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January 31
Armadillo Movie & Symbols of Texas

 

The armadillo is the Texas State Small Mammal. It makes you wonder about the busy-ness of the Texas State Legislature a little bit when you discover that there's a state everything and anything (47 total) in Texas, and all made official by legislation. Of course, maybe I wouldn't think this was a waste of time if the next Texas State Symbol were something I thought up (Texas State Meat? Texas State Non-Flying Rodent? Texas State Beverage?)...

Texas State Small Mammal

Armadillo

Texas State Large Mammal

Texas Longhorn

Texas State Flying Mammal
(When told about this, my friend Judy said "That would be a great name for a team! The Texas State Flying Mammals!"

Brazilian Free-tailed Bat

Texas State Reptile

Texas Horned Lizard

Texas State Bird

Mockingbird

Texas State Insect

Monarch Butterfly

Texas State Fish

Guadalupe Bass

Texas State Dog Breed

Blue Lacy

Texas State Dish

Chili

Texas State Fiber

Cotton

Texas State Vehicle

Chuck Wagon

Texas State Dinosaur

Pleurocoelus

Texas State Poet Laureate

Kristen Nelson Card

Texas State Snack

Tortilla Chips & Salsa

Texas State Gem

Texas Blue Topaz

Texas State Shrub

Chinese Crape Myrtle

Texas State Song

"Texas, Our Texas"

 

Texas State Plant

Prickly Pear Cactus

Texas State Stone

Petrified Palmwood

Texas State Vegetable

Sweet Onion

Texas State Flower Song

"Bluebonnets"
(Why wasn't it "Yellow Rose of Texas?" Or is this the Texas State Flower SONG and not the Texas State FLOWER SONG?)

Texas State Grass

Sideoats Grama

Texas State Flower

Bluebonnet

Texas State Bluebonnet Trail

Ennis

Texas State Bluebonnet City

Ennis

Texas State Bluebonnet Festival

 

Chappell Hill Bluebonnet Festival

Texas State Air Force

 

Commemorative Air Force

Texas State Folk Dance

Square Dance

Texas State Cooking Implement

Cast Iron Dutch Oven

Texas State Epic Poem

 

Legend of Old Stone Ranch

Texas State Bread

Pan de Campo

Texas State Motto

"Friendship"

Texas State Musical Instrument

 

Guitar

Texas State Native Pepper

Chiltepin

Texas State Native Shrub

Texas Purple Sage

Texas State Tall Ship

Elissa

Texas State Sport

Rodeo

Texas State 10K

 

Texas Round-Up 10K

Texas State Tartan

Texas Bluebonnet

Texas State Shell

Lightning Whelk

Texas State Fruit

Red Grapefruit

Texas State Tree

Pecan

Texas State Plays

 

The Lone Star, Texas, Beyond the Sundown, Fandangle

Texas State Railroad

 

Texas State Railroad

Texas State Ship

U.S.S. Texas

Texas State Pepper

Jalapeno

Texas State Gem Cut

Texas Star Cut

Texas State Pastries

Sopaipilla and Strudel

Be sure to click on the pictures as well as the links below the pictures--I've linked the pictures to the sites from which they were taken.

Did you notice that although there are only 47 official Texas State Symbols (not counting the Texas flag), there are 48 listed here? One of these is a fake. I'll tell you which on tomorrow's Saint Report.

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Saints celebrating feast days on January 31 include Saint John Bosco, Saint Cyrus and Saint John, Saint Marcella, Saint Aidan or Maedoc of Ferns, Saint Adamnan of Coldingham, Saint Ulphia, Saint Eusebius, Saint Nicetas of Novgorod, and Saint Francis Xavier Bianchi.

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Birthdays today include Stuart Margolin (Davenport, IA, 1940), Carol Channing (Seattle, 1923), Jessica Walter (Brooklyn, 1941), and Jean Simmons (London, England, 1929).

Jessica Walter was one of the brilliant co-stars of the underappreciated "Arrested Development," now out in DVD and available from Amazon and through Netflix.


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