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Ector County, Texas (U.S.)

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[Flag of Ector County, Texas] image by Paul Bassinson, 3 December 2021

Known Flag - indicates flag is known.
No Known Flag - indicates it is reported that there is no known flag.

Municipal flags in Ector County:

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Description of the flag

Named for Mathew D. Ector (1822-1879), Texas legislator-jurist
County Seat: Odessa Area: 903 square miles Pop. (2000): 121,123
David Pawson, 2 July 2006

The flag as obtained from differs significantly from the image below from over 15 years ago.
Paul Bassinson, 3 December 2021


[County Seal] image located by Paul Bassinson, 22 March 2019

Paul Bassinson, 22 March 2019

Earlier version

[Flag of Ector County, Texas] image by David Pawson, 2 July 2006

Ector County celebrated its 100th anniversary in 1991. In preparation for the event the Ector County Commissioners' Court authorized a contest to design a County Flag. The contest was sponsored by the County, the Heritage of Odessa Foundation, and the Odessa American, with a deadline of 31 October 1990. Sixty-seven entries were submitted.

Entries received included depictions of snakes, cattle, tractors, windmills, and other West Texas creatures and artifacts. All participants in the contest, including elementary school children, college students, teachers, and other adults, received certificates of appreciation.

The winning design, approved by the Commissioners' Court on 28 January 1991, was selected by a panel of judges from the Heritage of Odessa Foundation. The flag, depicting an oil pump jack on a red, white and blue disc, was created by Cotton Hayes, a commercial artist from Odessa.

Mr. Hayes' design was chosen for the simplicity of its uncluttered representation of the mainstay of the West Texas economy -- oil -- and its use of the patriotic red-white-blue combination.

David Pawson, 2 July 2006

Sheriff's office

The Ector County (Texas) Sheriff’s Office does not have a flag, as reported to me by an individual who responded to my query through the Office’s Facebook page.
Paul Bassinson, 26 August 2023