1917 – World War I
The issuance of marriage licenses in Bexar County has doubled in the past four months according to the County Clerk. The increase is ascribed to war romances. Almost without exception, the bridegroom is from the North or East and the bride is a San Antonio girl.
While investigating a domestic disturbance call, Kendall County Sheriff Douglas Kuebel is fatally wounded by the gunman holding his wife and father-in-law hostage in the house and dies a few hours later.
Neighbors awoke to barking dogs and the sound of police cars converging on the corner of La Manda Boulevard and Neer Avenue, near the Westfall Library branch, on the North Side early this morning. Responding to a 6 a.m. disturbance call, the officers disarmed and took into custody a neighborhood intruder – a 4-foot alligator. They couldn’t get hold of a game warden at that hour, so they duct-taped the reptile’s jaw shut and put it in the back of a van used for transporting prisoners. No other prisoners were in the van at the time.