Celebrate the New Year! 1836?

Celebrate the New Year! 1836?Invitation to March2Texas 2016 an educational event for North Texas students and families wanting to preserve the study of Texas History.

 

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.

Texas Independence Day Update

Statues all over the state of TEXAS serve to focus our attention on our rich heritage and proud history. None stands taller than our own San Jacinto monument. One of our local students has made a wonderful model for your thoughtful consideration and it along with dozens of others will be on display inside the Hood County courthouse over the week-end.San Jacinto

Texas Independence Day Update

CourthouseNo countyseat in the state of Texas has a more majestic and beautiful courthouse than Hood County. Tonight it takes on even more of a majestic presence as the flag of our state surrounds that very building. Each flag pole proudly and honorably bears the name of one of the fallen heroes of the Alamo. Thanks to all who have had a hand in this important phase of this year’s event. Your efforts and your undying devotion to our state will not go un-appreciated. Take the kids and grandkids up to the flags and let them read and learn from the attached cards that tell a story like none other.

Texas Independence Day Update

In four short days and nights, Buck and his stagecoach will hit town. Coming with him will be his wife, and the team of nip and tuck. Kids of all ages are going to enjoy riding the best cotton pickin stagecoach in four counties. March 2nd and 3rd on the historic downtown square in beautiful Granbury, Texas.733905_162005910619344_1170061966_n

Texas Independence Day Update

A provision has been made for all of the Vendors to have Sunday morning worship at the Texas Independence Day celebration. We will kick off Sunday with Cowboy Church on the city sound stage at 9:00 AM sharp, with music by the Baggy Bottom Boys, and preaching by DeWayne Harris, associate pastor of Triple Cross Cowboy Church in Granbury. The Baggy Bottom Boys will present their music again at 11:00 AM. Vendors open Sunday at 10:00 AM.577352_161860533967215_1340963547_n

Texas Independence Day Update

We celebrate and remember at the same time the lives of true Texas Heroes. One of the most profound role models for our kids and grandkids is Co. William Travis. We pause next week-end March 2nd and 3rd to pay honor, respect, and gratitude for the life he gave so that our state could enjoy the freedom that we have Today.574531_161272074026061_458405365_n

Texas Independence Day Update

he arrival of student history exhibits has been overwhelming. The room we had reserved is full, and running over. We never expected the great amount of response that this part of our celebration would elicit. We are thrilled beyond words, and you will be impressed to witness the creativity of our children. The exhibits will all be on display next week-end inside the Hood County Courthourse. You will not want to miss seeing these projects.32587_161275290692406_1884123727_n

Texas Independence Day Update

Gunslingers, Reenactors, Living History experts….all will be gathering next Saturday and Sunday in Granbury to participate in our Texas Independence Day Celebration of North Texas at Granbury. We are thrilled to welcome all of the groups to our event and our hopes are alive that you will enjoy the experience of being in historic Granbury even if its” for a brief day or two.62178_161283974024871_1838725181_n