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Old 08-23-2008, 11:07 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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Primo, the way I remember it.

Bernie was parked and making out with an intern
somewhere along River Road.

A mugger approached the rockin autoMobile and confronted them.

Bernie ran away, splashing barefoot across the knee deep San Antonio River,
leaving the young lady to fend for herself.

mud
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Bernardo Ureste laughing stock of S.A. I'll never forget that! Everytime I'd be going up I-37 past Josephine I'd point out what I called Bernardo Ureste Trail

 
Old 08-23-2008, 11:25 PM
 
Location: San Antonio. Tx 78209
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I find it interesting that HEB #1 was re-christened to be Oak Park HEB. Which was a former Handy Andy. Also HEB 14, the North Star Location was reused for the Austin Highway HEB.
 
Old 08-24-2008, 03:08 AM
 
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Default Burger Boy

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Next time I'm in town I need to see if Burger Boy is still open on N. St. Mary's, just north of Josephine. That too is an old Whopper Burger and Burger Boy was owned by the Bates family who owned Whopper Burger. I wandered in there one day a few years back for a bite to eat and felt like a kid again - burgers wrapped in the same paper Whopper Burger used, crinkle-cut fries, and Orange Freezes. Well worth a try if you're down toward SAC and they're still open.

Macgrad89
Old bates is still in business serving up piping hot great food. I discovered Burger Boy about a year ago. It still a great value for the money as well.
Bates Special w/cheese is what I like best. Heh
 
Old 08-24-2008, 09:34 AM
 
Location: the 50s and the 60s
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He had Atlee Ayers a very Prominent architect , design a house for him in King William.



Atlee Ayers did the Municipal Auditorium and the Majestic Theater.

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Atlee B. Ayers. One of the top architects here, in his day.

But he did not draw the Majestic Theatre.

That would be John Eberson - King of the Atmospherics.

mud
 
Old 08-24-2008, 10:48 AM
 
Location: the 50s and the 60s
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I seriously doubt any business, especially a restaurant,



here in 1959 would still exist.

Schilo's downtown might be an exception.
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Off the top of my head, DeWeese's Tip Top for one.
On Fred Rd. Still going strong.

Jacala, couple blox north of Hildebrand on West Ave
Since 1949. Stronger and bigger than ever.

CasBeer's. Blanco and Fulton.
Just looked they're listed in my 1936 phone book
at 1719 Blanco Rd - same as today.
Eugene Pianta ran it for a while, early 40s I believe.

Back then, they also had a place at 1802 Fred Rd called CasBeer's Garden.

and, at 401 S. Concho, called CasBeer's Little Beauty Cafe.

Milam Cafe

Earl Abel's

Luby's Cafeteria

Those are a few of the eatin/drinkin joints.

As to other businesses still going from 1959,
the list is long.

A few right off the top...

LynWood Building Materials since around 1900 or so.
CenTral Tire, also from around the same time.
Battersby Ornamental. late 1940s
James Bicycle. way back when


mud
 
Old 08-24-2008, 11:01 AM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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Atlee B. Ayers. One of the top architects here, in his day.

But he did not draw the Majestic Theatre.

That would be John Eberson - King of the Atmospherics.

mud
You're right mud, Got my people mixed up and should have corrected it. My answer in that post was referring to Lackland area I believe. Certainly, I knew some of the places you mention were around.Thanks for the help. Gettin' old ....memory ain't so great! Wish I had your old phone books!

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Old 08-24-2008, 10:14 PM
 
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Here's HEB from the 1976 Polk's,

and Handy Andy from the 1936 SWB Telephone Directory

mud....


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Mud thank you so much for posting those, i appriciate the information posted.
Thanks again
 
Old 08-25-2008, 10:52 AM
 
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Man oh man. That listing for Howell Red & White Store at 5701 S. Flores ... Folks, Mr. and Mrs. Howell were two of the loveliest old couples in the world. That was a true old mom and pop operation. When my older brothers and sisters and me would all walk together to the Harlandale theater, see the serials and then head back home, we would stop at Mr. Howell's. He would sometimes call our house to check with mom and make sure it was alright to put some ice creams, or 6 oz. cokes, or nickel candy bars on the "tab". What wonderful times, people, and memories. Thanks for the tickle!. I guess they closed up shop around 1956 or so.
 
Old 08-25-2008, 10:57 AM
 
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Man oh man. That listing for Howell Red & White Store at 5701 S. Flores ... Folks, Mr. and Mrs. Howell were two of the loveliest old couples in the world. That was a true old mom and pop operation. When my older brothers and sisters and me would all walk together to the Harlandale theater, see the serials and then head back home, we would stop at Mr. Howell's. He would sometimes call our house to check with mom and make sure it was alright to put some ice creams, or 6 oz. cokes, or nickel candy bars on the "tab". What wonderful times, people, and memories. Thanks for the tickle!. I guess they closed up shop around 1956 or so.
That is something we will never see ever again.
 
Old 08-25-2008, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Tucson
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I remember a Piggly Wiggly on Pat Booker Rd. that was open when I lived in Universal City the first time I lived in the S.A. area. This was from the summer of '74 through the summer of '76.
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