The Hays County Health Department reports 34 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 60 recoveries Oct. 21, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 6,246, active cases to 609 and recoveries to 5,573. Total active cases in the last 21 days is 320.
The San Marcos City Council approved city plans to spend federal CARES Act funding and appointed members to two citizen committees at its regular Oct. 20 meeting.
The Hays County Health Department reports one new COVID-19-related fatality Oct. 20, an Austin woman in her 90s. There have been 64 fatalities in the county.
Texas State’s Student Government tabled an emergency resolution during its Oct. 19 meeting calling for the support of a petition demanding RAs receive improved transparency from the Department of Housing and Residential Life on COVID-19-related matters.
Student Government Parliamentarian Cody DeSalvo filed a complaint to the Student Government supreme court against Vice President and Chairperson of the Senate Andrew Florence. Now, DeSalvo faces a potential vote-of-no-confidence from fellow senators.
Texas State volleyball earned its second sweep of the weekend Oct. 17 as it defeated No. 15 University of Louisiana at Lafayette (25-15, 25-20, 26-24) to take the series 3-0.
Texas State volleyball (10-1) came off of a 3-0 win earlier in the day to take a 3-2 comeback victory (14-25, 18-25, 25-20, 25-15, 15-10) over the nationally-ranked Louisiana at Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns (11-2) Oct. 16 in Lafayette, Louisiana.
Texas State's Faculty Senate received an update from the "Institutional Inclusive Excellence" team, which seeks to hire a non-profit organization for consultation as the group works to promote equity and demonstrate cross-cultural awareness across Texas State campuses.
Former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke will teach Texas politics at Texas State in the spring 2021 semester, the Department of Political Science told The University Star on Oct. 15.
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.
Early voters on Texas State's campus reported long wait times but effective COVID-19 safety protocols during the first two days of early voting for the 2020 election.
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.
The Hays County Commissioners Court passed a grant to aid in food delivery assistance in the county and provided an update on the county's COVID-19 situation at an Oct. 13 regular meeting.
The San Marcos Police Department responded to seven separate discharged firearm calls between Oct. 10-11, resulting in the arrest of two individuals.
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.
Texas State's Student Government introduced a resolution during its regular Oct. 12 meeting to repurpose the university's contact tracing program to assist with student mental health outreach.
Santa's Jingle Bell Run 5K and Kids K scheduled for Dec. 12 have been canceled out of precaution due to COVID-19. Those registered for the 2020 races will have their registration valued for 2021.
Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra will allow bars to reopen Oct. 14, following an executive order by Gov. Greg Abbott granting select county judges the authority to do so.
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.
The Student Government senate unanimously passed two resolutions calling on Texas State to expand COVID-19 testing and mental health outreach during its Oct. 5 meeting.
Sixty-five students were in isolation/quarantine spaces provided by Texas State at one point in September, the university's Student Health Center director announced in an email to faculty, staff and students.
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.
Texas State's Faculty Senate challenged the possible cancellation of spring break for the spring 2021 semester and the logistics of in-person December commencement ceremonies during its Oct. 7 meeting.
The San Marcos Police Department asks the public to assist with two ongoing investigations into deadly conduct incidents after apprehending a suspect in a third incident.
The San Marcos City Council voted against relocating the city post office and expanded a law enforcement information center at its regular Oct. 7 meeting.
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.
Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order Oct. 7 allowing for certain county judges to open bars in their counties and raise the occupancy levels for all businesses other than bars to 75%.
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.
Dr. Vincent E. Morton has been named Texas State's associate vice president for Student Affairs and dean of students.
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.
In partnership with the Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee and other local veterans' organizations, the City of San Marcos will host "Month of Service", a series of community activities aimed to admire those who have served.
Texas State soccer (2-6-1 overall, 2-2-0 Sun Belt) won 2-1 in a road game against the University of Louisiana Monroe (0-4-0 overall, 0-3-0 Sun Belt) Oct. 2.