San Antonio teenagers and rock ‘n’ roll fans mourned the loss of Texas’s own Buddy Holly and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson, along with Ritchie Valens, in an Iowa plane crash (right). (article from the San Antonio Light, 3 Feb. 1959)
Three burglary suspects were shot with a single bullet today while fleeing from two cars carrying sheriff’s officers. The bullet, fired by one of the lawmen, went through the door of the suspect’s dump truck, through the men and out the other door. All were taken to hospitals. In the rear of the truck the officers found six rifles, a TV set, an organ, clothing, a suitcase and a pair of binoculars.
The Robert Cray Band performs at Trinity University’s Laurie Auditorium with John Hiatt opening.