University Star Staff

Reader photos of flooding, damage in the Hay County area


Reader photos of flooding and damage in the Hays County area.

UPD respond to alleged shots fired on campus

UPDATE: 11:40 AM

The University Police Department (UPD) has cleared the area between J.C. Kellam (JCK) and the Freeman Aquatic Biology Building after issuing an alert about possible shots fired in the area earlier this morning.

“We had officers make sure the whole area was secure, then once we did that, we checked the buildings around the area,” said Daniel Benitez, UPD captain. “We couldn’t find anything.”

Some university students saw an alert flash on projector screens during classes. Others received the alert through a text message or email. The Clery Act, a federal regulation on campus safety, requires UPD to alert the community during potential threats, Benitez said.

Editor-in-chief resigns

Osagioduwa Evbagharu has resigned effective immediately as editor-in-chief of The University Star.

According to a letter from Evbagharu, his resignation is due to a family illness. 


Evbagharu has been a staff member of the paper and its online property since September 2012.

However, School of Journalism and Mass Communication officials have become aware that Evbagharu no longer meets academic eligibility requirements.

Eighteen-wheeler crash, fire on Interstate 35

UPDATE 6:49 PM: 

One person has died and four others were injured in the crash that destroyed two semi trucks and one passenger vehicle. The four people involved in the crash were taken to Central Texas Medical Center in San Marcos with non life-threatening injuries.

A gravel truck swerved, sideswiped two other semi trucks and two passenger vehicles and hit the middle wall after a minor accident occured at 3:30 p.m. The gravel truck hit another passenger vehicle, pushing it into another semi truck and the three vehicles caught fire on the right-hand shoulder of the intersate.

Flying gravel damaged a vehicle headed south on the interstate and eight vehicles total were damaged.

Suspects arrested on suspicion of gun threat

UPDATE 12:52 PM:

The suspect involved in the Nov. 20 gun threat at Texas State was arrested and taken to Hays County Jail late last night. Anthony Marcell Davis III was charged with resisting arrest and posession of marijauna. 




University spokesman Matt Flores said two individuals were questioned by UPD in relation to the campus gun threat. One individual was a Texas State student and the other was a non-student, he said.

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