Bill proposes pecan as state pie of Texas

State Rep. Marsha Farney lays out new bill

Author: Stephanie Serna, Reporter, sserna@ksat.com
Published On: Mar 13 2013 05:53:45 PM CDT   Updated On: Mar 13 2013 06:32:56 PM CDT
SAN ANTONIO -

The state of Florida has claimed the key lime pie and Vermont is the Apple Pie State, but as of now, there is no official pie of Texas.

On Wednesday, State Rep. Marsha Farney, of Georgetown, laid out a bill to designate the pecan pie as the official state pie.

"Sounds good to me," said Eric Moe, from San Antonio. "It's a tasty dessert. I wish it was lower in calories, but that's OK. I love the flavor."

Harold Pape, with the Pape Pecan House in Seguin, said he is also pushing for the pecan pie.

"I think the pecan pie ought to be the state pie because pecans are so unique to Texas," Pape said.

Pape also said when it comes to picking the state's official pie, there's really just no other.

"I hope they don't select peach or apple or something like that," he said.

And if you are nuts about pecan pie, it may soon officially belong to Texas.

On Wednesday afternoon, no one opposed the bill on the Texas House committee floor, so, now it goes to the full House for a vote.

"I think it would be great," said Esther Moe, a San Antonio resident. "I love pecans."

"We got a state-almost-everything else," said Pape. "So I don't know why we don't have a state pie."