This month in Gonzales history
- May 1, San Antonio de Valero Mission (the Alamo) was founded by the Spanish.
- May 1, the city fathers resolved it would be lawful to kill “unmarct” wild hogs over one year old.
- May 13, war between Mexico and the USA breaks out.
- May 27, crowning of the “May Queen” and a band concert at North Avenue Park is planned for May 30.
- May 31, instructions are given as to the filling out of registration cards. All men between the ages of 21 and 31 must register by June 6. Gonzales divided into 35 precincts for the registration.
- May, first graduating class from Edwards High School
- May 30, J.B. Wells Jr. camp house on Santa Anna mound was opened.
- May 12, baccalaureate services held at Memorial Museum amphitheatre for 76 graduating seniors.
- May 10, Methodist Church Sanctuary air-conditioning near completion.
- May, first “Chick-fest” held.
- May 6, it is reported that Gonzales wells produced 10,649 barrels of oil per day in 1981.
- May 29, after months of work and preparation, Pioneer Village announces it will open its gates to the public on June 21 & 22.