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Bexar County Texas
Bexar County's county seat is San Antonio. In Spanish, "Bxar" is pronounced [behar] in referring to Bexar County, however, in English it is commonly pronounced [bera] (or simply "bear").
Bexar County was created on December 20, 1836, and encompassed almost the entire western portion of the Republic of Texas, including the disputed areas of western New Mexico northward to Wyoming. After statehood, 128 counties were carved out of its area. The county gets its name from San Antonio de Bxar, one the twenty-three municipalities (administrative divisions) of Texas at the time of its independence. San Antonio de Bxaroriginally Villa of San Fernando de Bxarwas the first civil government established in the Spanish province of Texas. Specifically, the municipality was created in 1731 when fifty-five Canary Islanders settled near the system of missions that had been established around the source of the San Antonio River. The new settlement was named after the Presidio San Antonio de Bxar, the Spanish military outpost that protected the missions. The presidio, located at the San Pedro Springs, was founded in 1718 and named for Viceroy Balthasar Manuel de Ziga y Guzmn Sotomayor y Sarmiento, second son of the Duke of Bxar (a city in Spain).
San Antonio, TX
CITIES, TOWNS, AND POPULATED PLACES
* * Alamo Heights * Balcones Heights * Castle Hills * Cibolo (part) * China Grove * Converse *
* Elmendorf * Fair Oaks Ranch (also in Kendall Co) * Grey Forest * Helotes *
* Hill Country Village * Hollywood Park * Kirby * Leon Springs * Leon Valley * Live Oak *
* Lytle (also in Atascosa and Medina Co) * Olmos Park * San Antonio * Schertz (also in
Guadalupe Co) * * Selma (also in Guadalupe Co) * Shavano Park * Somerset * St. Hedwig *
Terrell Hills * * Universal City * Von Ormy * Windcrest *
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Dec 2015: 1888 County Officers; Obituaries: YOUNG - Submitted by Jim DezotellMay 2015: News: Newspapers of Bexar CountyObits: MANGES - Submitted by Maurene Richard MillerMar 2015: Death News: BULLITT, LAUCHIL, PINKERTON, HOWARD, GLAZE, SMALL, EDWARDS, KELLY, EDWARDS; Crime News: LOUCKS; Marriage News: BARTLETT, GREEN, GROSS, WULFF; Divorce News: ROUCH, GOMEZ, MCREYNOLDS; Sick List News: JOHNSON, PETERSON; Visting News: Community News
Aug 2014: Obit: WHEELER - Transcribed by Jim Dezotell; Mil: October 1918 Army Casualties - Submitted by Rose Stout; Mil: 1882 Veterans Death Roll - Transmitted by Dena Whitesell
Mar 2014: bio for TRAVIS; WW1 soldiers from Camp Travis; birth announcement for LEWIS
Feb 2014: Burials in San Antonio Nat'l Cem.
Jan. 2014: Bios for HOWARD, SWEET, DEVINE, VOWINKLE, RICE, BARRY, ROBERTSON; death notices for OLIVOS, TRAVIESO, CHAVEZ, RUSSELL, JONES; obits for HOWARD, STENDEBACHER; Crime news: MARTENEZ,CLARK; Marriage announcement for SHEAHAN-JAQUES
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