As part of its initiative to establish additional student financial support programs, implement camps improvements and promote academic retention, Texas State has launched NEXT IS NOW, its largest fundraising campaign ever.
Trigger warning: This article contains discussion of gun violence. The San Marcos Police Department is investigating the death of a 20-year-old male who died on Sept. 16 as a result of a "negligently discharged" firearm at The Lyndon Apartments located on 200 Springtown Way.
Texas State released its 2021 Security and Fire Safety Report which includes campus crime statistics for the San Marcos and Round Rock campuses between 2018-2020.
As COVID-19 cases rise in the county and state, Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra issued an executive order mandating face masks for all K-12 public schools in the county.
The San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District (SMCISD) Board of Trustees adopted a resolution mandating masks for the fall semester during a special meeting on Aug. 12
According to an email from President Denise Trauth, Don Coryell, executive senior associate athletics director - external operations, will officially take over as the next Director of Athletics on Sept. 1.
The Hays County Local Health Department reports 41 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 51 recoveries May 21, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 18,775, total active cases to 255 and recoveries to 18,275. The county reports the total active cases in the past 21 days is 462.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is providing several resources including financial funeral assistance, emergency broadband service and a crisis hotline to assist with COVID-19 impact.
The San Marcos Police Department and Texas EquuSearch are searching for 21-year-old Harper Garlitos, who was last seen in San Marcos on May 10.
Texas State has lifted its mask mandate, effective immediately, following Gov. Greg Abbott's Executive Order No. GA-36.
As of May 17, Texas State will no longer require face masks to be worn while outdoors on campus, but face masks must still be worn while indoors on both campuses.
As of May 13, Hays County has authorized fully vaccinated individuals to resume activities without the need for facial coverings or social distancing.
Ages 12-15 are now eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccinations in Hays County. Children can only be administered the vaccination when accompanied by a parent or guardian.
A year after COVID-19 altered our operations and challenged our community in ways we never thought possible, we are grateful to announce that our organization won 24 awards and a scholarship at the virtual 2021 Texas Intercollegiate Press Association (TIPA).
A recent Hays County jail inspection requested by the county judge determined there was no need for technical assistance, and the requested inspection areas were in compliance with jail standards, according to a report obtained by The University Star.
The Hays County Local Health Department reports 26 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 75 new recoveries on March 16, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 16,784, total active cases to 441 and recoveries to 16,111.
Following an investigation from the San Marcos Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division, authorities say police have arrested a suspect for the March 12 murder of a San Marcos woman.
Following a season where he led the team to its first regular-season conference title since 1999, Texas State has officially named Terrence Johnson as head men's basketball coach.
Texas State has received 300 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and 500 doses of the Pfizer vaccine, according to a university email by Student Health Center Director Emilio Carranco.
San Marcos CISD District 1 Board of Trustees Juan Miguel Arredondo voluntarily stepped down from the San Marcos CISD subcommittee after his arrest in mid-February.
The Hays County Local Health Department reports two new COVID-19-related fatalities on March 5, a San Marcos man in his 70s and a San Marcos woman in her 60s.
Police have extradited a suspect in the killing of a Texas State student-athlete to Hays County from Travis County following a Feb. 25 arrest.
The Student Government Election Board has disqualified two candidates from current Student Government races and is considering a third, citing violations of the organization's Election Code.
The Hays County Local Health Department reports three new COVID-19-related fatalities on March 3, a Driftwood man in his 60s, a Kyle man in his 50s and a San Marcos man in his 80s. There have been a total of 224 fatalities in the county.
Texas State will keep its mandatory face covering policy and classroom capacity restrictions in place until the end of the semester.
The Hays County Local Health Department reports five new COVID-19-related fatalities on March 2, a Buda man in his 50s, a Kyle man in his 60s, a Kyle woman in her 90s, a San Marcos man in his 30s and a Wimberley woman in her 90s.
The Hays County Local Health Department reports one new COVID-19-related fatality on Feb. 23, a Kyle woman in her 40s. There have been a total of 209 fatalities in the county.
San Marcos emergency personnel are currently working to put out a house fire that erupted at 421 Lindsey St. the morning of Feb. 22.
Inclement weather expected this past week changed the opening and closing statuses of San Marcos schools and businesses, and The University Star is working to provide live updates on the latest.
Texas State says power has been restored to the majority of campus and the warming shuttles, used for students in need of heat during inclement weather, have been discontinued.
A generator failure on Feb. 18 at the City of San Marcos' Main Wastewater Lift Station resulted in untreated wastewater being discharged into the San Marcos River.
Texas State is opening its dining halls to all students through Feb. 22, according to a campus-wide email from President Denise Trauth.
Hays County offices will remain closed for the rest of the week due to inclement weather, and COVID-19 vaccinations scheduled for this week will be moved to next week.
A local disaster declaration has been issued by Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra due to severe winter weather conditions. The declaration goes into effect immediately and is in place for seven days or until current weather conditions improve.
San Marcos Mayor Jane Hughson signed a Declaration of Local State of Disaster on Feb. 13 ahead of inclement weather and icy road conditions.
The Hays County Local Health Department reports one new COVID-19-related fatalities on Feb. 10, a Wimberly man in his 80s. There have been a total of 201 fatalities in the county.
The Hays County Local Health Department reports two new COVID-19-related fatalities on Feb. 9, a Buda woman in her 70s and a Wimberley man in his 70s, the total number of fatalities is 200.
Texas State is set to distribute $6.5 million in emergency grants between Feb. 15-28 to students financially impacted by COVID-19.
The Hays County Local Health Department reports one new COVID-19-related fatality Feb. 2, a Buda man in his 60s. There have been a total of 193 fatalities in the county.
The University Police Department is gathering information surrounding an alleged sexual assault on Jan. 29 in a campus residence hall.
The Hays County Local Health Department reports four new COVID-19-related fatalities Jan. 28, two Buda men in their 70s, a San Marcos man in his 80s and a San Marcos man in his 60s. There have been a total of 185 fatalities in the county.