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Rachel best of showThe Texas Independence Day Celebration of North Texas at Granbury, created by the Texas Heroes Foundation, celebrates the rich heritage of the great State of Texas. Our goal is to preserve that history  for our children and grandchildren.  March 2 is the perfect time to share our message with all of North Texas through education, and a celebration of the history that made Texas great.

Join us and help North Texas celebrate Texas Independence Day. Events March 2

Support Texas Independence Day Celebration and the Student History Competition

We hope you will help support this passion to keep Texas History in our hearts and minds. With even a small donation, you too can know that you are a hero.  You have done your part to save the stories of our Texas Heroes–David Crockett, William Travis, Gregorio Esparza and so many more.

 


Mystery and History

Do you love Mystery and History? The story of Gen. Patrick R. Cleburne and his once-lost pistol would be an excellent entry in the www.March2Texas Student History Fair. Patrick Cleburne was also called the “Stonewall of the West.”  Learn more here.

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James Bowie Arrived at the Alamo

On January 19th James Bowie arrived in San Antonio de Bexar with a detachment of 30 men. James Bowie had been sent to San Antonio on January 17, 1836 by order of Sam Houston

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January 1821

January 1821 – Spain grants Moses Austin 300 land grants to bring Anglos to Tejas y Coahuila.

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$$Choir, Band, Drill Team, Dance Team $$

Texas Heroes Foundation invites groups and individuals to entry the perfoming art category of the THF Student History Fair.   Rules and entry forms at : www.March2Texas.com http://march2texas.com/students/studenthistorycompetition

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Thank You Granbury Woman’s Club

Thank you to our newest Sponsors Granbury Woman’s Club.  Because of you Texas history lives.  

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$$$Awards March2Texas.com

  2016 Texas Heroes Foundation Student History Fair Theme: “Exploration, Encounter, Exchange” Awards – $200 best of show. Each category each level: $100 first, $50 second & $25 third and Group Award $100 to be shared. We encourage choirs and other groups to participate in group categories. Senior Scholarship presented by the Texas Heroes Foundation. […]

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Heroes Navarro and Zavala

Tejanos — Hispanics who were born in what would later become Texas — were an important part in the fight for Texas independence. Jose Antonio Navarro and Lorenzo de Zavala were part of the signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence on March 2,1836. ln 1836, about 4,000 Tejanos lived north of the Nueces River. […]

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Running Water and Spotted Pony at March2

The Texas Heroes Foundation is so excited because Spotted Horse and Running Water will be at the Stroll Thru Texas History  on March 2, 2016.  All students and classes are invited to sign up to come and enjoy this unique educational event.   March 2, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 pm  – Stroll Through […]

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Sing? Dance? Play Music? Act? Story Telling? Puppets?

Show us your talent.  Sing? Dance? Play Music? Act? Story Telling? Puppets? or ever it is–BRING IT ON! Celebrate Texas with the Texas Heroes Foundation Student History Fair (THFSHF).  2016 THFSHF has added two new divisions Website and Performing Arts.   Tips for Performing Arts – Ballads, scenes in duets, solo and groups. Example: video or […]

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Women’s Rights in Texas

If you’re a woman and you plan to vote in Texas this year, you can thank Jess Baker. The question of women voting was raised during the Constitutional Convention of 1868–69, when Titus H. Mundine of Burleson County proposed that the franchise be conferred upon qualified persons without distinction of sex. The committee on state affairs approved this proposal, […]

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  1. February 7, 1853 – Seguin, named for Texas Revolution hero Juan Seguin, incorporated.

  2. Former Tennessee Congressman, David Crockett, arrived in San Antonio today February 8th.

  3. January 1821 – Spain grants Moses Austin 300 land grants to bring Anglos to Tejas y Coahuila.

  4. Regan Mastick says:

    On January 19th James Bowie arrived in San Antonio de Bexar with a detachment of 30 men. James Bowie had been sent to San Antonio on January 17, 1836 by order of Sam Houston

  5. Tejanos — Hispanics who were born in what would later become Texas — were an important part in the fight for Texas independence. Jose Antonio Navarro and Lorenzo de Zavala were part of the signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence on March 2,1836. ln 1836, about 4,000 Tejanos lived north of the Nueces River. Many Tejanos felt the Mexican government had become too centralist and authoritarian.

