June 26 in San Antonio history…
The Soledad Roof outdoor movie theater opens “on the banks of the San Antonio River where cool breezes blow.” Along with motion pictures – music, dancing and live entertainment is offered. The rooftop theater is located on top of the building that would later house Solo Serve downtown.
June 27 in San Antonio history…
A new bunting flag was put up over the Alamo yesterday afternoon to replace the old cotton one which was tattered and torn. It has only been within the past few months that the Texas flag has waved over the Alamo. Heretofore, the United States flag was used.
June 30 in San Antonio history…
Color television arrived in San Antonio today but it will be some time before the average person will be able to afford and enjoy it in his home. The first color TV programs were broadcast by WOAI – the “Today” show from 6 to 8 a.m. and “Home” from 9 to 10 a.m. For the present time, no color programs in color will originate locally. The programs were available for viewing in color at the Wolff & Marx department store on a handmade television with a 14-inch screen.
July 1 in San Antonio history…
Virgil T. Blossom, former superintendent of the embattled Little Rock School District in Arkansas, becomes superintendent of North East School District.
July 2 in San Antonio history…
The site for the Church of San Fernando is selected when Juan Antonio Pérez de Almazán, captain of the Presidio of San Antonio, lays out a central square for the villa of San Fernando de Béxar, as San Antonio was first called. The church is to be located on the west side of the square. After Almazan selected the site of the doorway of the church, the Main Plaza was laid out from the doorway.
July 4 in San Antonio history…
An immense U.S. flag was draped from the balcony of San Antonio’s City Hall to mark the Fourth of July because it was too big to be raised on the city’s flagpole.
July 5 in San Antonio history…
A major flood in San Antonio, described as a “solid overflowing stream roaring south, spread east and west from the walls of the former mission San Antonio de Valero (Alamo) all the way to San Pedro Creek.”
July 7 in San Antonio history…
Eric Brendler, manager of Interstate’s Broadway theater, advises that 178 sets of twins, ranging from 5 to 65 years, responded to the newspaper announcement that the town’s twins would be admitted free to see Walt Disney’s “The Parent Trap” on opening day.
July 12 in San Antonio history…
The new state law in effect today requires San Antonio automobile owners to report to the county clerk, register their names and obtain a number for their machine.
July 16 in San Antonio history…
John Keiser, who is engaged in classifying probate papers in the county clerk’s office, came to a package yesterday containing the papers of Davy Crockett.
July 25 in San Antonio history…
Postmaster Dan Quill spurned pleas from a veterans organization that oak trees planted in front of the old post office by Teddy Roosevelt not be chopped down.