This article is inspired by past issues of the King Association newsletter, beginning in November 1967. Its purpose is to inform newer neighbors and remind those who have been here awhile of how the King William Area has evolved through the years.
References and comments are from those issues containing “news” items that seem, to this writer, to show the development of the King William neighborhood or merely to show how some things are unique to an historic district. The series starts with comments taken from the November 1967 newsletter about the first King William Association meeting held in October 1967. Articles will continue, but will not in every issue of the newsletter.
DECEMBER 1972 - The King William Home Tour and Fair were held jointly. The Tour netted $394.74, and the Fair $378.00.
SEPTEMBER 1973 - King William Association dues were raised to $3.00 to balance the newsletter mailing budget. The San Antonio River Authority began design work for flood control improvements between Johnson and Nueva Streets.