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.
Members of the San Marcos Indigenous community gathered alongside environmental activists outside City Hall to protest the development of a new film studio on a recharge zone in the La Cima Development, Tuesday, June 28.
In response to the school shooting that occurred at Robb Elementary School on May 24, officials throughout San Marcos and Hays County have been collaborating to improve safety in local schools.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ground Game Texas and the local grassroots organization Mano Amiga announced on March 1 that they succeeded in collecting enough signatures to secure the vote to decriminalize marijuana in San Marcos on the November ballot. Their victory comes after months of collecting signatures across San…
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.
As new information about carbon dioxide is released, Bobcats are being proactive in using alternative transportation to reduce carbon emissions and live sustainably.
Student organizations at Texas State are recognizing a need for a stronger line of communication to and from the Office of Disability Services (ODS) as they work toward inclusivity.
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.
A collision involving a university bus and multiple vehicles occurred at the intersection of Aquarena Springs and Charles Austin drives this afternoon around 5 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Editor's note: The University Star contacted the San Marcos Police Department for comment but did not receive a response before publication.
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.
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.
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.
Applications for Texas State's Housing Lottery opened on Jan. 31, allowing current residents a chance to return to on-campus living next 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.
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.
At its Jan. 26 meeting, Texas State's Faculty Senate addressed upcoming applications for faculty development leave and prepared points for its upcoming meeting with President Denise Trauth and her advisory council.
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.
It's been over a year since Texas State student Jason Landry went missing after his vehicle was found wrecked on Salt Flat Road in Luling, Texas.
At its Jan. 18 meeting, the San Marcos City Council held a discussion regarding police camera footage and unanimously approved to establish a residential homestead property tax exemption.
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…
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.
To assist students with financial hardship brought on by COVID-19, Texas State will distribute more than $6.5 million in federally funded emergency assistance to students for the spring 2022 semester.
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.