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Category: 2016

img_3990Do you love Texas History and enjoy making a difference in the community, state, world. Get information on how to be considered for the Young Heroes Teen Board. Leave your contact information and something about why you want to be part of the THF SHF Teen Board.

somervellSOMERVELL, ALEXANDER (1796–1854). Alexander Somervell, soldier, and leader of the Somervell Expedition, celebrated as just one Texas Hero Remembered in Glen Rose on May 20th.   He was born to James and Elizabeth Somervell in Maryland on June 11, 1796, and moved to Texas in 1833 with a land grant from Stephen F. Austin’s in the second colony. . In October 1835, Somervell joined the volunteers marching from Gonzales to Bexar and was elected major. He participated in the siege of Bexar. He enlisted in the Texas army on March 12, 1836, and was elected lieutenant colonel of the first regiment of Texas Volunteers. He fought in the Battle of San Jacinto and remained in the army until June 7, 1836. He served briefly as secretary of war in David G. Burnet’s cabinet. Students, teachers and more are invited to come celebrate Texas Heroes Remembered. 9am to 7pm in Heritage Park – Glen Rose, Texas. #TexasHeroes

hanna-nicoleHannah, way to go, girl!

Hannah’s name was drawn from those selfie entries we received in the Selfie Scavenger Hunt TID.  She will receive $50 for her entry at the Stroll Thru Texas History.

Stroll Thru Texas History 2016

crowdatmonumentTexas Heroes Foundation feels Texas Proud to have hosted over 500 students on March 2, 2016.  Thank you, teachers. Your time and dedication is so appreciated. The students from Acton Middle School, Lakeside Baptist, Cornerstone Christian School and more exhibited excellent behavior.

 

Keri KittlesonTexas Heroes Foundation Student History Fair Award Presented by

Lake Granbury Living Magazine Award

Goes to… Keri Kittleson

Keri won first place in the exhibits category with an in-depth research of the Derring homeplace on Peak Road.  Her excavation for artifacts and genealogy research combined with her poem drew the judges praise.

Congratulations, Keri.

Hood Co. Development District -A True Defender of Texas Heroes

Thank you for sponsoring our March 2, 2016 Stroll Through Texas History, Crockett Memorial and THF Student History Fair.

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