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and flag history
Buy one Texas 3x5' flag at
the regular price $29.00 and get as many additional flags as you like for
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Sewn Star, Sewn Stripes: These
are best quality Texas flags, NOT silk-screened flags
Sewn Texas Flags: Sewn
star is on BOTH sides
Outdoor quality with canvas heading
and brass grommets ON SIZES 2X3-6-10
8x12' and up has a roped heading with
grommets and thimbles
Take a look at that big old
beautiful Texas Lone Star. These are fully
stitched Texas flags.
Made IN USA
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MADE IN USA using UV protected
inks that are fade resistant and will not flake or chip. Durable magnet
material with high quality vinyl that will not peel
CLOSEOUT ITEM LIMITED TO STOCK
#MAG83 8 x 37/8"
Price Each $2.99
#MAG83M 4 x 2" Price Each $1.99
Polyester State Flags
Outdoor quality with
canvas heading and brass grommets ON SIZES 2X3-6-10
8x12' and up has a roped heading with
grommets and thimbles
Very heavy, best choice for durability and holding its color against
deterioration from the sun. But lower flyability than nylon
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Fine Quality Texas Mounted Sets
American Flag Mounted Set For
Stage, Court Room, Altar, Office, Parade
I do not use plastic ornaments or plastic sand filled floor
stands in my sets. Careful of those sand filled stands. If you bang the
stand and crack it, the sand will pour out
My fine quality Texas State Flag
mounted set comes to you with the flag and Texas star ornament all attached on the dark
oak finish pole. Just screw the two pole halves together and insert into
the floor stand.
(due to its size and weight, add $15.00 extra shipping charges to the normal shipping cost shown on our
Texas Flag Set includes:
3x5' silk-screened silky nylon fringed Texas flag with
SEWN star on both sides.
#WP84: 1.25" x
8' not including the Texas star ornament. You'll need almost 9' of ceiling
clearance to set it up
Texas Spear Ornament
#AS1: 8" brass
Stand #FS1: 12", 11lb
Matte Gold Anodized Aluminum Shell over weighted solid
inner core filled with concrete.
Cord and Tassell Set
#CT5: 5" x 9'
#SPR My sets are pictured here showing how
great they look with spreaders that make the flags display opened up. If
you want to see what you're missing by not using a spreader, take a look
Ceiling clearance needed is almost 9'
I iron your flag before I mount it. If you don't think that is a good
idea, take a look at the alternative.
Texas Stick Flag #ECOTX
4x6" Plastic Texas Flags on 10" spear tip staff
Texas Stick Flag #SHNTX
4x6" Cotton Texas Flags on 10" no tip wood staff
Order in multiples of 24 flags:
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Either of these Texas stick flags can be used with used with the table
bases shown here:base sold separately
Cotton Texas Hand Held Flag 12x18" on 30"
At Last! Call them what you want: Texas hand
held flags, Texas stick flags, Texas spearhead flags. These are Texas
hand flags on a proper 30" staff long enough to be used as a Texas
Grave Flag. It will stick in the ground
without the flag laying on the grass. Hefty 3/8" thickness with massive
wood spear tip. These are absolutely beautiful rich quality cotton Texas
great colors and detail. Great for parades, gardens, home decoration,
floats. I just love these flags. Call me a flag geek, but I just get all
excited about dowel quality. Just look at that rich, thick fat old 3/8"
dowel. Perfect size for the back of a grave marker.
Great natural wood color too. And by the
way, the flag is finished with FOUR staples. MADE IN USA
Flag and base sold separately
Texas Desk Flags
American Desk Flags, Fine Gift
Fine silk like quality. 4x6" flag on 10" staff
Flag and base sold separately
Texas Desk Flag: Fine quality silk-like polyester,
8x12" flag on a 1/4"x18" gold spear tip staff finished with gold
Wooden table base 2 1/8"
Your Choice: Specify
US Flag #US812F, Texas Flag
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Quantity pricing is based
on all the same flag. Flags may not be mixed and matched for quantity
Texas Lapel Pins with military clutch pin back, Jewelry Quality
73 or more $1.25 each
Mix and Match Texas Lapel Pins and Texas/US Lapel Pins for quantity discount.
