Senator Jane Nelson
P.O. Box 12068, State Capitol
Austin, Texas 78711
Tel. (512) 463-0112
Fax (512) 463-0923

May 7, 2003
Contact: Dave Nelson
(512) 463-0112

Senate Panel Approves Scenic Byways Legislation

AUSTIN -- The Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Relations today approved SB 511 by Texas State Senator Jane Nelson, R-Lewisville, designed to preserve the scenic beauty of Texas roadways and make the state eligible for federal highway beautification dollars.

Specifically, SB 511:

"I want our children to be able to grow up and enjoy the scenic drives of our beautiful state with their children. Enrolling in this national program will help us leverage federal dollars to beautify our state highways. LetŐs preserve the view along our roadways for future generations of Texans,Ó Senator Nelson said.

SB 511 now moves to the full Senate for consideration. The Legislature will consider legislation until June 2. For information on legislative action, visit

Senator Jane Nelson represents District 12, which includes the growing suburban communities of Denton and Tarrant counties and parts of the city of Fort Worth.