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January 14 in San Antonio history...

1974
San Antonio drivers are dismayed as the speed limit drops to the federally-mandated 55 mph at one minute after midnight. The limit remained at the “double-nickel” until Congress lifted all federal speed limit controls in the November 28, 1995, National Highway Designation Act, which returned all speed limit determination authority to the states effective December 8, 1995.

1976
Joe Gomez is featured in the San Antonio Express with the Volkswagen he built at his ornamental iron works business at 1449 Culebra Road. He spent almost three months on the  VW body that features over 1,000 leaves, stems and flowers and weighs 208 pounds. Gomez says he will use the Bug (right) for a rolling advertisement for his business.

2010
The Balcones Heights shopping mall built as Wonderland Shopping City in 1960 and renamed Crossroads Mall in 1987, changes its name again to “Wonderland of the Americas.”

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