Friday, December 31, 2010

December 31 in San Antonio history...

1940
The Tower Hotel, located on Grayson Street at the entrance to the VIII Corps area headquarters, was scheduled to be razed to make way for a new National Bank at Fort Sam Houston. The hotel had been built in 1905.

1970
Four San Antonio homes were radied by 20 lawmen as part of a statewide crackdown on gambling. At one of the homes, officers said, most of the betting slips recovered were placed in connection with New Year's Day bowl games.

1994
Washington State defeats the Baylor Bears, 10-3, in the second Alamo Bowl game.

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