Wednesday, March 23, 2011

March 23 in San Antonio history...

All of the 730 teachers in the San Antonio Public School system were given a $50 increase in yearly salaries at a special session of the school board yesterday.

Natural stone steps, constructed by the Franciscan Friars as part of the old mill at San Jose Mission, were restored today as they were in the days of the holy monks.  For years the steps had been hidden beneath earth and refuse.

San Antonio will join Dallas and Houston as area headquarters for the Southwestern Bell Telephone Co., it was announced today.  The company is creating a new operating area in Texas with headquarters in a new nine-story addition to its building at 1010 N. St. Mary's.

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