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Why Is Everyone Messing With Texas?

Posted on · Littering — are we seeing tons more of it in H-town? Why? What the heck, people? We take a closer look at the problem here and talk about the psychology behind littering – both for people who litter/dump, and what we who witness it ascribe to them. We talk with John Nova Lomax, of Texas Monthly and behavioral […]

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Don’t Mess with Houston: Dealing with the Bayou City’s Litter Problem

Posted on · If you’re relatively new to Texas, you may not be aware that the phrase “Don’t Mess with Texas” was originally a slogan used in ad campaigns in the 1980s to reduce littering on Texas roads. And it worked. In the late ’80s, there was a significant, noticeable decrease in trash on Texas highways. But as […]

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Littering, Human Rights First, and Mickey Gilley: Houston Matters for Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Posted on · If you’re relatively new to Texas, you may not be aware that the phrase “Don’t Mess with Texas” was originally a slogan used in ad campaigns in the 1980s to reduce littering on Texas roads. And it worked. In the late ’80s, there was a significant, noticeable decrease in trash on Texas highways. But as […]