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Government Lawmaker wants to make cowboy hat the official hat of Texas

Lawmaker wants to make cowboy hat the official hat of Texas

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Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

 

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas lawmaker has filed a bill seeking to make the cowboy hat the official hat of the Lone Star State.

The Houston Chronicle reports state Rep. Marsha Farney, a Republican from Burnet, filed the bill Monday.

 

The proposed resolution cites the significance of the cowboy hat in Texas’ history as one reason for naming it the state’s official hat. The bill also cites its prevalence in modern Texas culture.

 

The resolution says, “The cowboy hat symbolizes both the state’s iconic western culture and the uniqueness of its residents, and it is indeed appropriate that this stylish and dignified apparel receive special legislative recognition.”

 

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