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: Family and community supporters gather at the Justice for Josh protest

Hays County

Family of inmate killed by Hays County corrections officer holds protest

By Oli De Los Santos News Reporter   Friends, family and community gathered on the steps of the Hays County Public Safety Building on Sunday to remember the life of Joshua Leon Wright.   Wright, 36, is remembered for co-founding the Facebook group “Take a Picture to End Racism Now” or TAPTERN, which garnered over 10,000 followers, and when a 7-year-old girl in his neighborhood was abducted and sexually assaulted, […]

todayJanuary 23, 2023 46 3

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Newscast

KTSW NEWS UPDATE: November 3rd

On this week’s newscast host Jordan Young brings news about County Judge Ruben Becerra's reelection efforts, the U.S. Supreme Court weighing ending affirmative action in higher education and Hays County's program to control the feral hog population. You can listen live to the news department’s weekly news updates Thursday at 5 pm on 89.9. We are the other side of the news. https://open.spotify.com/episode/04ka7XCMGZdcDWWZVwgwOV?si=78f38c10f4024a79 https://spotifyanchor-web.app.link/e/unQyuk9QQub

todayNovember 10, 2022 44 1

County Judge Ruben Becerra standing infront of an American flag outside of his restaurant.

2022 Elections

Ruben Becerra wants a second term as County Judge

Jordan Young News & Culture Director   San Marcos native, small business owner and current Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra hopes Hays County residents give him another four years in office. He was first elected in 2018, defeating former republican Hays County commissioner Will Conley by 2,640 votes. Becerra's win signaled a shift in Hays county politics, as the last democrat to hold the position was Liz Sumter in 2010. […]

todayOctober 31, 2022 45 1 3

News

Pedernales River Springs Salamanders may be federally recognized as endangered

By Preethi Mangadu  Chief Editor of News   The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that the Pedernales River springs salamander will undergo status reviews to be put on the federal endangered species list.    The Pedernales River springs salamander was discovered in 2019 by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin. They were determined to be a new species that are related to Barton Springs salamanders. These salamanders […]

todayOctober 21, 2022 96

A millennial black man and woman voting at a voting booth in an election.

News

Primary Runoff Election Day: Information you need to know about today’s election

Jordan Young Web Content Manager Texas election law states that candidates must earn more than 50% of the vote to avoid a runoff election. Today Texas voters will once again head to their local voting center in this year's Texas primary runoff election.  Here is some information you need to know about today's primary runoff election. In Texas, you can only vote in one party's primary in a year. So, if […]

todayMay 24, 2022 44 1

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12/02/20: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

By Tiger ShiNews Director SAN MARCOS, Texas-- Hays County reported 7,429 cases of COVID-19 as of December 2, according to the Hays County COVID-19 dashboard. Positivity rate of those tested increased from about 6% to 7% in late November. Hospitalizations of Hays County residents decreased from 16 to 12 as of December 1. The total number of cases in Hays County has been surging since late October. The local health […]

todayDecember 2, 2020 27

News

11/25/20: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

By Devon Bates and Ally BolenderNews Reporter and News Content Manager SAN MARCOS, TEXAS--President Trauth and other university leaders shared updates with faculty and staff in a virtual Town Hall on November 23. President Trauth discussed a promising outlook for the distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine. In addition, she encouraged students to bring learning materials home for the break as the fall semester schedule remains unchanged following Thanksgiving. She also recommended […]

todayNovember 26, 2020 171

News

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: 11/05/20

By Devon BatesNews Reporter SAN MARCOS, Texas--The Hays County Health Department reported two new COVID-19 fatalities on Wednesday, Nov. 4. The two fatalities were a San Marcos woman in her 90s and a Buda man in his 80s. These two deaths brought the county's number of Coronavirus-related fatalities to 91. There are currently 322 active Coronavirus cases – a 17-case decrease since November 3. There have been 6,265 total cases […]

todayNovember 5, 2020 28

News

10/14/20: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

By Devon Bates and Ally BolenderNews Reporter and News Content Manager SAN MARCOS, TX-- Texas State University Chief Medical Officer, Emilio Carranco, released a COVID-19 update on October 8 regarding the University's increase in testing capacity and decline of COVID-19 cases on campus. During the first week of testing, 1,074 PCR tests were performed with 18 positive results for a 1.7% positivity rate, according to the update. The World Health Organization […]

todayOctober 14, 2020 11

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