General and Special Laws of The State of Texas Passed By The Regular Session and The First Called Session of the Seventy-First Legislature Page: 6,268
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71st LEGISLATURE-REGULAR SESSION
Hudson of Smith
Hudson of Dallas
Hunter of Taylor
Hunter of Nueces
Johnson of Nacogdoches
Johnson of Collin
Lewis of Orange
Luna of Harris
Luna of Bexar
Moreno of Hidalgo
Moreno of El Paso
A. Smith of Harris
D. Smith of Harris
Smith of Brazos
Smith of Travis
Thompson of Tarrant
Thompson of Harris
Unanimously adopted by a rising vote of the House on January 26, 1989. Adopted by the
Senate on January 30, 1989.
Approved Feb. 9, 1989.
Filed with the Secretary of State, Feb. 13, 1989.
H.C.R. No. 9
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
WHEREAS, In 1989, Texans everywhere will proudly celebrate the 150th anniversary
of the adoption of our state's official banner, the Lone Star Flag; and
WHEREAS, Originally created as the flag of the Republic of Texas, this beautiful
symbol of our state was designed by Dr. Charles B. Stewart, the second signer of the
Texas Declaration of Independence; the design was first approved by a committee of
prominent Texans including Lorenzo de Zavala, William B. Scates, Thomas Barnett,
Sterling C. Robertson, Thomas J. Gazley, and Richard Ellis; and
WHEREAS, The Lone Star Flag was officially adopted by the Third Congress of the
Republic of Texas in Houston on January 25, 1839; when Texas joined the United States
six years later in 1845, this well-loved emblem became the official state flag; and
WHEREAS, Today, the Lone Star Flag is the most widely recognized state flag in the
nation; with its striking red and white bars and single star in a field of blue, the flag
symbolizes the unique character and independence of the Lone Star State; and
WHEREAS, Throughout the years, the Lone Star Flag has embodied the pride and
hope of generations of Texans; as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of its adoption, let
us make a renewed effort to honor our flag with the special respect and reverence that
are its due; now, therefore, be it
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Texas. Legislature. General and Special Laws of The State of Texas Passed By The Regular Session and The First Called Session of the Seventy-First Legislature, legislative document, 1989; [Austin, Texas]. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth221813/m1/1186/?q=6268: accessed September 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.