The Republic of Texas officially approved the red, white and blue Lone Star flag on this day 181 years ago.
The flag, a vertical blue stripe one-third the width of the flag with a white star and two horizontal stripes of white over red, was approved by Texas President Mirabeau Lamar on Jan. 25, 1839.
The Lone Star flag wasn't the first flag of Texas.
The first flag of Texas was a solid medium blue with a single gold star in the center.
It didn't even last three years.
A State House resolution from 1997 says Dr. Charles B. Stewart of Montgomery County created the iconic flag in the Houston area. It's officially designated as the birthplace of the Lone Star flag.