Readers Decided the Most Viewed Stories of 2020


San Angelo, TX –  2020 has been a crazy year with lots of stories and news to share, so on the last day year we are bringing you the stories our readers were more interested in reading this year.  Over 30.5 million page views later, here are the top ten stories and one that just missed the cut at number eleven.

#1: The Hunt Continues for FBI's Most Wanted Child Predator from West Texas

Since 2019, the FBI searched for 24-year-old Jose Navarette in West Texas. Navarette was charged with multiple counts of sex acts with children. At the time the FBI claimed the suspect relocated to Texas after fleeing California.

#2: WATCH: Brawl Breaks Out at Ross

After closing for a limited time during the lockdown, the reopening of Ross in McAllen drew hundreds of shoppers. Tensions grew as shoppers waited in line and a brawl broke out. Check out the video in the story.

#3: Gruesome Details Revealed in Vanessa Guillen's Murder                                                                                                                                       

The remains of Vanessa Guillen were located months after her disappearance from Fort Hood in April. In a statement, the Guillen family lawyer provided horrific details regarding the final moments of Vanessa's life and how her killer and his alleged accomplice tried to destroy the evidence of a brutal murder.                 

#4: FBI Most Wanted Child Predator Finally Captured

Months after adding Jose Navarrette to the FBI's Most Wanted Child Predators list, agents have confirmed he is in custody. Navarrette was located in Mexico and is facing extradition. He faces multiple charges of sexually assaulting children.

#5: Why Tenants Shouldn't Take Eviction Ban Lightly

In April, San Angelo Live spoke with Aaron Nelson of Dierschke and Dierschke Realtors and Tom Green County Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Eddie Howard about the local impact of rent payments due to the coronavirus and the trickle-down effect of not making rent payments means during this pandemic.  

#6: WATCH: Massive Brawl Breaks Out at San Angelo Bar

2020 was the year of the brawl and in June the Parrots Head Tavern was the setting for a massive fight. That day the local bar offered Happy Hour all day long.  Check out the video in the story.

#7: Apache Pulls All Rigs from the Permian Basin; Others Could Follow

The pandemic and lockdown affected all sectors of the economy and in March, Apache announced it would pull all oil rigs from the Permian Basin. 

#8: EXCLUSIVE: Woman Grapples with Nationwide Calamity Caused by Her Facebook Post

A Sweetwater woman was forced to resign from the Pioneer City County Museum after she made a controversial Facebook post that went viral. She spoke exclusively with San Angelo Live about the fallout of her social media activity.

#9: Report: "Coronavirus" Poster Prank Led to Armed Confrontation in Dorm Room at Angelo State University

Two ASU students were involved in a fight after an international exchange student from South Korea found a number of posters that informed what the symptoms were for COVID-19 taped to his door. The student discovered his roommate was the one who put up the posters on his door. This led to a fight that led to the discovery of a 12-gauge shotgun, a KKK figure with a burning cross, and a Confederate flag. Check out all the crazy details in the link above.

#10: Giant Snake Found Slithering Through Walmart

A Walmart employee had an unpleasant surprise after finding a large snake inside the store.

#11: San Angelo Coronavirus COVID-19 Resources

When the COVID-19 pandemic began San Angelo Live created a centralized source of coronavirus related information for Tom Green County residents. With over 43,000 visits the page provided important updates for the community for months.

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