Monday, December 09, 2019

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September 26 in San Antonio history...

1946
More than six inches of rain falls in twelve hours in San Antonio, causing major flooding.  Water reached the fifty-foot level at Olmos Dam, only ten feet from the top.  Six people are killed and property damage is estimated at $8 million. 

1980
Accused rapist-killer George Cordova escapes through a six-inch space between bars at the Bexar County Jail, which earns him the nickname “Spiderman.” Cordova was recaptured, convicted of capital murder and sentenced to death, but not before he fled to Florida, where he was convicted of rape. He remains on death row at the Ellis unit near Huntsville, but his Bexar County Jail escape is still remembered.

1982
After 26 years broadcasting from their facility at the corner of Avenue E and 4th streets downtown, KENS Channel 5 begins broadcasting from their new studios at 5400 Fredericksburg Road.  It took six tractor-trailer trucks to move all the equipment.  The last broadcast at the old studio signs off at 2 a.m. and the new broadcast begins at 5 p.m.
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