1917 – World War I
Provision to protect harvesting from shortage of hands due to the mobilization of the National army has been made by the government in regulations going out to the exemption boards. Men needed in fields to complete harvesting will be permitted to remain at work until the need for them passes. Local boards will determine what men are necessary in this class.
Ground is broken for the new Central Library building at 600 Soledad Street.
Singer Kelly Willis plays a concert in Gruene Hall while her brother-in-law Charlie Robison plays the Cabaret in Bandera.