August 11 in San Antonio history…

1906
The school board has ruled that starting this fall, the high school course will be lengthened from three to four years.  The additional time is considered necessary to master the difficult courses.

1957
San Antonio’s largest and most expensive high school building should be ready for occupancy next September, announces school superintendent Thomas Portwood.  The school will be known as Highlands High School and will have facilities for seventh through twelfth grades.  The contract cost of the building is $2,289,126, making it the most expensive single project in San Antonio history.

1959
The city’s housing and inspection department issued a permit for construction of a $1,040,000 motor hotel to be situated at Loop 13, San Pedro and Isom Rd.  It will be known as Ramada Inn Roadside Motel.

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