August 16 in San Antonio history…
Donald “Donnie” Roan Dunagan is born in San Antonio. Mr. Dunagan served 25 years in the U.S. Marine Corps and was promoted 13 times in 21 years, retiring with the rank of Major. He was the Marine Corp’s youngest drill instructor. He also served three tours in Vietnam and earned the Purple Heart three times and the Bronze Star. However, you may know him as thevoice of Walt Disney’s “Bambi.”
The river theater will be named the Arneson Open-Air Theater in honor of the late Edwin P. Arneson, if the city-accepts the suggestion of the San Antonio Technical Club. Mayor Maury Maverick announced today he had received resolutions adopted by this club asking that this honor be bestowed. The mayor said he presumed the city would accede to the request.
North East School District opens their first new high school since 1976 – Ronald Reagan High School – off Huebner Road north of Loop 1604.