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At Don’t mess with Texas®, we think anything that has to do with cleaning up Texas roads is worth talking about.

Whether we’re announcing the latest scholarship winner, applauding universities across the state for cleaning up their campuses, or snapping a photo with our favorite trash can, you can bet you’re going to hear about it.

11.17.16

UNIQUE 'DON'T MESS WITH TEXAS' COMMEMORATIVE COIN MAKES GREAT GIFT THAT CONTINUES IMPORTANT ANTI-LITTER MESSAGE

As Texas population booms, collectible coins help offset costs of statewide litter pickup.

5.25.16

TxDOT, Keep Texas Beautiful Announce Winners of Don’t mess with Texas® Elementary School Art Contest

Students’ winning artwork to be featured in 2017 litter-prevention calendar.

5.19.16

Three Texas High School Students Win Don’t mess with Texas® College Scholarships

High school seniors recognized for their work promoting litter-free communities.

4.9.16

‘DON’T MESS WITH TEXAS® CELEBRATES 30TH ANNIVERSARY WITH TRASH & TREASURE HUNT

Cleanup participants can win prizes for helping keep state litter-free.

4.6.16

TxDOT CELEBRATES 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF ICONIC ‘DON’T MESS WITH TEXAS’ CAMPAIGN WITH CHALLENGE TO TEXAS YOUTH

Saturday’s annual trash-off event recruits Boy Scouts, volunteers to keep Texas clean.

2.2.16

Registration now open for the 2016 Great American Cleanup and Don’t mess with Texas® Trash-Off

Texans are invited to join the nation’s largest community improvement program by hosting a local event.

6.23.15

Three Texas High School Students Win Don’t mess with Texas® College Scholarships

High school seniors honored for their work promoting litter-free communities among peers

5.18.15

State’s Youngest Creative Talents Showcase Art in 2016 Litter-Prevention Calendar

TxDOT, Keep Texas Beautiful announce winners of Don’t mess with Texas® Elementary School Art Contest

4.29.15

TxDOT Illustrates How Small Trash Adds Up to Big, Expensive Mess on Texas Highways

To help raise awareness, agency enlists help of Executive Director and Willie Nelson to spread litter-prevention message.

2.4.15

Keep Texas Beautiful and Don’t mess with Texas® Put Students’ Artistic Talent to the Test

Texas Elementary students are invited to submit litter prevention art.

1.12.15

Keep Texas Beautiful and Don’t mess with Texas® Scholarship awards increase for Texas High School Seniors

College scholarships recognizing litter prevention projects total $10,000. Applications accepted through April 4, 2015.

6.12.14

Don’t Mess With Texas® Uses “Trashy” Song to Combat State Litter Problem

Recording Artist Jack Ingram Delivers Campaign’s Anti-Littering Message This Summer.

5.23.14

TxDOT, Keep Texas Beautiful Announce Winners of First Don’t mess with Texas® Art Contest

12 elementary school students’ artwork to be featured in litter prevention calendar.

5.8.14

Three Dallas-Fort Worth Area Students Win Keep Texas Beautiful and Don’t mess with Texas® College Scholarships

High school seniors recognized for work promoting a litter-free community.

3.10.14

Texas Country Powerhouse Kevin Fowler Joins ‘Don’t mess with Texas®’ Campaign

Texas Country powerhouse Kevin Fowler has just been announced as a spokesperson for the Texas Department of Transportation’s iconic TV & Radio campaign.

3.5.14

Keep Texas Beautiful and Don’t mess with Texas® Launch Art Contest for Texas Students

Students encouraged to create litter prevention artwork to win recognition and prizes.

3.4.14

Keep Texas Beautiful and Don’t mess with Texas® Offer Scholarship for Texas Students

Texas high school seniors may apply through April 4 to win college scholarships.

4.2.13

Don’t mess with Texas® “CANpaign” gets new look, reminds drivers not to trash Texas roadways

Don’t mess with Texas “CANpaign” gets new look, reminds drivers not to trash Texas roadways.

4.5.12

Register Now for Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-Off

Mark your calendars and register today for the next Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-Off on April 14, 2012.

3.5.12

Don’t Mess with Texas Scholarship Open to High School Seniors

Texas high school seniors who care about the environment have the chance to win a college scholarship.

7.13.11

Don’t Mess with Texas Unveils 25th Anniversary Litterbag, Design Winner

Two hundred thousand 25th anniversary Don’t Mess with Texas litterbags will feature a new design.

6.29.11

Cigarette Litter Poses Fire Hazards

Smokers who toss cigarette butts out vehicle windows not only face a littering fine up to $500.

