Saturday, July 02, 2005

Texas: Lone Star Pride

A photographic exhibit tilted Texas: Lone Star Pride opens tomorrow at the George Bush Presidential Library in College Station, Texas.

The images in the exhibit were captured by Houston Chronicle photographer, E. Joseph Deering. He was amazed by the way images of the Texas flag just popped up in the most unlikely places-the sides of barns, mailboxes, airplanes, porch swings, front doors, water towers, pickup trucks, cowboy boots, even running shorts. He had never seen so many displays of state pride and state love as there are in Texas.

    Deering found a flag built into the side of a hill beside U.S. 59. A Southwest airlines plane shows its state pride with a mural of the flag painted on the side. In the west Texas town of Adrian, Deering discovered the Antique Ranch BBQ Barn, which has a wall painted as the Lone Star flag. At the New Terminal Warehouse near the Houston Ship Channel, the silos are decorated with the flag. A popular finding was boots adorned with Texas pride.

The exhibit will be shown through October 16th.


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