April 9 in San Antonio history…
First Mate, a San Antonio-based seafood restaurant chain, opens first location at Buena Vista and Zarzamora.
President Gerald Ford visited San Antonio during his re-election campaign and infamously bit into a tamale without removing the husk. (right) This is later humorously referred to as “The Great Tamale Incident.”
The San Antonio Library board of trustees gave first approval to five new library branches. These branches were included in a list of 11 proposed new branches in the board’s master plan already approved by City Council. The five locations approved include Valley-Hi (Johnston), San Pedro Avenue at the new North Expressway (Brook Hollow), Nogalitos Street at Park Boulevard (Collins Garden), Laredo Highway at Military Highway (Pan American), and Culebra Avenue and Santa Maria Avenue (Memorial).