County Offices will be closed in observance of Independence Day Monday, July 5, 2021. Independence Day is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. The Continental Congress declared that the thirteen American colonies regarded themselves as free and independent states, the United States of America, and were no longer connected to the British Crown. The Congress actually voted to declare independence two days earlier, on July 2. NOTABLE CELEBRATIONS
Written by City of San Antonio on Jun 22 2021 - 1:25pm
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As San Antonians gear up for the coming Fourth of July holiday, they should keep in mind pets can become very frightened by all the noise and commotion we take for granted during festivities. Planning ahead and using some precautions can help make this Independence Day a festive one for every member of your family. Animal Care Services offers these tips to protect your pet this holiday:
Written by Cary Clack on Jul 4 2017 - 11:07am
To be an American is not a talent. It's not a craft or skill discovered and manifested early in life that is honed and mastered so that we perform with pride as others marvel at this singular talent. We didn't will ourselves into existence or align the stars and our bloodlines in our favor so that we would be born in the United States. When we say that we're proud to be an American it should be with the acknowledgement that everyone should be proud of his or her birthright.
Written by Kris_Serold on Jul 5 2013 - 6:47pm
When a San Antonio night is lit up by fireworks, the newest place to be is Hays Street Bridge. On July 4, 2013, this vantage point attracted an estimated 200 guests who started the evening with ice chests and lawn chairs.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jul 4 2011 - 8:14am
Replay the video: We streamed live on July 4, 2011 as Fort Sam Houston observed Independence Day with a performance by the Army Medical Command Band, a commemoration by the Members of the Sons of the American Revolution, and a Salute to the Union, with a canon salute for each of the 50 states,
Written by Amanda Evrard on Jul 1 2011 - 2:56pm
All of us here at NOWCastSA want to wish you a safe and happy Independence Day Weekend. Please enjoy the following diversions featuring Managing Director Charlotte-Anne Lucas, Engagement Editor Joe Ruiz and Video Producer Antonio Rodriguez.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jun 29 2011 - 5:57pm
Don't wait until dark to play these fireworks on your mobile or computer - you and we handmade these back during the 2011 drought when fireworks were banned in San Antonio. Play On! Here is a link to the mobile version: bit.ly/Fireworks2go or you can watch it below.
REPLAY THE SLIDESHOW from 2010: We asked to see images of what you were up to on the 4th of July -- scenes from your family picnic, kids with sparklers, fireworks, American flags, servicemen and women, your cousin grilling or patriotically dressed pets. And you came through! Here's a slideshow featuring what you sent us and what we've found so far.
REPLAY the slideshow from 2010: We asked to see images of what you were up to on the 4th of July -- scenes from your family picnic, kids with sparklers, fireworks, American flags, servicemen and women, your cousin grilling or patriotically dressed pets. And you came through! Here's a slideshow featuring what you sent us in 2010.