Running Water and Spotted Pony at March2

The Texas Heroes Foundation is so excited because Spotted IMG_4360Horse and Running Water will be at the Stroll Thru Texas History  on March 2, 2016.  All students and classes are invited to sign up to come and enjoy this unique educational event.

 

March 2, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 pm  – Stroll Through Texas History” begins at Acton Baptist Church at 3500 Fall Creek Hwy in Acton, Texas. 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, enter the Selfie Contest and more. All classes and pk12large groups need to sign up in advance. Call 214-675-5752.

March 2, 2016 at 1:00 pm (Time subject to change)– Ceremony at the Acton Cemetery at Elizabeth Crockett’s grave site in recognition of Crockett ancestors, an historical presentation about the Crocketts, with placement of 13 yellow roses (one for each day the Alamo was under siege) on Elizabeth’s grave monument.

March 3, 2016 at 6:30 pm – Awards presentation and performances for the Texas Heroes Foundation Student History Fair at Acton Baptist Church at 3500 Fall Creek Hwy in Acton.

 

Sing? Dance? Play Music? Act? Story Telling? Puppets?

photo-2-1Show us your talent.  Sing? Dance? Play Music? Act? Story Telling? Puppets? or ever it is–BRING IT ON! Celebrate Texas with the Texas Heroes Foundation Student History Fair (THFSHF).  2016 THFSHF has added two new divisions Website and Performing Arts.   Tips for Performing Arts – Ballads, scenes in duets, solo and groups. Example: video or slide show with music, dancing singing. Presentation for judging will be done on Sunday, Monday  or Tuesday beginning February 28, 29, and March 1. Performance will be recorded. Call for times to compete. Winners will present at the  Student History Fair and awards program. Bring your entry forms. Call to get a time to compete so you won’t have to wait too long. 214-675-5752 www.March2Texas.com 

RULES

  1. Historical content and accuracy (even if using a fictional account).
  2. Relevance to the topic of Texas Independence and history prior to the 1900s.
  3. Creativity and uniqueness of style.
  4. Presentation flows well, is organized and clearly understood.
  5. Historically correct details in the production including costumes and props.
  6. How engaging the presentation is to the viewer. You may incorporate video images in your presentations. Individuals or Groups are encouraged to enter in the group category–choir, band, drama groups and more small groups are invited.  

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.

Chorus

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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Texas Independence Celebration 2015 Volunteer’s Search

Volunteers Needed!  Planned Activities for 2015 Texas Independence Day Celebration of North Texas at Granbury

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 (All plans pending.)

Vendors around the Square offering crafts, homemade products, items of Texas in 1800s

Parade from GISD Admin to Square with entries of Old Texas – and Lots of horses.

Chuck Wagon Cook-off on the Square with Big prize money.

Texas Musicians on the Square.

Granbury Conference Center FILLED with things for the kids: Student History Fair, Children’s games & activities of early Texas, “A Walk Through Texas History” – various others.

stations portraying segments of Texas history. Also Texas Artists and the Silent Auction.

Yes, Bull Riding on the Beach!

Indians in teepees, a petting zoo and civil war re-enactors at Langdon.

Wagon rides from the Square to the Conference Center.

Vendors, Volunteers and Merchants dressed in old fashioned clothes of the 1800s.

Flags around the Square and Langdon Center.

AND the Elizabeth Crockett Memorial Ceremony on Monday, March 2 at Acton Cemetery.

This is all designed to get kids interested and involved in Texas History!

Texas Independence Day Update

Folks are getting all dressed up and ready to attend the TEXAS INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION in Granbury, TX, on March 2nd and 3rd. It’s going to be an event like none other in our community. We are so grateful to all who have played a part in making it all come together. And thanks for stopping in to check out our facebook page and our web-site. These will have schedules on all events starting Monday of next week563369_159650714188197_765517366_n

Texas Independence Day Update

Ok, facebook friends, and friends of friends….be the 1,836 th person to LIKE our Texas Indepedence Day Celebration of North Texas at Granbury facebook page and receive a special prize awarded by the Heroes of Texas Foundation. You will love it, if you are from TEXAS and you happen to be number one thousand eight hundred and thirty six to LIKE this page. Currently, we are standing at 1,469….let’s reach our goal by MARCH 2nd.560374_159109924242276_1618537120_n

Texas Independence Day Update

In a brief span of time (16 days), the sights, sounds, and smells of period correct vendors, horses, longhorn cattle, and folks enjoying themselves will penetrate the air surrounding our historic courthouse in downtown Granbury, TX. Come witness sites that you may have never seen before, and may never have an opportunity to witness again. You won”t believe your eyes.535668_157833624369906_2008314316_n

Texas Independence Day Celebration Update

Yesterday we were able to secure the services of the finest stage coach operator in Texas to come share his wonderful coach, along with his team of horses named Nip and Tuck. He will be giving rides, and teaching Texas History by living the role of a stagecoach driver to our children on Texas Independence Day. Come along and take a ride.

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Texas Independence Day Celebration Update

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A rich part of our State’s great history has been captured on canvas by Mr. Burl Washington of Fort Worth, TX. Burl will have his distinct style of painting Texas history on display, and prints for sales during our Texas Independence Day Celebration on March 2nd, and 3rd. Come early………..see alot……..stay late.

Texas Independence Day Celebration Update

A gentile giant of Western music Mr. Billy Cate will be presenting his special style of music on March 2nd at the sound stage located at the County Courthouse for Texas Independence Day. You will want to listen to The Chisolm Trail Cowboy while he is in our town.

Billy Cate
Billy Cate