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The following list represents only those state symbols which have been officially designated by the Texas Legislature.




Category
Symbol Resolution
air force COMMEMORATIVE AIR FORCE (formerly known as the CONFEDERATE AIR FORCE) Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 114, 71st Legislature, Regular Session (1989)
amphibian TEXAS TOAD House Concurrent Resolution No. 18, 81st Legislature, Regular Session (2009)
aquarium TEXAS STATE AQUARIUM House Concurrent Resolution No. 40, 69th Legislature, Regular Session (1985)
bird MOCKINGBIRD Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 8, 40th Legislature, Regular Session (1927)
bison herd TEXAS STATE BISON HERD AT CAPROCK CANYONS STATE PARK House Concurrent Resolution No. 86, 82nd Legislature, Regular Session (2011)
bluebonnet city ENNIS House Concurrent Resolution No. 116, 75th Legislature, Regular Session (1997)
bluebonnet festival CHAPPELL HILL BLUEBONNET FESTIVAL House Concurrent Resolution No. 116, 75th Legislature, Regular Session (1997)
bluebonnet trail ENNIS House Concurrent Resolution No. 116, 75th Legislature, Regular Session (1997)
bread PAN DE CAMPO House Concurrent Resolution No. 98, 79th Legislature, Regular Session (2005)
cobbler PEACH COBBLER House Concurrent Resolution No. 102, 83rd Legislature, Regular Session (2013)
cooking implement CAST IRON DUTCH OVEN Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 9, 79th Legislature, Regular Session (2005)
dinosaur PALUXYSAURUS JONESI (replaced BRACHIOSAUR SAUROPOD, PLEUROCOELUS designated by Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 57, 75th Legislature, Regular Session (1997)) House Concurrent Resolution No. 16, 81st Legislature, Regular Session (2009)
dish CHILI House Concurrent Resolution No. 18, 65th Legislature, Regular Session (1977)
dog breed BLUE LACY House Concurrent Resolution No. 108, 79th Legislature, Regular Session (2005)
domino game 42 House Concurrent Resolution No. 84, 82nd Legislature, Regular Session (2011)
epic poem LEGEND OF OLD STONE RANCH Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 8, 61st Legislature, 1st Called Session (1969)
fiber and fabric COTTON House Concurrent Resolution No. 228, 75th Legislature, Regular Session (1997)
fish GUADALUPE BASS House Concurrent Resolution No. 61, 71st Legislature, Regular Session (1989)
flower BLUEBONNET, LUPINUS SUBCARNOSUS Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 10, 27th Legislature, Regular Session (1901)
flower BLUEBONNET, LUPINUS TEXENSIS AND ANY OTHER VARIETY OF BLUEBONNET House Concurrent Resolution No. 44, 62nd Legislature, Regular Session (1971)
flower song "BLUEBONNETS" House Concurrent Resolution No. 24, 43rd Legislature, Regular Session (1933)
folk dance SQUARE DANCE House Concurrent Resolution No. 153, 72nd Legislature, Regular Session (1991)
footwear COWBOY BOOT House Concurrent Resolution No. 151, 80th Legislature, Regular Session (2007)
fruit TEXAS RED GRAPEFRUIT House Concurrent Resolution No. 75, 73rd Legislature, Regular Session (1993)
gem TEXAS BLUE TOPAZ House Concurrent Resolution No. 12, 61st Legislature, Regular Session (1969)
gemstone cut LONE STAR CUT House Concurrent Resolution No. 97, 65th Legislature, Regular Session (1977)
grass SIDEOATS GRAMA Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 31, 62nd Legislature, Regular Session (1971)
health nut PECAN Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 2, 77th Legislature, Regular Session (2001)
horse AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE House Concurrent Resolution No. 53, 81st Legislature, Regular Session (2009)
insect MONARCH BUTTERFLY House Concurrent Resolution No. 94, 74th Legislature, Regular Session (1995)
Longhorn herd FOUNDATION HERD OF THE TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 79, 61st Legislature, Regular Session (1969)
