Ted Cruz, Hispanic Elvis: The top 10 headlines in San Antonio this week

Meltdown-prone Sen. Ted Cruz went ballistic again — and this time someone called the cops.

Hispanic Elvis struts his distinctive attire on the streets of San Antonio. - Instagram / taino_impressions
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Hispanic Elvis struts his distinctive attire on the streets of San Antonio.
A pair of Texas celebrities were at the center of the Current's most-read stories of the week.

One is a San Antonio street performer who endeared himself to tourists and locals alike with his eccentric charm. The other is a Houston-based senator who seems hellbent on seizing the title of Biggest Douchebag in Washington (and there's no shortage of competition on that front).

That's right, our most-read story of the week was about airport ticket counter staff calling the cops on Sen. Ted Cruz after the tantrum-prone Republican had a meltdown over a missed flight. It's worth noting that Cruz was one of only a handful of members of the Senate who voiced “strong opposition” to putting unruly airline passengers on the federal no-fly list following a rash of passenger attacks on flight attendants.

Our second-most read story involved the sad news that Hispanic Elvis, a fixture at downtown market square, is now in hospice care, according to his brother. The flamboyant street performer contracted COVID-19 and an esophageal infection earlier this year, and in an online fundraiser, his brother said he's made funeral arrangements for the local celebrity.

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