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Don’t mess with Texas® Awards $2,000 Scholarship to El Paso Student

EL PASO – Omar Garcia, a recent graduate of Mission Early College High School, has been selected as a winner in the 2021 Don’t mess with Texas Scholarship Contest. Omar was awarded a $2,000 college scholarship which he will apply toward his field of study in TV Broadcasting and Communications at El Paso Community College…. Read more »

Dont mess with Texas® Awards $2,000 Scholarship to Panhandle Student

PANHANDLE, TX – Olivia Horner, a recent graduate of Panhandle High School, has been selected as a winner in the 2021 Don’t mess with Texas Scholarship Contest. Olivia was awarded a $2,000 college scholarship which she will apply toward her field of study in Business at Texas A&M University. The Don’t mess with Texas Scholarship… Read more »

Don’t mess with Texas® Awards $5,000 Scholarship to Galveston Student

GALVESTON, TX – Rosie Bui, a recent graduate of Ball High School, has been selected as a winner in the 2021 Don’t mess with Texas Scholarship Contest. Rosie was awarded a $5,000 college scholarship which she will apply toward her field of study in Biochemistry and Sustainability at the University of Pennsylvania. The Don’t mess… Read more »

Don’t Mess With Texas Campaign Brings Home the Gold

AUSTIN – The Don’t mess with Texas campaign has earned gold at the 2021 American Advertising Federation (AAF) San Antonio Awards for its TV public service announcement (PSA) tackling the issue of litter on Texas roadways, particularly used Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). The 30-second PSA, which was awarded a Gold Addy, was concepted and produced… Read more »

Don’t mess with Texas® and James Avery Launch Charming Partnership

April 6, 2021 AUSTIN – Two of Texas’ most iconic brands have come together to celebrate the beauty of a litter-free Texas. Beginning on April 6, 2021, a limited-edition James Avery Artisan Jewelry® charm featuring the instantly recognizable Don’t mess with Texas logo will be available for sale at the artisan jeweler’s 100 plus retail… Read more »

Don’t Mess With Texas® Offering Prizes and Scholarships to Texas Students

AUSTIN – Don’t mess with Texas is holding two contests to award prizes and scholarships to Texas students demonstrating efforts to raise awareness about litter prevention in their communities. The 2020 Don’t mess with Texas Scholarship Contest and the Don’t mess with Texas K-12 School Art Contest are presented in partnership with Keep Texas Beautiful…. Read more »

Don’t mess with Texas® Calls On Iconic Voices to Stop PPE Litter

AUSTIN – With a growing number of discarded face masks, gloves and sanitizing wipes found littering roadways and parking lots, Don’t mess with Texas called on the help of some celebrity friends to remind  fellow Texans that the only safe way to dispose of used Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is in a trash can. Oscar… Read more »

First Annual Don’t mess with Texas Song Search Opens

AUSTIN – For more than 30 years, the Texas Department of Transportation’s “Don’t mess with Texas” campaign has forged partnerships with the likes of Stevie Ray Vaughan, George Strait, Willie Nelson, LeAnn Rimes and Grupo Fantasma to share its important message. Now the search is on for a new amateur musical talent to represent the… Read more »

Don’t mess with Texas 2020 Song Search Accepting Applications

AUSTIN – Don’t mess with Texas is launching a contest as big as the Lone Star State to find its new anti-litter theme song. The Don’t mess with Texas “Lone Star Song Search” invites Texans to compose an original song to compete for prizes provided by iHeart Media, Guitar Center and the School of Rock…. Read more »