  6. Regan Mastick says:

    Of the estimated 189 men who died in the Alamo, only six were actually born in Texas: Juan Abamillo, Juan A. Badillo, Carlos Espalier, Gregorio Esparza, Antonio Fuentes, and Andrés Nava.
    Juan Abamillo was a native Tejano who had volunteered to serve in the Texas Revolution under the command of Juan N. Seguín. He had arrived at the Alamo on February 23, 1836 and he died there on March 6, 1836 as he fought alongside Travis, Crocket and the others.
    Juan Antonio Badillo was born in Texas and also served under Captain Juan N. Seguín. Badillo accompanied Seguín to the Alamo in February. But when Seguín was called out to rally reinforcements, Badillo stayed at the Alamo.
    Like his fellow revolutionary, Juan Abamillo, Juan Antonio Badillo died on March 6, defending the Alamo against Mexican Federal troops.

  7. William Kittleson says:

    I wanted to thank you for putting on the history program contest each year. I have entered different categories for 3 years in a row. I have done an exhibit and two art projects. They are a lot of work but I always learn more about Texas. I really appreciate winning prize money. I have spent some of the money on a soccer ball and have put money away for college. I am going to enter again this year as a high school student. I hope others enter too and like going to the contest and reading over and looking at the other work students have done.
    Sincerely, William Kittleson

  8. Keri Kittleson says:

    Thank you again for putting on the Texas Independence Day Celebration and the Student History Competition. I really liked working on my art project and studying about the history of Texas. I was born in Fort Worth but my parents are from California and Canada. Texas is so different from both Canada and California, but I love living here. I appreciate winning prize money for my project and have put it away towards my college fund. I am looking forward to being a part of the history competition again this year. I hope my friends enter some of their projects too.
    Thank you, Keri Kittleson

  9. In 1835 – Texians began an attack on the Mexican garrison at San Antonio.

  10. On 12/14/1834, Angelina Dickinson, one of the survivors of the Battle of the Alamo, was born in Gonzales, Texas.

  11. Caylen smith says:

    I have always loved Independence Day. Even more so the our national independence from Britain. I hope our Independance is shown that even one person can change a country!
    Caylen

  12. Caylen smith says:

    Dear sponsors, I would like to thank you for sponsoring the Texas Independence Day fair. The money that I earned is going towards college and for future investments in my schooling. I hope you sponsor this day as well as many other Texas day events in the future to support our young adults with futures in Texas as well as the world.
    Caylen

  13. Aedan Roberts says:

    I’m really looking forward to helping out with this year’s Texas Independence Day Celebration!

  14. In November of 1835 the Declaration of November 7, 1835 was adopted. The Declaration said that the Texans was able to have their own government, Texas would give citizenship and land to those who would fight for her independence, Texans would no longer be under the compact of union, and that Texans would not continue to fight the Centralist troops in Texas.

  15. THE TWIN SISTERS. On November 17, 1835 Elizabeth and Eleanor Rice presented two cannons to the representatives of Texas. Someone in the crowd took note that the twins were presenting two cannons so the cannons became known as the Twin Sisters. The cannons helped the infantry in the battle of San Jacinto.

  16. Danny Shipman says:

    We were blessed by gental spring rains but
    nothing could stop the great times
    The smiles on children’s faces were beautiful as spring flowers.

  17. Anthony Neighbors says:

    Proud to share my birthday with the great state of Texas my home
    and my hero Sam Houston

  18. Fred Goodwin says:

    I will always celebrate March 2 as Texas Independence Day.

    It is sad that other occasions like Cinco de Mayo and Diez y Seis get more media coverage, but what really galls me is that local governments in Austin and San Antonio spend tax dollars on those celebrations while ignoring March 2.

    If you don’t believe me, just take at your local paper on those three days and you tell me which gets more coverage and more tax dollars.

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