November 8 in San Antonio history…

1966
Texas finally votes to abolish the poll tax for state and local elections. The poll tax had been abolished for federal elections in 1964.

1977
San Antonio voters establish the creation of a Metropolitan Transit Authority (VIA) in San Antonio.

1995
San Antonio-based Diamond Shamrock acquires National Convenience Stores – the Stop N Go chain – for $260 million, making the San Antonio-based firm the state’s largest gasoline and convenience store retailer, officials announced today.  Houston-based National Convenience Stores, with its 661 stores, will become a subsidiary of Diamond Shamrock, and will give 835-store Diamond Shamrock almost 1,500 convenience stores – 1,300 in Texas – and more than 10,000 employees.

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