Texas legislature leaves taco, breakfast taco bills on the table

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Published 4:12 pm, Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Everyone knows tacos, and especially breakfast tacos, hold a special place in the Lone Star State’s heart.

Unfortunately, that appreciation won’t be made official this legislative session. Texas lawmakers recently failed to pass resolutions naming both savory foods as state symbols.

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The breakfast taco was vying to become the official state breakfast item of Texas, while the taco was up for the official state food of Texas.

Both tacos bills were pending in the Texas House Culture, Recreation and Tourism Committee, but no action was taken before the end of the legislative session.

The Bowie knife and cannon, two more proposed state symbols, also failed to be recognized by the same committee before the end of the legislative session. 

It’s a shame considering the spirited pro-breakfast taco arguments of Republican Rep. Stephanie Klick‘s House Concurrent Resolution 92:

“Whether purchased at a drive-through in Fort Worth, ordered at a restaurant in Corpus Christi, or served by a loving grandmother in Del Rio, the breakfast taco has become a signature Texas food on a par with barbecue and chicken-fried steak, and it is enjoyed by countless residents of the Lone Star State each morning as the perfect way to start their day.”

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Democratic Rep. Gina Hinojosa‘s House Concurrent Resolution 110, the bill to designate tacos as the official state food, also had some convincing arguments:

“WHEREAS, One thing Texans can agree on is that, despite the availability of tacos in the other 49 states, the tastiest tacos can be found in the great State of Texas.”

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