In 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.
March 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…
TEXAS Independence Day plans include G.I.S.D. projects that involve teaching our kids about the importance of this great event in our states history. Richlon Merrill is in charge of that area and he would welcome your input, or assistance in working on the most important aspect of this coming years’ event. It’s all about TEXAS!
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.
We are thrilled to announce The Frontier Brigade Band will be featured entertainment at this year’s festival, March 2 – 3. The Frontier Brigade Band Presents Buffalo Bill’s Cowboy Band: A Play With Music Imagine what it must have been like for Buffalo Bill’s Wild West to come to town. It is 1909 and Buffalo…
Do you love Texas History? Do you enjoy making a difference in your community, your state, the world? Join the Young Heroes Teen Board.
Join the Texas Hero Foundation on a Stroll Through Texas History, Elizabeth Crockett Memorial and Student History Fair on March 2, 2016. Sign your class, or home school up to attend. Click her Texas hist