by Molly Noble Bull
Texas, Our Texas is the title of our state song, and it tells a lot about Texas and Texans—about the kind of people we are and have always been. I live in the ranching area of my state near Corpus Christi where some of the biggest ranches in the country, if not the world, are located. But Corpus Christi is a seaside city on Corpus Christi Bay. Rockport is a small but beautiful seaside town north of Corpus.
Where I live is southwest of Corpus and was on the south side of Hurricane Harvey or the back end of the storm, meaning we didn’t get the blunt of the storm this time. However in the past, my area has been on the north side, the front end, of the high winds and heavy rains connected with dangerous storms; so we know first hand what Houston and other parts of our state are experiencing now.
With a few exceptions, Texans are known for their friendliness, big hearts, and strong faith in the God of the Bible. I would like to end this message with quotes from
Texas, Our Texas.
Texas, Our Texas! All hail the mighty state!
Texas, Our Texas! So wonderful so great!
Boldest and grandest, withstanding ev’ry test
O Empire wide and glorious, you stand supremely blest.
God bless you Texas! And keep you brave and strong,
That you may grow and power and worth, throughout the ages long.