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Women's basketball 'survived' in win over Georgia Southern

In her own words, Coach Zenarae Antoine was "tired of seeing the same thing over and over."

She was referring to the defensive end, where the Texas State women's basketball team allowed Georgia Southern to make 39 percent of their shots. 

"One time I didn’t even yell, scream, I just told them look, I’m tired of saying ‘play defense,'" Antoine said. "I’m tired of saying stop trading baskets. They hear it all the time. We aren’t in the business of trading baskets."

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.

San Marcos poverty rate remains high despite population growth

Residents are experiencing a high poverty level in their own backyards as the population growth surges in San Marcos.

San Marcos was ranked the fastest-growing city in the nation for the past two years, according to The U.S. Census Bureau. The unemployment rate in San Marcos was four percent while the state level was 5.3 percent as of August.

This growth has benefited the city, but many of San Marcos’ poorer residents have not profited. About 37 percent living below the poverty level, more than double the percentage for the state, according to The U.S. Census Bureau.

An average of 4,400 residents seek food assistance at the Hays County Food Bank each month, said Mallory Raschke, event and social media coordinator.

Attempted burglary goes sour as suspect falls from balcony

Wednesday afternoon, the suspect in an attempted burglary fell off a balcony at Vistas apartment complex near the university.

A Vistas resident came home and heard a noise coming from outside his apartment. He went to the balcony to see the suspected burglar was trying to climb down when they lost their grip and fell.

A helicopter landed near Chipotle to bring the suspect to Brackenridge Medical Center in Austin.

Officials at the scene said the suspect's condition had to be serious to require an emergency care-flight. 

The details of the suspect's injuries are unknown at this time. 

Suspect arrested in smoke shop shooting

San Marcos Police arrested a man Thursday accused of robbing the Gotta Habit Smoke Shop and shooting a store attendant.

San Marcos Police Detectives obtained an arrest warrant Thursday charging Steven Carlos Hernandez with aggravated robbery, according to a city press release. Hernandez, 20, was arrested around 5 p.m. Thursday in the 2300 block of Clovis Barker Road by members of the Hays County/San Marcos SWAT team, said Chase Stapp, San Marcos Police Chief.

The location where Hernandez was arrested was a job site and not his place of residence, Stapp said. Hernandez was at work when the arrest occurred.

Hernandez is currently incarcerated at the Hays County Law Enforcement Center.

SMPD could not disclose Hernandez’s criminal history, Stapp said.

Baseball head coach Ty Harrington diagnosed with cancer, to undergo surgery


Harrington underwent successful surgery Tuesday and is currently on his way to a speedy recovery and respectfully asks for privacy for him and his family.

"My family and I would like to thank everyone for all of their thoughts and prayers that have been sent our way," Harrington said. "We are extremely blessed to have so much support from our friends, family and Bobcat community. Go Bobcats!"


Texas State baseball Coach Ty Harrington will undergo surgery Tuesday after being diagnosed with cancer.

Assistant Coach Jeremy Fikac, in his seventh season in the position, will be named interim head coach in Harrington’s place if necessary.

Chase Stapp named San Marcos Police Chief

Chase Stapp has been appointed chief of police and is taking over for retiring Chief Howard Williams.

Confirmation of the appointment will be considered at a July 1 city council meeting. Williams is set to retire August 1.

Stapp has worked in law enforcement for 25 years and recently served as San Marcos Assistant Police Chief.

“Chief Stapp possesses a wealth of experience, leadership skills and a deep knowledge and connection with the San Marcos community,” said City Manager Jared Miller in a city press release.

Dean of Fine Arts and Mass Communication leaves Texas State

Timothy Mottet, Dean of the College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication, announced he will be leaving Texas State to accept a position as Provost at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri.

In an email to faculty and staff Thursday, Mottet announced his news saying he will be leaving Texas State July 31 and joining Northwest Missouri State Aug. 1.

Mottet was nominated for the Provost position at Northwest Missouri State and decided to submit an application, which resulted in interviews and an offer to join the university, according to the email.

Mottet stated that he decided to pursue the position because it would mean being closer to family and his aging parents, the email said.

Mottet accepts Provost postion at Northwest Missouri State


The Dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communication has accepted the Provost position at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri.

Dr. Timothy Mottet will assume his new responsibilty Aug. 1 at Northwest Missouri State.

San Marcos police: Man who killed ex-girlfriend in double homicide found dead

The suspect in the double homicide of a Texas State student and her boyfriend was found dead around 1 p.m. Thursday.

Daniel Stillwell, 23, was found dead near Highway 32 after he drove his car over a cliff near "Devil’s Backbone" in Comal County, according to San Marcos Police Chief Howard Williams.

Stillwell was wanted for two murders that occurred at approximately 12:38 a.m. Thursday in an apartment complex on the 300 block of Craddock Avenue. According to the arrest warrant for capital murder, Stillwell allegedly shot his ex-girlfriend, fashion merchandising senior Hailey Nicholls, 22, and her current boyfriend, 26-year-old Jesse Robledo. Williams said while Stillwell has not been arrested, officers believe they know where he is located.


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