Gov. Greg Abbott has issued an official proclamation, recognizing San Antonio's Tricentennial, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
The Governor presented the proclamation to Mayor Nirenberg at a ceremony at the Witte Museum."As the source of rich traditional cultural traditions as well as influence across this great state," Abbott said of the city's 300 year history.
"A forerunner of what Texas officially became, and the influence on what both the State of Texas and the entire United States eventually became."
Abbott said the 'freedoms all Texans enjoy began in San Antonio.'
In return, Nirenberg presented the governor with a ceremonial set of keys to the Alamo.
The Tricentennial celebration continues today, with the Founders' Day Gala tonight showcasing the history of San Antonio and Bexar County.
Among the guests on hand at the formal event will be all of the living former mayors of San Antonio who still live in San Antonio, Lila Cockrell, Nelson Wolff, Ivy Taylor, Julian Castro, Phil Hardberger and Ed Garza.
The Duke and Duchess of Bexar, Pedro and Marta Roca de Togores, the descendants of the family that gave Bexar County its name, will also be on hand.
Also on hand will be representatives of sister cities in China, South Korea, and other nations.
Entertainment will be from Sebastien De La Cruz, 'El Charro de Oro.'