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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.

Mystery and History

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cleburne's pistolDo you love Mystery and History? The story of Gen. Patrick R. Cleburne and his once-lost pistol would be an excellent entry in the www.March2Texas Student History Fair. Patrick Cleburne was also called the “Stonewall of the West.”  Learn more here.

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Jose Antonio Navarro

Lorenzo Zavalda

Lorenzo de Zavala

Tejanos — Hispanics who were born in what would later become Texas — were an important part in the fight for Texas independence. Jose Antonio Navarro and Lorenzo de Zavala were part of the signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence on March 2,1836. ln 1836, about 4,000 Tejanos lived north of the Nueces River. Many Tejanos felt the Mexican government had become too centralist and authoritarian.

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.

 

If you’re a woman and you plan to vote in Texas this year, you can thank Jess Baker. The question of women voting was raised during the Baker_Jess_35Constitutional Convention of 1868–69, when Titus H. Mundine of Burleson County proposed that the franchise be conferred upon qualified persons without distinction of sex. The committee on state affairs approved this proposal, but the convention rejected it by a vote of fifty-two to thirteen. A few years later, during the Constitutional Convention of 1875, two resolutions for the enfranchisement of women were introduced. Both were referred to the committee on suffrage, but neither was reported.  The issue was brought before the Texas legislature in 1907 when Jess A. Baker of Granbury introduced in the House of Representatives a resolution to enfranchise them. In 1911 Jess Baker of Granbury 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. Because leaders like Granbury’s Jess Baker, women won the vote in 1918

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

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