By Robert Proctor
Texans are proud of the state they call home. Even people who move here later in life tend to quickly love it. The passion can be seen often in flags waving all over the state, from homes to businesses and sometimes cars. Tammy Dodds, who was raised in Yorktown and graduated from Yorktown High School in 1994, recently had a book published on the pride of the Lone Star State.
“Only in Texas” was published on Oct. 13 of this year and shows images of the Texas flag all over the state, something which is not prevalent in other states.
Dodds earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Touro College in New York, and while attending the school traveled throughout the state and other parts of the east coast. It became clear that state pride was not a part of many other states.
“Upon coming back, I became aware of Texas compared to other states, the sense of loyalty,” Dodds said.