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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. 

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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.

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Texas State will receive a $843,895 federal grant for the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) program in support of minorities and to examine the effects of community cultural wealth on Black and Hispanic women in the P-20 Computing Workforce Pipeline in Texas, according to a press rel…

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While in preparation for the 2021 NFL Draft, Texas State wide receiver Jeremiah Haydel can add another accomplishment to his resume: ESPN College Football All-American.

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The Hays County Local Health Department reports one new COVID-19-related fatality Dec. 4, a Dripping Springs male in his 60s, and 82 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 7,644, total active cases to 785 and recoveries to 6,753. The county r…

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The Hays County Local Health Department reports one new COVID-19-related fatality Dec. 3, a Kyle woman in her 60s, as well as 66 new lab-confirmed cases, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 7,592, active cases to 769 and recoveries to 6,718. The county reports the total activ…

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The Hays County Health Department reports 78 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 44 recoveries Nov. 17, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 6,798 and recoveries to 6,070. The total active cases in the last 21 days is 738.

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The City of San Marcos rescinded its citywide boil water notice issued Nov. 12 after construction damage to a city water main. "Water testing has confirmed no bacteria contamination is present and the water is safe for consumption without boiling," the city said in a press release.

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San Marcos City Councilmember Ed Mihalkanin requested a recount of all early voting and Election Day ballots cast in all city voting locations for the City Council Place 3 race, where election results show he lost with 28.6% of the vote.

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The Hays County Health Department reports 99 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19, 4 new hospitalizations and 29 recoveries Nov. 12, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 6,585 and recoveries to 6,012. The total active cases in the last 21 days is 618.

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Pending finalization of his hire as an adjunct for Texas State, Former U.S. Representative and presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke's agreed-upon salary during the spring 2021 semester will be $7,500, the university told The University Star.

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The Hays County Health Department reports two new COVID-19-related fatalities Nov. 4, a Buda man in his 80s and a San Marcos woman in her 90s. There have been 91 fatalities in the county.