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[Flag of San Antonio, Texas] by Chris Pinette, 19 June 2000

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The San Antonio flag was changed in 1992. It is vertically blue and red, with a large white star (almost top-to-bottom) in the center upon which is an outline drawing of the Alamo in either black or blue. Much nicer!
Al Kirsch, 20 June 2000

Actually the current flag since 1992 has been around since 1932. However, the flag had the words San Antonio above the Alamo and the word Texas below the Alamo. This was changed in 1992 when NAVA had their yearly conference in San Antonio and informed the City Council that it was a faux pas to use words on a flag. Thus the words were removed. However, flag stores still sell 4"x6" flags of the City of San Antonio with the words on it.
Chris Pinette, 19 June 2000

1932 Flag

[1932 Flag of San Antonio, Texas] by Blas Delgado, 19 February 2001

1917 Flag

[1917 Flag of San Antonio, Texas] by Chris Pinette, 21 June 2000


Within the next two weeks the San Antonio Municipal flag, presented in design to the city commissioners Thursday by Alzafar Temple of the Shriners, will be floating at the top of city hall flag-pole. It has been ordered and will be presented formally as soon as it arrives. The flag is designed to be used by the city or by civic or other organization, particularly when delegations visit other cities and wish some distinctive emblem wherewith to announce they are from San Antonio.

The municipal flag was designed by Arthur Storms, captain of the panel of Alzafar Temple. Upon a background of white is seen a map of the state of Texas in blue. The Alamo is depicted in white, with the words "San Antonio," also in white. Mr. Storms outlined his idea to Herbert Bernard, artist, who drew the flag. The one to be presented to the city officials and to fly at city hall will be 65 by 48 inches.
Source: The San Antonio Light, Sunday, January 28, 1917, page 5., microfilm copy.

Dov Gutterman, 18 June 2000

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