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IBaker_Jess_35n the late 1800s Jess Baker was a leader in Granbury and Hood County. InĀ 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.

In four short days and nights, Buck and his stagecoach will hit town. Coming with him will be his wife, and the team of nip and tuck. Kids of all ages are going to enjoy riding the best cotton pickin stagecoach in four counties. March 2nd and 3rd on the historic downtown square in beautiful Granbury, Texas.733905_162005910619344_1170061966_n

A provision has been made for all of the Vendors to have Sunday morning worship at the Texas Independence Day celebration. We will kick off Sunday with Cowboy Church on the city sound stage at 9:00 AM sharp, with music by the Baggy Bottom Boys, and preaching by DeWayne Harris, associate pastor of Triple Cross Cowboy Church in Granbury. The Baggy Bottom Boys will present their music again at 11:00 AM. Vendors open Sunday at 10:00 AM.577352_161860533967215_1340963547_n

We celebrate and remember at the same time the lives of true Texas Heroes. One of the most profound role models for our kids and grandkids is Co. William Travis. We pause next week-end March 2nd and 3rd to pay honor, respect, and gratitude for the life he gave so that our state could enjoy the freedom that we have Today.574531_161272074026061_458405365_n

Gunslingers, Reenactors, Living History experts….all will be gathering next Saturday and Sunday in Granbury to participate in our Texas Independence Day Celebration of North Texas at Granbury. We are thrilled to welcome all of the groups to our event and our hopes are alive that you will enjoy the experience of being in historic Granbury even if its” for a brief day or two.62178_161283974024871_1838725181_n

The arrival of student history exhibits has been overwhelming. The room we had reserved is full, and running over. We never expected the great amount of response that this part of our celebration would elicit. We are thrilled beyond words, and you will be impressed to witness the creativity of our children. The exhibits will all be on display next week-end inside the Hood County Courthourse. You will not want to miss seeing these projects.32587_161275290692406_1884123727_n

Be the number 1836 person to like our page for Texas Independence Day a receive a very special gift that you will be proud to own. The cut off date is Friday, March 1st in order for us to post the name of the winner on facebook. Music, stories, living history, vendors, and even stagecoach rides in Granbury, TX…..March 2nd and March 3rd.860087_160300880789847_559870792_o

Preserving the past is one of the major goals of the Hood County Historic Commission. We are so pleased to announce that this body of Hood County citizens has taken a stand on behalf of the boys and girls of our county and all citizens by getting behind this years’ display in the courthouse of our school kid’s works of art and essays. Thanks so much to the H.C.H.C. for making it possible for us to properly display all of the children’s entries in the courthouse.
Our appreciation also to our elected officials who have agreed to open the courthouse for this great event. We appreciate all of you.582705_157760564377212_376541807_n

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