The Texas state flag is the 1839 national flag of the Republic of Texas. The state flag is a rectangle that has a width to length ratio of two to three. It contains one blue vertical stripe that has a width equal to one-third the length of the flag, and two equal horizontal stripes, with the upper stripe white, the lower stripe red, and each having a length equal to two-thirds the length of the flag. The flag has one white, regular five-pointed star. The five-pointed star is located in the center of the blue stripe, oriented so that one point faces upward, and sized so that the diameter of a circle passing through the five points of the star is equal to three-fourths the width of the blue stripe. The red and blue of the state flag are the same colors used in the United States flag. The red, white, and blue of the state flag represent, respectively, bravery, purity and loyalty. According to The Handbook of Texas Online, "The Lone Star Flag was adopted by the Texas Congress in 1839...Senator William H. Wharton introduced a bill on December 28, 1838, containing the flag′s design, and the bill was referred to a committee consisting of Senator Oliver Jones and two unnamed senators. This committee reported a substitute bill embodying the flag design introduced by Wharton, and the substitute bill was passed by the Congress on January 21, 1839 and approved by President Mirabeau B. Lamar on January 25, 1839." In "The Lone Star Flag of Texas", an article which appeared in the September 1948 issue of Frontier Times, author Adina de Zavala suggests a meaning for each point of the star. According to the article, the five points of the star represent the characteristics of a good citizen, which are fortitude, loyalty, righteousness, prudence, and broadmindedness.
Anthem of texas
The anthem of Texas is "Texas, Our Texas" composed by William J. Marsh in 1929. The anthem is as follows:
Texas, our Texas! All hail the mighty state
Texas, our Texas! So wonderful, so great! Boldest and grandest, withstanding every test; O empire wide and glorious, you stand supremely blest. God bless you, Texas! And keep you brave and strong. That you may grow in power and worth, throughout the ages long.
Texas, O Texas! Your freeborn single star. Sends out its radiance to nations near and far. Emblem of freedom! It sets our hearts aglow. With thoughts of San Jacinto and glorious Alamo.
Texas, dear Texas! From tyrant grip now free, Shines forth in splendor your star of destiny! Mother of heroes! We come your children true. Proclaiming our allegiance, our faith, our love for you.
Motto of Texas
The state motto of Texas is simply "friendship." The word Texas is from a Caddo Indian word "teyshas" (meaning "friends" or "allies“)
The nickname of Texas
“ Lone star state”
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History of Texas
The history of Texas, as part of the United States of America, began in 1845, though settlement in the region dates from the late Upper Paleolithic period, about 10,000 BC C. Texas has been part of six independent countries: Spain, France, Mexico, the Republic of Texas, the Confederate States of America and the United States. Since the 1820s, immigrants began arriving Americans and Europeans to the area, joined by some Hispanic Texans, revolted against Mexico in 1836, gained independence. After a decade as an independent nation, Texas joined the Union (United States) in 1845. The western border of the state is characterized by large-scale cattle ranching and cotton farming. In the twentieth century grew rapidly, becoming the second most populous state in 1994, and becoming very diverse economically, with a growing base in high technology. The state has been shaped by the interactions of southern culture, Tejano, Native American, African American and German Texan.
Nacionalities of Texas
There are 43 naciolalities:
Universities of Texas
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Texas A&M university
Medical center of the University of Texas southwestern Austin University Rice University Texas A&M university
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