The “Third Flag of the Republic” was designed by Dr. Charles B. Stewart of Montgomery, the second man to sign the Texas Declaration of Independence. The flag was adopted by the Republic of Texas in January 1839. The colors are stipulated as being white, “Old Glory Red and Old Glory Blue,” the same colors in the flag of the U.S. These colors impart the lessons of the Flag: bravery, loyalty and purity. The white five-point star sits in a field of the blue stripe with one point facing upward. This flag would later become the official state flag when Texas entered the union as the 28th state on December 29, 1845.