Erik Cantu, Be Kind & Rewind: The top 10 headlines in San Antonio this week

Plenty of readers also checked out our investigative piece on potentially cancer-causing chemicals being used to treat San Antonio's drinking water.

click to enlarge Be Kind & Rewind owner Alex Amaro stands in front of a display of VHS covers inside the bar. - Kiko Martinez
Kiko Martinez
Be Kind & Rewind owner Alex Amaro stands in front of a display of VHS covers inside the bar.
The Current's most-read story this week shows that San Antonians continue to follow the developments in last month's shocking police shooting of unarmed teen Erik Cantu.

This week's update on Cantu finally brought some good news. While the 17-year-old remains hospitalized, he's been weaned off of life support.

When it came to lighter reading, our No. 2 story of the week involved a chat with Alex Amaro, the owner of downtown's much-anticipated retro pop-culture bar Be Kind & Rewind. Surprise, surprise: turns out '80s movies played a big part in his upbringing.

Our third-most read story pivoted back to serious news. The investigative piece by veteran Texas journalist Jason Buch provided a detailed analysis of the array of potentially cancer-causing chemicals used to treat San Antonio's drinking water.

10. Popular holiday light display Lightscape returns to San Antonio Botanical Garden starting Nov. 11

9. San Antonio police, FBI investigate apparent attempt to bomb downtown public sculpture

8. San Antonio Councilman Clayton Perry reportedly suspect in North Side hit-and-run collision

7. Texas single mom being evicted for using medical marijuana she legally obtained through state program

6. This is San Antonio's deadliest year for homicides in three decades, records show

5. Texas cannabis decriminalization victories in midterms bode well for San Antonio petition drive

4. Texas restaurant owner arrested on charges of keeping migrant in slave-like conditions

3. Chemical treatment of San Antonio's drinking water has health risks, including cancer

2. Owner of San Antonio's new retro bar Be Kind & Rewind discusses his love for movies

1. Erik Cantu, San Antonio teen shot by now-fired police officer, no longer on life support, family says

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