p e e d n n d I e s n a c x e
TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
COMMISSIONER SID MILLER
Howdy neighbors! Welcome to the first Texas Independence Day Gift Guide! Texas is a special place. From our land and history to the people that call themselves Texans, the Lone Star State is unlike any other place in the world. And to remind us, weâ€™ve 2. got our own Texas holiday: Texas Independence Day on March In the midst of rodeo season and bluebonnet sightings, Texas Independence Day commemorates when Texas declared itself to be an independent nation in 1836. That spirit of independence still defines Texas today. To capture that pride the in our heritage, the GO TEXAN program is proud to provide first ever Texas Independence Day Gift Guide! Now you can properly commemorate our great state this year (or all year, really) by shopping local with our GO TEXAN members across Texas. You can find quality handcrafted items by Texans from right here in Lone Star State! Whether your friends or family have moved to a different state (why would they do that?) or you simply love to flaunt your Texas pride, you can find a perfect Texas gift to remind them of our history and swagger. Gifts range from award-winning cookbooks and Texas wines, to handcrafted leather journals and Bluebonnet infused soaps. Remember, when you shop GO TEXAN, youâ€™re supporting s Texas agriculture, fellow Texans and their businesses acros the state. Celebrate Texas Independence Day and remember friends, Texas Agriculture Matters!
SID MILLER Texas Agriculture Commissioner
TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER SID MILLER GO TEXAN E-ZINE
TEXAS INDEPENDENCE DAY GIFT GUIDE 2020
(877) 99-GOTEX gotexan.org gotexan@TexasAgriculture.gov TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
COMMISSIONER SID MILLER
This publication is created using funding dedicated to marketing Texas goods and products.
A Short History of Texas Independence Day
Texas Independence Day commemorates the adoption of the Texas Declaration of Independence on March 2, 1836. This event marked Texas’ independence from Mexico. Sixty delegates from all over Texas signed the declaration. Its language in many ways parallels the 1776 Declaration of Independence of the United States, which is observed on Independence Day, also known as “the fourth of July”. The Republic of Texas was annexed to the U.S. by joint resolution of the U.S. Congress nine years after the Texas Declaration of Independence was signed. The US Congress then admitted Texas as a constituent state of the Union on December 29, 1845. Texas Independence Day is an official holiday in Texas. Sam Houston Day is also observed on March 2, marking the birthday of the man who led the Texans to victory over Mexican troops at the battle of San Jacinto.
he GO TEXAN marketing program, launched in 1999, adds a new dimension to the promotion of Texas agriculture. For over 20 years, this award-winning campaign has highlighted a wide variety of agricultural products under one easily recognizable trademark, a glowing brand in the shape of Texas. With GO TEXAN, you get the best of Texas. And remember, when you shop, travel and dine out, you are supporting Lone Star businesses, communities and the hard-working Texans behind them!
Texas’ Lone Star flag became the state’s official flag on January 24, 1839. It consists of a rectangle with a width to length ratio of two to three featuring: a blue vertical stripe one-third the entire length of the flag wide, and two equal horizontal stripes, the upper stripe white, the lower red, each two-thirds the entire length of the flag long. A white, regular five-pointed star in the center of the blue stripe, oriented so that one point faces upward, and of such a size that the diameter of a circle passing through the five points of the star is equal to three-fourths the width of the blue stripe. Texas is known for its famous symbols such as the Bluebonnet (state flower), the Northern Mockingbird (state bird), and the horned lizard (state reptile).
â€œTexas will again lift its head and stand among the nations. It ought to do so, for no country upon the globe can compare with it in natural advantages.â€? -SAM HOUSTON
A INDEPENDENCE BREWING CO.
B M6 WINERY
A beer by the people, and for the people of the great State of Texas. Native Texan is a pilsner as German as the Hill Country, as bright as the Friday night lights, as clear as a West Texas night sky, as clean as a steel guitar, and smoother than a Texan drawl. Best served colder than Barton Springs.
M6 Bluebonnet is a dry white table wine; a crisp and refreshing beverage for warm days. This wine pairs well with chicken, seafood dishes, cream sauces and light cheese. M6 Friendship Red is a dry red and all around great table wine! Celebrate the Friendship State and GO TEXAN with M6 Texas wine today!
C LLANO ESTACADO WINERY We are showcasing our 2016 and 2017 1836 Red! This wine is named after the famous battle of San Jacinto which led to Texas Independence. This wine celebrates the spirit of those who fought for the Republic of Texas.
D TEXAS TEA
Texas Tea and Texas-mades are ready to drink iced teas, lemonades, and limeades all about Texas! Our products are grown right here in the great State of Texas. We joined the hardworking Texas farmers to bring you the delicious blueberries, strawberries, peaches, cucumbers, and more in these refreshing drinks. Grab one today and be ready for your mouth to explode with the flavor of Texas! www.dbmbev.com
“Texas is a state of mind. Texas is an obsession. Above all, Texas is a nation in every sense of the word.” -JOHN STEINBECK
A TEXAS PECAN CAKE SHOP The first place winner in H-E-B’s Quest for Texas’ Best! Lorraine’s Original Texas Pecan Cake comes in three sizes. This beautiful Texas shaped cake will be on H-E-B shelves near you in 2020.
B WILDTOAD TOFFEE
C EILEEN’S PRALINES
The taste of Texas in every way. Artisan toffee, hand stirred in 3-pound batches and produced in Fort Worth. Proudly show them where you’re from with these delicious Texas treats!
