San Antonio’s year in photos shows a chaotic, emotional 2020
(AP Photo/Eric Gay) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. (Andrew Salinero)This graffiti was spotted in downtown San Antonio after a peaceful protest over George Floyd’s death erupted into violence in downtown San Antonio on May 30, 2020. Wearing a face mask for protection as a precaution against COVID-19, a man walks along the River Walk in San Antonio, Monday, June 15, 2020, in San Antonio. Using social distancing and other protective measures against COVID-19, visitors ride a river barges along the River Walk in San Antonio, Monday, June 15, 2020, in San Antonio. Visitors, some wearing masks to protect against the spread of COVID-19, walk along the River Walk in San Antonio, Wednesday, June 24, 2020, in San Antonio.
From fluffy to toothy, these are the best wildlife, animal stories on KSAT.com in 2020
5-foot-long alligator found outside San Antonio home, ACS saysAl, a 5-foot-long alligator, somehow made his way to a home on the far East Side of San Antonio on Aug. 3, according to the Animal Care Services. Mystery creature washes up on beach at Padre Island National SeashoreA mystery sea creature washed up on the beach at Padre Island National Seashore on Oct. 5. Thousands of moon jellyfish are washing up along the Padre Island seashoreThe Padre Island National Seashore on Oct. 23 said moon jellyfish were “washing up by the thousands” in the area. According to Padre Island National Seashore officials, these jellyfish have been “washing up by the thousands." Cannibalistic fish washes up on Padre Island National SeashoreOfficials with the Padre Island National Seashore on Nov. 1 posted a photo of a sargassum fish that washed up on the beach and was discovered by a visitor.
22 of the biggest, most impactful coronavirus headlines of 2020
From the first COVID-19 death to the first vaccination rollout, here are 22 of the biggest and most impactful headlines this year, listed by date. San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Nelson Wolff issued a local state of disaster and public health emergency for San Antonio and Bexar County on March 2. San Antonio and Bexar County officials deployed an emergency alert to cell phones when the mandate went into effect. At the time, Flores was the youngest person to die from the virus in San Antonio. On July 10, Fiesta San Antonio decided to officially pull the plug on the 2020 event.
KSAT.com’s most-read story in 2020 has nothing to do with COVID-19
And, not to toot our own horn, but KSAT reporters did a lot of great reporting on the subject. So, we were all a little bemused to find out what the most-read story was on the KSAT website in 2020. But having said that, only four of our top 10 most-read stories of the year were related to COVID-19. Top Story of 2020:In a year of bad news, people who visited our website in 2020 most wanted to read about how to create a Facebook avatar. Back in May, Facebook came out with a new avatar feature and it seems everyone wanted to create one.
Trust Index: The biggest claims we fact-checked in 2020
Here are the biggest claims we looked into in 2020. From politician claims to social media rumors that spread like wildfire, KSAT’s Trust Index was there to find the truth behind the allegations. With misinformation on the rise, the Trust Index team was established to verify claims that could be false or misleading. Here are the biggest claims we checked in 2020:With COVID-19 vaccines now being administered to frontline health care workers across the country, there have been questions and misconceptions floating around social media about the vaccine. Social media was filled with questionable claims on how COVID-19 cases are counted, both locally and across the state of Texas.
Looking up: 2020 was a great year for astronomy
In March, we saw a Super Worm Moon, named for the earthworms and grubs that emerge after the winter season. And in May, we saw the supermoon known as the Flower Moon, Corn Planting Moon, Milk Moon or Vesak Festival Moon, according to NASA. Blue moon on HalloweenWe’ve all heard the saying, “once in a blue moon.” We use it to signify something that doesn’t happen all that often, and we definitely experienced that in 2020. We saw an actual blue moon --- which is the second full moon in a single month -- on Halloween. The next blue moon is not expected until August of 2021.
From Thunderbirds to snakes: KSAT.com’s 10 most-watched videos of 2020
SAN ANTONIO – The year 2020 is one that nobody saw coming - it started with hopes and dreams for a new decade and quickly went south. Black jogger detained by SAPD wasn’t suspect they were looking for. Mayor Nirenberg calls for further investigation after Black jogger detained by SAPD6. Video shows ‘at least 50′ snakes slithering around in San Antonio pond7. Once in a lifetime opportunity lets you drive through San Antonio Zoo9.