The Hays County Health Department reports 66 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 71 recoveries Oct. 24-26, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 6,353, active cases to 505 and recoveries to 5,762. Total active cases in the last 21 days is 316.
Protesters gathered in downtown San Marcos Oct. 24 in support of the movement to end the Nigerian federal police force known as the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, or SARS.
The Texas Department of State Health Services implemented a new reporting system that caused the Hays County Local Health Department to add 22 new COVID-19 fatalities to its records Oct. 23. The total number of fatalities in the county is now 86.
The Hays County Health Department reports 22 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 77 recoveries Oct. 22, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 6,268, active cases to 554 and recoveries to 5,650. Total active cases in the last 21 days is 328.
San Marcos participated in a community-based biodiversity study that revealed where native pollinator habitats can be placed to best aid in the conservation of monarch butterflies, a species in crisis.
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.
Health officials are pushing students to get their flu shots for the upcoming 2020-2021 flu season, which could place a strain on Texas State's Student Health Center resources should there be community spread.
Texas State students voting early at the Performing Arts Center reported a simple and fast voting experience throughout the first week of early voting.
The San Marcos City Council approved the city's municipal budget Sept. 15 for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021, taking into account a number of issues caused by COVID-19 during its development.
Downtown San Marcos clubs and coffee shops that once thrived off social gatherings are working to provide customers familiar experiences under loosened COVID-19 restrictions.
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 San Marcos Police Department responded to seven separate discharged firearm calls between Oct. 10-11, resulting in the arrest of two individuals.
The controversial decision by the Hays County Commissioners Court to not place a second polling location on Texas State's campus has some claiming voter suppression is taking place ahead of the Oct. 13 early voting start.
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.
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%.
When the H1N1 swine flu first appeared at Texas State in March 2009, there was no widespread alarm for the virus in the U.S. It was not until April that year, when cases rose quickly around the country, that the university began to respond.
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.
Demonstrators gathered outside the stallions statue on campus and marched around the Hays County Historic Courthouse Oct. 1 to protest racial injustice across the nation.
A multi-vehicle crash Sept. 6 resulted in the death of a man and several serious injuries on West Wonder World Drive and Purgatory Creek Bridge in San Marcos. At approximately 1 p.m. Sept. 6, San Marcos Police, San Marcos Fire and Hays County EMS responded to the fatal collision. The driver …
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.
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 …
The City of San Marcos emergency responders responded to a crash Sept. 24 involving two planes at the San Marcos Regional Airport. A tweet from the city asks citizens to avoid the area and states the Texas Department of Public Safety and National Transportation Safety Board will release furt…
Texas State’s COVID-19 dashboard added 11 new student COVID-19 cases Sept. 23. According to the dashboard, 137 cases are considered active. A total of 401 students and seven faculty/staff have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 30 days. The dashboard states that numbers include positiv…