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Old 10-09-2010, 09:04 AM  
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I went to college in OK for 2 years and evefyone there had heard the phrase but thought it was just everyone in TX wanted to be a bad ass. When I told them it was about littering they didn't believe me lol
Funny, because I initially thought the same way too. At least that's the way some people have depicted in video's/films (not political, educational, or informative types) in years past.
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Old 10-09-2010, 02:33 PM  
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I didn't deny the part about Texans being bad ass I just tried to explain the origin of the saying was a littering campaign. Maybe that's why no one believed me
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Old 10-09-2010, 07:01 PM  
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Littering campaign is the correct answer.
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Old 11-03-2010, 05:16 AM  
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Yes it was a keep the highways clean slogan, to remind people not to litter, and yes I believe it was from the 1980's, was that a long time ago or what?
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Old 11-16-2010, 11:02 PM  
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This is still an active campaign. There is a lot of information on the website and yes it is from the Texas Department of Transportation. More info at http://dontmesswithtexas.org/
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Old 11-19-2010, 12:22 PM  
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This one is one of my favorites. That same airplane buzzed my car when he was coming in for a landing in San Marcos. You can see all of the old videos on the link above.

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Old 11-22-2010, 04:33 PM  
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Knowing the rest of the world doesn't know it's an anti litter campaign is funny, but a little embarrassing.
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Old 11-23-2010, 11:51 AM  
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This one is one of my favorites. That same airplane buzzed my car when he was coming in for a landing in San Marcos. You can see all of the old videos on the link above.

Nice 58 Chevy pickup and the B-17 wasn't bad either.
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Old 12-09-2010, 09:46 AM  
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Campaign is still going...George Strait just did a spot in the past year.
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Old 12-09-2010, 12:25 PM  
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Campaign is still going...George Strait just did a spot in the past year.
It's become a national catch phrase, why replace it?
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