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April 16 in San Antonio history...

1940
Bob Wills records a new version of “San Antonio Rose” at Burrus Mill Studio in Saginaw, Texas.  This new version includes lyrics and is entitled “New San Antonio Rose.”  It earns a gold record and becomes a country music classic.

1990
Officials from Opryland USA and USAA officially announce that the name of the planned $100 million, 201-acre musical theme park to be located in northwest San Antonio will be called Fiesta Texas.

1992
Jerry Tarkanian, percentage-wise the winningest coach in NCAA history, signs a three-year deal for a reported $600,000 per season to coach the San Antonio Spurs.  Red McCombs calls him “Tarkington” six times during the press conference – including the introduction.  His tenure as head coach only lasts 20 games.  He is fired after starting with a 9-11 record.

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