mammal, flying MEXICAN FREE-TAILED BAT Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 95, 74th Legislature, Regular Session (1995)
mammal, large LONGHORN House Concurrent Resolution No. 178, 74th Legislature, Regular Session (1995)
mammal, small ARMADILLO House Concurrent Resolution No. 178, 74th Legislature, Regular Session (1995)
maritime museum TEXAS MARITIME MUSEUM Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 57, 70th Legislature, Regular Session (1987)
motto "FRIENDSHIP" House Concurrent Resolution No. 22, 41st Legislature, 4th Called Session (1930)
music WESTERN SWING Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 35, 82nd Legislature, Regular Session (2011)
musical instrument GUITAR House Concurrent Resolution No. 23, 75th Legislature, Regular Session (1997)
native pepper CHILTEPIN House Concurrent Resolution No. 82, 75th Legislature, Regular Session (1997)
native shrub TEXAS PURPLE SAGE (LEUCOPHYLLUM FRUTESCENS) House Concurrent Resolution No. 71, 79th Legislature, Regular Session (2005)
nickname "LONE STAR STATE" traditional
pastries SOPAIPILLA and STRUDEL House Concurrent Resolution No. 92, 78th Legislature, Regular Session (2003) [Designated until January 31, 2005]
pepper JALAPENO House Concurrent Resolution No. 105, 74th Legislature, Regular Session (1995)
pie PECAN PIE Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 12, 83rd Legislature, Regular Session (2013)
plant PRICKLY PEAR CACTUS House Concurrent Resolution No. 44, 74th Legislature, Regular Session (1995)
plays THE LONE STAR, TEXAS, BEYOND THE SUNDOWN, FANDANGLE Chapter 310 (Senate Bill No. 93), 66th Legislature, Regular Session (1979)
precious metal SILVER House Concurrent Resolution No. 102, 80th Legislature, Regular Session (2007)
railroad TEXAS STATE RAILROAD House Concurrent Resolution No. 34, 78th Legislature, Regular Session (2003)
reptile TEXAS HORNED LIZARD House Concurrent Resolution No. 141, 73rd Legislature, Regular Session (1993)
rodeo drill team GHOSTRIDERS House Concurrent Resolution No. 136, 80th Legislature, Regular Session (2007)
saltwater fish RED DRUM House Concurrent Resolution No. 133, 82ndLegislature, Regular Session (2011)
sea turtle KEMP'S RIDLEY SEA TURTLE House Concurrent Resolution No. 31, 83rd Legislature, Regular Session (2013)
shell LIGHTNING WHELK House Concurrent Resolution No. 75, 70th Legislature, Regular Session (1987)
ship U.S.S. TEXAS Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 101, 74th Legislature, Regular Session (1995)
shrub CRAPE MYRTLE House Concurrent Resolution No.14, 75th Legislature, Regular Session (1997)
snack TORTILLA CHIPS AND SALSA House Concurrent Resolution No. 16, 78th Legislature, Regular Session (2003)
song "TEXAS, OUR TEXAS" Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 6, 41st Legislature, First Called Session (1929)
sport RODEO House Concurrent Resolution No. 21, 75th Legislature, Regular Session (1997)
squash PUMPKIN House Concurrent Resolution No. 87, 83rd Legislature, Regular Session (2013)
stone PETRIFIED PALMWOOD House Concurrent Resolution No. 12, 61st Legislature, Regular Session (1969)
tall ship ELISSA House Concurrent Resolution No. 117, 79th Legislature, Regular Session (2005)
tartan TEXAS BLUEBONNET House Concurrent Resolution No. 242, 71st Legislature, Regular Session (1989)
10K TEXAS ROUND-UP 10K House Concurrent Resolution No. 148, 79th Legislature, Regular Session (2005)
tree PECAN Chapter 97 (Senate Bill No. 317), 36th Legislature, Regular Session (1919)
vegetable SWEET ONION House Concurrent Resolution No. 148, 75th Legislature, Regular Session (1997)
vehicle CHUCK WAGON Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 8, 79th Legislature, Regular Session (2005)
waterlily NYMPHAEA TEXAS DAWN House Concurrent Resolution No. 24, 82nd Legislature, Regular Session (2011)

 

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