I was reading about the Dickens County Courthouse in The Courthouses of Texas by Mavis P. Kelsey Sr. and Donald H. Dyal (out of print unfortunately) and it said it was named after an Alamo victim. I found it sad that that the man's name was recorded variously as James R. Demkins, James R. Dimpkins and J. Dickens. Being somewhat of a genealogist buff, I know how frustrating it can be to come across something like that. Was he a relative or wasn't he? Wouldn't it be nice if Dickens county named a park after Demkins and maybe a creek after Dimpkins? Just in case.
On a different note, take a look at the Texas-made Pecan Bread Knife from the Texas Trading Post - Fun Texas Stuff. It has the Texas Seal and everything!
At Truly Texan, we don't sell anything. We find Texas artists, craftsmen and companies who we think merit your attention - and business! While some of the products are "Texas gifts", most of what you will see is simply designed by Texans who, oddly enough, don't actually eat, breathe and sleep Texas.