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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.

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On May 24, educators across the U.S. were forced to consider the unexpected risks associated with their jobs when an 18-year-old opened fire at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, killing 19 students and two teachers.

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Having presented more than the required number of valid signatures necessary to decriminalize marijuana in San Marcos, Mano Amiga hopes to improve the justice system by allowing citizens to vote one ordinance at a time.

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Part of the northbound I-35 frontage road in San Marcos will be closed between Flores Street and River Road until August, according to an announcement from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) on May 30.

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Jose “Joel” Velez solemnly marched to the front of the Student Center ballroom, surrounded by tearful onlookers. A young woman handed him a white rose, and he bowed his head in thanks. The rose was to honor his daughter, Iliana Velez, whose photo he proudly displayed on his shirt.

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With the weather beginning to warm up, students and locals alike will start gravitating to life outside where they may pick up hobbies that seek to strengthen their physical and mental health like running.

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A crowd of several dozen San Marcos activists met outside the Hays County Historic Courthouse on March 2, protesting for the rights of transgender children. The protestors stood in a line shouting in unison for the protection of trans kids as onlookers inevitably took sides, often calling ba…

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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: 

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A panel of four history professors met with students at Derrick Hall to discuss the Ukraine-Russia conflict that has been the conversation of university students and national media, on Feb. 28.

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Texas State men's basketball (21- 6, 12-3 Sun Belt) concluded the 2022 regular season capping off its nine-game win streak with a 66-61 win over the Troy Trojans (19-10, 10-6 Sun Belt) Friday night. 

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The Bobcats (14-13,9-6 Sun Belt) had a rough go of things on Saturday afternoon as they lost to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (15-9,8-4 Sun Belt) 70-53. Texas State was unable to hold the lead at any point in the contest.

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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. 

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Despite the university's warnings of another possible winter storm, third-year resident assistant (RA) Ansley Haman was not at all nervous Wednesday night. She picked up the on-call phone for her dorm and started her rounds as usual. After all, this wasn't her first rodeo.

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When the sun sets earlier and the temperature begins to drop, people all across the world may tend to fall to traditional depression symptoms. These include changes in sleep, appetite and energy level, persistent sadness, loss of interest and social isolation.

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In a statement released to students and faculty at Texas State, all in-person and online classes scheduled for Feb. 3-4 have been cancelled due to anticipated icy conditions for both San Marcos and Round Rock campuses. 

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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.