April 5 in San Antonio history…

1949
The San Antonio Transit Co.  has accepted a bid from the junior college board of $142,500 for its San Pedro Ave. property, W. W. McAllister, board president, said today. The land will be used as a site for a new junior college. Formerly used by the transit company as a terminal, the property covers two city blocks.

1955
The city reorganizes under a council-manager form of government and the Good Government League wins control of City Hall.

1956
The Bexar County [Freeman] Coliseum was desegregated on the order of the board of managers. An announcement declared that there would be no discrimination “based on race, color or creed of persons lawfully on the Coliseum premises.”

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