When Texas became independent from Mexico in 1836 and adopted the flag with the single star on it, the name "The Lone Star State" was born. And since then-more businesses than we can count have used the name-including the Country station in the Townsquare Media cluster here in the Permian Basin at 92.3 FM. The name will always conjure an image of great pride as Texans are very proud of where we live, and there's abundant love for the state we call home. All across the state, in all different sectors and all different industries and vocations-the name is everywhere. Some examples include:

Lone Star Brewing Company in Dallas

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Lone Star Comics Dallas-Fort Worth

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Lone Star National Bank with branches all over South Texas like San Antonio, Rio Grande City, Alton, Edinburg and Roma. Not to be confused with Lone Star Bank of West Texas here in the Basin area.

The Amarillo National Bank Plaza Two Tower in Amarillo, Texas
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Lone Star Cleaners in Snyder and Colorado City

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Lone Star Steakhouse And Saloon had 267 locations in it's heyday... Went out of business in 2019.

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Lone Star Music-both the website and physical store location in New Braunfels

Singles records
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Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie where they host all kinds of racing-auto, horse, you name it.

Breeders Cup
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Lone Star High School in Frisco. "Don't mess with the bull young man--you'll get the horns". - Vice Principal Vernon / Breakfast Club.

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Lone Star Carpet in Austin

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Lone Star Ballet in Amarillo

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There are probably some that we've missed. Comment below and let us know--and share with your friends too!

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Stacker used data from the 2020 County Health Rankings to rank every state's average life expectancy from lowest to highest. The 2020 County Health Rankings values were calculated using mortality counts from the 2016-2018 National Center for Health Statistics. The U.S. Census 2019 American Community Survey and America's Health Rankings Senior Report 2019 data were also used to provide demographics on the senior population of each state and the state's rank on senior health care, respectively.

Read on to learn the average life expectancy in each state.

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