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!
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.
Clear Channel Outdoor creates a so-called “Gulf Coast Emergency Network” to convince local politicians to support their installation of driver-distracting electronic billboards,”TVs-on-a-stick” throughout Fort Bend County. See the Houston Chronicle story HERE
The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that electronic billboards along state and federal highways violate the Arizona Highway Beautification Act’s ban on intermittent light.
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 …read more »
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 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 …read more »
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 …read more »
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 …read more »