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Old 05-25-2009, 04:15 AM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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Improvements around the Old Terminal and control tower!!

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Old 05-25-2009, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Elkhart, Texas
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Default Earlier San Antonio

In 1959 I happily left Omaha to return to Texas for a job offer at radio station KTSA. Until then I had only passed through the town on the way to somewhere else. My knowledge of the city was almost nill. It was quite different from the small towns where I grew up in East Texas. It took a little getting used to but the place soon grew on me. One of the things I remember was the great deal I could get at the municipal golf courses. I could play at Brackenridge, Willow Springs, Riverside and later Olmos Basin for just $7.50 a month, weekdays only. Each day I would head straight to the golf course and get in 18 holes before going home. The monthly rate eventually went up to $15.00 a month. For the next 12 years I tried to play five days a week, twelve months of the year. I remember Joe Conrad's Driving Range and par three course on North San Pedro. Joe and I became good friends and our team even won a tournament in Kerrville. I haven't been back to look lately but I guess that all that has given way to the high rent businesses by now like the rest of the town.
We bought a house in northwest San Antonio near the intersection of Callahan Road and I-10 in the Briargate subdivision. However, Callahan Road. was called Kenny Road then. It was a narrow two-lane street and there was only open prairie to the north . I often saw deer and jack rabbits running through the mesquite and cactus out there. Last year I drove down Callahan Road and turned off into my old subdivision to see my old house on White Oak Dr. I stopped to take some pictures so I knocked on the door to let the new owners know what I was doing. A nice lady answered and I realized I had awakened a day sleeper from her rest so I apologized and left quickly. When I left I tried to make a left turn onto Callahan Road. It was impossible because of the heavy traffic on the now four-lane street. Just outside of my old subdivision there were high-rise buildings in every direction. I know you can't fight progress but it broke my heart when I thought of how peaceful and slow-paced the area was when I lived there.
I could go on and on about “then and now” but I'll just say that I liked it a lot better then.
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Old 07-15-2009, 03:42 PM
 
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Hey Roberto,

I never went there but I used to listen to KUKA radio station and they always advertised the place and the bands named which I remember hearing were The Royal Jesters, Little Jr Jesse & The Teardrops, The The Entertainers, Rudy Tee & The Reno Bops, Joe Jama, The Casino Royale, The Commands, Monsanto, Soul Struck Movement.
Roberto,
The band with Jack & Bones in it was more than likely called Apocalypse. They used to play at King Arthur's Court, as well.
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Old 07-15-2009, 03:48 PM
 
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Does anyone remember the Chances R Night Club that use to be located next to the bowling alley in the Billy Mitchell/Kelly AFB area? I am trying to remember the name of the some of the bands that use to play there. One of the bands in particular use to have a lead singer name Jack and a drummer name Bones. Help me remember.

Roberto,

The band with Jack & Bones was most likely called Apocalypse. They played at King Arthur's Court as well.

I played at Chances R Club in the early 70's with a band called Sujarjammer, which included a singer named Ambrose who also sang in Apocalypse.
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Old 09-10-2009, 07:47 AM
 
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I remeber KMAC very well. Lou Roni shaped my musical taste. I still listen to the music he played. These are the songs I remember that he played often:
Duane Allman - No Money Down,
Fairport Convention - Tam Lin and Matty Grove,
Stillwater - Mindbender,
George Thorogood - Move It On Over, One Bourbon, One Scotrch, One Beer, Cocaine Blues,
Jerry Jeff - Ramblin' Scramblin',
Steve Miller - Your Cash Ain't Nothing But Trash,
Rush - Too many to recall
Frank Zappa - Cosmik Debris
And, I don't recall if it was him or Joe Anthony who would play Hendrix's Hey Joe as early as 1966, before anyone knew who that guy was.

If anyone else remembers any of their favorite playlist siongs, I would love to hear from you.


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Does anyone remember KMAC & KISS radio in the '70's when Joe Anthony and Lou Roney deejayed? Some of my most memorable music from artists were Captain Beyond, Kaptain Kopter & His Twirly Birds. Lou Roney would also play Song of The Wind by Santana right around sunset or so.
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Old 09-10-2009, 09:46 AM
 
Location: the 50s and the 60s
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Baby Boomer,



Do you remember the Empire Theater?
I am trying to find out what is the name of the hardware store on Houston street across from the Empire Theater. I have a picture of a street scene that shows the Empire Theater in the background and am





trying to find out about the hardware store sign in the background.
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Penann, I know this is an old posting, and you said Houston St,

but, for the record,

my 1930 SouthWestern Bell Telephone Directory

lists Potchernick's at 211 N St Marys under hardware.

my guess is that this is what you see in the picture.

myownself, Potchernick's is remembered as a Sporting Goods store.

they may have stocked hardware as well, that I do not recall.

mud
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Old 09-10-2009, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Universal City, Texas
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Penann, I know this is an old posting, and you said Houston St,

but, for the record,

my 1930 SouthWestern Bell Telephone Directory

lists Potchernick's at 211 N St Marys under hardware.

my guess is that this is what you see in the picture.

myownself, Potchernick's is remembered as a Sporting Goods store.

they may have stocked hardware as well, that I do not recall.

mud
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I bought my first SCUBA diving gear at Posternick's. It was across the street from the Empire Theatre, actually just a few yards south on the opposite side of the street. St. Mary's between Houston and College.
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Old 09-27-2009, 01:12 AM
 
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I went to John Marshall High School with George Mabe. We stayed in touch for a number of years, but have lost contact due to something stupid I did. I know live in Huntsville, Al. When I was attending John Marshall I lived on Dumont St, just down from the elementary school.
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Old 05-04-2010, 10:39 PM
 
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This is fascinating. I work in the Alamo Downs business park and I've always wondered of the big iron entry on Alamo Downs pkwy at Culebra was the original. It's great to hear the history of this area.
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Old 05-05-2010, 05:34 PM
 
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Default Think so,

I lived right by there in Thunderbird Hills in the sixties with my parents
and the Alamo Downs sign was already up back then and there was nothing there but an open field.
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This is fascinating. I work in the Alamo Downs business park and I've always wondered of the big iron entry on Alamo Downs pkwy at Culebra was the original. It's great to hear the history of this area.
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