Don't mess with Texas

5:17 am
Mon September 23, 2013

Don’t Mess With Texas and Don’t Remember the Alamo

Credit Jamie Golden /

The Texas Department of Transportation owns the federally registered trademark on the phrase, “Don’t mess with Texas.”  The slogan was coined in 1985 by Tim McClure, a native Texan and a founder of GSD&M, an advertising agency based in Austin.  The agency was hired by the state to help its antilittering campaign reach the worst highway offenders — men under 25.

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