Kelsey Bradshaw

Woman in custody after running over, killing boyfriend

A San Marcos woman is awaiting magistration on charges of intoxication manslaughter after accidentally running over her boyfriend early this morning, according to police.

Elizabeth Buchanan, 21, was drinking with her boyfriend Joshua Horn, 33, Tuesday night at a local bar and when the two had a disagreement. Horn walked back to their Sagewood Trail residence after their disagreement, according to police.

Early this morning, Buchanan drove home and accidentally ran over Horn in their driveway. Buchanan called police and attempted to use life saving measures to keep Horn alive until police and emergency personnel arrived. 

Horn was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two students among nine arrested Friday

Two Texas State students were arrested Aug. 21 in New Braunfels for disorderly conduct.

Shannon Winston, exploratory sophomore, and Luther Yamthe, accounting sophomore, were among 6 other people arrested for disorderly conduct Aug. 21, according to Comal County jail records.

The two were involved in a fight on a party bus stopped at a gas station in New Braunfels, according to the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung. The bus was on its way to San Marcos from San Antonio.

Walmart closed while police investigate bomb threat

Walmart is closed until further notice after police were called to the store this morning after a man implied he had a bomb in his backpack.

San Marcos Police received a call at 5:20 a.m. when a man was discovered naked and unconscious in the Walmart bathroom. The man indicated he had a bomb in his backpack after police arrived. Everyone in the store was told to leave around 5:30 a.m., as the backpack was still inside the shopping center.

The man was taken into custody and police are investigating the incident with the Austin Bomb Squad. Walmart remains closed at this time.

SMPD investigating River Road fatal shooting

The San Marcos Police Department is investigating an early morning shooting that left one man dead and two others seriously injured near River Road.

Police responded to a call at 2:13 a.m. that a person had been shot in the head, according to a city press release. The caller said three men, dressed in black, arrived at the home, shots were fired and then all suspects drove away. 

Four men have been taken into custody after police stopped a silver Toyota Avalon and found a handgun in the vehicle. 

The body of Joel Espino, 21, was found at the home with a gunshot wound. A stolen rifle was also found in the home.

Hays County road closures

The following roads are closed in the Hays County area due to extreme flooding May 24 early in the morning, according to the most recent Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) update.

Market Road 12 is closed- the bridge over the Blanco River on the south side of Wimberley will be closed until further notice due to washout.

Farm-To-Market Road 150 is closed due to high water.

Farm-To-Market Road 165 is closed- the bridge over the Blanco River is closed due to washout. 

Farm-To-Market Road 2325 is closed due to flooding on low water crossings. 

Bleachers delivers high-energy show at SXSW

Hundreds trekked through the mud and waited in the rain at Stubb’s Bar-B-Q to see Bleachers, a popular band.

Bleachers is headed by Jack Antonoff, the lead singer who started the band in 2014 after keeping the project a secret. The band played three shows at South by Southwest and ended with a performance at Stubb’s. The Ting Tings and Clean Bandit played before Bleachers. The Ting Tings performed their popular song “That’s Not My Name,” and Clean Bandit played “Rather Be.”

The band performed in the rain to a crowd of dedicated concertgoers.

Snoop Dogg gives SXSW Music keynote to ‘his peoples’

The South by Southwest Music keynote speaker position is a coveted role once held by Johnny Cash, Dave Grohl and Lady Gaga.

Rapper Snoop Dogg made his mark on the festival March 19 at the Austin Convention Center as the 2015 music keynote speaker. Ted Chung, Snoop Dogg’s manager, moderated the 45-minute session. The conversation was set to start at 11 a.m. The line to get into the auditorium wrapped around a hallway of the convention center at 9:30 a.m.

Lindsay Lambert, Houston native and Snoop Dogg fanatic, arrived at the convention center at 8:40 a.m. She was first in line.

Plain White T’s anything but plain

There was only one thing to do at the Plain White T’s set March 19 at the South by Southwest Music festival—rock out.

The band, made famous in 2007 by its hit “Hey There Delilah,” performed its sixth show at SXSW in Red Eyed Fly, a bar adjacent to Sixth Street. The venue was an intimate setting, complete with twinkle lights and an outdoor patio. The band was within arm’s length of the crowd of over 50 people.

Some people in the crowd wore plain white T-shirts to listen to the five-piece band. The band played “1234” and “Rhythm of Love” during the 40 minute set.

A candid conversation with AyOH

AyOH, a Chicago-based band, visited Austin for the first time at South by Southwest. The four-person band was one member short for their conversation with The University Star. Avi Dell, vocals and guitar; John Arrotti, drums and vocals and Austin Russell, guitar, discussed their first time at SXSW and the name of the band.
KB: Why did y’all want to come play at SXSW?
AD: This is the place to be. This is where music happens. This has always been on my personal roadmap. It’s kind of overwhelming.
KB: What other artists are you guys excited to see here?
AD: Future Islands is playing tonight.
JA: Lonely Island would be cool, though.

Q&A with The Suffers at SXSW

The Suffers are a Houston-based band that made its way west for the South by Southwest Music Festival.

The 11-person band specializes in funk, soul and R&B music. The Suffers performed at SXSW last year. The band’s first show was in July 2011. Adam Casteneda, bass; Nick Zamora, drums and Pat Kelly, keyboard, represented the band in a conversation with The University Star.


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