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

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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Rain or Shine…We are celebrating Texas!

Win $50

“Selfie” Scavenger Hunt

selfie huntThe Texas Independence Day Celebration

Would you like to win $50?

Help keep Texas history in our hearts and minds. Join us on March 21-22, 2015 and take selfies as you participate in the Independence Day Celebration.

To be entered into the “Selfie” Scavenger Hunt, you must take courageous selfies

of at least 7 of the following items and post them beginning on March 21:

 

  • You at Texas Independence Day Celebration Opening Ceremony
  • You and a Vendor or with an Exhibits
  • You with the Texas Flag
  • You at Bull Riding on the Beach
  • You at the Parade
  • You with a Texas Hero
  • You with Elizabeth Crockett Memorial in Acton
  • You with your Favorite Student History Fair Entry
  • You with the Granbury Historic Courthouse
  • You with a Native American
  • You and the TID stage with one of the great musicians
  • Two facts you learned about Texas history that you did not know before.
  • You and the huge Declaration of Independence of the Republic poster.
  • Enter by using #SelfieMarch2texas2015.
  • Entries must be posted by March 22, 2015 by 10:00 p.m.
  • Must take at least 7 selfies and enter them at www.March2Texas.com.

Winner will be notified and posted on www.March2Texas.com.

Each picture posted becomes the property of Texas Independence Day Celebration of North Texas and the Texas Heroes Foundation and can be used on their webpage and in any social media setting

Win $50

“Selfie” Scavenger Hunt

The Texas Independence Day Celebration

True courage is completing the things you say, while cowardice is just saying the things you wish to complete.” ~ William Barrett Travis

Do you have the courage to complete the Texas Independence Day Celebration “Selfie” Scavenger Hunt?

Would you like to win $50?

Help keep Texas history in our hearts and minds. Join us on March 21-22, 2015 and take selfies as you participate in the Independence Day Celebration.

To be entered into the “Selfie” Scavenger Hunt, you must take courageous selfies

of at least 7 of the following items and post them beginning on March 21:

 

  • You at Texas Independence Day Celebration Opening Ceremony
  • You and a Vendor or with an Exhibits
  • You with the Texas Flag
  • You at Bull Riding on the Beach
  • You at the Parade
  • You with a Texas Hero
  • You with Elizabeth Crockett Memorial in Acton
  • You with your Favorite Student History Fair Entry
  • You with the Granbury Historic Courthouse
  • You with a Native American
  • You and the TID stage with one of the great musicians
  • Two facts you learned about Texas history that you did not know before.
  • You and the huge Declaration of Independence of the Republic poster.
  • Enter by using #SelfieMarch2texas2015.
  • Entries must be posted by March 22, 2015 by 10:00 p.m.
  • Must take at least 7 selfies and enter them at www.March2Texas.com.

Winner will be notified and posted on www.March2Texas.com.

Each picture posted becomes the property of Texas Independence Day Celebration of North Texas and the Texas Heroes Foundation and can be used on their webpage and in any social media setting.selfie hunt

Run-Off Vote for People’s Choice

Help us with a Run-Off  Vote for People’s Choice Award. These are the entries that were at the top of the voting.  People’s Choice is based on popular vote and only one award will be given. One vote per email. The Award and cash prize will be presented to the winner at the March 21 event.

Pay it Forward – If you enjoyed the Student History Fair and want to be part of preserving Texas History, click the donate button and give a donation of any size.  Texas Heroes is a 501(c)3 and donations are tax deductible.

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Texas, Our Texas…Celebrate The History

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Juan N. Seguin

“Texas shall be free, independent or we shall perish with glory in battle.” ~Juan N. Seguin, son of a pioneer Tejano family, formed a volunteer company of Tejano soldiers with the ringing proclamation that

“TexaSam-Houstons will again lift it’s head and stand among the nations. It ought to do so, for no country upon the globe can compare with it in natural advantages.” ~Sam Houston

 

 

Texas, Our Texas

Texas, Our Texas! all hail the mighty State!
Texas, Our Texas! so wonderful so great!
Boldest and grandest, withstanding ev’ry test
O Empire wide and glorious, you stand supremely blest.
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Texas, O Texas! your freeborn single star,
Sends out its radiance to nations near and far,
Emblem of Freedom! it set our hearts aglow,
With thoughts of San Jacinto and glorious Alamo.
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Texas, dear Texas! from tyrant grip now free,
Shines forth in splendor, your star of destiny!
Mother of heroes, we come your children true,
Proclaiming our allegiance, our faith, our love for you.

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God bless you Texas! And keep you brave and strong,
That you may grow in power and worth, throughout the ages long.
God bless you Texas! And keep you brave and strong,
That you may grow in power and worth, throughout the ages long.
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