ERCOT, S.A. officers, Fred’s Fish Fry top week’s news

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If you spent the week following the headlines surrounding former President Donald Trump and the others charged in the Georgia election interference case, you may have missed some of the news happening closer to home. Click the headlines to catch up on the stories that caught readers’ interest.

Texas’ power grid found itself in the spotlight again after ERCOT asked residents to conserve power on Thursday evening, warning there was a “high likelihood of emergency conditions.”

Read about how Houston thunderstorms may have helped prevent rolling blackouts and why the power grid was facing a possible emergency.

San Antonio police warned the community to stay away from the 100 block of Oriental Avenue just west of downtown and the Westward Drive and Westrock Drive intersection near U.S. 90 and Loop 410 after a shooting Thursday afternoon. 

San Antonio police warned the community to stay away from the 100 block of Oriental Avenue just west of downtown and the Westward Drive and Westrock Drive intersection near U.S. 90 and Loop 410 after a shooting Thursday afternoon. 

Melissa Manno

San Antonio police said they had a suspect in custody after two officers were shot before a four-hour standoff in a West Side apartment complex.

Learn more about the standoff and why the suspect was out on bond.

Fred’s Fish Fry owner Alfred Castellano developed the seafood chain’s signature logo in the early 1970s. The San Antonio chain has stuck with the same branding ever since.

Fred’s Fish Fry owner Alfred Castellano developed the seafood chain’s signature logo in the early 1970s. The San Antonio chain has stuck with the same branding ever since.

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After 60 years, Fred’s Fish Fry remains a persistent, puro San Antonio enigma. Which is just how Alfred Castellano likes to keep it.

Find out what Castellano and his son have to say about persistent rumors swirling around it and the key to the chain’s longevity.

Monica Marie Padilla, a San Antonio bookkeeper, has been indicted by a San Antonio federal grand jury on 23 counts of wire fraud and seven counts of aggravated identity theft.

Monica Marie Padilla, a San Antonio bookkeeper, has been indicted by a San Antonio federal grand jury on 23 counts of wire fraud and seven counts of aggravated identity theft.

Bexar County Sheriff’s Office

A San Antonio bookkeeper with a long history of allegedly embezzling from her employers has been indicted on multiple felony charges by a federal grand jury in San Antonio.

Learn about the case against Monica Maria Padilla, who’s facing 23 counts of wire fraud and seven counts of aggravated identity theft.

San Antonio is on the verge of breaking a 14-year-old record for the most 100-degree days in a year.   

San Antonio is on the verge of breaking a 14-year-old record for the most 100-degree days in a year. 

 

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It took a tropical storm to snap San Antonio out of its triple-digit temperature streak, gracing the city with a relatively pleasant high of 91 degrees. The respite was short-lived, however, as a new streak could be getting started — one that could lead to San Antonio breaking yet another heat record, the most 100-degree days in a year.

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