In this heartwarming 1988 promo spot for Houston TV station KHOU 11, anchorman Steve Smith gets philosophical about the meaning of the Texas flag. He proposes potential symbolism for the colors and then admits that no one really knows.
Thankfully, the mystery has been solved.. They've got it figured out over at Texas Almanac, "The Source For All Things Texan Since 1857."
They declare, "The state flag's colors represent the same virtues as they do in the national flag: Red means bravery; white, purity; and blue, loyalty."
Don't believe everything you see on TV.