The Postal Service commemorated the 150th anniversary of the admission of Texas to the United States of America with the issuance of a 32-cent stamp on June 16, 1995 in Austin, Texas. The stamp, designed by Laura Smith of Hollywood, California, went on sale nationwide on June 17.
Texas, known as the Lone Star State, became the nation's 28th state on December 29, 1845. It is the second largest state in the United States, and the only one that was an independent republic before its admission to the Union. Texas' first governor was Pinckney Hendersen, and its capital is Austin.
Ashton-Potter (USA) Ltd. produced the panes of 20 stamps in the offset process.
Reference: Postal Bulletin (May 11, 1995)