The Second Annual End of Summer Festival was a Complete Success!

endofsummerWe are so happy and delighted that our past event on August 17th was a huge success. We created a very happy, fun family, friendly event that catered to the local community.

Our event featured local home grown vendors as well as local companies that came out to be a part of our festival. Fun, food and entertainment was the theme of our event with net proceeds going to local charities in support of the Fort Hood Memorial.

We also had pet adoptions on hand with two dogs finding new homes. Many participants went home with nice prizes such as a new guitar, golf lessons, Harley Davidson gear, motor car toys, lawn chairs, golf equipment and a 32 inch tv! Chic-Fil-A gave our volunteers free lunches while they provided free face painting, balloon animals and kids crafts to all.

Central Texas local artist Stormy Lee provided a solo performance entertainment with the Mistress Derringer Band closing out the show. Thank you to all of our vendors, sponsors, entertainment and the people who came out to make our event a success! Our next upcoming event will be in May of 2014!

The Action Track Chair

The Action Trackchair is one of the main causes that we have decided to support for our End of Summer Event on August 17th. This organization helps wounded veterans who have lost limbs be able to live life with this new type of wheelchair. Below we have attached a story from their site that explains the Action Trackchair.


The Fort Hood Memorial

fort-hood-november-5th-memorial3On November 5, 2009, Central Texas experienced one of the most horrific events in the most recent history.  On this date thirteen persons were brutally massacred and thirty-two injured at the Soldier Readiness Processing Center on Fort Hood, Texas.  In the aftermath of that event, various groups banded together in an effort to honor the fallen and wounded, as well as memorialize their sacrifices over time.
This group of concerned citizens settled on a vision to erect a fitting memorial that not only recognizes the victims, but also serves as a suitable place for the families and loved one of these patriots to observe when visiting this site.
Citizens throughout Central Texas and across the nation have generously donated to this project.  The effort to construct the Memorial is spearheaded by the local fraternal order (SPJST) ably assisted by the City of Killeen. Jointly, this group has determined a site and design for the memorial.  The project is nearly 50% funded in cash and in-kind donations.  Ground breaking is imminent.
The Texas Heritage Committee is supporting this effort to see this most worthy undertaking to completion. The City of Killeen has graciously allowed the Memorial to be located near Killeen Civic and Conference Center, but the entirety of resources needed to erect the Memorial is left to the charity of the people of the nation.

The Texas Heritage Committee Second Annual End of Summer Festival August 17th

farmerslogoWe are excited to announce our event coming up on August 17th, 2013 from 2pm to 8pm. The event is the Second Annual End of Summer Festival to be held at the Killeen Farmer’s Market located at 717 No. 2nd Street in downtown Killeen.

Our event will have something for everyone to enjoy with plenty of “free” kid activities and a lot of food, shopping and entertainment for the adults.

We will have water slides, kids crafts, live dance and music performances as well as raffle prizes! We will also have the All Day Mobile Wellness Pet Clinic and Adoptions there at the event.

The purpose of our festival is to raise money towards the purchase of a track chair for disabled veterans and civilians as well as raise money towards the construction
of the Fort Hood Memorial.

We hope to see you come out and enjoy some summer fun and also give back to our community!


Maidens of Mystery will be providing belly dancing performances for our May 11th Event

khaliqa2The Maidens of Mystery was founded by Khaliqa in 2010.  She has been Belly Dancing professionally for over 20 years.  Khaliqa has trained at various workshops and has been teaching Belly Dancing for more than two years. Khaliqa has performed to a variety of audiences and events throughout the years. At times, she has performed with snakes and swords.

The Maidens of Mystery,  wish to promote bellydancing as an art as well as encouraging women to get out of their comfort zone into more confidence. To be physically fit plus keeping our bodies finely tuned no matter what size we are today.

The Maidens of Mystery are a part of the Central Texas Bellydance Association and have been dancing as a group since 2010. They are interested in performing for all of Central Texas. They are available for events, parties and fundraisers. For more information you can check out their website or call 1-254-699-9650.

The Red Dirt Ramblers will be performing as one our main featured acts on May11th

red_dirt-ramblersTexas Heritage Committee is proud to have the Red Dirt Ramblers performing out our May 11th event.

The Red Dirt Ramblers have been a staple on the central Texas music scene and we know everyone will enjoy their live performance.

RDR is an Americana Rock Band from Texas.They hit the ground running since becoming a band in July of 2011 and have been tuning their live act and leaving impressions at every stage they step on.

