Honor Your Ancestor Tax Deductable

TID2015 (142 of 408)Do you have a Texas Hero ancestor, someone who made a difference prior to 1800s in Texas? Let us help you by naming an award in their Baker_Jess_35honor at the Texas Heroes Student History Fair. You can sponsor an award in art, video, web-design, projects, performing arts and manuscripts starting as low as $100.  You can also help sponsor a scholarship. Call if you have any questions.  214-675-5752list-texas-rangers-hays-E

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.

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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The Texas Navy

Just one of thTID pics12e floats and entries planned for  March 21st, parade and events to celebrate Texas.  General Granbury’s birthday, Bulls on the Beach and a Selfie Scavenger Hunt for you and the kids to learn more about Texas History.  Springtime in Texas happens March 21-22!  Enjoy it; it’ll be summer by March 23.

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

Schedule for TID & Granbury’s Birtday

SAselfie huntTURDAY MARCH 21, 2015

9:00-6:00

Exhibitors: Square, Langdon, Beach

Children’s Games, Handicrafts – Langdon

Silent Auction opens at Texas Heroes Foundation Tent

Re-enactors, Indians, Living History at Langdon

Bean & Rib Cook-Off west side of Square

9:00-10:00

Buttermilk Junction Band – Stage at the Square

10:00-11:00 Opening Ceremony – Stage at the Square

Master of Ceremony: Commissioner Steve Berry

Welcome to Granbury – Mayor Nin Hulett

Invocation – Rev. Glenn Ward

Presentation of the Proclamation – James Veale Day: County

Judge Darrell Cockerham

Pledge to the American Flag – 2015 SHF Champion

Star-Spangled Banner – Michael Alexander

Pledge to the Texas Flag – 2014 SHF Champion – Rachel Mastick

Texas Our Texas – Ridge Roberts

Remarks – Boots Hubbard and presentation of a few awards.

Conclusion – PresidentTexas Heroes Foundation Cullen Crisp

11:00 Parade around the Historic Granbury Square!

11:30 Pre-sell Bean Cups on Houston Street side of Square

11:30-12:30 Granbury Cloggers on Stage

12:00 – 5:00 Historical Granbury Courthouse OPEN to Public

12:00-3:00 People’s Choice Bean Tasting – $2/cup

12:30-1:30 Dance Dreams on Stage

1:00 – 2:30 Mutton Bustin’ on the Beach

1:30 Western Re-enactment on the Square in front of Bank

2:00-3:00 Wild West Music of the Buffalo Bill Cowboy Band

3:00-5:00 Entertainment Doug Rose on Stage

3:30 Outrageous Outhouse Race around the Square

3:45 Western Re-enactment on the Square

4:00 Cook-Off Awards for Beans & Ribs on Stage

4:00 Silent Auction Closes

4:30 – 6:30 Live Bull Riding on the Beach & Calf Scramble for kids

5:00-6:00 Passing Through Band – Stage at the Square

6:00 Exhibits Close

General Granbury’s Birthday Cake!

SUNDAY MARCH 22, 2015

10:00 AM Cowboy Church – Rev. Glenn Ward, Passing Through Band -Stage

10:00 – 5:00 Exhibitors: Square, Langdon

Re-enactors, Indians, Living History – Langdon

Children’s Games, Handicrafts – Langdon

11:00-12:00 Passing Through Band – Stage at the Square

11:30 Pre-sell Bean Cups on Houston Street side of Square

12:00-1:00 LIVE Music on Stage at the Square

12:00-2:30 Brisket Cook-Off

1:00-1:30 Bobby Don Shelton

1:30-2:00 Ridge Roberts

2:00-3:00 Prairie Wind Band

2:15 Western Re-enactment on the Square

2:30 Cook-Off Judging – Brisket only

3:00-4:00 LIVE Music on Stage at the Square

4:00 Cook-Off Awards – Brisket on Stage

4:15-4:35 Bobby Don Shelton

4:35-5:00 Ridge Roberts

5:00 General Granbury and TIDC Close! Thanks for Attending!