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Corpus Christi, Texas (U.S.)

Nueces County

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[Flag of Corpus Christi, Texas] 2:3 image(s) by permission of David B. Martucci
image(s) from American City Flags, Raven 9-10 (2002-2003), courtesy of the North American Vexillological Association, which retains copyright.



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Current Flag

Text and image(s) from American City Flags, Raven 9-10 (2002-2003), courtesy of the North American Vexillological Association, which retains copyright. Image(s) from American City Flags by permission of David B. Martucci.

Design

The flag of Corpus Christi has a sky blue field with a white seagull in full flight facing the fly. Surrounding the seagull are 8 evenlyspaced large white five-pointed stars, about .25 unit highs on a field of 2 by 3 units; they form a circle of 1.8 units in diameter. The seagull fills most of the field within the circle, but its wings extend a small distance beyond the circle of stars, the left wing at 2 o’clock and the right wing at 7 o’clock.
John M. Purcell, American City Flags, Raven 9-10, 2002-2003

Symbolism

The ordinance of adoption details the symbolism:
The sky blue field, or background, in such flag represents the Corpus Christi Bay on which the world’s largest Naval Air Station is located, and the sea gull superimposed thereon represents the people of Corpus Christi, both those who were born and raised here and those who have come as visitors and friends to become residents, and the eight (8) stars superimposed thereon and surrounding the white sea gull symbolize the eight major industries of the City of Corpus Christi, being that of Agriculture, Commerce, Oil, Chemicals, Grains, Sea Foods, Metals and Ore Refining, and Tourist Trade.
John M. Purcell, American City Flags, Raven 9-10, 2002-2003

Selection

In 1952, the city council sponsored a contest for a new city flag in all junior and senior high schools in the city.
Flag adopted: 2001 (official status uncertain).
John M. Purcell, American City Flags, Raven 9-10, 2002-2003

Designer

The winner of the contest was 16-year-old Barbara Hesse.
John M. Purcell, American City Flags, Raven 9-10, 2002-2003


Police Department

[flag of Corpus Christi Police Department] image by Randy Young, 14 February 2016

Corpus Christi is a port city in south Texas. The Corpus Christi Police Department is the primary law enforcement agency responsible for maintaining law and order within the city of Corpus Christi.

The flag of the Corpus Christi Police Department can be seen in photographs online, primarily at the Department's website and in this photo. The flag features the Department's shoulder patch in dark blue, gold, and light blue, centered on a dark blue field.The flag is sometimes seen with a gold fringe.

Randy Young, 14 February 2016