4-H Night at the Mesquite Championship Rodeo

(This Special Price is also good for Friends & Family)

Enjoy Bull-Riding, Bareback Bronc Riding, Steer Wrestling, Barrel Racing, and much more!!! All in the air-conditioned Resistol Arena

· Home-Cooked Barbecue · Texas Shops · Souvenir Photos

Saturday Night September 27, 2008

Gates Open: 6:30 PM Rodeo: 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Please see rodeo website at www.mesquiterodeo.com

Tickets at the Gate are $12 for Adults and $7 for Children 12 and Under

SPECIAL PRICE FOR 4-H – $5 each when ordered in advance

The Mesquite Rodeo also offers a BBQ Dinner: Gate Prices are $10.95 for Adults and $6.99 for Children. The Advance price for
4-H is $9 for Adults and $6.50 for Children.

Facebook and Twitter

Well, I got on FaceBook because my kids were on there. Whoa and behold, I found the Moms of my older kids’ friends. Moms I had not seen for years. We are now connected and get to see how all the grandkids are. We are also connecting to young adults who are now homeschooling their 2nd generation homeschool children. So we started a Statewide group for all the Homeschoolers in Texas. So if you are on FaceBook, or thinking about it, be sure to join us and others across Texas as we teach our children in the freedom which is Texas.


Our Twitter feed is here: https://twitter.com/TexasHomeEdu

Susan Wise Bauer in College Station

Home School Information Zone Presents
Susan Wise Bauer

Saturday, July 19, 2008
8:45a – 4:30p
College Station Conference Center
1300 George Bush Drive, 979.764.3720

Limited tickets are now on sale!!

Susan’s most recent book for Norton, The History of the Ancient World: From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome (2007) is the first in a four-volume
series providing a narrative world history. Her previous book, The Well-Educated Mind: A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had (2003), is a
guide to reading the classic works of fiction, poetry, history, autobiography, and drama. Norton also published The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to
Classical Education at Home (with co-author Jessie Wise); originally published in 1999, this bestselling guide to education in the classical tradition was
revised and updated in 2004. Susan has written a four-volume world history series for children, The Story of the World, for Peace Hill Press. Volume 1,
Ancient Times, was published in 2002 (revised edition 2006); Volume 2, The Middle Ages, in 2003 (revised edition 2007); and Volume 3, Early Modern
Times, in 2004. The final volume, The Modern Age, was published in 2006. Susan is also a contributing editor to Books & Culture and a frequent contributor
to Christianity Today.
More Information:
http://www. hsiz. org/events/index. php

THSC State Family Conference and Homeschool Convention

Jessica Hulcy, Jon Erickson, Jeff Meyers, and many more speakers will be at the Woodlands on August 14-16 for the 2008 THSC State Convention and Family Conference

Children’s Program

Come set sail with us as we embark on a journey in the waters of the deep blue, navigate the passages of sailors gone before us, and learn of the faith that turns fear into victory. The Lord, the captain of our ship, will teach us more about Himself on this adventurous Victory Voyage. Children’s Ministries of Texas is back with a fun-filled program of entertaining skits, fun crafts, exciting games, and songs children ages 4-12 will love! Visit www. ChildrensMinistriesofTexas. org for details.

On-Site Registration WILL BE Available!

Children’s Program registration on-site will be available as long as space lasts. If the program fills to capacity, a notice will be posted here.

Teen Staff Program- Sold Out

The Teen Staff Program (TSP) offers a perfect mix of educational workshops, fun activities, and important service jobs for pre-registered teens, ages 13-
18. Teens, will again join together to check name badges, man book check, staff the Exhibit Hall, and the like. They will also enjoy exciting games, activities, and fellowship with other homeschooled teens. The TSP is a two-day commitment (August 15-16, 2008).


Home Educator’s Resource and the Frisco RoughRiders are proud to announce ANOTHER…


DATE: July 31

TIME: 7:00 pm


INCLUDES: Group-rate in the Bullpen section, Limited Ed. RoughRiders hat, Free player autographs,
free “PlayBall” game program, chances to win prizes.


For tickets and questions contact Will LoVerde with the RoughRiders 972-334-1935 or email

A ticket request is also attached.

Home Educator’s Resource
1288 W. Main St. #203
Lewisville, TX 75067

The ORIGINAL homeschool store. Serving the homeschool community for over 10 YEARS!

Not affiliated with any other stores.

Texas Homeschool Scouter Campout

Texas Homeschool Scouter Campout

Homeschooling Scouters,

The 2008 Texas Christian Homeschool Campout is scheduled for October
24-26, 2008 at Lake Somerville State Park, Birch Creek Unit. Information about the Park, including fees, can be found at http://www. tpwd. state. tx. us/spdest/findadest/parks/lake_somerville/

The theme of this year’s Campout is “Here am I, send me.” from Isaiah 6:8.

Homeschool Packs, Troops, and Crews, as well as Homeschool American Heritage Girl units are invited to participate. Individual Homeschool Scout Families are also invited to participate.

Participants are responsible for making their own reservations, filing required Tour Permits, having required Medical Forms on-site, and other unit expenses. It is highly recommended to make reservations as early as possible. Then, let us know if you are coming at nealstout@sbcglobal.net and I will make sure you are kept informed as plans are finalized.

Tentative schedule includes a campfire (subject to fire bans that may be in effect) on Saturday night, and Worship Service Sunday morning. Day time events are still being planned. If you would like to help sponsor an event, let us know that.

Come and meet other Homeschooling Scouts and Scouters.

Steven Stout nealstout@sbcglobal.net

Frisco New Homeschoolers Orientation

FRISCO HOMESCHOOL ASSOCIATION will host a “Great Starts” orientation from 9 a. m. to 5 p. m. July 19 at Water’s Edge Church, 5475 Coit Road. Cost is $10. Visit http://friscohis.org.

Can I really Homeschool? How to get it all done! What about Socialization? Curriculum, Curriculum, Curriculum Wife, Mom, Teacher. Me Q&A Time with Veteran Homeschool Moms http://friscohis.org/pdf/greatstartflyer.pdf

Texas Renaissance Festival Performing Arts Festival

The Texas Renaissance Festival announces new Performing Arts Festival at School Days Oct. 28-29 http://www. ntxe-news. com/artman/publish/article_45670. shtml

The Performing Arts Festival is a two-day adjudicated competition in classical theater and early music for students in the intermediate and secondary grades. Participants will be judged by experienced and accredited theater and music professionals and adjudication will be based on an impartial system.

Theater students will compete in various categories including monologue and soliloquy, duet and group acting and one-act play with performance selections taken from classical theater works such as those of Greek Drama, Christopher Marlowe, Shakespeare and Moliere or modern works set in the classical period.

The Early Music Festival consists of both vocal and instrumental competitions in which students can perform works from the renaissance, baroque and classical music periods. Vocal ensembles of all sizes are encouraged to compete, including choirs, madrigal groups, quartets and trios. Instrumental groups may consist of bands, orchestra, brass, woodwind and string ensembles or other similar combinations.

The Performing Arts Festival is open to all public, private and home school organizations, but there are a limited number of competition slots available and y will be filled on a first come, first served basis. No registration fee is required to participate in the Performing Arts Festival, though participants must purchase a School Days ticket for admission into the park.

Reserved admission for students, as well as chaperones and educators, is $6.00. Gate pricing for tickets will be $8.00 for all. A lunch ticket will also be available for $8.00 during reservation times as well as at the Box Office on School Days. The last day to purchase tickets for the reduced price is October 3, 2008.

For more information please call 1-800-458-3435 or visit our newly renovated website at http://www.texrenfest.com/.