Ground is broken for the new San Antonio National Bank building on Commerce street.
Elvis Presley with his band, Scotty Moore, Bill Black and D.J. Fontana, played two shows at the Bexar County Coliseum to thousands of swooning, screaming, mainly female, fans. It was the third appearance for Elvis in San Antonio in 1956. (photo from the Institute of Texan Cultures San Antonio Light Collection.)
As a result of the energy crisis, the annual Windcrest Light-Up Christmas light display has been cancelled. A daytime contest will be substituted, says Mrs. Robert Jenkins, sponsor of the event. The city will still be installing lights downtown on schedule but a decision to turn them on will be made at a later date.