In a new paper from Alan Bojorquez and Joseph Deeb, the authors outline a list of non-traditional land use and development topics that have been confronting Texas municipalities over the last few years. The paper share insights garnered through their roles as municipal lawyers representing Texas cities. The decision of what to include in this […]
The Regional Transportation Authority in Corpus Christi has agreed to remove advertising from 58 bus benches along state roadways. Scenic champion, Jack Gordy, had been arguing for 14 years that these advertisements violate the Federal Highway Beautification Act.
A new video looks at the efforts of the billboard industry to convert static billboards near Seattle into new digital signs that change advertisements every 6 or 8 seconds. The segment, produced by veteran videographer Ossian Or, can be viewed HERE The tactics represent a desire by the industry to infiltrate an area that has […]
A new bill in the U.S. House of Representatives would completely eliminate the National Scenic Byways Program and Scenic America needs our help in opposing this legislation. The program preserves the beauty of scenic corridors, helps protect community character and provides economic opportunities in tourism and recreation. Act Now!
A Houston Chronicle editorial chimes in on the takedown of seven illegal billboards in the City of Houston’s extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ). You can read it here>>
The City of Houston Legal Department has successfully forced down seven billboards that have existed illegally for many years in the Houston Extra Territorial Jurisdiction (ETJ). Soon there will “only” be 96 more illegal billboards for the City to remove!
Seguin Main Street Advisory Board votes to recommend stricter rules for electronic signs
Scenic America has released a new study shows that billboards negatively affect the values of neighboring properties. The study also found that cities with strict billboard controls are experiencing greater economic prosperity than those with controls that are less strict.
The City of Conroe is investigating the clear-cutting of trees in front of billboards and Clear Chanel Outdoor gets lambasted by City Council. Read more HERE.
In an effort to improve brand coordination between Scenic Houston and its affiliate national organization, Scenic America, the Scenic Houston board of directors elected to adopt a new logo yesterday.