Trinity University Press

Red McCombs

Red McCombs, the namesake of the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin, developed the oldest Ford company in San Antonio into one of the nation’s leading automobile dealerships.

San Antonio on Wheels

Horseless carriages came to San Antonio to stay in 1899. Mechanized transport—including bicycles—revolutionized the way things moved in the largest city in Texas, though it took a little practice. Following a series of mishaps, in 1910 city council adopted a formal set of driving rules. The speed limit was set at eight miles an hour within one mile of San Fernando Cathedral and at fifteen...