1918 – World War I
This announcement appears in the San Antonio Light:
I hereby announce my candidacy for the office of State Senator from the 24th Senatorial District, comprising the counties of Bexar, Kendall, Kerr, Gillespie, Bandera and Real, subject to the action of the Democratic primaries. Harry Hertzberg.
A new telephone central office named “Travis” in memory of Col. William Barrett Travis, hero of the Alamo, will go into service here Saturday at midnight.
After six Negro boys go swimming in Woodlawn Pool, the San Antonio City Council votes to ban people of color from city swimming pools, making law of a de facto segregation that had existed for 90-plus years. To add insult to such a despicable action, the law takes effect on “Juneteenth,” the 89th anniversary of the abolition of slavery in Texas. The law would be repealed two years later, on March 16, 1956.