Nov 18 2014

Crime...After entering the hallway, in compliance with the invitation of Dr. McMahon, Neasom informed the doctor that he had come to kill him. Neasom then drew his pistol and shot the doctor, who retreated into his room. Neasom fired twice again, but missed. The murderer then walked to his horse, mounted and rode off slowly, just as if nothing had happened.... 

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Nov 18 2014

St. FrancisThe village, first named Post Oak in 1853, changed its name to Lavernia in 1859; the village of Lavernia changed its name to La Vernia in 1937. The name La Vernia is a treasure, a mysterious legacy from the pioneers who first settled the area.

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Nov 18 2014
In 1854, slave owners from east Bexar County, J. D. Wyatt, Claiborne Rector, J. S. McClellan under the provisions of an act by the Texas Legislature passed on May 9th 1846, petitioned Bexar County Commissioners Court to appoint slave patrols for tracking and retrieving runaway slaves. In response Commissioner’s Court created eighteen districts, each with a captain and five privates. Under the act passed by the Texas Legislature these patrols were given wide latitude in capturing runaway slaves and arresting those who might harbor them. 
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Oct 22 2015

LTR Seal

Before Texas formally declared its Independence from Mexico on March 2, 1836, its leaders recognized the need for clear lines of communications. On December 26, 1835, the government identified the routes over which mail would be carried throughout the new Republic.


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Feb 26 2015

Shackled HandDuring the 1850s, plantation owners brought their slaves to East Bexar County. To protect their ownership of these slaves and themselves from slave revolt they demanded intervention by local government. In accordance with Texas State Law, ordinances were enacted by the City of San Antonio to regulate the behavior of slaves and free people of color. These Ordinances also regulated the behavior of whites in their interaction with slaves and free people of color.

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