Monday, February 14, 2011

February 14 in San Antonio history...

Col. George Brackenridge brought from Mexico three specimens of that rare Mexican fowl, the tehakalaka, to be placed in the deer enclosure at Brackenridge Park.

The architecture of La Villita has only one mistake - tin roofs.  That's the opinion of noted historian and professor at the University of Buenos Aires.  He said early Spanish homes were never covered with tin, but with shingles or "wood tiles."

An ice and sleet storm tightened its grip on San Antonio today with indications the city might be locked in another deep freeze during the night.  High temperature yesterday was 71 and the low this morning was 26.


  1. What is a tehakalaka bird? What does it look like? I googled it and I couldn't find it.

  2. They are more commonly known as Chachalacas.