The county commissioners’ court this afternoon, acting on a petition of about fifty property owners and residents along Fredericksburg road, entered an order changing the name to Foch Highway. The petition of the property owners pointed out that it seemed that the name “Fredericksburg” which was given to the in honor of the late German Emperor, grandfather of the present Kaiser, was ill-advised in view of the world calamity that Germany has brought about and the road should be renamed in honor of Marshall Foch, the great general of France now leading the armies of the allies.
Bexar County’s brand new coliseum was “open for business” with the two-day performance of the Ringling Brothers – Barnum & Bailey Circus.
Charged with “publicly cursing and abusing the President and Congress of the United States,” Fred Meister, a traveling salesman residing on Muncey Street, is arrested by John L. Dibrell, chief deputy United States Marshal. The complaint against Meister sworn to by Special Agent Utley states: “… one Fred Meister, in violation of sections 4 and 275 of the penal code of the United States, did unlawfully incite, set on foot and engage in a rebellion and insurrection against the authority of the United States and the law thereof, and give aid and comfort thereto, in that he did publicly in the post office at San Antonio, Texas, curse and abuse the President and Congress of the United States, and stated he would soon have an opportunity to fight in this country for Germany against the United States, and said he would not fight for the United States flag, and that there were 20,000 German-Americans in the United States and 40,000 in Mexico who would fight against the United States and are going to, yet.”
Woodlake Country Club hosts Roy Milton & His Solid Senders, Pee Wee Crayton, Camille Howard, Lillie Greenwood and Freddie Clark.
Trinity University, a Presbyterian institution in Waxahachie, agrees to relocate to San Antonio and merge with the University of San Antonio, a Methodist university.
Jack Handey, of Deep Thoughts fame, was born in San Antonio on this day.
Blake Shelton performs at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo in the AT&T Center.
After four years of remodeling and widening, Soledad was opened from Commerce to Houston.
A plan to air condition Municipal Auditorium as well as San Pedro Playhouse was revealed today by Mayor Callaghan by issuance of $200,000 in revenue bonds.
Rivercenter Mall opens for business but the grand opening festivities will have to wait five more days.
Four members of the North East School District board planned to leave San Antonio today for Little Rock to meet with Dr. Virgil Blossom, former Little Rock school superintendent who is the leading contender for the North East superintendent’s position.
Hillary Duff performs at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo
City workers have finished installing the first three mercury vapor lights in San Antonio along Houston Street near the Medical Arts building. The new lights generate about 10,000 lumens or four times as much brightness as current lights. The workmen should finish the installation of 50 lights along Houston from the fire station to Santa Rosa Hospital in March.
Today at 2 p.m. is the deadline for bids for the concession to own and operate pedal craft boats on he San Antonio river in Brackenridge Park. The contract will be for one year beginning March 1, 1957.
The lowest temperature ever in San Antonio is recorded on this day. The mercury plunges to a brutally cold 0 degrees Fahrenheit and the city shivers under a 4.7 inch snowfall.
Rick Nelson entertains at the car show at Convention Center Arena.
San Antonio’s first and only skating rink has been opened at what was formerly the Soledad Theater.
Louis Santikos opens the Rialto Theater with “Camille” starring Rudolph Valentino and Nazimova.
WOAI-TV hits the airwaves. It begins broadcasting at 4:45 p.m. and signs off at 8 p.m. It is the first television station in San Antonio.
The Jefferson Mustangs defeat the Dallas Sunset Bison, 31-13, to win the state championship.
On the 25th anniversary of the station, WOAI-TV changes their call letters to KMOL.
In a move widely criticized by Spurs fans, head coach Bob Hill is fired by general manager Gregg Popovich. David Robinson, who played for the first time since Oct. 11, said he didn’t agree with Hill’s ouster.“But it’s not my decision to make,” said Robinson, now is playing for his seventh coach since 1989-90. “Bob and I never had any problems. I liked his love of winning. He was meticulous. He did a great job.” Popovich takes over as head coach and loses his first game, 93-76, to the Phoenix Suns. The loss dropped the Spurs to 3-16 for the season.
Maj. Gen. Douglas MacArthur, recently appointed Chief of Staff of the Army, visits San Antonio for an Armistice Day banquet in his honor at the St. Anthony Hotel. He is presented by Frank Lewis, a boyhood friend from his days as a student at the West Texas Military Academy here (right).
The Alamo Cenotaph is dedicated with festivities and an Armistice Day parade.
Tech and Jefferson play for the City Conference title. Each team comes into the game with only one loss. Tech hopes to end a 17-year losing streak to the Mustangs but it is not to be. Jefferson wins, 20-13.