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Texas Independence Day is March 2nd. On that date in 1836, Texas declared its independence from Mexico and became an independent nation. It joined the United States of America as our 28th state on December 29, 1845.

Texas desk flag  Texas stick flag

CLOSEOUT SALE:Texas Desk Flags and Stick Flags


Texas flag set with floor stand Texas Flag Set
Sewn Texas flag

  • 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 2'X3' through-6'-10'

  • 8'x12' 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.



Price for one    
12x18" (printed design)



2x3' $24.00

Rotating Flagpoles




4x6' $52.00
5x8' $74.00
6x10' $166.00
8x12' $248.00
10x15' $318.00
10x19' $379.00
12x18' $432.00
15x25' $652.00
20x30' $912.00
20x38' $1,250.00
30x50 $2,400.00
30x60' $2,990.00

Bargain Texas Flag

Budget Texas Flags:

3x5' printed polyester with heading and grommets

#CFTX $20.00 each

Sewn Texas Flag Sewn Texas Flag Sewn Texas Flags

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Sewn Texas Flag

3x5' with Appliquéd Star, Sewn Stripes

Heavy polyester fabric looks like cotton

Heading and grommets

#TX3960 $39.95


Cotton Texas Flag

Cotton Texas Flag

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3x5' with heading and grommets

TX3C $59.00


Texas flag string

Texas Flag String

16 9x12" plastic Texas flags on a 30 rope

#IP3TX $16.95

Texas flag magnet

Texas Supports Our Troops Magnets


#MAG83M 4 x 2"  CLOSEOUT: $1.29 each

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



Iron ManTM  Polyester State Flags

  • Two-ply most rugged outdoor fabric

  • 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

  • Very heavy, best choice for durability and holding its color against deterioration from the sun; however, lower fly ability than nylon

Sewn Texas Flag Sewn Texas flag
  Price for one    
2'x3' $43.00
3'x5' $54.00
4'x6' $76.00
5'x8' $98.00
6'x10' $208.00
8'x12' $284.00
10'x15' $397.00
12'x18' $650.00
15'x25' $910.00
20'x30' $1,510.00
20'x38' $1,690.00
30'x50' $2,950.00
30'x60' $3,620.00

Fine Quality Texas Flag Set


Texas flag set with floor stand

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


I don't use plastic ornaments, plastic floor stands and I iron the flags to take out wrinkles from the packaging before building the set

CLICK TO ENLARGE: Your flag will NOT look like this one. I iron your flag before I mount it. This is how a flag looks right out of the box. Sure it is an extra effort to iron your flag but would you want it looking like this on display? I iron it, mount it, and then it ships rolled not folded.


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.

#35SETX $425.00 (due to its size, weight and multiple cartons add $22.00 extra shipping charges to the normal shipping cost shown on our order form)

Texas Flag Set includes:

3x5' silk-screened silky nylon fringed Texas flag with SEWN star on both sides.

Pole #WP84: 1.25" x 8' not including the Texas star ornament. You'll need almost 9' of ceiling clearance to set it up

Texas Star Ornament #ORNTX: 8" brass plated

Floor 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'

Flag Spreader #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 here

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.




Cotton Texas flag Cotton Texas flag
#SPHTX12 Cotton Texas Hand Held Flag 12x18" on 30" Staff

CLEARANCE: Limited to stock on hand

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 flags with 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. Grave Markers Great natural wood color too. And by the way, the flag is finished with FOUR staples. MADE IN USA

1-11 dozen 12-13 dozen 24 dozen
$39.00 per dozen

$16.95 per dozen Plus shipping/handling which we will quote based on your specific address.


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Texas desk flag

Texas Desk Flag   Bases Sold Separately

CLEARANCE:$1.25 each, six flag minimum

 Fine quality, silk-like limited to stock on hand.

These are not to be confused with the Chinese imports.



Texas stick flag

Texas Desk Flag: Fine quality silk-like polyester, 

 8x12" flag on a 1/4"x18" gold spear tip staff finished with gold fringe

Wooden table base 2 1/8"

Texas Flag #TX812F

CLOSEOUT: Nine flags left for $4.95 each = $44.55 Must buy all nine

Wooden table base 2 1/8" is sold separately WB182 $4.95 each for a quantity of nine; limited to nine. Check on availability




#ORNTX $68.00 Texas Star Ornament 6.75x4.25" for use with Parade Flagpoles



New Orleans Greys flag

New Orleans Greys Flag From The Alamo

Nylon flag 3x5' With heading and grommets

#H42 $59.00 LIMITED TO THE ONE LEFT ON HAND. When this last one is gone, it will be available only Custom Made to Order: $139.00 each

This is 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. 



De Zavala Flag

De Zavala Flag Click to enlarge close up of the sewn letters

3x5' With appliquéd letters and star, nylon with heading and grommets

 De Zavala Flag #H115SE $39.95 Limited to stock on hand

According to Wikipedia: The first official flag of the Republic of Texas, designed by General Lorenzo de Zavala, adopted by the Convention held at Washington-on-the-Brazos, May 11, 1836, shortly after the victory at San Jacinto. This flag had a blue field with a white five-pointed star in its center. Around the star were the letters T-E-X-A-S. This flag, along with the Burnet Flag, served as a national flag of Texas until the current state flag was officially adopted as the then national flag by the Third Congress of the Republic of Texas held in Houston on January 21, 1839 and signed into law by President Mirabeau B. Lamar on January 25, 1839. Source: C. E. Gilbert in "A Concise History of Early Texas: As told by its 30 historic flags."

See also The Flags and Seals of Texas South Texas Law Review article by Charles A. Spain, Jr. This masterly and scholarly article says the following about the De Zavala flag

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 assertion."



Dodson flag

"The First Flag of Texas"   The Sarah Bradley Dodson Flag 1835

 3x5' Nylon with heading and grommets

Appliquéd star and sewn stripes


Custom #H131 Nylon

#H131C Cotton

Made to order. Allow 5-9 weeks

With a great big giant fully sewn Lone Star State star. The three stripes are also sewn. She's a beauty!

 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.


Dallas grave The grave (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 according to the City of Dallas itself, is is unlikely that the city of Dallas Texas is named after him.


Steer Flag

Steer Flag

3x5' Outdoor Polyester

#CFSTE $10.95



Cool Texas Links

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.

Thanks go to Charles A. Spain, for the following links to Texas flag information:

The Flags and Seals of Texas South Texas Law Review article by Charles A. Spain, Jr. A masterly and scholarly article

Addenda and Errata to the above article

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.



"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?

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 all white.<<

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 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.<<

>>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 Arms).

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 star.

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. D.H.<<

"Hi, again!
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 available via
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 the bill.
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 follows:
(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; and
(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 visible.
(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 10-12 2008



Texas Government Code, Sec. 3100.152 – Conduct of Flag Retirement Ceremony
§ 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,

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
dedication ceremony.
(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
never retire!
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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