With music rooted deep in southern rock, Texas-red dirt, blues and honky tonk they are a true “Texas Band” with sound all their own. In production and anticipating the release of their first E.P. “Out of Coonagee”  RDR has a number of solid shows under their belt and have shared the stage with numerous great Texas/Red Dirt & Regional Artists. The future is bright for this young high energy Texas Band

Band members of Red Dirt Ramblers:

Justin Bravo-Lead Vocals and Guitar Milo Flint-Lead Guitar and Vocals
Marcus Berrios-Bass Guitar
Chris Kelley-Drums and VocalsMemo Orodonez-Sound & Lighting Tech.

Miss Chayla Williams From Houston Will Be Performing at the Texas Jams Event on May 11th

chayla_redoneTexas Heritage Committee is proud to present one of our features artists performing at our May 11th event, Miss Chayla Williams.

Chayla Williams is a Texas native, and has graced stages all over Houston with her talents in music as a singer, songwriter and dancer. Starting at age four, Chayla began training as a dancer, mastering several styles of dance. At age 14, she made her first attempt as a recording artist in an all girl group, guided by a former Rap-A-Lot producer.

Upon high school graduation, Chayla was hired to dance for the WNBA Houston Comets for the 2006 season. She went on to become a Houston Rockets Power Dancer in 2007, making it onto the prestigious dance team three years consecutively. She contributed choreography and performed at NBA home games and private appearances throughout the city of Houston.

In 2009, Chayla returned to the music, writing and choreographing R&B/ Pop tracks including her single, “Let Me See It,” which was featured on HOT TV five weeks in a row. She opened for platinum recording artist, Lil Flip, at a HOT TV concert event in January 2011, performing her hit single, “That’s My Baby.”

In November 2011, Chayla was featured in the SWAGG Tour Houston stop which also featured G-Unit’s 40 Glocc. In 2012, her latest dance smash “Beat Monster” was featured in Kontrol Magazine’s photoshoot video with “Girlfriends” and “Are We There Yet” actress, Keesha Sharp. The song was also featured in a Jet Magazine “Beauty of the Week” online video.

Chayla will be making a special appearance at our event all the way from Houston she will be performing her latest hits so be sure to come out and see her!


Gospel Performer Christopher Newton Will Be Opening Our May 11th Summer Jams Festival

christoper_newtonTexas Heritage Committee is very honored and proud to be hosting our summer 2013 Texas Jams concert event on May 11th from 11am to 8pm. This is a free family friendly event with arts & crafts, food and local live entertainment musical bands and dancers.

We kick off our event with the 11:00am prayer and performance performed by Christoper Newton. This is in honor of the victims of both Boston and West, Texas. Christopher Newton is a local gospel recording artist and the Praise and Worship Leader at Faith Point Church in Killeen, Texas . This church is lead by  Pastors Scott and Marsha Hoxsworth as Spiritual Leaders.

Christopher’s music is” birthed from my Father God. I’m more than you think and greater than you heard! That is the slogan that formulated in my heart through my struggle and that I have used for the last 8 years.” Christoper is currently working on his first album entitled Vintage Rebirth, and his debut single, has already been released, entitled “Trust in You” featuring “12”.  This single has a twist of Christian Rap and Gospel.

For more information about Christopher Newton you can find him on Reverbnation:




Our Support & Donations to West Texas Victims at Our May 11th Event

pray for west texas

The Texas Heritage Committee will be donating 10% of all of our proceeds to the victims and families of the West Texas tragedy. We will also have a place set up where you can drop off donations or have information where you can go and help out the cause.

We will start our event open to the public from 11am till 7pm with a special performance and prayer at 11:30am. Christian artist Christopher Newton will lead us in prayer and perform a 20 minute gospel performance in honor of the victims of Boston and West Texas.

Our event will be a family friendly event with food and arts & craft vendors. We will also have over 7 musical performances and several dance groups as well. Please come out and enjoy a nice Texas day and give support to the victims of West Texas.

For more information you can contact us at

Thank you and hope to see you there,

Texas Heritage Committee


New Texas Jams Concert Date for May 11th

concertOur March 15th concert was canceled but we are happy to announce that we have a new date and location.

Our new Texas Jams Concert will be on May 11th at the Killeen Community Center.

We will have a lot of cool bands and tasty refreshments for you. Stay tuned for more details to come! If you are a performer or a band and would like to have more information about performing. Please send us an email at

Texas Heritage Committee

Texas Heritage Committee