Six Flags Over Texas
have flown over the state of Texas
since the European
s first arrived in the 16th Century:
- Spanish : 1519-1685 & 1690-1821.
- French : 1685-1690.
- Mexican : 1821-1836.
- Republic of Texas : 1836-1845.
- Confederate States : 1861-1865.
- United States : 1845-1861 & 1865 to the present
Texas State Flag
The state flag
is the Lone Star flag
, which was adopted in 1839. It consists of a blue
vertical stripe occupying the one-third of the flag, with a white star
in the stripe's centre. The remaining two-thirds are occupied by two, equal-sized, horizontal stripes; white
The colours of the Lone Star flag have the same significance as in the Stars and Stripes:
The pledge to the Lone Star flag is:
"Honour the Texas flag;
I pledge allegiance to thee,
Texas, one and indivisible."