State Nickname of Texas
The Lone Star State
TX is the Two-letter or Postal Abbreviation and Tex. is the Traditional or Standard Abbreviation for the State of Texas. It’s nickname, “The Lone Star State” is probably one of the best-known state nicknames. It is seen on the Texas state flag, state quarter, license plates, and the state seal.
A single star was part of the Long Expedition (1819), Austin Colony (1821), and several flags of the early Republic of Texas. Some say that the star represented the wish of many Texans to achieve statehood in the United States. Others say it originally represented Texas as the lone state of Mexico which was attempting to uphold its rights under the Mexican Constitution of 1824.