Litter Bag Contest Ushers In 25 Years Of ‘Don’t Mess With Texas’ Campaign

By Matt Thomas, NewsRadio 1080 KRLD

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Texas is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Don’t Mess With Texas campaign with a litter bag contest.

The Texas Department of Transportation wants Texas residents to go online and vote for one of 10 specially designed litter bags. The contest is meant as a way to encourage people to pickup roadside garbage, and to continue the fight to prevent litter in the first place.

One bag design features an armadillo, another a rattlesnake and, yes, there’s even one with a bluebonnet.

Voting runs through July 6th, with a winner announced on July 12th. The winning design will appear on 200,000 bags to be given out  by the state. 


One Comment

  1. paul says:

    I think it’s a waste of money. Should go back to erecting do not litter signs with the fine amount of fine and law enforcement enforcing the litter laws. Garbage is every where. Texas has the filthiest highways in the union!

  2. YRofTexas says:

    I think a bag that shows Texas Inmates walking along the road, picking up trash, would be a great design…in fact, make it LIVE. Just put ’em to work!

    Like Paul says, just stick with the main message…just don’t litter – ANYWHERE !

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