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New Texas judge starts meetings the old-fashioned way

Like many, I grew up saying the Pledge of Allegiance every morning at school. Occasionally we would say the Pledge to the Texas flag , usually at an assembly meeting, but not often enough for me to keep it memorized.

The Texas Pledge is fairly simple.

Honor the Texas flag; I pledge allegiance to thee, Texas, one and indivisible

This article is about a public meeting in Herald, Texas starting with the pledges of allegiance to both the American flag and the Texas flag. Fortunately, someone handed out cards with the pledges. That was good thinking on someone’s part.

The Herald Democrat

As his first order of business during his first commissioner’s court hearing, Judge Drue Bynum insisted that everyone say the pledges of allegiance to both the U.S and Texas flags.

Of course, many people my age and older remember the tradition of saying the pledge of allegiance to the U.S. flag every day when we were in school. I am not sure if they still do that, but I hope they do.

I, however, don’t remember ever saying a pledge to the state flag. It always hung there next to the national flag, but I don’t remember commenting on it.

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