- List of Texas state symbols
The following is a list of symbols of the U.S. State of Texas.
Official designations and symbols
Type Symbol Date Designated Notes Flower bluebonnets (Lupinus spp., namely Texas Bluebonnet, L. texensis) March 1901 state motto "Friendship" 1930  state nickname The Lone Star State (also The Friendship State) List of U.S. State Flags "The Lone Star Flag" June 30, 1839 National Seal Seal of the Republic of Texas January 25, 1839 State Seal Seal of the State of Texas December 29, 1845 Reverse of the State Seal Reverse of the State Seal August 26, 1961 National Coat of Arms Coat of Arms of the Republic of Texas January 25, 1839 State Coat of Arms Coat of Arms of the State of Texas 1993 National Guard Crest National Guard Crest of the State of Texas February 18, 1924 state tree Pecan (Carya illinoinensis) 1906 state soil Houston Black state bird Northern Mockingbird state song Texas, Our Texas 1929 state mammal (small) Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus) state mammal (large) Texas longhorn state mammal (flying) Mexican free-tailed bat state dog Blue Lacy June 18, 2005
Other official designations
Type Symbol Date Designated Notes State Air Force Commemorative Air Force State bread pan de campo state cooking implement Dutch oven state dinosaur Brachiosaur Sauropod, Pleurocoelus state dish chili con carne State Domino Game Texas 42, a four-player domino game with bidding and trumps state fiber and fabric cotton state fish Guadalupe bass state folk dance square dance state fruit Texas red grapefruit state gem Texas blue topaz state gemstone cut Lone Star Cut state grass Sideoats grama (Bouteloua curtipendula) state insect monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) state molecule buckyball state music western swing musical instrument guitar state nut Native pecan state pepper (native) chiltepin (Capsicum annuum var. glabriusculum) state pepper (other) jalapeño state plant prickly pear cactus state plays Fort Griffin Fandangle, The Lone Star, Texas, Beyond Sundown state reptile Texas horned lizard (Phrynosoma cornutum), commonly called the "horny toad" state shell lightning whelk (Busycon perversum pulleyi) state ship the Battleship USS Texas (BB-35) state shrub crape myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica) state shrub (native) Texas sage (Leucophyllum frutescens)) state slogan "The Friendly State" state snack tortilla chips and salsa state sport (individual) rodeo state sport (team) American football state stone petrified palmwood state tartan Texas Bluebonnet Tartan May 25, 1989 state pastry strudel and sopaipilla 2003-2005 state vegetable Texas sweet onion
Pledge to the Texas Flag
Words to the pledge:
- Honor the Texas Flag;
- I pledge allegiance to thee, Texas,
- one state under God,
- one and indivisible.
- ^ "Texas State Library". http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/ref/abouttx/symbols.html. Retrieved 07 2006.
- ^ Elliott, Jane (March 22, 2008). "How did bluebonnets become state flower". Houston Chronicle. http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/main/5640669.html. Retrieved 2008-05-27
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- ^ 50states.com list of State Nicknames
- ^ State History Guide Texas Symbols, Gemstone Cut: Lone Star Cut
- ^ Texas State Library Flag Pledge, Texas State Library
- "Texas State Symbols". About Texas. Texas State Library and Archives Commission. 2006-11-14. http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/ref/abouttx/symbols.html. Retrieved 2007-02-01.
- "Texas House Resolution 84". 42 - The Official State Domino Game of Texas. 2011-06-17. http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=82R&Bill=HCR84. Retrieved 2011-06-17.
State of Texas Topics Society Regions
Ark‑La‑Tex · Big Bend · Blackland Prairies · Brazos Valley · Central Texas · Coastal Bend · Cross Timbers · Deep East Texas · East Texas · Edwards Plateau · Golden Triangle · Hill Country · Llano Estacado · Northeast Texas · North Texas · Osage Plains · Panhandle · Permian Basin · Piney Woods · Rio Grande Valley · Southeast Texas · South Plains · South Texas · Trans-Pecos · West Texas
Abilene · Amarillo · Austin–Round Rock–San Marcos · Beaumont–Port Arthur · Brownsville–Harlingen · College Station–Bryan · Corpus Christi · Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington · El Paso · Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown · Killeen–Temple–Fort Hood · Laredo · Longview · Lubbock · McAllen–Edinburg–Mission · Midland · Odessa · San Angelo · San Antonio–New Braunfels · Sherman–Denison · Texarkana · Tyler · Victoria · Waco · Wichita Falls
See: Table of Texas counties or List
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