Kay B. Crooker passes away at 78, former Scenic Houston Board President and longest-serving member of the city’s planning commission.

Throughout her extraordinary volunteer career, Kay Crooker was a driving force for preserving and enhancing the visual character of Houston.  Appointed to the City of Houston’s Planning Commission by five consecutive mayors, and the longest-serving member of the city’s planning commission, Kay ensured that Houston’s development rules and the application of those rules support sustainable […]

METRO approves contract to study advertising value of agency assets

At its February Board of Directors meeting, METRO signed a $103,831 contract with IMG Worldwide to conduct an asset monetization study that will seek to forecast revenue METRO could generate by selling advertising on a wide array of the transit agency’s assets, including the outsides of buses and trains, bus shelters and train stations.

The City of Houston earns Scenic America’s Clear Vision award

The City of Houston will be presented with Scenic America’s Clear Vision award at a reception being held at WorldFest-Houston International Independent Film Festival on Friday, April 20th.  Houston Mayor Annise Parker will accept the inaugural award in conjunction with the Texas premiere of This Space Available, a ground-breaking documentary about the problems caused by visual pollution, […]

Scenic America calls for action to save Scenic Byways program

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!

Seven illegal billboards forced down in Houston

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!

Scenic Houston chooses a new logo

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.