August Siemering and H. Pollmar begin publishing the San Antonio Express (right) as a weekly with a subscription price of $6 a year. It’s printed on the press of Siemering’s other paper, the German-language Freie Presse für Texas, in offices at 138 E. Commerce St. The paper is tabloid-size with five-column pages and advertising on the front. The first editor is Judge William E. “Fiery” Jones.
The cornerstone of the newly renovated San Fernando Cathedral is laid.
1917 – World War I
A fund of $4,000,000 for War Camp recreation work is to be provided by a campaign to bela unched under the auspices of the National Association of Chambers of Commerce and the International Rotary Clubs.