2013 Billboard News
November 8, 2013
Scenic Texas Announces New Appointments to Board of Directors
Scenic Texas announces the appointment of three new Hill Country board members. The new appointments are Kathleen Krueger, Former Mayor Pro-Tem, New Braunfels; Paul Robert Goebel, Associate Dean at Texas Tech University, Lubbock; and Chris Cornwell, former PepsiCo Food Scientist, Canyon Lake.Learn More
June 19, 2013
Anti-Scenic Bills Die
Texas cities will continue to determine how their cities look because your voices were heard! Three proposed bills that would have done permanent damage to our urban landscapes and overridden city ordinances were halted at the State Capitol. Read more from Scenic Texas.
June 14, 2013
Billboard bill goes unfiled
A proposed bill aimed at fighting billboard blight in Comal County went nowhere in the Legislature. State Rep. Doug Miller, R-New Braunfels, said he and state Sen. Donna Campbell, R-New Braunfels, who were asked to sponsor the bill, thought the measure conflicted with the rights of property owners. Read More
April 5, 2013
City of Buda maintains small-town appeal, wins award
What happens to a small town when it is bombarded with growth? In many cases, the town loses its identity, its quaintness. Ask residents of Buda what they want for the future, and most will say, “Preserve our small town atmosphere.” Read more from Hays Free Press.
February 18, 2013
Scenic City Certification Program accepting applications, through March 31
Scenic Texas has identified a direct correlation between the success of a city’s economic development efforts and the visual appearance of its public spaces. In recognition of this link, Scenic Texas has developed the Scenic City Certification Program to support and recognize municipalities that implement high-quality scenic standards for public roadways and public spaces. To learn more and download the application visit www.sceniccitycertification.org. For a detailed review of the program be sure to attend the hour-long webinar, March 6 at 10:30am.
January 23, 2013
Scenic America fights for the Highway Beautification Act
Lady Bird Johnson was a driving force behind the Highway Beautification Act (HBA) which required states to establish lighting standards for billboards along federal highways. Scenic Texas filed a federal lawsuit to return to those intentions. Digital billboards devalue private property and have increased by 400% since rules were watered down in 2007. Learn more from Scenic Texas here. Learn more about Hill Country scenic issues here.