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2016 Photo Contest Winners

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BEST OF SHOW “Bolt from the Blue” Don Swanner       PORTRAIT CATEGORY: 1st Place: “Just Bob” Keith Arterburn         2nd Place: “Ocho” Chance Noble           3rd Place: “2 Year Old” Chris Crane         SNAPSHOT CATEGORY: 1st Place: “Lion” April Morgan       2nd Place: “Thunderbird Line” David Benoit           3rd Place: “A Great Light in the sky” Jorge Marin, Jr           HM: “Football Stadium” Katherine Haven Daughter of Jeff Haven Knox-Corinthian Lodge #851         HM: “Ocho” Chance Noble         LANDSCAPE CATEGORY: 1st Place : “Rainbow over Rice Stadium” David W. Anderson         2nd Place: “Monument Louis Antonio Pires” Charles. Cummins         3rd Place: “As the Sun Rises in the East” Mark Mayers       HM: “Sunset in Sabine Pass” David Benoit.       ALTAR CATEGORY: 1st Place: “Waiting Chairs” Jorge Marin, Jr.         2nd Place: “Middle Chamber” Ernie Runyon         3rd Place: “A Peaceful/Resting Place” Tom Vaan Hoose         HM: “Light at the Altar” Martin A….

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2016 Photo Contest

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2016 Grand Lodge Photo Contest Shutterbugs uncap your lenses Contest starts on May 1,  …start snapping away! ENTER UP to 3 PHOTOS and include information 5 Categories to submit to: SNAPSHOT – LANDSCAPE – PORTRAIT – ALTAR – TEXAS FLAG All Texas Masons & Families may enter! SEE RULES & REGULATIONS Timeline: May 1 thru September 30, 2016 email photos to: [email protected] Subject line add: “2016 Photo Contest” and attach Photos Contest sponsored by the Grand Lodge of Texas – Texas History Committee     

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Masonic Heroes

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Stephen F. Austin - "The Father of Texas" Sam Houston - "A Man of Honor" William B. Travis - "God and Texas - Victory or Death" James Bowie - "Greatest Fighter in the Southwest" David Crockett - "King of the Wilderness" James Butler Bonham - "Faithful To His Trust" Ben Milam - "Who Will Follow Old Ben Milam?" David G. Burnet - "Elder Statesman of the Republic" James Fannin - "Commader at Goliad" Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar - "Father of Education in Texas" Anson Jones - "First Grand Master" Lorenzo de Zavala - "First Vice-President of the Republic" Edward Burleson - "Fourth Vice President of the Republic" Jose Antonio Navarro - "Texas Patriot and Legislator" Adolphus Sterne - "First Scottish Rite Mason in Texas" Thomas Rusk - "Chief Justice" Robert McAlpin Williamson - "The Patrick Henry of the Texas Revolution" Juan Nepomuceno Seguín - "Tejano Patriot" R.E.B. Baylor - "Pro Ecclesia - Pro Texana"

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San Jacinto

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“On the battlefield at San Jacinto on April 21, 1836, the Army of Texas commanded by General Sam Houston, and accompanied by the Secretary of War, Thomas J. Rusk, attacked the larger invading army of Mexicans under General Santa Anna. The battle line from left to right was formed by Sidney Sherman’s regiment, Edward Burleson’s regiment, the artillery commanded by George W. Hockley, Henry Millard’s infantry and the calvary under Mirabeau B. Lamar. Sam Houston led the infantry charge.

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