Put the Tex in Text

Put the "Tex" in texting with new emojis symbolizing everything that's right with the Lone Star State

Put the "Tex" in texting with emojis that symbolize Lone Star pride

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This is just a taste of the emojis that TexMoji is developing. TexMoji/Twitter

Are you tired of having to spell out the words "taco," "Whataburger" and "bluebonnet" in your texts? An upcoming iPhone app, TexMoji, aims to satisfy our craving for Lone Star emojis. The emoji keyboard will provide a wide variety of Texas-themed emojis — and the first ever state-specific emojis.

TexMoji is the brainchild of country singer Rich O'Toole and Sean Compton, the Texan behind the famous "Sorry, I'm Texan" Twitter account. The two enlisted Houston-based artist Ted Borel to draw the icons and Austin-based app developer Rocksauce to bring the dream to life. 

"I just can't believe there aren't emoticons based on Texas," O'Toole told San Antonio television station KENS5 in a phone interview. "Texas is like its own country. We have our own everything."

The app will launch with almost 100 Texas-themed emojis. In addition to the much-needed taco, TexMoji has released teasers celebrating Willie Nelson, Shiner Bock, Blue Bell, Whataburger and Dr. Pepper. They're not forgetting the Alamo either.

The app is slated to be available in June. Follow TexMoji on Twitter for more Lone Star updates.