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In an effort to provide clarity of the community's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, San Marcos leaders and residents hosted a Facebook Live Q&A where residents submitted COVID-19 related questions.

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San Marcos' Dunbar Heritage Association has organized a variety of community-wide events to commemorate the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. From music and dance performances to the 20th Anniversary MLK March and Celebration, here are several ways to remember the civil rights leader…

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Note: Due to technical difficulties, the Hays County Local Health Department could only provide a partial update on Jan. 10. A complete update will be reported on Jan. 11. 

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The San Marcos Police Department is unique among most Texas police departments in its employment of a mental health unit dedicated to carrying out mental health investigations. However, the unit is small, consisting of just three officers, and officials say it needs backup.

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After thousands of community members were left without water or power earlier this year due to Winter Storm Uri, the Hays County Office of Emergency Services (OES) is urging residents to prepare for any potential weather events this winter season. 

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At its Nov. 9 meeting, the Hays County Commissioners Court adopted a new redistricting map for the justice of the peace and commissioners’ precincts within Hays County. The new redistricting was met with both support and concern from citizens speaking to the court but was later approved afte…

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At its Nov. 2 meeting, the Hays County Commissioners Court heard a presentation from the Redistricting Advisory Commission regarding proposals for redistricting the commissioners' precincts.

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The sights of smiling faces and the sound of cheers filled the streets of San Marcos as community members waved American flags and watched the annual San Marcos Veterans Day Parade on Nov. 6.

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The Texas Senate passed House Bill 25, which restricts children's ability to participate in interscholastic athletic competitions unless they compete with children of the same biological sex. The passing of the bill has sparked a commotion of worry among the LGBTQ community and its allies fo…

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The General Election (constitutional amendment and local jurisdictions) is on Nov. 2. The University Star has compiled a guide for everything you'll need to know before heading to the polls on Election Day in Hays County. 

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The Hays County Local Health Department reports 29 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 30 recoveries Oct. 19, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 29,319, total active cases to 581 and recoveries to 28,352. The county reports the total active cases in the past 21 days is 955.

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The Hays County Local Health Department reports 26 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 122 recoveries Oct. 14, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 29,186, total active cases to 661 and recoveries to 28,141. The county reports the total active cases in the past 21 days is 1,162.

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The Hays County Local Health Department reports five new COVID-19-related fatalities Oct. 4,a Kyle woman in her 20s, a San Marcos man in his 60s, a San Marcos man in his 50s, a San Marcos woman in her 70s, and a Wimberley man in his 70s. There have been a total of 372 fatalities in the county.

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The Hays County Local Health Department reports 49 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 80 recoveries Oct.1, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 28,600, total active cases to 1,068 and recoveries to 27,165. The county reports the total active cases in the past 21 days is 1,996.

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The Hays County Local Health Department reports seven new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 152 recoveries Sept. 9, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 28,442, total active cases to 1,129 and recoveries to 26,947. The county reports the total active cases in the past 21 day…