February 8 in San Antonio history…

1900
Many leading citizens of San Antonio have suggested that the new Carnegie Library be placed in the center of Main Plaza or one of the other centrally located parks, like the City Hall and Market House are.  “As Travis Park is to have a Confederate monument at its center, Milam Square a monument in its center and Alamo Plaza some day a monument to the fallen heroes of the Alamo in its center, Main Plaza appears to be the only plaza left free for this purpose.” – San Antonio Light

1968
TV’s Channel 12 is purchased by the Out Let Company of Providence, RI and changes call letters from KONO-TV to KSAT.

1997
The Dixie Chicks play Cibolo Creek Country Club with the Patty David band opening.  This is their final San Antonio appearance in a small club before superstardom. The Chicks would begin recording their multi-platinum “Wide Open Spaces” album a month after this concert.  Their next San Antonio appearance would be in the Alamodome in 1999 as part of George Strait’s Country Music Festival.

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