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Old 08-19-2009, 05:00 PM
 
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But there was also a very ornate mexican restaurant that was built a couple of years earlier on the lot in between Taco Palenque and Wendy's. I don't recall the name right offhand, but I remember it took a long time to build -- the better part of a year, I think.
I knew it would come to me when I wasn't trying to think of it. The restaurant was called El Farolito.
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Old 08-19-2009, 05:06 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I knew it would come to me when I wasn't trying to think of it. The restaurant was called El Farolito.
That's it!!! Thank you!

I also remember the El Palenque, it was definitely an "El" not a taco. However I do believe I have seen a Taco Palenque here recently.
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Old 08-22-2009, 09:41 PM
 
Location: Universal City, Texas
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Mike Rivest of Rivest's Ulitmate List of Movie Theatres and Drive Ins has contacted me today and he supplied several updates to my site. He also gave me several aerials of drive-ins through historic aerials . com and I thought I would pass on the link to aerials. Some of you may find it us interest. I created a page for Mike Rivest.

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Old 08-24-2009, 05:33 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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White Castle Hamburgers (1964) – Fredricksburg road south of Angeles courts later renamed $3 motel, or just north of Hildebrand. I think they were steamed, but cute little burgers.


GWhopper wrote:
There was a White Castle in SA???

Apparently there were at least two!! Just spoke at length with a man who knows my side of town. He says there was one on S.Flores just north of the river. South of Bank maybe corner of Baylor. I may have seen it but can't really recall. Early 60's or late 50's time frame i assume. Could not have been later.
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Old 08-25-2009, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Universal City, Texas
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I noticed that in 2007, GBNF was posting on the San Antonio Toros:

Here's my input:

I'm going to bring back an old memory and a favorite football franchise right here in San Antonio. The San Antonio Toros. I use to go to their games when I was in town. My dad and I attended a game at the Alamo Stadium. I believe it was in 1965. during practice we watched an incredible sight. We witnessed a kicker kick the ball diagonally (sp) across the field fromn endzone to endzone.

The Toros usually dispatched the competition 50-0 during regular season and once or twice they won the championship. I believe they were equal in calibre to some teams in the AFC during those early years of the 1960's. I don't think they were championship calibre in the NFL but the could have played them and not made fools of themselves.

Here is an old story (2001) about the Toros.

Some dreams slip further away as the years go by.
Sometimes the past is a cruel reminder that you already came as close to the brass ring as you ever will.
As final roster cuts are made and the kickoff of another National Football League season inches closer, many here still dream of the day San Antonio is allowed to lace up its cleats and join the fray. In the process, the thought of exchanging meaningless exhibition games between Saints and Vikings for something more personal and permanent still taunts us.
Toros blazed a trail that could have led to the NFL in S.A. - San Antonio Business Journal:
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Old 08-25-2009, 04:03 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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Luz Pedraza their Quarterback was my High School Coach.
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Old 08-25-2009, 07:43 PM
 
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I also remember the El Palenque, it was definitely an "El" not a taco. However I do believe I have seen a Taco Palenque here recently.
It looks like a Taco Palenque is going in on 410 between Broadway and Nacogdoches. On the SW corner of 410 & N. New Braunfels.
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Old 08-25-2009, 08:31 PM
 
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Is that where Las Palapas is at? They have one at North Star
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Old 08-25-2009, 09:19 PM
 
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Is that where Las Palapas is at? They have one at North Star
The place that is being transformed into Taco Palenque was most recently Tac-Iza. It is across N. New Braunfels from Chester's.
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Old 08-26-2009, 01:01 PM
 
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Thanks Ged
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