42, The Official State Domino Game of Texas
(Texas 42 is a four-player card-like game with bidding and trumps, played with domino tiles)

        • 04 Mar 2011:  A resolution was filed in the Texas House to designate 42 as the official State Game of Texas.
        • 13 May 2011: The Texas House voted to designate 42 as the State Table Game of Texas ("Table" added).
        • 25 May 2011: The Texas Senate voted for amendment to designate 42 as the State Domino Game of Texas.
        • 27 May 2011: The House concurred in the amendment to designate 42 as the State Domino Game of Texas.
        • 17 June 2011: Governor Rick Perry signed HCR 84 and made 42 the official State Domino Game of Texas.

 
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Cain's 42 poem Texas Symbols Texas42.net




Footnotes:
      1. Some Texas 42 players are disappointed because 42 was not designated the official State Game of Texas. How could the "National Game of Texas" not be the official State Game?
      2. According to a 1986 Houston Chronical Magazine article entitled "POKER The national game of Texas," the poker game, Texas Hold 'em, also originated in Texas.
      3. In 2007, the Texas legislature recognized Robstown, Texas as the birthplace of Texas Hold 'em. The history and text of the resolution are shown here: HCR 109 and Text.
      4. When its time comes, the Texas legislature should act prudently by designating Texas Hold 'em as the State Card Game of Texas (not the State Game of Texas).



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