The Texas state flag incorporates three equally sized stripes, three colors identical to those in the United States flag, and a lone white star. At the hoist side of the flag is a vertical field of blue, which symbolizes loyalty. Adjoining the blue field is a horizontal white stripe at the top symbolizing purity and innocence, and a horizontal red stripe at the bottom symbolizing courage and sacrifice. Centered on the blue field is a lone white, five-point star with one point facing upward. The official retirement ceremony for the Texas flag includes the following: "My lone, independent star is recognized worldwide because it represents ALL of Texas and stands for our unity as one for God, State, and Country.” The Texas flag is known as the "Lone Star Flag" and Texas as "The Lone Star State".
In 2001, a survey conducted by the North American Vexillological Association rated the Texas state flag second best in design quality out of the 72 Canadian provincial, U.S. state and U.S. territory flags ranked. The flag earned 8.13 out of 10 possible points. The New Mexico flag outranked the Texas flag, earning 8.61 points. More Information
Features of Texas flags for outdoor use
Texas flags for outdoor use are constructed of a durable nylon fabric especially developed for flag use. Nylon's tight weave provides maximum beauty and flyability as well as brilliant, fast colors. Its weave helps shed pollution, dirt and grime that the looser weave alternatives absorb. Nylon is water repellent and mildew resistant.