New Historical Park Celebrates the Lone Star Flag

A new historical park opens in Montgomery County on Texas Independence Day.  The Lone Star monument and historical park has flags from the Texas Revolution along with a sculpture honoring those who fought.  As Gail Delaughter reports —  Conroe city officials hope the park will become a major attraction for Texas history buffs.

The historical park  features 35-foot  flagpoles.  On display are 13  flags that flew during the war for Texas independence.    The park also features two bronze sculptures.  One honors soldiers who fought in the war.  The other is a bust of Dr. Charles B. Stewart, the Montgomery County political leader who is credited with designing the original Lone Star flag.  City of Conroe spokesperson Janna Patrick says the park will be an important educational resource.

“Schoolchildren will be able to tour this park.  The library is just next door to the  park, where they can do some research on the Texian soldier and also the 13 flags that flew during different battles of Texas.”

The park sits on land near  I-45 at the city’s entrance.   Conroe City Administrator Paul Virgadamo says there’s enough room to add other attractions in the future.

“The county donated about four acres to us.  We’ve used a portion of it here for the flag park, and then the rest of it we’ll use for some future, you know, future pieces,  maybe an amphitheater one day.”   

Virgadamo hopes the flag park will become a major stop for visitors to the region who want to learn more about Texas history.

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Dedication ceremonies and a free concert will be held at the park 5:30 on Thursday evening.


Gail Delaughter

Gail Delaughter

Transportation Reporter

From early-morning interviews with commuters to walks through muddy construction sites, Gail covers all aspects of getting around Houston. That includes walking, driving, cycling, taking the bus, and occasionally flying. Before she became transportation reporter in 2011, Gail hosted weekend programs for Houston Public Media. She's also covered courts in...

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