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

February 17, 2003
Contact: Dave Nelson
(972) 724-0066

Senator Nelson Files Legislation to Protect Scenic Byways

AUSTIN -- Texas State Senator Jane Nelson, R-Lewisville, today filed two pieces of legislation designed to preserve the scenic beauty of Texas roadways and make the state eligible for federal highway beautification dollars.

SB 511:
SB 512:

"I want future generations of Texans to be able to enjoy the scenic drives of our beautiful state without having to peek through advertisements. Billboards are unnecessary, intrusive distractions to the natural beauty of Texas. They are becoming obsolete anyway because of electronic advertising, navigational systems and other mediums for information sharing in the cyber age. Our scenic byways are worth protecting for future Texans," Senator Nelson said.

For more information about scenic byways, visit Scenic Texas at

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.