The oldest civil settlement in Texas, SAN Antonio was also the largest at the beginning of the Mexican period.
Unlike small settlements, Texas towns were home to crafters and merchants.
Because of Texas's populations, towns needed more structured government than small communities did.
That government was the ayuntamiento or citie counsel.
Texas Business and trade increase doing a Mexican, but the poor transportation systems made traveling and trade difficult. All of the roads that linked towns were little more than trials, because of the weather and bumpiness of the trails made it difficult and traveling by river isn't better.