Monday, August 2, 2010

August 2 in San Antonio history...

Bexar Country today boasted its first woman sheriff. Mrs. Matilda Stevens, widow of Sheriff James Stevens, who died last night, was appointed to fill his unexpired term by the Commissioners Court.

The four county commissioners are in favor of restoring the "chain gang" to prevent an influx of hoboes during the winter. Use of the gang was ended 10 years ago.

The Jolly Jack restaurant holds its grand opening at 4318 Broadway, offering free soft drinks and free pirate hats. (right)

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