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May 26 in San Antonio history...

The velocipede (bicycle) makes its first appearance in San Antonio.

The roof of the steeple at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church ahs been finished.  It is the highest and finest spire in the city.  31 more words


May 25 in San Antonio history...

World War I – 1916
The era of the all-volunteer British Army ends as universal conscription takes effect requiring all eligible British men between the ages of 19 and 40 to report, excluding men working in agriculture, mining or the railroads. 141 more words


May 24 in San Antonio history...

Two thousand trees, bearing markers in memory of veterans, will be planted in Bexar County along Highway 3-A, which connects the Alamo and San Jacinto battlefield near Houston. 73 more words


May 23 in San Antonio history...

Announcement was made of the purchase of the San Antonio Light newspaper by William Randolph Hearst, 11 days after actual transfer of corporate stock. 74 more words


Nine years ago on Texas Scribbler

Texas as desert

May 27, 2007

Mouth of the Brazos makes a good point in reviewing the famous John Wayne movie “The Searchers.” Good as the story is, … 58 more words


May 22 in San Antonio history...

Burdett Green received a commission from Mayor Pascall making him the second negro police officer on San Antonio’s force.

From a sick bed in the St. 37 more words