With new officials elected into the Hays County government last November, advocacy groups have asked for the county government to look into ways to improve the conditions of Hays County Jail.
Trigger warning: This article contains mentions of police brutality and gun violence.
According to an updated database from ProPublica, Texas State has the remains of 114 Native Americans in its possession as of data from Dec. 2022. Despite the university's cooperation with Indigenous groups, the repatriation process has resulted in many of the remains remaining unclaimed.
With spring break and tubing season approaching, local organizations have increased their efforts of protecting the San Marcos River, specifically in relation to the influx of human activity in the area and climate change. The Meadows Center for Water Environment has received funding for a c…
Early exposure to politics for young individuals offers various opportunities to engage in political activism, although the impact on the individual differs.
A Hard Freeze Watch has been issued for portions of South-Central Texas from Thursday, Dec. 22 afternoon until Saturday, Dec. 24. A Wind Chill Warning has been issued for all of South-Central Texas from 6 p.m. Thursday through noon on Friday, Dec. 23.
Commissioners Court declares National Influenza Vaccination Week, possible appointment of Ingalsbe to CAMPO
At its Dec. 6 meeting, the Hays County Commissioners Court adopted a proclamation declaring Dec. 5-9 National Influenza Vaccination Week and discussed the potential action to appoint Commissioner Debbie Gonzales Ingalsbe to the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) Transpor…
Election Day is here, and first-time voters are excited for the opportunity to have their voices heard.
Hays County does not have a Public Defender’s Office (PDO) in place forcing low-income individuals to wait months in jail for trial. Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra allowed the implementation of a PDO in Hays County in May of 2022, but the office has still not been implemented by the county.
*Results are complete, but unofficial.
*Results as of 12:12 a.m. CST. Results are unofficial.
*Results as of 11:58 p.m. CST. Results reflect voting in Hays County. Results are unofficial.
*Results as of 11:56 p.m. CST. Results reflect voting in Hays County. Results are unofficial.
The General Election is on Nov. 8. Early voting began on Oct. 24 and will continue until Nov. 4. The University Star has compiled a guide for everything you'll need to know before heading to the polls in Hays County.
During its Oct. 25 meeting, the Hays County Commissioners Court responded to voter issues and discussed traffic complaints on FM 1826.
At its October 11 meeting, the Hays County Commissioners Court recognized October as Czech Heritage Month and expanded the discussion of voting challenges within the county.
Clad in full uniform and carrying the weight of their gear as the morning suns rays beamed down on them, Hays County first responders completed a commemorative stair climb to honor those in their profession who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001, on Sunday at Bobcat Stadium.
The Hays County Local Health Department (HCLHD) has invited Hays County residents to attend the ‘Immunization and Vaccine Community Forum’ on August 18 and August 25 at Gemstone Palace in Kyle, Texas.
During its July 19 meeting, the Hays County Commissioners Court declared July as Parks and Recreation month in Hays County and addressed the early voting sites for the upcoming election as part of an agenda of over 50 items.
Local environmentalists discussed how the planned construction of a film production company, called Hill Country Studios, in the La Cima Development will negatively affect the San Marcos River during a public forum on June 22.
During its May 24 meeting, the Hays County Commissioners Court met to address the addition of a Public Defenders Office (PDO) in Hays County as part of an agenda of over 65 items.
City Council discusses local business, workforce development, brainstorms solutions to overcrowded parking downtown
At its May 17 meeting, San Marcos City Council heard a presentation by the Greater San Marcos Partnership (GSMP) detailing how the group has been pursuing small business development, business retention and expansion, business attractions and workforce development in San Marcos.
At its March 29 meeting, the Hays County Commissioners Court accepted the financial report for the 2021 fiscal year and approved a preliminary budget calendar for the fiscal year 2023.
Over 750 volunteers gathered across San Marcos to collect trash throughout 10 different watershed locations on March 5 at the 37th Annual Great Texas River Cleanup.
Polls for the 2022 Texas Primaries have closed. Nominated candidates will represent their respective parties in the Nov. 8 General Election. Follow along for live updates on Hays County election results:
The Texas Historical Commission is set to install a historical marker in Kyle, Texas, honoring the history of Hays County vaqueros (cowboys), ranch hands and stock raisers.
With the Texas Primaries approaching in Hays County, The University Star has compiled everything you'll need to know before heading to the polls — from who will appear on the ballot to candidates up for election this year.
San Marcos City Council approved Resolution 2021-163R, extending the agreement between the city and Texas State to work together on the implementation and maintenance of the Edwards Aquifer and Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) at its Feb. 1 meeting.
Sgt. Ryan Hartman of the San Marcos Police Department, who killed a woman in an off-duty car collision and used a stun gun on a complaint man, was indefinitely terminated from the department, according to city officials.
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.
The Hays County Local Health Department reports one new COVID-19-related fatality Jan. 18, a Buda man in his 20s. There have been a total of 427 fatalities in the county.
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…
Note: Due to technical difficulties, the Hays County Local Health Department was not able to provide a complete update.
The City of San Marcos will distribute free COVID-19 take home tests on Monday, Jan. 17 at San Marcos High School between 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., or until supplies last.
The Hays County Local Health Department reports four new COVID-19-related fatalities Jan 12, 2021: a San Marcos woman in her 80s, a Buda man in his 50s, a Buda man in his 70s and a Kyle woman in her 90s. There have been a total of 420 fatalities in the county.
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.
The Hays County Local Health Department reports one new COVID-19-related fatality Jan. 7, a San Marcos woman in her 70s. There have been a total of 418 fatalities in the county.
Commissioners Court recognizes Martin Luther King Jr. Day, approves software purchase for health department
The Hays County Commissioners Court approved a proclamation declaring Jan. 17 Martin Luther King Jr. Day and recognized upcoming celebrations by the Dunbar Heritage Association at its Jan. 4 meeting.
The Hays County Local Health Department reports one new COVID-19-related fatality Jan. 5, a Buda man in his 80s. There have been a total of 417 fatalities in the county.
The Hays County Local Health Department reports one new COVID-19-related fatality Dec. 31, a northern Hays County man in his 70s. There have been a total of 414 fatalities in the county.
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.
The Hays County Local Health Department reports two new COVID-19-related fatalities between Dec. 22-28, a Buda man in his 50s and a San Marcos woman in her 70s. There have been a total of 413 fatalities in the county.
The Hays County Sheriff’s Office arrested Red Room Social Lounge employee Milton Heyliger for manslaughter on Wednesday.
The Hays County Local Health Department reports one new COVID-19-related fatality between Dec. 14-20, a San Marcos woman in her 70s. There have been a total of 411 fatalities in the county.
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.
The Hays County Local Health Department reports two new COVID-19-related fatalities between Nov. 29-Dec. 6, a San Marcos woman in her 80s and a Driftwood man in his 60s. There have been a total of 408 fatalities in the county.
At its Nov. 16 meeting, City Council voted 5-1 to postpone a resolution created to affirm that the city of San Marcos is a welcoming community that does not tolerate hate or extremism.
For Jay Adams, a home has been several things.
Trigger warning: This article features discussion of anti-Semitic acts.