When you support the Don’t mess with Texas® litter prevention campaign, you’re doing more than just linking up with one of America’s favorite brands.

You’re also sharing in over 35 years of tradition while reaching thousands of Texans through advertising, consumer outreach, and media relations. Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB), Buc-ee’s, iHeart Media and H-E-B/Central Market are just a few of the famous partners who have helped us keep Texas looking great while increasing their visibility across the state.

Businesses, organizations, groups, schools, and universities of all sizes are welcome to participate. Interested? Contact us to get your group involved.


Buc-cee’s has partnered with Don’t mess with Texas on many programs including the Don’t mess with Texas Scholarship Contest and the Don’t mess with Texas K-12 Art Contest.

With dozens of convenient locations state-wide, Buc-cee’s has become a Texas road trip institution. Since 1982, this gas station and convenience store has been the best place to take a break, gas up and buy unique, tasty snacks.

Austin City Limits Festival

The Austin City Limits Festival brings the hottest musical acts to Zilker Park in Austin every year. The ACL Festival allows the Don’t mess with Texas program to set up a booth as part of the Greening Program at the festival, as well as place the iconic blue, white and red trash barrels around the park.

H-E-B/Central Market

For more than 100 years, H-E-B’s commitment and involvement in the community has been an important part of the way they do business. H-E-B/Central Market helped judge the Don’t mess with Texas Art Contest and donated prizes for the winners.

The Moody Foundation

Charitable foundations are uniquely positioned to take the long view, follow their principles instead of the prevailing trends, and pursue meaningful projects whose true value may only be apparent years or decades later. Founded by W.L. Moody, Jr. and Libbie Shearn Moody in 1942, the Moody Foundation works to make a difference in the lives of the people of Texas. Over the years, the Moody Foundation has made more than $1.2 billion in grants throughout the state to organizations that have educated, healed, nurtured, and inspired generations of Texans.

iHeart Media and Buc-ee’s

In addition to helping Don’t mess with Texas spread a litter-prevention message, iHeart Media and Buc-ees are co-sponsors of the Don’t mess with Texas Scholarship, recognizing the achievements of high school seniors who demonstrate a leadership role in preventing litter in their schools and communities.

A leading global media and entertainment company, iHeartMedia is committed to broadcasting a message of keeping our roads and roadsides free and clear of litter.


Another Texas icon, San Antonio-based Whataburger, is partnering with Don’t mess with Texas to help keep our roads free of litter.

With a die-hard fanbase and over 600 locations in Texas alone, Whataburger is sharing litter-prevention messaging on packaging and across the company’s social media channels to amplify the importance of having a litter-free state of mind.

Austin Wayne Self and AM Racing

Austin Wayne Self is a premier driver for AM Racing, competing in the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) tour. Carving his name as a frequent contender in the NGOTS, he’s amassed 63 starts amongst a long list of racing accomplishments. Among other accolades, Self was declared the 2014 Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) Racing Series Rookie of the Year and finished second in the 2015 championship points standings.

A proud Austin, Texas native, Austin Wayne Self is passionate about keeping Texas roadways clean and encourages his fans not to litter. Austin is proud to have the support of Don’t mess with Texas and other Texas-based sponsors. Look for the Don’t mess with Texas logo on Austin’s No. 22 Chevrolet Silverado truck and racing suit as he tours the country during racing season, and don’t miss the iconic red, white, and blue Don’t mess with Texas trashcan that travels with the AM Racing team!


Built on a passion for the outdoors, Texas-based YETI has grown from producing tough, grizzly-proof coolers to a full line of coolers, drinkware, accessories, and gear coveted by serious outdoor enthusiasts, pros, tailgaters, and backyard barbecue kings.

YETI is generously supported Don’t mess with Texas’s 30th Anniversary as the grand prize sponsor for Trash & Treasure Hunt litter cleanup events taking place this spring and summer. Lucky participants won a Hopper 20 cooler with Don’t mess with Texas-branded Rambler Tumbler, and more! Don’t mess with Texas appreciates YETI’s commitment to keeping our state’s beautiful outdoor environment litter-free!

Keep Texas Beautiful

Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) have worked hand-in-hand for more than four decades to make Texas roadways attractive for motorists and encourage tourism. KTB is a key partner in educating young Texans about litter prevention through the promotion of the annual Don’t mess with Texas Scholarship Contest and the Don’t mess with Texas Elementary School Art Contest. Litter prevention programs supported by KTB also include TxDOT’s Adopt-A-Highway and the Don’t mess with Texas Trash-Off. Since 1985, KTB has recognized outstanding communities through the Governor’s Community Achievement Awards program, with TxDOT providing the landscape awards.

Don’t mess with Texas is grateful for the ongoing support of KTB and its affiliate communities around the state.

Texas Association of Student Councils

The Texas Association of Student Councils (TASC) is a non-profit organization serving high school and middle level student councils in Texas. Its purposes are to develop leadership abilities in students, promote democracy as a way of life, and establish and uphold high standards for local councils. Since 2008, the TASC has been a critical part of communicating the Don’t mess with Texas message to students across the state.


With more than a thousand locations across Texas, local McDonald’s Owners are committed to putting litter in its place. Don’t mess with Texas thanks McDonald’s for placing litter prevention messaging on its packaging, in-kind donations of food and beverage coupons, and gift cards as prizes for the 30th Anniversary Trash & Treasure Hunt litter cleanup events across Texas.