1: Juan Seguín was only 22 when he was elected to the city council, or ayuntamiento, of San Antonio.
2. Towns such as San Antonio, Goliad, and Nacogdoches were each home to more than 1,000 people, mostly Tejanos.
3. Because of their larger populations, towns needed a more structured government than small communities did.
4. The oldest civil settlement in Texas, San Antonio was also the largest at the beginning of the Mexican period.
5. During the Mexican period, the population of San Antonio did not grow much.