Eileen’s Pralines praline bars come in individual packages and are filled in our Texas Tins and Texas Shaped Gift Boxes. Check out our website and either pick up in the Dallas, Texas area or we can arrange to ship them to you by USPS. Say howdy or welcome to Texas from Eileen’s Pralines!
D DEANAN PRODUCTS INC. Texas Gourmet Popcorn as big as the Lone Star State.
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BERDOLL PECAN CANDY & GIFT COMPANY The perfect gift for any Texan. This one pound Texas shaped tin is filled with our three best selling pecans. Milk chocolate pecans, white chocolate pecans, and honey glazed pecans.
F LA CASITA HOT SAUCE
G TEXUS EAT A BOWL
La Casita Hot Sauce is an award winning salsa line. Check out these products that are farm-to-table fresh and family friendly!
Texus Eat A Bowl is a flour tortilla fried in peanut oil; shaped like Texas and used for: tacos, nachos, pecan pies, cookie pies, pecan pies, savory or sweet! Yum, yum!
H MILLICAN PECAN COMPANY
A wonderful gift item! Our Texas Pecan Candy Basket is loaded with a variety of pecan gifts. This Texas shaped basket includes six milk chocolate pecan clusters, seven milk chocolate caramillicans (similar to Turtles), six white chocolate caramillicans, five pecan pralines, and a half pound bag of flavored pecans! Every bit delicious! www.millicanpecan.com
â€œI must say as to what I have seen of Texas it is the garden spot of the world. The best land and the best prospects for health I ever saw, and I do believe it is a fortune to any man to come here. There is a world of country here to settle.â€? -DAVY CROCKETT
A A WILD SOAP BAR
Sprinkled with legally harvested wild Texas bluebonnets; this beautiful blue bar is scented with a relaxing lavender essential oil blend. A favorite among native Texans and those less fortunate!
B SHADY DOG SOAP
Pamper yourself with our skin loving handcrafted soaps, bath bombs and bath products! * Paraben and Phthalate Free * Vegetarian and CrueltyFree. Just ask Lucie! * Each unique handcut bar is Texas-sized * Gently scented for the most sensitive of noses www.shadydogsoap.com
Texas shaped bath bomb with bluebonnets on it! Our other Texas products include a Texas tic-tac-toe game that comes in a bag with Texas shaped pieces, and a Texas shaped car air freshner.
D URBAN SOAP BAR
Luxurious shower steamers, bath bombs and soaps in the shape of Texas.
“I am forced to conclude that God made Texas on his day off, for pure entertainment, just to prove that all that diversity could be crammed into one section of earth by a really top hand.” -MARY LASSWELL
A THIS AND THAT WINDCHIMES
All of our beautiful This and That Windchimes are built in Texas using the highest quality materials. They have been made to withstand the outdoor elements and last for many years. Our wind chimes are creatively designed for clear, musical tones for the enjoyment of you and your family at an affordable price. Every house needs some harmony, so bring some home today! www.thisandthatwindchimes.com
B RUSTIC CHARM CANDLES Our Texas Bluebonnet candles have a delicate, fresh floral fragrance. Named after our beloved state flower, this clean and sweet scent will bring the great outdoors of Texas inside. Also available in wax melts, reed diffusers, room and car sprays!
C E47:12 ARTISAN SOAPS Our Texas shaped wax melts come in a wide range of scents and are the perfect option for home, dorms, offices, or any place where open flames are not an option. *8 Texas Shaped Melts per package.
D FLY AWAY STYLE
Check out Fly Away Style’s Texas themed cards and coasters! All watercolors are by Dallas-based artist Ben Paladino and everything is printed and fired in Texas!
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E PADDLE TRAMPS
Wooden Texas shaped magnets, ornaments, coasters, magnetic bottle openers and cutting boards lasered with Texas sayings and cities.
F HAND POURED HOPE SOY CANDLE CO.
G A TEXAS GAL COOKS COOKBOOK
Hand Poured Hope Soy Candles and Air Fresheners. We are “Two Survivors Sharing Hope” and our products are homegrown in South Texas, handmade with Texas love.
“A Texas Gal Cooks” Cookbook contains original Texas recipes with some recipes go back to the 1800s. “A Texas Gal Cooks” won “Best Cookbook of Texas” award 2018. This makes a wonderful gift and is a great treasure of Texas heritage recipes. Sale price $25.00
H ASPIRE ACCESSORIES
Texas shaped leather keychains made by artisans with autism, and similar special needs.
“Texas is a blend of valor and swagger.” -CARL SANDBURG
A THE TEXAS PENWRIGHT
We handcraft gifts and awards from actual “pieces” of Texas. Featured are presentation-quality pens made from native Texas mesquite, liveoak and whitetail deer antler. The Cowboy Journal contains 100 sheets of blank paper, ideal for sketching, notes, journaling. The fastener is made from white tail deer antler. thetexaspenwright.com
B THE LETTERLOUNGE
Re-purposed Dallas Public library books in the shape of Texas.
C WHISKI DESIGNS
Add a shot of Whiski to your life with our weather resistant stickers and graphic tees! All Whiski Designs graphics are hand lettered and drawn by owner and native Texan India Hearne. Check out these styles and more on our website! Cheers!
D NACA VALLEY VINEYARD Showcase your love of Texas wine with the Texas shaped wine glass wood coaster. With more than 400 wineries and a ranking of fifth for wine production, Texas has lots to love from Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec reds to Chardonnay, Riesling and Muscat Canelli whites. NacaValley.com
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