Stars on a fence near the Texas State Capitol; Austin, Texas. Photo by Brian Talbot/Flickr (Noncommercial Use Permitted with Attribution).
Official State Motto of Texas
The official state motto of Texas is simply "Friendship" (House Concurrent Resolution No. 22, 41st Legislature; 1930). All State Mottos
The name "Texas" originates from a native American (Caddo) word; "teyshas" (meaning "friends" or "allies").
House Concurrent Resolution
WHEREAS, The State of Texas has heretofore officially adopted the "Blue Bonnett" as its State Flower, the "Mocking Bird" as its State Bird and "Texas, Our Texas" as its State Song, and
WHEREAS, The State of Texas has no appropriate motto to symbolize its history and progress, and
WHEREAS, The name "Texas" is derived from the Indian word "Tejas," meaning friendship, and
WHEREAS, The said word is emblematic of the universal spirit existing in Texas and reflects the spirit that has at all times influenced our people; now, therefor, BE IT RESOLVED, By the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring, that the word "Friendship" be and is here- by adopted and declared to be the motto of the State of Texas.