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Willie Nelson. Seriously, how is that even a question?
Shelli Conway, Grayson-Collin EC | Anna
Quanah Parker, who tried to do the best for his people in war and in peace.
Mike Denehy, Pedernales EC | Lago Vista
Lyndon B. Johnson, because he brought electricity to the rural Hill Country.
Aaron Denman, Trinity Valley EC | Kemp
Jackson Electric Cooperative | Via Facebook
U.S. Army Master Sgt. Roy P. Benavidez, who received a Medal of Honor for a series of daring and extremely valorous actions during the Vietnam War in 1968.
Matthew D. Konopa, Pedernales EC | Spring Branch
Alan Bean for representing NASA and the Lone Star State by walking on the moon.
Tommy Hoyler, United Cooperative Services | Hico
My great-great-grandfather Dillard Cooper. One of a few dozen survivors of the Goliad Massacre.
Cheryl Cooper Cotton | Via Facebook
Babe Didrikson Zaharias.
Cindy Austria, Pedernales EC | Austin
Sam Houston—some call him the Father of Texas.
Pat Morgan | Via Facebook
Ron Beauvais, Tri-County EC and Wise EC | Keller
Lyndon Johnson, for his support of the rural electric cooperative movement, which changed all our lives for the good.
Dakota Valley Electric Cooperative | Via Facebook
Sam Houston, who led the fight for Texas independence and opposed our secession during the Civil War.
Tom Kirwin III, CoServ | McKinney
Mary Engel | Via Facebook
The Texan who believes Texas is the greatest ever.
Gary McCoy, Rusk County EC | Mount Enterprise
Lydia Serna, Nueces EC | Robstown
Sam Houston. Although he was not born on Texas soil, he was a great statesman and leader who played an important role in the Texas Revolution. He served as the first president of the Republic of Texas.
Carol Koehne, Bluebonnet EC | Brenham
Stephen F. Austin.
Gina Schulte Halle | Via Facebook
One who exudes hospitality, kindness and love.
Shannon Rivera, Hamilton County EC | Copperas Cove
Patsy Hoffpauir, Bandera EC | Comfort
Richard Moczygemba, Bartlett EC | Ding Dong
Either Lyle Lovett or Molly Ivins.
Cranz Nichols, Pedernales EC | Lake Buchanan
The person who still recites the Texas state pledge.
Amy Gonzalez, Magic Valley EC | Edinburg
The gentleman from Cincinnati who motivated the citizens of his town to donate enough money to have the foundry of Greenwood and Webb to cast two 6-pound cannons in 1836, ship them down the Mississippi River then on to San Jacinto just in time for Sam Houston to attack the opposing forces. These two cannons were later called the Twin Sisters.
Conrad Conrad, San Patricio EC | Lagarto
Pecos Bill. He is the biggest and best, just like Texas.
Terry Proffer, Wood County EC | Yantis
Linda Chudej, Sam Houston EC | Lufkin
The Texan who puts other Texans first.
Leslie Sibley, South Plains EC | Lubbock
Anyone who lost their life, or even risked their life, to create the nation of Texas.
Tom Payne, Pedernales EC | Oak Hill
Nolan Ryan. Enough said.
Erin Erdil, San Bernard EC | New Ulm
Linda Kaye Yeary, Jasper-Newton EC | Jasper
President Dwight David Eisenhower.
Don F. Davison, Central Texas EC | Fredericksburg
Big Tex from the State Fair of Texas.
Sherry Husband, Trinity Valley EC | Kaufman
Terry Daniels, Guadalupe Valley EC | Marion