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Local Activist Seek Reform To San Marcos Police

Emma Jones  News Reporter  Updated 8:14 PM Local group Mano Amiga has begun seeking signatures for their petition. The "Hartman Reforms" call for these five changes to the city's contract with the San Marcos police department. End the 180-Day Rule This reform would end the statute of limitations that currently bar investigating wrongdoing by officers.  End Delay of Interviews for Misconduct  San Marcos officers currently have 48 hours or more […]

todaySeptember 20, 2022 134

A blue background with text that says, “Mental Health & Finals a chat with the SMPD mental health unit. A red brain with a graduation cap is above.


Mental Health Unit of SMPD Raise Concerns of Finals Seasons

By Ally BolenderWeb Content Contributor Let’s be real – finals can have a huge impact on our mental health. This semester has gone by so fast, and now grades are coming in. But don’t worry, you’re not alone. The Mental Health Unit of the San Marcos Police Department encourages students to use university and city mental health resources during this time. During finals, the end of a semester and holidays, […]

todayDecember 2, 2019 571


The Line of Duty

By Aaron J. Derton News Director Sometimes we take for granted that there are men and women in our own communities who sacrifice their time with family, their health and even their lives. When we get a ticket for speeding or parking where we aren’t supposed to, we forget that there is a person inside the uniform. Officer Ken Copeland was a public servant. He gave his time, effort, career […]

todayDecember 5, 2017 47

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Police Make Arrest in First Homicide of 2016

News Department  The San Marcos Police Department have taken a suspect into custody after a Texas State student was found dead in his home. Police received a call around 8 a.m. from the victim’s roommate, Esaia Kemuel Morris (05/05/1994), reporting that he found 20 year old Francisco Sierra (2/04/1996) dead in his room at the Villagio Apartments with a gunshot wound to the head. Morris was taken to the police department for questioning, where he […]

todayFebruary 5, 2016 36

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Daily News Recap (3-31-15)

Compiled by Holly Henrichsen Assistant Web Content Manager Indiana Governor Mike Pence has pledged to “fix” Indiana’s controversial “religious freedom” law to clarify that it does not condone discrimination against gays and lesbians. Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which takes effect July first, would prohibit laws that "substantially burden" a person's freedom of religion unless the government can prove a compelling interest in imposing that burden. There has been sharp […]

todayMarch 31, 2015 7

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Daily News Recap (3-26-15)

Compiled by Holly Henrichsen Assistant Web Content Manager The talk of a possible suicide crash of the Germanwings flight that killed all 150 people aboard has now arisen. According to the Washington Post, a French prosecutor said earlier today that the co-pilot wanted to destroy the plane. The statement comes after the voice recorder on the plane was found and indicated that the pilot was locked out of the cockpit […]

todayMarch 26, 2015 6

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Daily News Recap (2-25-15)

By Holly Henrichsen Assistant Web Content Manager The FBI has arrested 3 men this afternoon for attempting to fly from New York to Turkey to join ISIS. CNN reports, The United States Attorney's office in Brooklyn is charging the suspects with providing material support to terrorists. The arrests occurred after a complaint was unsealed by the FBI containing recorded conversations between the suspects the suspects initially drew the attention of […]

todayFebruary 25, 2015 13

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Daily News Recap (2-24-15)

By Holly Henrichsen Assistant Web Content Manager Police are looking for help locating a missing San Marcos man who may be in danger. 25 year old Jonathan Russell was last seen Thursday morning riding a gold colored bicycle on the west access road in the 1600 block of IH-35. Russell is a white male about 6'2" with brown hair and hazel eyes. He was last seen wearing a burnt orange […]

todayFebruary 24, 2015 9


Daily News Recap (1-30-15)

By Holly Henrichsen Assistant Web Content Manager Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney announced that he will not be making a third run for President in 2016. Multiple Romney aides have confirmed that he plans to help however he can to help elect a GOP nominee for the presidential bid. During the announcement, Romney mentioned that it would be best to give other leaders in the party the opportunity to become […]

todayJanuary 31, 2015 6

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