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  San Antonio
City Government
   Mayor  Ron Nirenberg 2 19 +2.23%
City Council
   City Council District 01  Roberto C. Treviño 3 19 +42.12%
  City Council District 02  Jada L. Andrews-Sullivan 1 19 +4.25%
   City Council District 03  Rebecca Viagran 4 19 +16.37%
  City Council District 04  Adriana Rocha Garcia 1 19 +44.87%
   City Council District 05  Shirley Gonzales 4 19 +39.00%
   City Council District 06  Melissa Cabello Havrda 1 19 +14.09%
   City Council District 07  Ana Sandoval 2 19 +49.46%
   City Council District 08  Manny Pelaez 2 19 +28.90%
   City Council District 09  John Courage 2 19 +12.86%
   City Council District 10  Clayton Perry 2 19 +46.46%


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Parents > United States > Texas > Counties > Bexar  
Established 00, 1718
Disbanded Still Active
ContributorNone Entered
Last ModifiedBob June 20, 2007 11:51am
Description SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS. San Antonio, at the head of the San Antonio River in Bexar County, is on Interstate Highway 10 (east-west) and Interstate Highway 35 and 37 (north-south). The city is also served by five U.S. highways, numerous state highways, San Antonio International Airport, two freight railroads (the Union Pacific and Southern Pacific), and two AMTRAK trains. The area was explored by Spanish expeditions in 1691 and 1709, which named the San Antonio River and San Pedro Creek. The town grew out of San Antonio de B鸡r Presidio, founded 1718, and the villa of San Fernando de B鸡r, chartered by Canary Islandersqv in 1731. Beginning in 1718, five Spanish missionsqv were located along the river. The presidial captain's house (later the Spanish Governor's Palaceqv) was completed on Military Plaza in 1749, and San Fernando de B鸡r Church was built by 1758. In 1773 San Antonio de B鸡r became the capital of Spanish Texas.qv In 1778 the settlement had a population of 2,060, including mission Indians. Its circumstances were described as "miserable" by visitors. The population was poor and heterogeneous, made up of Europeans, mestizos,qv and a few black slaves. The missions were all secularized by 1795, and San Antonio de Valero Mission (later, the Alamoqv) became a military barracks. San Antonio declared for Mexican independence in 1813; it was recaptured by Royalist forces after the battles of AlazᮠCreek and Medina,qv and the population was decimated by purges.

All-America City Winner 1949, 1951 and 1982-83.
All-America City Finalist 1952.
Visited by Pope John Paul II September 1987.
Site of Crusades by Reverend Billy Graham 1958, 1968 and 1997.

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San Antonio, TX City Council Districts 2013-2023 Jan 1, 2013-Jan 1, 2023



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Nov 28, 2011 03:00am News Historical [San Antonio] election results are digitized  Article RBH 
Feb 13, 2009 12:00am News Six Flags might not survive 2009, columnist says  Article the wanderer 
Jun 24, 2004 12:00am News San Antonio Is Nation's 8th Largest City  Article Summer Intern 
Jun 20, 2004 12:00am News Texas Gas Prices Down for Third Straight Week  Article None Entered 
Jun 02, 2004 12:00am Obituary Former mayor, Handy Andy president Charles Becker dies  Article None Entered 

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