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The official state symbols represent the cultural heritage and natural treasures of each state or the entire United States
Air Force, Artist, Artist Caricature, Bird, Bluebonnet City, Bluebonnet Festival, Bluebonnet Trail, Bread, Cooking Implement, Dinosaur, Dish, Dog Breed, Fibre and Fabric, Fish, Flag, Flower, Flower Song, Flying Mammal, Folk Dance, Fruit, Gemstone, Gemstone Cut, Grass, Health Nut, Insect, Large Mammal, Motto, Musician, Musical Instrument, Native Pepper, Native Shrub, Nicknames, Pastries, Pepper, Plant, Plays, Pledge to Flag, Poet Laureate, Reptile, Seal, Shell, Ship, Shrub, Small Mammal, Snack, Song, Sport, Stone, Symbolic Capitals, Tall Ship, Tartan, Tejano Music Hall of Fame, Three-dimensional media Artist, (See Artist), Tree, Two-dimensional media Artist, (See Artist), Vegetable, Vehicle
Texas State Snack
Tortilla Chips and Salsa
Adopted in 2003.
Students want tortilla chips and salsa named Official Texas State Snack. Amid a slew of bills addressing conservative social reform, one South Texas lawmaker was thinking about snacking. State Rep. Kino Flores, on the second day of filing bills to be addressed during the upcoming legislative session, filed a bill to make tortilla chips and salsa the official state snack. The move comes after some second-grade students at Leo Marcell Elementary School in Mission decided Texas needed a state snack. They went to Flores, D-Mission, with their idea. It was adopted in 2003.
House Concurrent Resolution No. 16, 78th Legislature, Regular Session (2003)
State symbols represent things that are special to a particular state.
in sense 1, from Late Latin symbolum, from Late Greek symbolon, from Greek, token, sign; in other senses from Latin symbolum token, sign, symbol, from Greek symbolon, literally, token of identity verified by comparing its other half, from symballein to throw together, compare, from syn- + ballein to throw — more at devil
Date: 15th century
1: Something that represents something else by association, resemblance, or convention, especially a material object used to represent something invisible.