offices...

Texas State faces increased demand for mental health services

Texas State faces increased demand for mental health services

Daniel Weeks

November 5, 2019

The Student Health Center and Counseling Center staffers are experiencing an influx of students with mental health complications in recent semesters.Emilio Carranco, director of the health center, participated in the National College Health Assessment survey February 2019. Carranco observed a large i...

Park and Recreation propose fee increases

Park and Recreation propose fee increases

Chase Rogers

November 5, 2019

The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board heard proposals Oct. 29 for a prospective cost recovery initiative going before San Marcos City Council Nov. 6, potentially signifying higher costs for customers using recreational facilities, amenities and services. The cost recovery initiative was drafted...

City to partner with Hays County to determine Cape’s Dam fate

City to partner with Hays County to determine Cape’s Dam fate

Michael Garcia

November 5, 2019

The City of San Marcos may begin to work closely with Hays County officials to assist in the removal, or repair, of Cape's Dam.Vista Planning & Design President Mitchell Wright gave a presentation at city hall Oct. 15 to show San Marcos City Council members the company's vision of the partnership with the county. The presentation included Hays County taking complete financial co...

Flu vaccine distribution delayed by World Health Organization

Flu vaccine distribution delayed by World Health Organization

Daniel Weeks

November 4, 2019

A delay in manufacturing of the influenza virus forced the Student Health Center to postpone the large scale distribution to the student body until early November 2019.The Student Health Center planned to hold a flu outreach program during the first week of October. However, the program was temporari...

Criminal Justice Coalition advocates cite-and-release

Criminal Justice Coalition advocates cite-and-release

Sandra Sadek, News Reporter

November 3, 2019

"No justice, no peace, choose cite-and-release," was chanted as activism organizations, community leaders and local residents gathered for the need of a cite-and-release ordinance in the city during a public event held by the San Marcos Criminal Justice Coalition at Eddie Durham Park Nov. 3. The event,...

Former Texas State student arrested twice for sexual assault

Former Texas State student arrested twice for sexual assault

Sonia Garcia, News Editor

November 1, 2019

Former Texas State student Daniel James Deluca, 18, was arrested twice this month for two sexual assaults on campus. Hays County jail records indicate the first arrest occurred Oct. 3 by the University Police Department for an alleged sexual assault at Bobcat Village. He was released on a $50,000...

Mill Street shopping center to open soon

Mill Street shopping center to open soon

Christopher Green and Daniel Weeks

October 31, 2019

Construction on the Shops at Mill Street Crossing, located at 641 Mill St., is nearing the final stages of completion. The Shops are expected to open late fall 2019 or early spring 2020. According to Henry Ole, site owner, the building is approaching the finish line. Construction for the project began Februar...

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