Top 10 New Texas Symbols Approved by Governor Greg Abbott
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Texas has always been known as the Lone Star State, but it wasn't our official nickname until Governor Greg Abbott approved in 2015.
There are actually 63 new approved state symbols and designations for Texas. Governor Abbott decided it was high time we had some official symbols and designations for the great state of Texas.
Here are 10 of the most fun ones.
Not only Texas, (which is now officially #Texas), but the Texas Tourism Bureau also has one (#TexasToDo) and the Texas Legislature (#txlege).
Yep, just down the road! The county seat is in Brownfield, and other towns in the country include Tokio, Meadow and Wellman.
Not surprising, but since the Governor has approved it, we're bonafide! Plus, the official state footwear is the cowboy boot. So there.
As it should be, since the Caddo word for Texas is Tejas, meaning friends or allies. But remember: Don't Mess With Texas.
And it's officially the Texas State Bison Herd at Caprock Canyons State Park, less than two hours from Lubbock.
Much to West Texas' delight.
And it's the Western Honeybee.
I would have thought armadillo would have been in the official road kill of Texas. Or mammal carrying leprosy. But as it stands, it's now the official small animal.
Apropos it is, too. Whether it's Texas Country, Texas Swing (the official music of Texas) or just hearing live music as you're out and about, in Texas, guitar is king.
Not football or baseball, no...it's rugged, get dirty, break some bones Rodeo!