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image by Chris Pinette, 19 June 2000
Blue flag with a white flying bird in the center of a ring of 8 white stars.
"In 1952, Miss Barbara Hesse was the design winner of a contest held in all Junior and Senior High Schools in the City of Corpus Christi for the design of a City Flag. The flag is simple but symbolic of our City. It is a two-color banner with a white seagull and white stars imposed on a sky blue background.
The background in this flag represents the bay on which the Naval Air Station is located, and the seagull superimposed thereon represents the people of the city, both those who were born here and those who have come as visitors and residents. The eight stars surrounding the seagull symbolize the eight major industries of the city. These industries will vary in accordance with the ever growing needs of our community and economy to include: agriculture; commerce; oil, chemical; metal and ore refining; sea foods/fishing industry; the naval air station; and the Port of Corpus Christi." - from: www.cctexas.com/files/g40/historyofcityflag.pdf.
Valentin Poposki, 23 August 2010