2018-09-12 / News

'Don't mess with Texas' ad campaign seeks anti-litter song

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Organizers of the iconic ``Don't mess with Texas'' advertising campaign are looking for a new tune to promote the anti-trash effort.

The Texas Department of Transportation on Tuesday announced the ``Don't mess with Texas'' original song contest. It's open to Texas residents, ages 18 and above, and runs through October. Contest rules are at Dontmesswithtexas.org .

The 30-second entries will be collected online. Members of the public then vote for their favorites.

Two winners in English and in Spanish get the chance to be featured in a ``Don't mess with Texas'' TV spot with the Randy Rogers Band and Las Fenix, plus other performances.

The `` Don't mess with Texas'' ad campaign started more than 30 years and has featured entertainers including George Strait, Willie Nelson and LeAnn Rimes.

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