Perfect weather could translate into a record crowd for today's MLK March, 1200 WOAI news reports.
Bishop David Copeland, who is the Commissioner for this year's march, says as many as 150,000 people may show up...under sunny skies and with temperatures pushing the upper 70s.
"The theme for the march this year, is realizing the dream, jobs, justice, and freedom," Copeland said. "We will be celebrating not just the life of Dr. King but his beloved community."
The budding political years will also boost march interest. Most Democratic candidates, and many Republicans, will be marching, including Democratic governor and lieutenant governor candidates Wendy Davis and Leticia Van de Putte.
"The march is comprised of almost every different community in the city of San Antonio," Copeland said. "Different races, different ethnicities, different income levels."
MLK Day has become one of the year's most widely celebrated holidays, and San Antonio’s march is touted as the largest in the country.
Most schools and all government buildings are closed today. Don't look for the mailman, Wall Street and banks are closed, and the garbage man has the day off too. If you normally get your trash collected today, it will be picked up on Tuesday, and Tuesday collection will move to Wednesday.