Thursday, July 11, 2024

Question: How many official national or state flags has Texas had since it became an independent nation in 1836?

Answer: Three. The first, composed of a blue field with a single gold star, was proposed by David G. Burnet, the Republic’s first president. Burnet also designed the naval war flag, which is identical to the U.S. flag with the exception of having a single white star in the blue field. The Texas Congress adopted the current design as the national flag in 1839, and it became the state flag upon Texas’ admission to the Union in 1845.