:) Six Flags Over Texas, the original Six Flags Park, and now the namesake of the entire Six Flags Amusement Park chain, takes its names from the six national flags which have flow over the area which is now the State of Texas...The United States Flag, The Texas Flag, The Confederate Flag, The Mexican Flag, The French Flag & The Spanish Flag
David G. Burnet - First President of the Republic of Texas. Most Texans recognize Sam Houston's profile, but how many recognize the first President of the Republic of Texas? It was said he carried a gun in one pocket and a Bible in the other, and spent most of his time in office in peril and gloom trying to escape the Mexican army and survive an attempted overthrow by political enemies in the Texas army after San Jacinto. Born 1788, died 1870. He is buried on Galveston Island.