Daily Archives: August 13, 2019

August 13 in San Antonio history…

1957
San Antonio’s new $750,000 traffic light system officially goes into operation. At a ceremony at the corner of St. Mary’s and Houston, Mayor Kuykendall and Willard Simpson, board chairman of the Public Service Company, throw a switch which activates the system.

1960
The Dallas Cowboys play their first game in the state of Texas right here in San Antonio – an exhibition game in Alamo Stadium against the newly relocated (from Chicago) St. Louis Cardinals.  The Cardinals, featuring Texas Aggies John David Crow &  Bobby Joe Conrad, win, 20-13.

1997
Northside School District opens three new elementary schools – Monroe May, Virginia Myers and Henry Steubing – thanks to a $98 million bond package approved by voters in 1995.

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