5.16.11

Students from Pflugerville, Mission and Vidor Win Don’t Mess with Texas Scholarship

Fed up with roadside litter and fired up to do something about it, thousands of volunteers will fan out across Texas on April 2 to participate in the state’s largest one-day cleanup.

5.12.11

Design the 25th Anniversary Don’t Mess with Texas Litterbag

Texans with a knack for design, or simply a love of the Lone Star State, are encouraged to submit original art for the chance to have that image on Don’t Mess with Texas litterbags.

3.14.11

Two Weeks Left to Apply for Don’t Mess with Texas Scholarship

Texas high school seniors have until March 28 to apply for the Don’t Mess with Texas scholarship.

3.9.11

Grab It and Bag It: Volunteers Needed for April 2 Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-Off

Fed up with roadside litter and fired up to do something about it, thousands of volunteers will fan out across Texas on April 2 to participate in the state’s largest one-day cleanup.

3.1.11

March 28 Scholarship Deadline for Texas High School Seniors

Texas high school seniors have until March 28 to apply for the Don’t Mess with Texas scholarship.

2.21.11

Confederate Air Force Voted Favorite Don’t Mess with Texas Ad of Past 25 Years

Texans have declared the Confederate Air Force, now the Commemorative Air Force, the favorite Don’t Mess with Texas TV ad of the past 25 years.

2.8.11

Confederate Air Force Faces Off with Longhorn in Epic Battle for Don’t Mess with Texas Title

Voters chose Confederate Air Force and Longhorn as their two all-time favorite TV spots of the iconic Don’t Mess with Texas litter prevention campaign.

2.2.11

Don’t Mess with Texas Scholarship Open to High School Seniors

Texas high school seniors who care about the environment have the chance to win a college scholarship.

1.27.11

Vote Now: Don’t Mess with Texas Celebrity Face-Off Down to Eight

A tournament-style bracket is now open to voters in a Celebrity Face-Off that will decide the favorite Don’t Mess with Texas TV ad of the past 25 years.

1.4.11

Voters to Pick All-Time Favorite Don’t Mess with Texas TV Spot as Campaign Celebrates 25 Years

Tough choices face Texans as they vote for their all-time favorite iconic Don’t Mess with Texas TV spot.

6.23.10

New Research: Food-Related Trash Down 76 Percent In Texas; Tobacco Trash Leads To Overall Litter Increase

Tobacco trash is the culprit responsible for an increase in Texas roadside litter.

6.23.10

The State Of Littering In Texas

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) commissioned two studies to gather updated information about litter in Texas.

4.30.10

George Strait Stars in New Don’t Mess with Texas TV Spot

PSA premieres Saturday May 1 at San Antonio Alamodome.

3.15.10

Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-Off Volunteers Asked to Photograph Weirdest Trash Finds

Don’t Mess with Texas is asking volunteers to take pictures of their unusual trash finds and e-mail their photos to Don’t Mess with Texas.

3.9.10

Litter-Themed Essays Equal College Cash

Texas high school seniors can earn cash for college by composing a 350-word essay suggesting additional measures to be used in the state’s fight against litter.

9.12.09

Litter Force Superheroes Launch Contest with Tour

New Litter Force school tour teaches children to “say it when you see it” about littering.

8.12.09

Homemade Video Airs as New Don’t Mess with Texas TV Ad

A new video advertisement, produced by the winner of the first-ever Car2Can Contest, will join the Don’t Mess with Texas lineup of iconic television spots.

5.19.09

Five Texas High Schools Win $1,000 for Litter Prevention Community Service

The Don’t Mess with Texas Trash4Cash contest attracted 45 organizations that signed up to compete in the program’s school litter prevention challenge, and five came out on top.

5.12.09

And the Newest Don’t Mess with Texas Celebrities Are…

Andrew Haynes of Temple, Jennifer Villarreal of Monte Alto, and Garrett Mize of Austin were selected to become the Don’t Mess with Texas® Summer ‘09 Interns.

5.4.09

Texans Offered Chance to Produce Don’t Mess with Texas TV Commercial

The YouTube generation can help solve Texas’ litter problem — how to get trash from cars to trashcans instead of the side of Texas roadways.

2.19.09

Don’t Mess with Texas Searching for the Next Campaign Celebrity

Statewide auditions will decide who lands coveted Summer ’09 Internship.

1.5.09

Texas High Schools Compete for Cash by Reducing Litter

Don’t Mess with Texas’ Trash4Cash rewards student groups for environmental work.