Texas Star Ornament 6.75x4.25" for use with
Flag Of The New Orleans Greys From The Alamo
Silk like nylon flag 3x5' With heading and grommets
among most unique flags we've ever offered and certainly among the proudest. It
was the direct result of one dedicated customer's efforts over years to
encourage us to research the design and make the artwork. Many of our
unique historical flags come from your suggestions
It is the only flag
known with certainty to have been at The Alamo.
Captured by Mexican leader Santa Anna it was sent back to Mexico City where it remains today. The New Orleans Greys were organized in 1835 and consisted of some 100 men from 12 states and 6 countries. One account claims that a young lady presented this flag to the unit as it crossed the Sabine River into Texas. The Greys later split up into two groups. One joined Col. Fannin's
ill-fated men who would be slaughtered after surrendering at Goliad. One
remained with this flag, joining the small band holding The Alamo. The 182
Alamo defenders held out for 11 days before perishing in the onslaught of
5,000 Mexican troops on March 6, 1836. Their stand for the cause of our great
Lone Star State's independence is world famous.
The First Flag of Texas
The Sarah Bradley Dodson Flag 1835
With a great big giant fully sewn Lone Star
State star. The three stripes are also sewn. She's a beauty!
3x5' Rugged outdoor nylon finished with heading
and brass grommets
Sarah Bradley Dodson Grave
Many Texans give Sarah Bradley Dodson credit for having
made the first Lone Star flag. Of all the early Texas flags, her creation most
closely resembles the official Lone Star flag that has flown proudly in Texas
since 1839. Sarah made a Lone Star flag for her husband Archie
Dodson and other Harrisburg men when their troop rode with the Texas army in
October 1835. The flag was carried in the war to win independence for Texas, but
no one knows exactly where it was used or what finally happened to it.
Sarah and her family came from Kentucky to Texas, perhaps as early as 1822. They
saw Texas change from a Spanish province, to a Mexican state, to a nation known
as the Republic of Texas, and finally to a state in the United State of America.
(left) of George Mifflin Dallas at St. Peter's Church in Philadelphia, Pa.
A supporter of western expansion and of
Texas statehood, Dallas was a Philadelphian, a US Senator and Vice
President under Polk. But is is unlikely that the city of Dallas Texas is
named after him. For more information about that question, click this
Mifflin Dallas grave photos
Steer Flag 3x5' polyester with heading and grommets
Budget Texas Flags:
3x5' printed polyester with heading and grommets
#CFTX $12.00 EACH!!
"De Zavala Flag"? (Republic of Texas Flag?)
Or a historical flag mistake? Long claimed by many to be the first flag of the
Republic of Texas, as designed by Lorenzo de Zavala, and supposedly adopted May 11, 1836.
But now I am not so sure. This claim does not seem to be supported by the
historical record. Thank you to Charles Spain, our friend from Texas for the update. I invite
submissions on this topic. Read more
#H115 $24.00 3x5'
Polyester with heading and grommets. Screen dyed design
Flags of Texas by Charles E. Gilbert, Jr.
From the banner of the earliest Indian inhabitants to the Stars and Stripes of today, this book traces the turbulent history of Texas through the flags that have flown there. Includes the banner of Castile and Leon flown by the Spanish explorers, the French flag borne by La Salle, the Mexican flag, the Confederate Stars and Bars, and the famous Lone Star Flag
96 pp. 51/2 x 81/2 " Hardcover, 45 illustrations, 34 in color
Texas Flag Sticker, vinyl
23/8" x 4"
Cool Texas Links
My Texas Photo Gallery See this New Yorker's photo journal covering
his trip to the
great Lone Star State of Texas
Yorkers Died Defending The Alamo?! No Way! Yes, way. I just never knew
that. But there you go. "In the Shrine of the Alamo, where one comes to
worship fallen heroes, stands a New York State flag , eighteen hundred
miles away from home, as a silent tribute to those New Yorkers who
traveled so far to fight for the cause of liberty.....As you first enter
the chapel, a small room on the left contains a semi-circle of State flags
standing in silent sentinel. Representing the home state of each Alamo
defender, a red battle honor style ribbon with the number of patriots from
each state further adorns each standard. The number "six" is affixed to
the New York State flag." It just goes to show you that Texas is a state
of mind. This quintessential Texas historical event included new Texans
from far and wide.
