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Arlington, Texas (U.S.)

Tarrant County

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[Flag of Arlington, Texas] 3:5 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 ordinance of adoption describes the flag of Arlington:

The City of Arlington Flag is … rectangular having its width equal to 60% of its length. The Flag shall consist of a white background with the City of Arlington logo imprinted or embossed thereon and the words City of Arlington Texas printed or embossed beneath such logo. Such lettering shall be in black or navy blue. The distance from the top of the Arlington logo to the top of the Flag shall be one-sixth (1/6) of the width of the Flag, and the distance from the bottom of the lettering to the bottom of the Flag shall be one-sixth (1/6) of the width of the Flag. The entire width of the lettering and logo shall be two-thirds (2/3) of the length of the Flag. The height of the lettering shall be one-tenth (1/10) of the width of the Flag. Plus or minus 5% of all the foregoing measurements and proportions is permitted.
The city’s logo is a large stylized letter A, composed of two broad strokes on either side that extend outwards, resembling two hockey sticks back to back. The hoist stroke is dark blue, the fly stroke is red. In place of a crossbar for the "A" is a five-pointed star divided vertically in half: the hoist side red, the fly side dark blue. The lettering is an unusual sans-serif font; the letter "i" is not dotted in City or Arlington, and the "C" and "i" in "City" are joined.
John M. Purcell
, American City Flags, Raven 9-10, 2002-2003

Symbolism

The “A” stands for “Arlington”. The colors are those of the state and national flags. The single star suggests the state’s nickname, “The Lone Star State”.
John M. Purcell, American City Flags, Raven 9-10, 2002-2003

Selection

The flag was developed seven years after the logo was adopted in 1973, presumably by city hall personnel simply placing it on a white background.
Flag adopted: 27 May 1980 (official).
John M. Purcell, American City Flags, Raven 9-10, 2002-2003

Designer

Unknown. The name of the logo’s designer is also not available, but was likely a graphic arts firm.
John M. Purcell, American City Flags, Raven 9-10, 2002-2003

More about the Flag

The chapter devoted to Arlington’s flag ordinance is seven pages long and has 34 regulations governing its use and display.
John M. Purcell, American City Flags, Raven 9-10, 2002-2003


Variant of the flag

[Flag of Arlington, Texas] image located by Valentin Poposki, 22 February 2012

Another version of the flag of the City of Arlington, Texas. White flag with city logo with text "ARLINGTON" below and a two-tone light blue star.
Source: Waymarking website.
Valentin Poposki, 22 February 2012