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The Hays County Local Health Department reports 13 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 53 recoveries June 7, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 18,911, total active cases to 126 and recoveries to 18,532. The county reports the total active cases in the past 21 days is 264.

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The Hays County Local Health Department reports five new COVID-19-related fatalities June 2, a Buda man in his 60s, a Buda woman in her 70s, a Dripping Springs woman in her 70s, a San Marcos man in his 70s and a Wimberley woman in her 80s. There have been a total of 252 fatalities in the county.

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The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment has been awarded a $1 million grant from the Texas General Land Office to lead the Clean Coast Texas Collaborative, which will help coastal communities reduce nonpoint source water pollution.

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After Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued Executive Order 36, which bans all government entities from mandating masks in their facilities, Texas State followed suit by ridding of all masking restrictions, leaving students, faculty and staff to begin an adjustment back to pre-pandemic customs.

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The Hays County Local Health Department reports 28 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 28 recoveries May 25-26, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 18,856, total active cases to 263 and recoveries to 18,347. The county reports the total active cases in the past 21 days is 387.

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The Hays County Local Health Department reports 41 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 51 recoveries May 21, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 18,775, total active cases to 255 and recoveries to 18,275. The county reports the total active cases in the past 21 days is 462.

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During its May 18 meeting, the Hays County Commissioners Court adopted two proclamations, declaring May as Elder Abuse Month and May 23-29, as Search and Rescue Week in Hays County.

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After being added to its May 18 agenda, City Council debated if the cite-and-release ordinance should be dismissed and whether or not the ordinance has been the cause of enhanced crime in San Marcos.

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The Hays County Local Health Department reports 44 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 74 recoveries May 19, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 18,775, total active cases to 265 and recoveries to 18,265. The county reports the total active cases in the past 21 days is 539.

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The Hays County Local Health Department reports 48 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 82 recoveries May 17, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 18,731, total active cases to 295 and recoveries to 18,191. The county reports the total active cases in the past 21 days is 532.

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Note: The Hays County Local Health Department issued a correction on the number of hospitalizations in the county. The department's original report indicated 16 people were hospitalized, however there are 14. We have since updated the brief with the correct number of hospitalizations. 

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The Hays County Local Health Department reports 51 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 63 recoveries May 7, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 18,561, total active cases to 544 and recoveries to 17,777. The county reports the total active cases in the past 21 days is 870.

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San Marcos City Council discussed Winter Storm Uri's effects on wastewater rates and debated possible revisions to the Criminal Justice Reform Committee's purpose statement at its meeting on May 4.

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The Hays County Local Health Department reports 74 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and1 03 recoveries May 5, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 18,510, total active cases to 531 and recoveries to 17,739. The county reports the total active cases in the past 21 days is 865.

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At its May 3 meeting, the Hays County Commissioners Court submitted a grant application for $1,085,325 to the Texas Indigent Defense Commission, Improvement Grant Program for the Hays County Holistic Public Defense Office and Managed Assigned Counsel Program, generating the request for a Pub…

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The Hays County Local Health Department reports 82 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 115 recoveries May 1-3, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 18,436, total active cases to 560 and recoveries to 17,636. The county reports the total active cases in the past 21 days is 839.

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Hays County polling locations have reported cumulative but unofficial results as of 9:08 p.m. on May 1. Here are the updated numbers from San Marcos and Hays County races. Voter turnout is 6.20% with 8,740 out of 141,065 registered voters voting in this election. 

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The Hays County Local Health Department reports 118 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 115 recoveries April 30, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 18,354, total active cases to 594 and recoveries to 17,521. The county reports the total active cases in the past 21 days is 910.

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Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra created after-hour vaccination clinics that will administer Moderna vaccines. The clinics will start April 30 and last from 5 -10 p.m. at various locations and will allow no appointment walk-ups.

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As part of its Rattler Reopening Plan, the San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District (SMCISD) fully opened its campuses allowing students to return to in-person classes on April 12.

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The Hays County Local Health Department reports 37 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 48 recoveries April 28, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 18,236, total active cases to 591 and recoveries to 17,406. The county reports the total active cases in the past 21 days is 881.

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The Hays County Local Health Department reports 82 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 89 recoveries April 23, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 18,061, total active cases to 617 and recoveries to 17,205. The county reports the total active cases in the past 21 days is 877.

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San Marcos City Council authorized the Council Committee Rules and Procedures, a document that lays the foundation for policy and provides direction on how committees may function, at its April 20 meeting.