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November 1 in San Antonio history...

San Antonio consumers were confused and dismayed as the Texas Legislature’s new “blue law” went into effect.  The new law prohibits the sale of certain types of merchandise on weekend shopping days.   130 more words


Spook City

With trick-or-treat falling on a Friday this year, we’re expecting an overflow crowd ringing the doorbell at the Rancho tonight. Unfortunately, I won’t have my usual candy give-out helper, as Mr.B. 106 more words


October 31 in San Antonio history...

The bell for St. Mark’s Episcopal Church arrives from Troy, NY.  It was cast from a cannon at the Alamo at the expense of Samuel A. 169 more words


October 30 in San Antonio history...

A tragic fire at St. John’s Orphans Home (right), on the corner of San Saba and W. Houston Street, kills six nuns and three orphans. 53 more words


October 29 in San Antonio history...

World War I – 1914
Newspapers report that Germany has tried to broker peace with France by offering Metz and a part of Alsace.  The hope was that Germany could separate France from the other allies.   87 more words


October 28 in San Antonio history...

World War I – 1914
The sheer exhaustion of the armies fighting in West Flanders causes almost a complete lull in the battle for a day.   103 more words


Iran on Texas executions: "Pathetic"

“President Hassan Rouhani initially voiced bewilderment at the level of vehement opposition to Texas’s execution of inmates, as his country has put to death nearly twenty times the number of people that Texas has executed since he assumed the presidency last August. 88 more words