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The Hays County Health Department reports two new COVID-19-related fatalities Oct. 15, a San Marcos man in his 70s and an Austin woman in her 90s. The total number of fatalities in the county is 59.

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The Hays County Health Department reports two new COVID-19-related fatalities Oct. 14, a Buda man in his 60s and a Buda woman in her 80s. The total number of fatalities in the county is 57.

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The Hays County Health Department reports 47 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 121 recoveries Oct. 9-13, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 6,084, active cases to 889 and recoveries to 5,140. Total active cases in the last 21 days is 306.

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The Hays County Health Department reports 19 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 60 recoveries Oct. 9, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 6,037, active cases to 963 and recoveries to 5,019. Total active cases in the last 21 days is 318.

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The Hays County Health Department reports 10 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 77 recoveries Oct. 8, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 6,018, active cases to 1,004 and recoveries to 4,959. Total active cases in the last 21 days is 321.

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The Hays County Health Department reports 13 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 80 recoveries Oct. 7, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 6,008, active cases to 1,071 and recoveries to 4,882. 

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The Hays County Health Department reports 30 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 63 recoveries Oct. 6, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 5,995, active cases to 1,138 and recoveries to 4,802. Total active cases in the last 21 days is 339.

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The Hays County Health Department reports 14 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 120 recoveries Oct. 3-5, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 5,965, active cases to 1,171 and recoveries to 4,739. Total active cases in the last 21 days is 361.

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Oct. 5 was the last day to register to vote in the 2020 general election. The University Star has gathered all the information you need about Hays County polling locations, mail-in ballots, COVID-19 safety precautions and who will appear on the ballots.

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The Hays County Health Department reports five new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 27 recoveries Oct. 2, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 5,951, active cases to 1,277 and recoveries to 4,619. The total active cases in the last 21 days is 383.

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The Hays County Health Department reports six new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 77 recoveries Oct. 1, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 5,946, active cases to 1,299 and recoveries to 4,592. The total active cases in the last 21 days is 386.

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The Hays County Health Department reports 14 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 100 recoveries Sept. 30, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 5,940, active cases to 1,370 and recoveries to 4,515. The total active cases in the last 21 days is 414.

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Voter outreach organizations like The League of Women Voters are at work informing Hays County citizens on what they need to know ahead of what is expected to be a highly contentious election.

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The Hays County Health Department reports 10 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 82 recoveries Sept. 29, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 5,926, active cases to 1,456 and recoveries to 4,415. The total active cases in the last 21 days is 455.

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The Hays County Health Department reports one new COVID-19 fatality Sept. 28, a San Marcos woman in her 50s. The total number of fatalities in the county is now 55.

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Update: Sept. 25, 6:52 a.m. Pendergrass’s vehicle was located and recovered by law enforcement at the Walmart parking lot in Lockhart but Pendergrass has still not been located. Original Story The Hays County Sheriff’s Office is searching for Tyler Joseph Pendergrass, a suicidal person last …

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Texas State’s COVID-19 dashboard added 10 new student cases and one new faculty/staff case Sept. 24. According to the dashboard, 133 cases are considered active. A total of 404 students and six faculty/staff have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 30 days. The dashboard states that num…

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The Hays County Local Health Department recently received reports of 160 additional COVID-19 hospitalizations that were not previously provided for daily reports. The new total number of hospitalizations in the county is 341. According to a press release, after an internal audit the health d…

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The Hays County Health Department reports two new COVID-19 fatalities Sept. 23, A Buda man in his 70s and a San Marcos woman in her 60s. The total number of fatalities in the county is 54. The county also reports 19 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 77 recoveries, bringing the total nu…

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The Hays County Health Department reports 21 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 61 recoveries Sept. 22, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 5,799, active cases to 1,694 and recoveries to 4,053. San Marcos, Kyle and Buda have 582, 707 and 283 active cases, respectively. A…

