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Texas State Topics at Debate Night

By Aaron J. Derton News Director SAN MARCOS -- Candidates for city council gathered to engage in civil, substantive debate Thursday night. Incumbent Council members Ed Mihalkanin, Place Three, and Jane Hughson, Place Four, faced off against small business owner, Amy Stanfield, and property rights activist, Joshua Simpson, respectively. Mr. Simpson, 24, graduated from Texas State last spring with a degree in Criminal Justice. While he admits he is not […]

todaySeptember 15, 2017 15


Trump Wins Presidency, City Council Elections Turn to a Runoff

By Dawson Vansteenhouse and Bri Watkins KTSW News Reporter and The University Star News Editor Donald Trump has been elected as our 45th President of the United States with a 279 to 218 electoral vote lead currently. "I pledge to every citizen I will be president for all Americans," Trump said. Trump expressed his gratitude and respect toward Clinton’s hard-working ethic to the greater good of the country. "I can only say, […]

todayNovember 9, 2016 38


Texas State Students Express Their Thoughts on New HEB Location

By Clayton Kelley Assistant News Director Despite countless protest efforts, the third H-E-B, located at the intersection of Hunter Road and Wonder World Drive, has been approved by City Council in a four to three vote. Council members Lisa Prewitt, Melissa Derrick, and Jane Hughson were the dissenting vote in the previous September council board meeting. In the midst of City Council elections happening in November, Ty Stonecipher, Texas State […]

todayOctober 6, 2016 101

City Hall


City Council Passes Amendment, Requires Qualifying Businesses Pay Workers “Living Wage”

By Kasandra Garza Assistant News Director    San Marcos City Council has passed a new amendment in the city’s Economic Development Policy that  requires all employers qualifying for an economic development incentive to pay their employees a minimum of $15 an hour. Scott Gregson, Councilman for place five, took the lead on this effort saying he believes it is important to allow citizens to have the opportunity to have a […]

todayFebruary 16, 2016 53

City Hall


City Council Approve Hands-Free Ordinance

By Kasandra Garza News Reporter The San Marcos city council has passed a hands-free ordinance, making it against the law to be on mobile devices while driving. The City Council moved forward with their decision to issue a city ordinance that will prohibit the use of electronic devices in vehicles. A first offense will cost up to $100. Fees will not exceed $500. The ordinance will go into effect on Feb. […]

todayNovember 17, 2015 8


Gregson, Derrick Give Final Thoughts on 2015 Election

Kasandra Garza News Reporter Last night's election results revealed Scott Gregson won city council elections for place 5, while Melissa Derrick won for place 6. Both candidates held their watch parties together. Gregson described the win as a “resounding” one for both him and Melissa Derrick. “I’m hopeful the voters of San Marcos will ultimately be pleased with this election,” Gregson said. Gregson said over the past five years, San […]

todayNovember 3, 2015 23

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Gregson on Winning Election, Future Plans

by Kasandra Garza, Hannah Rucker, Sara Weaver News Reporters Scott Gregson has won the San Marcos City Council election for place 5. Gregson said he will bring his “successful” career to city council. “I feel great,” Gregson said. “I’m pleased to have so many great supporters and that translated into votes.” Gregson said his plans aren’t to “change” things, but to maintain the growth San Marcos has experienced.Gregson said he […]

todayNovember 3, 2015 39

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Derrick Speaks About Election Results, University Star

by Kasandra Garza, Hannah Rucker, Sara Weaver News Reporters Melissa Derrick was elected as San Marcos City Council member for place six. Derrick received 67 percent of the votes while Shane Scott received 33 percent of the votes. Throughout election night, Derrick said she felt “pretty confident” going into the race and felt a strong sense of support throughout her campaign. “I just want to thank the citizens of San […]

todayNovember 3, 2015 37

Election day 2015


City Council Candidate Frank Arredondo Awaits Results, Discusses Vision

by Kasandra Garza, Hannah Rucker, Sara Weaver News Reporters City Council candidate Frank Arredondo is running for place five against Scott Gregson.  Arredondo’s general consultant, John Eakin, said Arredondo’s campaign is focused on three key aspects: creating jobs, maintaining infrastructure and expanding the interest of expanding jobs for today’s generation. Arredondo’s campaign plan is to maintain infrastructures by working with the state and federal agencies to make sure infrastructure is […]

todayNovember 3, 2015 26

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