If you drive around for any amount of time you're bound to see one. The Texas Star, also known as the "Lone Star", is a powerful symbol around these parts. It holds deep meaning for the state of Texas.

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Recently, I was checking out some of the different state flags from the Texas State Historical Association when my eyes focused on the lone star. I wondered if the five points in the star had any meaning. What I discovered are the very qualities that Texans hold dear.

LOOK: DID YOU KNOW THE 5 POINTS ON A TEXAS STAR HAVE MEANING?

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Independence

The first point of the star stands for independence. Texas has a long history of fighting for its freedom, including the battle of the Alamo. This point symbolizes the state's strong spirit and determination to stand on its own.

Friendship

The second point represents friendship. It mirrors the welcoming nature of Texans. The people of Texas are known for their warmth and hospitality. You'll find many a Texan ready to offer a helping hand and a friendly smile.

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Loyalty

The third point of the star stands for loyalty. Texans have a strong sense of loyalty. This loyalty runs deep in its culture and is reflected in the unity and support that Texans show in times of need.

Bravery

The fourth point represents bravery, particularly shown by those who fought for the state's independence. It symbolizes the courage of Texans to face challenges head-on and overcome hurdles with determination and grit.

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Purity

The fifth point symbolizes purity. While this can mean a few different things, it often signifies the purity of the land, its natural beauty, and the desire to preserve the Texas environment.

Overall, the five points of the Texas star capture the values and principles that Texans hold in high regard: independence, friendship, loyalty, bravery, and purity. The Texas star is a simple but powerful symbol that has withstood the test of time.

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