The word Texas comes from the word “teysha” meaning “hello friend” in the language of the Caddo Indian tribes and the state’s motto is “Friendship.” The people of Texas live by those words and welcome you to the Lone Star State. With more than 267,000 square miles, everything really is bigger in Texas.
With four national forests, two national parks, 120 State Parks and a wealth of history, the State of Texas will provide you with miles of entertainment.
Sprinkled with a bit of old-fashioned Western Grit, you will see craggy mountains, pine forests, canyons, and tall grass prairies. As you cross this second largest state in the nation, you can experience everything from cowboys to High Tech Urban Sprawls. Texas offers something for everyone!
Enjoy your travels in Texas and welcome to the Lone Star Legends.
Kathy R. Weiser-Alexander
Ps. Dave and I both were born in Texas, and have birth certificates to prove it… if ever necessary (wink)
The Texas flag was adopted when Texas became the 28th state in 1845. As with the flag of the United States, the blue stands for loyalty, the white represents strength, and the red is for bravery.