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The Hays County Health Department reports 42 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 52 recoveries Sept. 18-21, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 5,778, active cases to 1,734 and recoveries to 3,992. San Marcos, Kyle and Buda have 606, 716 and 288 active cases, respectively…

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Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra is being accused of taking thousands of dollars from taxpayers for work he did not do, according to a lawsuit requesting Becerra’s removal from office. The Sept. 14 lawsuit was filed by attorney Kent E. Wymore IV on behalf of a Nathan Kaspar, a Hays County res…

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The Hays County Health Department reports 17 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 62 recoveries Sept. 18, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 5,736, active cases to 1,744 and recoveries to 3,940. San Marcos, Kyle and Buda have 604, 725 and 291 active cases, respectively. A…

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The Hays County Health Department reports 22 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 52 recoveries Sept. 17, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 5,719, active cases to 1,789 and recoveries to 3,878. San Marcos, Kyle and Buda have 638, 728 and 294 active cases, respectively. A…

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order Sept. 17 expanding occupancy levels for several public service facilities to 75%. The order expanding occupancy levels includes restaurants, retail stores, office buildings, manufacturing facilities, gyms, exercise facilities and classes, muse…

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San Marcos and other Hays County cities reopened several public spaces and parks Sept. 16 with warnings against gathering in large groups and without enforcement policies. Hays County’s lead Epidemiologist Eric Schneider responded to concerns revolving around the decision to reopen, asking t…

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The Hays County Health Department reports 32 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 58 recoveries Sept. 16, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 5,697, active cases to 1,819 and recoveries to 3,826. San Marcos, Kyle and Buda have 648, 739 and 298 active cases, respectively. A…

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Texas State’s COVID-19 dashboard added 27 new active COVID-19 cases Sept. 15. According to the dashboard, 151 cases are currently considered active. A total of 428 students and 37 faculty and staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 since March 1. The dashboard states that numbers inc…

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The Hays County Health Department reports nine new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 94 recoveries Sept. 15, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 5,665, active cases to 1,845 and recoveries to 3,768. San Marcos, Kyle and Buda have 667, 742 and 300 active cases, respectively.…

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Texas State’s COVID-19 dashboard added 42 new student cases and one new faculty/staff case Sept. 11-14. According to the dashboard, 124 cases are currently considered active. A total of 410 students and 37 faculty and staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 since March 1. The dashboa…

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The Hays County Health Department reports one new COVID-19 fatality Sept. 14, a Kyle man in his 70s. The total number of fatalities in the county is 52. The county also reports 58 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 since Sept. 11 and 58 recoveries, bringing the total number of cases in the …

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The Hays County Health Department reports 30 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 31 recoveries Sept. 11, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 5,598, active cases to 1,914 and recoveries to 3,633. Kyle, San Marcos and Buda have 756, 716 and 309 active cases, respectively. A…

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An unstable job market is increasing food insecurity among Texas State students and Hays County residents, placing a spotlight on local food banks working to provide essentials for struggling community members. According to the Hope Center for College, Community and Justice at Temple Univers…

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The Hays County Health Department reports eight new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 46 recoveries Sept. 10, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 5,568, active cases to 1,915 and recoveries to 3,602. San Marcos, Kyle and Buda have 713, 757 and 313 active cases, respectively…

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The Hays County Health Department reports 34 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 69 recoveries Sept. 9, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 5,560, active cases to 1,953 and recoveries to 3,556. San Marcos, Kyle and Buda have 735, 765 and 316 active cases, respectively. Ac…

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The Hays County Health Department reports one new COVID-19 fatality Sept. 8, a San Marcos woman in her 60s. The total number of fatalities in the county is 51. Since Sept. 4, the county reported 55 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 53 recoveries, bringing the total number of cases in t…

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The Hays County Health Department reports 25 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 66 recoveries Sept. 4, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 5,471, active cases to 1,987 and recoveries to 3,434. Kyle has the highest number of active cases in the county at 771. San Marcos a…