Following a presentation from city staff, San Marcos City Council provided direction to staff members regarding utility disconnections for non-payments and late fees at its March 16 meeting.
As Winter Storm Uri brought below-freezing temperatures all across Texas, it also sparked a need for action among many stranded Texas residents.
A day after Winter Storm Uri hit Texas, local business owner, Shane Billiot, like most San Marcos residents, woke up to sheets of white snow along the streets of his neighborhood and no electricity in his home.
After going hours without electricity, water and heat, Texas State dorm residents were left on campus with scarce resources during the week of a historic February winter storm in the state, questioning what would happen next.
The bone-chilling temperatures and icy conditions of February's winter storm reminded Christopher Cardoza of a time when he spent nights outdoors freezing, praying for daylight to come.
Inclement weather expected this past week changed the opening and closing statuses of San Marcos schools and businesses, and The University Star is working to provide live updates on the latest.
Texas State will extend the closure of its campuses for the second time since severe weather and power outages took over the San Marcos community, according to an email from University President Denise Trauth.
San Marcos residents sought a clear response all week as to when power would be restored during the winter storm. Hours of waiting turned into days, and the frigid outdoor temperatures began creeping into homes, leaving residents to deal with the results.
Texas State says power has been restored to the majority of campus and the warming shuttles, used for students in need of heat during inclement weather, have been discontinued.
A generator failure on Feb. 18 at the City of San Marcos' Main Wastewater Lift Station resulted in untreated wastewater being discharged into the San Marcos River.
Texas State is opening its dining halls to all students through Feb. 22, according to a campus-wide email from President Denise Trauth.
As power outages continue to linger throughout the San Marcos area, several warming centers and shelters have opened to provide residents with resources and safety.
Hays County offices will remain closed for the rest of the week due to inclement weather, and COVID-19 vaccinations scheduled for this week will be moved to next week.
Texas State volleyball (25-2) rescheduled its match against the University of North Texas (3-5) due to inclement weather, according to a Feb. 17 statement by the university.
Texas State baseball is modifying the schedule to its opening weekend series against Brigham Young University due to inclement weather, according to a Feb. 17 statement by the university.
Texas State softball’s four games at the Maverick Classic in Arlington, Texas, have been canceled due to inclement weather in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area, according to a Feb. 17 statement from the university.
Due to inclement weather, Texas State men’s basketball canceled its home game against the Arkansas State University Red Wolves, according to a Feb. 14 statement from the university.
A local disaster declaration has been issued by Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra due to severe winter weather conditions. The declaration goes into effect immediately and is in place for seven days or until current weather conditions improve.
San Marcos Mayor Jane Hughson signed a Declaration of Local State of Disaster on Feb. 13 ahead of inclement weather and icy road conditions.
Texas State San Marcos and Round Rock campuses will be closed on Feb. 14 as a result of inclement weather in the area. Both campuses will close buildings at 6 p.m. on Feb. 13.