December 2015
 

Month: December 2015

photo-2-1March 2 & 3, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 pm  – Stroll Thru 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 large groups need to sign up in advance. Call 214-675-5752.

March 3, 2017 6 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.

 

TID2015-1Dear 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.
Caylen

Thank you

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TID2015-60Thank you again for putting on the Texas Independence Day Celebration and the Student History Competition. I really liked working on my art project and studying about the history of Texas. I was born in Fort Worth but my parents are from California and Canada. Texas is so different from both Canada and California, but I love living here. I appreciate winning prize money for my project and have put it away towards my college fund. I am looking forward to being a part of the history competition again this year. I hope my friends enter some of their projects too.
Thank you, Keri Kittleson

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

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I wanted to thTID2015-62ank you for putting on the history program contest each year. I have entered different categories for 3 years in a row. I have done an exhibit and two art projects. They are a lot of work but I always learn more about Texas. I really appreciate winning prize money. I have spent some of the money on a soccer ball and have put money away for college. I am going to enter again this year as a high school student. I hope others enter too and like going to the contest and reading over and looking at the other work students have done.
Sincerely, William Kittleson

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

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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.

I have always loved Independence Day. Even more so the our national independence from Britain. I hope our Independence is shown that even one person can change a country!
Caylen

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Caylen created this amazing art work out of beans in 2014 for the Student History Fair.  It shows her passion for Texas and her perseverance in accomplishing projects to promote Texas History.

When you support the Texas Heroes Student History Fair and Senior Scholarship Progam you are helping students like Caylen.

Thank you, Sponsors.

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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.
Caylencaylen

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