A deed was filed in the county clerk’s office this morning in which Clara Driscoll transferred the Alamo property to the State of Texas in consideration of $65,000. The property is described as follows: The Hugo & Schmeltzer property, formerly a part of the old Alamo mission and adjoining the Alamo church property now owned by the state. The property Is bounded on the north by Houston street, east by the Alamo ditch, south by the Alamo and Alamo Plaza and west by Alamo Plaza.
Texas, rich in natural resources, had gone 125 years without a sales tax, but finally joined 36 sisters states that have had the levy for up to 25 years or more.
San Antonio merchants were happy as the 24-year old Texas Blue Laws were repealed today. However, San Antonio drivers were annoyed as a mandatory seat belt law took effect.