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The Texas Theater holds its formal grand opening.  The theater will be opened to the public on December 18.

1929
Workmen begin conversion of the Princess Theater on Houston Street into Blum’s Department Store.  It was purchased in 1931 by Frost Brothers.  The building still stands at 217 E. Houston Street.

1991
Olmos Environmental Services has begun the delicate process of removing asbestos from the former Sears building, the site of the new main library at Romana Plaza downtown.  The work is expected to be completed within 85 days.

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