Flags tell a story and none as colorful as the state flag of Texas. Given the name "The Lone Star Flag", this flag was first introduced to the Congress of the Texas Republic in 1838 when Senator William H. Wharton unveiled it three days after Christmas. By January 25, 1839 the state had its new flag. Containing the red, white and blue colors of the United States flag, the left side of the Texas flag alternatively contained a single white star on a navy blue background. This azure rectangle had evolved from the Burnet Flag that was adopted by Congress on December 10, 1836, but which had a golden star instead of white, a flag inspired by the 1810 Bonnie Blue Flag of the Republic of West Florida.
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But Governor Rick Perry's supporters concerned that the memories of the Confederacy will derail his chances of a Presidential bid, are rethinking the state flag of Texas. President of Conservatives for Renewing the Texas Flag, Amarillo businessman, Yul B. Puquein, had proposed a contest to redraw the Texas flag without the Bonnie Blue on the left panel. A graduate of the University of Texas, Mr. Puquein said "no one's more in front of the curve on supporting human rights and responsible leadership as Texas in the 21st Century. You cannot do away with the Stars and Bars, the Confederate Flag, without rethinking the Bonnie Blue. The contest which ended on June 25th, 2011 was won by a flag that will be dear to the heart of everyone who believes that the eyes of Texas are upon you," said Mr. Puquein from his Amarillo office. "Of course not everyone will be as delighted as I am, but that will not stop us from presenting the flag to the Texas Congress in January and just in time to avert any complaints that would in any was harm Governor Perry's chances at beating the Afro-American president we currently endure."
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