The Texas flag is known as the "Lone Star Flag" (giving rise to the state's nickname "The Lone Star State"). This flag was introduced to the
Congress of the Republic of Texas on December 28, 1838, by Senator William H. Wharton. It was adopted on January 25, 1839 as the final
national flag of the Republic of Texas.
When Texas became the 28th state of the Union on December 29, 1845, its national flag became the state flag. While the Lone Star remained the
de facto state flag, from 1879 until 1933 there was no official state flag. All statutes not explicitly renewed were repealed under the
Revised Civil Statutes of 1879, and since the statutes pertaining to the flag were not among those renewed, Texas was formally flagless until
the passage of the 1933 Texas Flag Code. The Texas flag, flown at homes and businesses statewide,
is highly popular among Texans and is treated with a great degree of reverence and esteem within Texas.