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January 5 in San Antonio history...

1837
Bexar County is created by order of the Republic of Texas Congress. It was originally much, much larger (right). By 1850, it went all the way to the panhandle! 128 Texas counties have been created from Bexar County.

1918
The Delaware Punch Company of Texas opens their new bottling facility at San Marcos and Granado Streets.

1985
Local San Antonio weathermen Jim Dawson, Albert Flores and John Willing are taking a lot of flak from viewers for missing the snowfall on January 2nd. Willing, the only meteorologist, wanted to make a snow prediction but was gun-shy due to past snow predictions that didn’t pan out. KSAT’s weatherman, Dawson, quips, “Let’s face it. It takes a lot of guts to put snow in the forecast in San Antonio.”

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