August 3 in San Antonio history…
The first issue of the San Antonio Light is published. (Originally published starting in 1881 as The Evening Light.)
1917 – World War I
Percy Tyrrell, manager of the Gunter hotel, who is district chairman for the movement which was recently started to train civilian cooks for the army in the hotels of the country, has been literally
“swamped” with applications within the last two days. Who will be accepted, however, must be left to Capt. J. II. Dickey of the quartermaster’s department who has charge of that phase of the work. To date, about twenty white men and almost a hundred negroes have made application for positions as army cooks.
After an 11-day prison break attempt, San Antonio drug kingpin Fred Carrasco is killed in a shootout at Huntsville. Carrasco, Rodolfo Dominguez, and two hostages die in the attempt. Another hostage, Prison Chaplain Rev. Joseph O’Brien, is wounded in the chest and left arm. Two inmate hostages are also slightly wounded.