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January 5 in San Antonio history...

1837January 5 in San Antonio history...
Bexar County is created by order of the Republic of Texas Congress. It was originally much, much larger. By 1850, it went all the way to the panhandle! 128 Texas counties have been created from Bexar County.

1920
The city has announced it will oppose the San Antonio Public Service Co. plan to charge 8-cent street car fare to zones outside a 2.8 mile radius from the downtown area.  A 5-cent fare is in effect inside the downtown zone.

1941
Final sketches of plans for the proposed new $1,500,000 municipal airport have been drawn. Though construction is still in doubt pending outcome of the $500,000 bond election, the city is going ahead with preparations to prevent delay once a decision has been made.

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