Billy Bob Gholson – San Antonio, Texas

Billy Bob Gholson was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. His family has lived there for generations. He is a proud resident of the city. He met his wife while a junior in high school there. His wife is also from San Antonio and he is raising his two children in his hometown. Today, some popular sites in the city are the Alamo and the historic missions. San Antonio has quite a history and is one of the most popular places in Texas.

The Spanish explored the area that is now known as San Antonio, in the late 1600s and early 1700s. The town of San Antonio “grew out of San Antonio de Bexar Presidio, founded in 1718 and the villa of San Fernando de Bexar, chartered by the Canary Islanders in 1731.” Five Spanish missions were located along the San Antonio River beginning in 1718. Several battles took place in San Antonio during the Texas revolution. The siege of Bexar took place in 1885 and the Battle of the Alamo took place in 1836. In 1837 San Antonio was chartered. The missions were used as barracks during the Battle of the Alamo.

Billy Bob Gholson is proud of his heritage and the history of his hometown. Beginning with his junior year of high school and until his graduation from college he worked as a tour guide for the Alamo. He still enjoys talking to others about the history of San Antonio, his hometown. For more on the history of San Antonio go to https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hds02.

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