Every Texan needs a Texas flag emoji. We decided you need at least eight of them (and even more, later). To understand why we have eight different Texas Flag Emojis, look no further than Texas history. The Lone Star State has a rich history, and an equally rich list of flags have flown over it. 36 flags have graced our great state. 36 Texas flags! Not just the typical “Six flags over Texas” heard so often.
We’ve chosen to include these eight Texas flag emojis, for now. We’ll add several more in later updates. So which ones did we pick, and what do they represent?
1. Our First Texas Flag Emoji – The Current Flag of the Lone Star State
The Texas Flag we fly today represents Texas as a prideful state within the United States. Prior to being the official state flag, it served as the national flag for the republic of Texas from 1839-1845. In 1845 when the US Annexed Texas as the 28th state, it became the state flag. In addition to the emoji, you can get this Texas flag decal here.
2. The “Burnet Flag” Gets a Sticker
Texans flew this Texas flag from 1836 to 1839. It served as the national flag of the Republic of Texas, until we replaced it with the “Lone Star Flag” we know as the Texas Flag today.
3. COME AND TAKE IT Emoji. The Battle of Gonzales Flag.
We included this popular flag as one of our first Texas flag emojis because it represents the rebellious spirit of Texans. Settlers fighting under John Henry Moore at the battle of Gonzales flew it in October 1835. The “Come and Take it” flag adopts a timeless slogan of defiance, first used in the Battle of Thermopylae, 480 BC by Spartan King Leonidas. So, come and take it! Get it in the app here or as a decal here:
4. Remember the Alamo? “The Alamo Flag” is Definitely Worthy of a Sticker
Texans flew this flag from 1835-1836. They made it in 1835 as a reference to the Mexican constitution of 1824. The texas rebels fought at the Alamo in support of that constitution, and they flew this flag there in solidarity.
5. The De Facto National flag of Texas Earns a Sticker.
This Texas flag emoji represents the flag Texans flew from 1835-1839. Although some groups flew additional flags, like the Alamo flag, this flag served as the national flag of Texas at the time. It also flew as the ensign of the First Texas Navy from 1836-1839, when the Lone Star Flag replaced it there.
6. The First Big Lone Star on a Flag – We Couldn’t Leave it Out
In 1819, this pre-revolutionary flag became the first Texas flag to include a predominant Lone Star. Since we’re fans of the Lone Star (and Lone Star ;)) we made this Texas flag emoji one of our first
7. Brown Flag of Independence. So Bold, it Screams Texas Emoji
This “Bloody Arm Flag” reportedly flew alongside the Dodson flag at the Texas Declaration of Independence.
8. The Zavala Flag Had to be a Texas Flag Emoji, and Here’s Why.
The Zavala Flag, designed by Lorenzo de Zavala, flew as the first official Republic of Texas flag. The convention that drafted the Texas Declaration of Independence from Mexico and the original Texas Constitution adopted it in March, 1836. This is where it all began, and so it earns a spot in our original set of Texas flag emojis.
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