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Bexar County District Attorney Office

bexar county district attorney office

    district attorney
  • A public official who acts as prosecutor for the state or the federal government in court in a particular district

  • an official prosecutor for a judicial district

  • In many jurisdictions in the United States, a District Attorney (DA) is an elected or appointed government official who represents the government in the prosecution of criminal offenses.

  • A government prosecutor of suspected crimes.  See also CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.  In Delaware, the prosecutor is referred to as the Attorney General.

    bexar county
  • Bexar County ( "bear") is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of July 1, 2009, The U.S. Census Bureau estimated the population at 1,651,448, the 19th most populous county in the nation. Its county seat is San Antonio. In Spanish, "Bexar" is pronounced .

  • A room, set of rooms, or building used as a place for commercial, professional, or bureaucratic work

  • The local center of a large business

  • A room, department, or building used to provide a particular service

  • agency: an administrative unit of government; "the Central Intelligence Agency"; "the Census Bureau"; "Office of Management and Budget"; "Tennessee Valley Authority"

  • function: the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group; "the function of a teacher"; "the government must do its part"; "play its role"

  • place of business where professional or clerical duties are performed; "he rented an office in the new building"

Bexar County Under Nine Governments

Bexar County Under Nine Governments

The administrative government of Bexar County, besides being the oldest in Texas distinguished by having served under nine governments.
The community served under Spanish rule from may, 1718, until January 1811, when it was taken over by the revolutionary "Casas Regime", only five weeks later the "counter-revolutionary Junta of Bexar" overthrew the Casas Government and eventually restored Spanish rule.
In April, 1812 however, the "Republican Army of the North" deposed the provincial Spanish government and declared independence from Spain, five months later the Spanish regained control, holding Texas until 1821.
The fifth regime"First Imperial Government of Mexico" was created when Mexico gained independence from Spain in 1821, the emperor relinquished control to army leaders within two years, however, and the "Republic of Mexico" was established.
Texas gained independence from Mexico in 1836, thereby establishing Bexar's seventh government, the "Republic of Texas in 1846, Texas became the twenty-eighth state of the United States and remained in the union until 1861, when the southern states seceded to form the Confederacy, following, the Civil War, U.S. rule returned to Bexar County in 1865.

The Bexar County Courthouse

The Bexar County Courthouse

This courthouse occupies the south side of main Plaza, formerly called "La Plaza De Las Islas", as originally laid out by the Canary Islanders in 1731. As it was then, this plaza is the administrative and judicial heart of Bexar County.
This is the fourth edifice to house the government of the county since Texas entered the United States. The citizens authorized $ 621,000 worth of bonds in 1890s to finance its construction. James Riely Gordon (1863-1937), architect for many imposing public buildings, including at least one state capitol, submitted the award winning Romanesque design for this courthouse. The builders were George Dugan, David Hughes, and Otto P Kroeger. The foundation was laid in 1891, and the structure was completed in 1896. Native Texas granite and red sandstone are basic materials of the massive building. Towers roofed, in green tile and red tile, handsome columns and arches, carvings, and many fine interior details gave the edifice great distinction.
Additions in 1914 and 1926 continued the use of Texas granite and sandstone. Expansions in 1963, 1970, and 1973 employed other materials, however, and also altered portions of the original design.

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