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TID2015-972016 Texas Heroes Foundation Student History Fair Theme: “Exploration, Encounter, Exchange”

Awards – $200 best of show. Each category eacSR1_9862h 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.

Manuscripts must be mailed on or before February 15, 2016

F. High School Exhibit
F. High School Exhibit

 

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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.

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