August 21 in San Antonio history…
With approximately 100 artesian wells pumping hundreds of thousands of gallons of water daily, it is only a matter of time until the San Antonio River dries up, acting Mayor Phil Wright declared today.
All new police cars are being equipped with beacon-ray emergency red lights that flash revolving red beams as a warning to all. Sixteen lights have been installed and are in operation now, said Capt. Frank Mosel. They are replacing the old blinker lights which were much smaller and flashed only forward.
The Dallas Cowboys lose to the Houston Oilers, 23-20, in the Alamodome – a preseason NFL game for the Governors Cup.