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Texas Flags and Banners

The Texas flag was originally created for the Republic of Texas, and is one of the two state flags that previously served as a national flag. Each part of the flag of Texas symbolizes one of Texas’ core principles: blue for valor, white for purity, and red for all the men and women who have died in service to the state. Texas’ nickname, “The Lone Star State,” refers to the iconic, white star on the Texas state flag and represents unity. Fly your Texas flags and banners with pride, whether you're rooting for your favorite sports team, or showing your spirit with a college flag.

Our Texas flags and banners are made with high-quality nylon, cotton, or heavy-duty polyester in a variety of sizes. Don’t have a flagpole? Try our Texas flag kits that include your flag, pole and bracket. 

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Information and history of the state of Texas

Several nations had ruled over the Texas territory before becoming a state. Spain was the first European country to claim the area of Texas. France held a short-lived colony in Texas. Mexico controlled the territory until 1836 when Texas won its independence, becoming an independent Republic. In 1845 it joined the United States as the 28th state.

Texas is nicknamed the Lone Star State to signify Texas as a former independent republic and as a reminder of the state's struggle for independence from Mexico. The "Lone Star" can be found on the Texas state flag and on the Texas state seal today. The origin of the state name, Texas, is from the word, "Tejas", which means 'friends' in the Caddo language.

Possessing enormous natural resources, Texas is a major agricultural state and an industrial giant. Texas leads all other states in such categories as oil, cattle, sheep, and cotton. Texas ranches and farms also produce poultry and eggs, dairy products, greenhouse and nursery products, wheat, hay, rice, sugar cane, and peanuts, and a variety of fruits and vegetables.

Some Texas Symbols

  1. State Bird: Mockingbird - Texas designated the mockingbird as official state bird in 1927.
  2. State Fruit: Texas Red Grapefruit - Texas red grapefruit was designated the official state fruit of Texas in 1993. A fairly new citrus, grapefruit is believed to be a cross between a pummelo and an orange.
  3. State Flower: Bluebonnet - The bluebonnet was designated the official state flower of Texas in 1901.
  4. State Fish: Guadalupe Bass - Texas designated the Guadalupe bass as the official state fish in 1989. The Guadalupe bass is found only in Texas.
  5. State Insect: Monarch Butterfly - Texas designated the monarch butterfly as the official state insect in 1995.
  6. State Tree: Pecan Tree - The Pecan tree was designated the official state tree of Texas in 1919.
  7. State Reptile: Texas Horned Lizard - Texas designated the Texas horned lizard, the official state reptile in 1993. Horned lizards can have an intimidating appearance but are docile and gentle in nature.
  8. State Gemstone: Texas Blue Topaz - Texas blue topaz was designated the official state gemstone in 1969.
  9. State Stone: Petrified Palmwood - Texas designated petrified palmwood as the official state "stone" in 1969. Petrified wood is actually a fossil.
  10. State Animal: Nine-Banded Armadillo - Texas designated the nine-banded armadillo as the official state small mammal in 1995.

Did you know?

The Alamo is located in San Antonio. It is where Texas defenders fell to Mexican General Santa Anna and the phrase Remember the Alamo originated. The Alamo is considered the cradle of Texas liberty and the state's most popular historic site.

Texas is the only state to have the flags of 6 different nations fly over it. They are Spain, France, Mexico, Republic of Texas, Confederate States, and the United States.

The King Ranch in Texas is bigger than the state of Rhode Island.

Sam Houston, arguably the most famous Texan, was actually born in Virginia. Houston served as governor of Tennessee before coming to Texas. Austin is considered the live music capital of the world.

The state's cattle population is estimated to be near 16 million.

Texas comes from the Hasinai Indian word Tejas meaning friends or allies.

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