Jess Baker Granbury’s Hero for Women’s Rights

IBaker_Jess_35n the late 1800s Jess Baker was a leader in Granbury and Hood County. In 1911 Texas State Representative Jess Baker once again raised the suffrage question in the Texas House. His resolution to enfranchise women was referred to the committee on constitutional amendments, which recommended that it not pass. Two years later T. H. McGregor of Austin introduced a similar resolution in the Senate. This resolution received a favorable committee report but was rejected by a vote of nineteen to eight when the Senate voted on its passage to engrossment. By the time of the 1915 legislative session, women’s enfranchisement had become an active issue. The suffragists had done much educational work through newspaper publicity and the distribution of literature. Prospects for winning concessions from the legislature seemed good. The Texas Woman Suffrage Association established an active lobby in Austin. Women throughout the state sent letters and petitions to the lawmakers. In the House the committee on constitutional amendments recommended that the suffrage resolution be adopted. When the House voted on the measure, ninety of its members voted in favor and thirty-two against.

John Coffee Hays

list-texas-rangers-hays-ESan Antonio in 1837, John Coffee Hays came from Tennessee Hays shortly after Texas won its independence from Mexico. By 1841, he was a Texas Ranger captain at twenty years of age. A fearless fighter and skilled leader, Hays became famous for defending Texans against raids from  Native American (Comanche) and Mexican bandits. Hays would come to symbolize the Rangers of the Texas Republic era. In Mexican War (1846-48), Hays’ Rangers scouted, defended U.S. supply and communication lines from attacks by Mexican guerrillas and fought alongside regular U.S. army troops. He earned a national reputation for their bravery.

Stroll Through Texas History

Join the Texas Hero Foundation on a Stroll Through Texas History, Elizabeth Crockett Memorial and Student History Fair on March 2, 2016. Sign your class, or home school up to attend. Click her Texas hist

No Beans About It – Your Help is Appreciated

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

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Caylen created this amazing art work out of beans in 2014 for the Student History Fair.  It shows her passion for Texas and her perseverance in accomplishing projects to promote Texas History.

When you support the Texas Heroes Student History Fair and Senior Scholarship Progam you are helping students like Caylen.

Thank you, Sponsors.

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.
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Save Texas History

Save Texas History, give today to promote the study of our wonderful Texas history and claim your gift on you taxes. . The Texas Heroes Foundation is striving to keep the history true and keep it in our schools curriculum. You can help. Donate now at or mail to 9106 Bellechase Granbury, Texas 76049. Make check payable to the Texas Heroes Foundation.

Peggy Purser Freeman, so-director of the Student History Fair, with some of David Crockett descendants.
Peggy Purser Freeman, so-director of the Student History Fair, with some of David Crockett descendants.

The Texas Heroes Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization with goals to educate and involve children in Texas history. Our mission statement is: It’s All About Texas!

The vehicle that we have used to spark that interest has been the Texas Independence Day Events of North Texas in Hood County. The Texas Heroes Foundation (THF) invites you to “Stroll Through Texas History” on March 2, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM, beginning at Acton Baptist Church at 3500 Fall Creek Hwy in Acton. Children can meet Texas Heroes, portrayed by the THF Team, partake in Elizabeth Crockett Memorial Ceremony, make period crafts, see black powder demonstrations, enjoy period music & performing art winners, view the Student History Fair, vote on People’s Choice Award and more.
The cost of time and finances needed to invest in our children’s interest in Texas is high. The Texas Heroes Foundation has given almost $15,000 to students in the last few years for their project-studies in Texas history. In addition to student scholarships, other significant expenses include supplies, school packets, advertising/marketing and special events and presentation. Presentations of historical music, musicians and cultural demonstrations by Native Americans, Frontiersmen, ranching and bull riding . This is where we hope you might join us. We are asking for your support so that this event can continue to grow and meet the goal of getting our kids interested in preserving the rich heritage of Texas History.
Please look over the attached Sponsorship Levels and see if you can contribute to the worthy cause of maintaining the knowledge of Texas history. It starts with our kids… and You.

Thank you,

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November in Texas History by a Young Texas Hero, Regan

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Young Texas Hero Regan

In November of 1835 the Declaration of November 7, 1835 was adopted. The Declaration said that the Texans were 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.

Students, Parents and Teachers

Students, Parents & Teachers

texas independence dayJoin the Texas Independence Day Student History Fair

Win Cash Prizes and a Scholarship.

Students in Hood County and surrounding communities are invited to enter  the 2015 Student History Fair. Categories include: individual papers, videos, projects, and art projects about Texas History centered around 1800s Texas, from independence through statehood.   Click here for Rules, entry form and judging criteria for 2015 For more information leave a comment or email us at March2Texas@gmail.com.

Primary Source Site

This is a great resource for students working on their entries for the History Fair.

http://txindependence.org/sources.php

Leadership & Legacy in Texas History Competition Rules

Student History Competition Rules

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Entry Rules and Judging Criteria for each category: 2015 Theme

“Leadership & Legacy in Texas History”

Student Cash Awards  ($150 best of show. Awards in each category and each level: $75 first, $50 second & $25 third)

Senior Scholarship presented by the Texas Heroes Foundation.

(Click here to see application form.)