September 18 in San Antonio history…

World War I – 1915
The German government will give its careful consideration to the evidence concerning the circumstances which attended the sinking of the steamer Arabic, submitted by the American government through Ambassador Gerard. Gottlieb von Jagow, the foreign minister, made a statement to this effect in an interview last night with the Associated Press.

1916
Classes begin today for the San Antonio schools.  Main Avenue High School has a new history teacher this year named Walter Prescott Webb.

1957
City Manager Mathews unveiled plans for a new $23,096,500 bond issue before some 1200 citizens at Municipal Auditorium.  The plans include $12 million for storm drainage, $1.5 million for streets; $3 million for sanitary sewers; $2,750,000 for a new police headquarters and $816,500 for park improvements. Police Chief Bichsel called the new police headquarters “San Antonio’s desperate need.”  He said, “It is impossible for your police officers to provide efficient and adequate protection of life and property when hobbled by outmoded inadequate facilities.”

1986
Joint public TV stations KLRN-TV of San Antonio and KLRU-TV of Austin vote to split up and work toward operating independently.  Starting in October, each station will begin keeping its own books.

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