SOMERVELL, 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
Celebrate the New Year! 1836?Invitation to March2Texas 2016 an educational event for North Texas students and families wanting to preserve the study of Texas History.
Texas 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.
Texas Heroes Foundation invites groups and individuals to entry the perfoming art category of the THF Student History Fair. Rules and entry forms at : www.March2Texas.com https://texasheroesfoundation.org/students/studenthistorycompetition
Texas Independence Day is March 2 and North Centeral Texas is waving the flag to honor our ancestors, Texians and Tejanoes who won our freedom from dictators in 1836. Walk around the Hood County Court House and Acton by the gravesite of Elizabeth Crockett and read each tag. March 2 meet the heroes. Bring your…
Stroll Thru Texas History 2016 Texas 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.
Of the estimated 189 men who died in the Alamo, only six were actually born in Texas: Juan Abamillo, Juan A. Badillo, Carlos Espalier, Gregorio Esparza, Antonio Fuentes, and Andrés Nava. Juan Abamillo was a native Tejano who had volunteered to serve in the Texas Revolution under the command of Juan N. Seguín. He had…