Sixteen Texas Cities Earn Scenic City Award

Scenic City Certification

Sixteen Texas municipalities were recently awarded Scenic City Certification by the Scenic City Certification Program of Scenic Texas. Of the 1200 cities and towns in Texas only sixteen earned Scenic City designation in 2011.

Some good news from the U.S. Supreme Court

Los Angeles has been fighting supergraphic billboards and has received some backup from the U.S. Supreme Court.  Supergraphic billboards are those buildings-turned-into-multistory-billboards that we’ve managed to avoid here in Houston.  So far. In L.A. a case has gone all the way to the Supreme Court and by refusing to hear the case, the court has […]

“This Space Available” Movie Trailer

Check out the new trailer for This Space Available, a documentary film by Gwenaelle and Marc Gobe about worldwide visual pollution and what can be done to stop it.  Making its debut at the docNYC film festival, This Space Available speaks to the ever-growing problem of visual blight… reminding us that we CAN reverse the tide and reclaim our public […]

Tree Killing Video

Check out this film about tree killing in Florida.  Filmed, produced and directed by Ossian Or and his partner who are documenting grassroots billboard battles around the country.  This is about a whistle blower/former Lamar employee and their tree-killing work in Tallahassee—very powerful piece. Tree Killing in Florida

Scenic Texas Awards the 2011 Texas Certified Scenic Cities

Scenic Texas awarded the 2011 Texas Certified Scenic Cities on October 13, 2o11.  The awards ceremony was held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Houston, Texas.  Houston Mayor Annise Parker was on hand to help Executive Director of the Scenic Cities Program, Anne Culver present the awards.  The mission of the Scenic City Certification Program […]

Galveston Island Tree Conservancy Wins 700 Trees

The Galveston Island Tree Conservancy was named one of Tom’s of Maine 2011 Project Sponsorship winners.  $150,000 will be split among the 6 winners.  Galveston’s share will be used to plant over 700 trees lost in Hurricane Ike.  Thanks to all of you who voted! For more information on the Tom’s of Maine contest and […]

Visual Pollution Documentary Film

Branding expert Marc Gobe’ of Emotional Branding and his filmmaker daughter Gwenaelle explore the worldwide problems caused by visual pollution. “This Space Available” will have its world premier at 7:00 p.m. on Sat. Nov. 5 at the documentary film festival in NYC. WE CAN reverse this madness and recapture America the Beautiful. Understanding how we […]

2011 Scenic Houston Benefit Dinner

The 2011 Scenic Houston Benefit Dinner was held Tuesday, September 27 in Houston, Texas.  This year’s Scenic Visionary honoree was Ann Lents.  Ann is a prominent attorney and the former President and CEO of the Center for Houston’s Future.  She has been an active civic volunteer dedicated to seeing Houston become a renowned city of […]

Houston’s Bandit Sign Initiative

The Houston Chronicle reports that Mayor Annise Parker is making a push to hold those who post illegal bandit signs financially liable for their visual pollution of the city. Read the article at chron.com. Scenic Houston applauds Mayor Parker for this initiative, which she announced September 27th to over 300 Scenic Houston members at its […]