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Texas State softball (38-12 overall, 17-6 Sun Belt) was eliminated from the Sun Belt Conference Championship as it lost 4-3 to the University of South Alabama Jaguars (30-18 overall, 13-9 Sun Belt).

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Texas State softball (38-11 overall, 17-6 Sun Belt) fell 4-3 to the University of Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns (43-10 overall, 21-3 Sun Belt) in the semi-finals of the Sun Belt Conference Championship.

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Texas State's Staff Council voted to submit a recommendation for staff ombudsman services in order to provide a private advocate for staff and advisors at its meeting on May 11. The council also provided updated weather protocols for upcoming commencement ceremonies.

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Note: The Hays County Local Health Department issued a correction on the number of hospitalizations in the county. The department's original report indicated 16 people were hospitalized, however there are 14. We have since updated the brief with the correct number of hospitalizations. 

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In an effort to foster a more inclusive and affirming college experience for all students, Texas State faculty, staff and students are in the early stages of working to develop a queer studies minor at the university.

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Texas State baseball (21-28 overall, 9-9 Sun Belt) won its May 7-9 series 2-1 against the University of South Alabama Jaguars (26-17 overall, 12-6 Sun Belt).

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During its May 5 meeting, Texas State’s Faculty Senate held its last monthly President's Academic Advisory Group (PAAG) of the semester and discussed budgets, considered confidentiality in hiring processes and filled internal Senate roles for the next term.

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The Hays County Local Health Department reports 51 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 63 recoveries May 7, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 18,561, total active cases to 544 and recoveries to 17,777. The county reports the total active cases in the past 21 days is 870.

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San Marcos City Council discussed Winter Storm Uri's effects on wastewater rates and debated possible revisions to the Criminal Justice Reform Committee's purpose statement at its meeting on May 4.

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Approximately $3 million in federally-funded emergency assistance will be provided to students this summer with another $20 million to be distributed this fall through the university's Bobcat Cares grant. 

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The Hays County Local Health Department reports 74 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and1 03 recoveries May 5, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 18,510, total active cases to 531 and recoveries to 17,739. The county reports the total active cases in the past 21 days is 865.

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At its May 3 meeting, the Hays County Commissioners Court submitted a grant application for $1,085,325 to the Texas Indigent Defense Commission, Improvement Grant Program for the Hays County Holistic Public Defense Office and Managed Assigned Counsel Program, generating the request for a Pub…

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The Hays County Local Health Department reports 82 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 115 recoveries May 1-3, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 18,436, total active cases to 560 and recoveries to 17,636. The county reports the total active cases in the past 21 days is 839.

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Former Texas State wide receiver/return specialist Jeremiah Haydel has signed to the Los Angeles Rams as an undrafted free agent.

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Hays County polling locations have reported cumulative but unofficial results as of 9:08 p.m. on May 1. Here are the updated numbers from San Marcos and Hays County races. Voter turnout is 6.20% with 8,740 out of 141,065 registered voters voting in this election. 

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May 1 is the last day to vote for the Hays County general city and school elections. The University Star has complied a list of voting locations along with candidates and propositions on the ballot. 

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The Hays County Local Health Department reports 118 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 115 recoveries April 30, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 18,354, total active cases to 594 and recoveries to 17,521. The county reports the total active cases in the past 21 days is 910.

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Texas State Director of Athletics Larry Teis will step down from his post on Aug. 31, according to an April 29 statement from the university.

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Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra created after-hour vaccination clinics that will administer Moderna vaccines. The clinics will start April 30 and last from 5 -10 p.m. at various locations and will allow no appointment walk-ups.

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Editor’s Note: “-30-” has traditionally been used throughout journalism to indicate the end of a story. Each semester, The University Star encourages its graduating seniors to write a Senior 30—a farewell piece to our readers—indicating the conclusion of a journalist’s time as an active memb…

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Editor’s Note: “-30-” has traditionally been used throughout journalism to indicate the end of a story. Each semester, The University Star encourages its graduating seniors to write a Senior 30—a farewell piece to our readers—indicating the conclusion of a journalist’s time as an active memb…

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As part of its Rattler Reopening Plan, the San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District (SMCISD) fully opened its campuses allowing students to return to in-person classes on April 12.

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The Hays County Local Health Department reports 37 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 48 recoveries April 28, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 18,236, total active cases to 591 and recoveries to 17,406. The county reports the total active cases in the past 21 days is 881.

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After a six-game skid, Texas State baseball (17-24 overall, 7-8 Sun Belt) won its April 23-25 series 2-1 against the Arkansas State University Red Wolves (11-22 overall, 6-9 Sun Belt).

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After losing six of its last eight games, Texas State softball (30-9 overall, 12-5 Sun Belt) bounced back with a sweep against the Georgia Southern University Eagles (11-25 overall, 3-14 Sun Belt) in its three-game series April 24-25.

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The Hays County Local Health Department reports 138 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 153 recoveries April 26, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 18,199, total active cases to 602 and recoveries to 17,358. The county reports the total active cases in the past 21 days is 865.

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The Hays County Local Health Department reports 82 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 89 recoveries April 23, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 18,061, total active cases to 617 and recoveries to 17,205. The county reports the total active cases in the past 21 days is 877.

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San Marcos City Council authorized the Council Committee Rules and Procedures, a document that lays the foundation for policy and provides direction on how committees may function, at its April 20 meeting.

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From registration to getting a shot, Hays County residents and local distributors are finding the process for getting a COVID-19 vaccine easier compared to previous weeks as doses become more accessible throughout the state.

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Najha Marshall knew early on her passions for social justice and science would have a strong influence on her life. After a lupus diagnosis at the age of 7 and growing up in the grips of a flawed health care system, deciding what she wanted to write her honors thesis about was not a difficul…