We love all of our neighbors in Texas, but
Skidboot is our favorite. Check out Skidboot's Home Page
The Cactus Cuties
Just try not loving these cool little kids from Texas singing the Star Spangled
Banner live at a basket ball game. Ever see an entire stadium full of
people get so quiet? These kids are real pros. Good for you, Texas.
Texas County Reporter
Texas Declaration of
Independence Texas Independence Day is March 2. It is a legal holiday in
Texas celebrating the adoption of the Texas Declaration of Independence on March
2, 1836. With this document citizens in Texas, which was a Mexican state, broke
from Mexico and created the Republic of Texas, an independent nation. Texas came
into the United States as an independent nation, not a colony or a territory.
Texas Flag Code
Thanks go to Charles A. Spain, fellow
NAVA member for the following links to Texas
The Flags and Seals of Texas South
Texas Law Review article by Charles A. Spain, Jr. A masterly and scholarly
Addenda and Errata to the above
The Historic Flags of Texas Texas
Historical Foundation article
Six Flags Over Texas Texas Register
article examining the Texas Historical Commission's recommended designs of the
six national flags to fly over Texas soil.
"The "Zavala flag" was allegedly adopted in
Convention of 1836qv at Washington-on-the-Brazos. It is usually
portrayed as a blue field with a white star of five points central and with the
letters "TEXAS," one letter at each star point. This description of the flag,
however, is inconsistent with the journal entries of the convention for March 3,
1836, and March 12, 1836, which do not indicate that the convention accepted
Zavala's design. In addition, the actual configuration of the flag is unknown
because the journal does not describe Zavala's proposal of March 11, 1836,
though it does state that William B. Scates'sqv motion to add a
"Rainbow and star of five points above the western horizon; and a star of six
points sinking below" was accepted. Finally, the journal reflects that Charles
Stanfield Taylor,qv not Zavala, suggested that the letters "TEXAS" be
placed around the star. Although several books claim that the "Zavala flag" is
the first official Texas flag, the historical record does not support this
"Texas Fold 'em"
Being a Scout leader of Boy Scouts of America for many years, my question
is simply, what is the true way to fold the Texas State flag? There is
nothing said in the Texas Flag Code about the folding of the state flag,
and I have emailed several of the State Congressmen, Senators, even
contacted several college level ROTC units such as Texas A & M, and the
University of Texas.
I received confused answers, like fold the flag like the U.S. flag, or
fold it like a big square. No true answer on the proper way to fold the
Texas Flag. What would you suggest being a flag company?
UPDATE 6/7/09: IT IS NOW A MATTER OF LAW
ANSWER: Good question. I sent it to the email list of the friendly flag
scholars and enthusiasts at The North American Vexillological Association.
I knew there would be lots of responses. Here is some of what I've gotten
so far. As with your own experience, there is quite a variety. I would
suggest doing what The State of Texas did for the flag obtained by Z.H.
Fold it like the US flag ending with at least part of a star showing. >>I
asked the same question last year. I was told by a member of The Sons of
the Republic of Texas, that the Sergeant-at-Arms at the capitol in Austin
folds the Lone Star flag in the same manner as the U.S. flag. He folds it
where the white stripe is on the outside, and starts the triangular
folding from the blue end, so that when the triangle is complete---it is
That observation and another response claim the goal is
to wind up with a white triangle. Sophie Rault sent me a source for that
type of a fold on this web site http://www.ehow.com/how_4432243_raise-fold-texas-flag.html
but those instructions are not found in the Texas flag code linked on this
page. They are also contradicted by two others that maintain the fold
should wind up with a partial star visible:
>>Al - This information is incorrect, you start at the white end and end
up on the blue end with part of the star showing.>>
This next one is the most important in my eyes because
the writer actually obtained an folded flag from The State of Texas. This
empirical evidence could have some weight:
>>Greetings..When I got my Texas flag earlier this weekend from the state
government, it was folded in the same way as the US flag was. All I could
see was the blue field and part of the white star. Z.H.<<
AND this other writer agrees:
>>Yes there is, the Department of Public Safety at the
Capitol Complex folds the Flag in a triangular shape similar to the US
Flag, however they start out differently so that the star is on the
outside when it is completed. Since the DPS is in charge of the Capitol
Complex this can be said to be the official Texas Flag fold. I can find
out exactly more info on the correct/exact fold if you would like.<<
AND THIS JUST IN:
>>After reading your website Q & A on the Texas flag, I decided it was
time for me to undertake careful and detailed research, since I had
provided information that was incorrect (re the Texas House Sergeant at
But it was enough to spur me into calling the Texas DPS to ask. It took a
few days to get the answer, which was prefaced with "Texas flag code
doesn't say how to fold the state flag ... " but a member of the honor
guard for the Governor's funeral said they folded the flag in the
traditional triangular fold, starting on the white end and finishing on
the blue end, with part of the white star showing.
