I was picking up a couple of hamburgers in New Caney yesterday, when I happened to notice a Montgomery County Animal Control truck parked next to me. On the door of the truck was a big decal that said -
I did not know that.
But, sure enough, if you check the history of the Texas flag, you will find that it was designed in 1838 by Charles Bellinger Stewart, a doctor/pharmacist from Montgomery and one of the signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence.
It was not the first Texas flag, not even the first Texas flag featuring a single star, but is the flag adopted by the Republic of Texas, and the one that flies over the state today.
It is similar to, and may or may not have been based upon the Chilean flag first flown in 1817.
For what it’s worth, the Chilean flag, La Bandera Estrella Solitaria, was intentionally meant to resemble the US flag, and it was designed by an American.