August 14 in San Antonio history…
The Bexar County commissioners wiped a town out of existence this morning. This was the town of Viva, about 18 miles north of San Antonio on the Kerrville branch of the S.A.A.P. railroad.
San Antonio’s new $750,000 traffic light system officially went into operation last night. At a ceremony at the corner of St. Mary’s and Houston, Mayor Kuykendall and Willard Simpson, board chairman of the Public Service Company, threw a switch which activated the system.
Roy Rogers and Dale Evans entertain at the Hemisfair Theater for the Performing Arts (now Lila Cockrell Theater) during Hemisfair ’68.