I then called the office of the Texas (capitol building) House Sear gent
at Arms. The intern there told me, "The Texas flag code doesn't say how to
fold the flag, but ... ." I laughed. He told me that they did indeed fold
the Texas flag in the traditional triangle, ending with the blue end
showing part of the star, and that they mailed out the flags in
triangular-shaped boxes. The intern gave me the name of the aide in
Governor Perry's office who, in addition to his other jobs, fills the role
of flag advisor, so I called him---
he said that he fields phone calls every day from people asking how to
fold the Texas flag. So he tells them, "The Texas flag code ... ." We had
a good laugh about it, but he said that lacking specific legislative
instructions, the Governor's office has traditionally folded the Texas
flag into the standard triangle, with the blue end showing a bit of white
It would seem that the instructions I gave you via the Sons of the Texas
Revolution may be their own organization's method of folding the flag (to
make an all white triangle) and as noted above, "The Texas flag code ...
Apparently some in the STR have decided to fold the flag as an all white
triangle. I asked him if anyone (of our state legislators) had ever
introduced legislation to codify the folding of the Texas flag and he said
no, not to his knowledge. I joked that maybe I should initiate some sort
of action, and he said that I might approach my state legislator (the
office-holder will change with the up-coming election) about writing
a bill to add this to the flag code. So I think I'll get my act together
and be ready post-election, and see if I can jump-start a clarifying
change in the Texas flag code.
But for now, the consensus of three Texas government offices is fold the
flag as a triangle to the blue end, with a bit of the white star showing.
UPDATE 6/7/09: IT IS NOW A MATTER OF LAW
I am delighted to tell you that the Texas Legislature passed my Senate
Bill 1145, defining the protocol for folding the Texas flag. Senator Van
de Putte co-authored my bill, and it was referred to the Senate Committee
she chairs, namely, Veterans and Military Affairs. We had great witnesses
and a colorful handout that illustrated the protocol. A NAVA
representative testified and agreed to help publicize this, as did the
Boys Scouts, military representatives, and others. The House of
Representatives amended SB 1145 to name it the “Rod Welsh Act” in honor of
the sgt.-at-arms whom they credit with developing the protocol and who
testified in support of our bill in the Senate. SB 1145 memorializes the
practice in the Texas Senate and in the House. More information is
Judith Zaffirini, PhD
Texas State Senator, District 21"
The bill’s text follows. Keep in mind that Senator
points out the proper folding of the Texas flag is "memorialized" with
this new statute. As with the US Flag Code, the bill now gives us a
codified rule of protocol for those wishing to get it right. It provides
an honorable standard that is now part of official Texas state flag
etiquette. There are no penalties or enforcement provisions included in
S.B.ANo. 1145 by Zaffirini (co-author, Van de Putte; House sponsor, Dunnam)
AN ACT relating to protocol for folding the state flag. BE IT ENACTED BY
THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTIONA1.AAThis Act shall be known as the Rod Welsh Act, in honor of Rod
Welsh, Sergeant-at-Arms of the Texas House of Representatives, who is
primarily responsible for developing the method of folding the state flag
of Texas established by this Act.
SECTIONA2.AASubchapter B, Chapter 3100, Government Code, is amended by
adding Section 3100.073 to read as follows:
Sec.A3100.073.AAFOLDED STATE FLAG. (a) The state flag should be folded as
(1)AAfold the flag in half lengthwise with the red stripe facing upward;
(2)AAfold the flag in half lengthwise once more, concealing the red stripe
on the inside of the fold;
(3)AAposition the flag with the white star facing downward and the blue
stripe facing upward;
(4)AAfold the corner with the white stripe to the opposite side of the
flag to form a triangle;
(5)AAcontinue folding the corners over in triangle until the resulting
fold produces a blue triangle with a portion of the white star visible;
(6)AAsecure all edges into the folds.
