December 23, 2020

Sick times, bad cops and viral weirdos: The year's 20 most-read San Antonio Current news stories

From a global health crisis and a shitshow of an election to lying politicians and cops behaving badly, there was no shortage of news this year vying for San Antonians' attention.

Sometimes, Current readers gravitated toward important stuff like updates on the unfolding coronavirus pandemic. Other times, they took refuge in silly, I-can't-believe-I'm-seeing-this-shit viral posts. This list of our most-read online news stories spans both ends of the spectrum.

If you're not done reliving the bizarro year that was 2020, get ready to scroll through this yearend countdown and see the news your fellow readers just couldn't do without.   
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20. In the midst of mask shortages for medical employees in April, a local nurse's invention was found to potentially be more effective than the widely used N-95 mask. Read more here.
20. In the midst of mask shortages for medical employees in April, a local nurse's invention was found to potentially be more effective than the widely used N-95 mask. Read more here.
19. San Antonio health officials announced in late March that two of its previously reported COVID-19 cases were transmitted through community contact, bringing the total number of community spread infections to eight. Read more here.
19. San Antonio health officials announced in late March that two of its previously reported COVID-19 cases were transmitted through community contact, bringing the total number of community spread infections to eight. Read more here.
18. Dramatic bystander video shows a 90-year-woman appearing to break up a tense standoff between Midland police who drew weapons on her grandson following a traffic violation. Read more here.
18. Dramatic bystander video shows a 90-year-woman appearing to break up a tense standoff between Midland police who drew weapons on her grandson following a traffic violation. Read more here.
17. In January, the brother of San Antonio megachurch pastor John Hagee was arrested and charged with indecency with a child by contact and continuous sexual abuse of a child. Read more here.
17. In January, the brother of San Antonio megachurch pastor John Hagee was arrested and charged with indecency with a child by contact and continuous sexual abuse of a child. Read more here.
16. To continue to provide care for its animals during the pandemic shutdown, the Zoo Crew got creative with fundraising at Easter. Read more here.
16. To continue to provide care for its animals during the pandemic shutdown, the Zoo Crew got creative with fundraising at Easter. Read more here.
15. In mid-March, Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath told superintendents and lawmakers to be prepared for school district closures to potentially run through the end of the school year. Read more here.
15. In mid-March, Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath told superintendents and lawmakers to be prepared for school district closures to potentially run through the end of the school year. Read more here.
14. A local Twitter user asked the city to help identify a man seen hitting a woman while driving. Read more here.
14. A local Twitter user asked the city to help identify a man seen hitting a woman while driving. Read more here.
13. Federal regulators financially penalized five Alamo City hospitals for what the government considered unacceptable levels of complications, including blood clots, infections and fall-related injuries. Read more here.
13. Federal regulators financially penalized five Alamo City hospitals for what the government considered unacceptable levels of complications, including blood clots, infections and fall-related injuries. Read more here.
12. In mid-March, San Antonio public health officials confirmed that they had recorded six cases of COVID-19 transmitted by community spread. Read more here.
12. In mid-March, San Antonio public health officials confirmed that they had recorded six cases of COVID-19 transmitted by community spread. Read more here.
11. Several prominent Lone Star State Republicans joined in a call organized by the Texas Democratic Party to ask GOP voters to put country ahead of party and vote out President Donald Trump. Read more here.
11. Several prominent Lone Star State Republicans joined in a call organized by the Texas Democratic Party to ask GOP voters to put country ahead of party and vote out President Donald Trump. Read more here.