Surge in daily coronavirus case counts and more: News from Hays County

June 24's Hays County coronavirus case numbers were second highest since the pandemic began. (Community Impact staff)
June 24's Hays County coronavirus case numbers were second highest since the pandemic began. (Community Impact staff)

June 24's Hays County coronavirus case numbers were second highest since the pandemic began. (Community Impact staff)

Read the latest news from San Marcos, Buda and Kyle.

Hays County has 193 new coronavirus cases on June 24

Numbers provided by the Hays County Local Health District showed 193 new coronavirus cases on June 24, the second-highest daily total in Hays County since the pandemic began. There have been 1,693 new cases registered since June 8 in Hays County.

Fat Shack to open on Guadalupe Street in San Marcos

Fat Shack, the franchise specializing in burgers, sandwiches and wings, will be opening a location at 350 N. Guadalupe St., San Marcos.



Hays County Sheriff’s Office reports 45 cases of COVID-19 inside county jail

Capt. Julie Villalpando from the Hays County Sheriff’s Office reported during a Hays County Commissioners Court meeting June 23 that several inmates and correctional officers at the Hays County jail have tested positive for the coronavirus.

Joe Warner and Evelin Garcia contributed to this report.



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The Texas Department of Transportation is reconstructing the Posey Road bridge at I-35. (Courtesy TxDOT)
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The Confederate Soldiers Monument stands on the south grounds of the Texas Capitol. A group of Democratic lawmakers have called for its removal, along with other statues and portraits honoring the Confederacy. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
State legislators seek removal of Confederate monuments at Texas Capitol

The decision may ultimately lie with Gov. Greg Abbott and the rest of the State Preservation Board, which last year authorized the removal of a plaque in the Capitol that said slavery was not an underlying cause of the Confederate rebellion.

In the last year, Whataburger launched a new, modern restaurant design and began offering curbside and delivery services for the first time amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to the release. (Courtesy Elizabeth James for Whataburger)
Whataburger to celebrate 70th anniversary, unveil food truck, expand into 3 states

Nine more new Whataburger locations are planned by year's end, and 35 new restaurants are proposed for 2021.

The U.S. Census Bureau will halt its counting operation a month earlier than expected. (Courtesy U.S. Census Bureau)
U.S. Census Bureau to halt counting operation a month earlier than expected

The self-response deadline has moved up to Sept. 30.

The wine lounge is located at 322 Cheatham St., San Marcos. (Courtesy Patio Dolcetto)
Patio Dolcetto wine bar to reopen on Cheatham Street in San Marcos

The wine lounge will reopen its doors at 322 Cheatham St., San Marcos, on Aug. 19.

Hays County reported one additional death Aug. 3. (Community Impact staff)
Hays County adds 26 new cases of COVID-19, one death over the weekend

Between Aug.1-3, the Hays County Local Health Department reported 26 new cases of the coronavirus, bringing the total to 4,893.

D-BAT, an indoor baseball and softball training facility, opened June 26 in Cedar Park. (Courtesy D-BAT)
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The loss of extra unemployment support could send numbers back down, however.

Hays County’s active COVID-19 case count drops by 35 with 53 additional recoveries.
Hays County’s active COVID-19 case count drops by 35; 53 additional recoveries July 31

The Hays County Local Health Department reported 18 new cases of the coronavirus July 31, bringing the total to 4,315.