(b)AAA folded state flag should be presented or displayed with all folded
edges secured and with the blue stripe and a portion of the white star
(c)AAA folded state flag should be stored or displayed in a manner that
prevents tearing or soiling of the flag.
SECTIONA3.AAThis Act takes effect September 1, 2009.
President of the SenateA Speaker of the House I hereby certify that
S.B.ANo.A1145 passed the Senate on
AprilA30,A2009, by the following vote: YeasA31, NaysA0; and that the
Senate concurred in House amendment on May 30, 2009, by the following
vote: YeasA31, NaysA0.
Secretary of the Senate I hereby certify that S.B.ANo.A1145 passed the
House, with amendment, on MayA26,A2009, bythe following vote:
YeasA147,NaysA0, one present not voting.
Chief Clerk of the House
I want to thank everyone who responded.
By the way. NAVA held its annual meeting in Austin, TX and
I have lots of photos. If you love flags, you would love
being in NAVA.
NAVA 42 Photo Gallery Annual meeting in Austin, Texas Oct
Texas Government Code, Sec. 3100.152 – Conduct of Flag
SUBCHAPTER D. RETIREMENT OF STATE FLAG
§ 3100.151. MANNER OF RETIREMENT. (a) If a state flag
is no longer used or useful as an emblem for display, it should be
destroyed, preferably by burning, in a ceremony or another
dignified way that emphasizes its honor as a fitting emblem for this
(b) It is encouraged that retirement of the state flag be a
public ceremony under the direction of uniformed personnel
representing a state or national military service or a patriotic
society, but the state flag may be retired in a private ceremony.
Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1420, § 7.001, eff. Sept. 1,
§ 3100.152. CONDUCT OF RETIREMENT CEREMONY. (a) A
retirement ceremony for a state flag should be conducted with the
honor and respect inherent in the traditions of this state.
(b) During a retirement ceremony:
(1) each citizen of this state who is present and not
in uniform should:
(A) stand at attention with the person's right
hand over the heart; and
(B) if wearing a head covering that is easy to
remove, remove the head covering with the person's right hand and
hold it at the person's left shoulder, with the right hand over the
(2) each person who is present and in uniform should
make the military salute at the appropriate time as designated by
the ceremony; and
(3) each person who is present but not a citizen of
this state should stand at attention.
(c) In a retirement ceremony in which the flag is to be
burned or buried, the flag may be retired as a whole or the colors of
the flag may be separated for individual dedication, with the
separation taking place immediately before the retirement and
(d) The official retirement ceremony for the state flag
encouraged for public use is:
I am your Texas flag!
I was born January 25, 1839.
I am one of only two flags of an American state that has also served
as the symbol of an independent nation--The Republic of Texas.
While you may honor me in retirement, the spirit I represent will
I represent the spirit of Texas--Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow!
I represent the bravery of the Alamo and the Victory at San Jacinto.
My spirit rode with the Texas Rangers over the Forts Trail of the
Big Country and herded cattle through the Fort Worth stockyards. I
have sailed up Galveston Bay and kept a watchful eye over our El
Paso del Norte.
My colors are in the waters of the Red River and in the Bluebonnets
of the Texas Hill Country.
You'll find my spirit at the Light House of Palo Duro and in the
sands of Padre Island;
I am in the space station at Houston and atop the oil wells of West
From the expanse of the Big Bend to the Riverwalk of San Antone--all
of Texas is my home!
I wave over the cotton and grain fields of the High Plains, and I am
deep in the rich soil of the Rio Grande Valley.
I am proudly displayed under the Capitol Dome, and I fly high above
the concrete canyons of downtown Dallas.
You'll find my spirit in the East Texas piney woods and along the
Grandeur of the Rio Grande.
I represent Texas--every Child, Woman, and Man!
The blue field in me stands for the valor of our ancestors in the
battles for our country.
Let us retire the blue--Salute!
My white field stands for the purity in all our Texas hearts! It
represents the honor that each of us should pay to our state each
Let us retire the white--Salute!
The red is for all of the men and women who have died in service of
our state--whether as members of the armed services or as citizen
Let us retire the red--Salute!
My lone, independent star is recognized worldwide because it
represents ALL of Texas and stands for our unity as one for God,
State, and Country.
Let us retire the lone star--Salute!
Join in the pledge to the Texas flag:
"Honor the Texas flag; I pledge allegiance to thee, Texas, one and
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