April 12 in San Antonio history…
Mission San Antonio de Valero (today known as “The Alamo”) is secularized by decree.
The mayor, desiring further to streamline the city government, has entered into negotiations for the purchase of the Smith-Young Tower. The Don is of the opinion that the entire city government would be centered there if the deal goes through and would include the fire department and police headquarters.
Rejecting a staff recommendation that the city go out for bids, City Council voted today to negotiate with a single firm – UA-Columbia – to bring cable television to San Antonio. Councilman Henry Cisneros, who made the motion to deal with UA-Columbia, said that it would not be practical to deal with a competitor and “wire” the city twice for cable TV.