Don’t Mess with Texas

KWTS is once again giving back and serving in the public interest outside of the studio!

For several years, KWTS has adopted a stretch of highway south of town and just west of Canyon High School. This is a part of the Texas Department of Transportation Adopt-a-Highway program. KWTS is just one of thousands of groups who have adopted a two mile segment of Texas’ highways and pledged to pick up trash along it several times a year. This litter-prevention program has been going on since 1985 saving tax payers’ money and keeping Texas just as beautiful as ever.

The snow kept us from heading out for highway cleanup a few weeks ago, and we were afraid the weather would do the same this week. Despite the light rain, our staff put on their bright orange vests and grabbed a bag.IMG_0919

Over the years, a lot of interesting things have been found like hub caps, pool noodles, and stove parts just to name a few.

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Thankfully, this was one of the few “warm” days we have seen lately, which gave us the opportunity to take all the time we could to cover the road.

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You’ll see us out there again on April 11th for the annual Trash-Off day, which according to TxDOT:

“The Don’t mess with Texas® Trash-Off is the single largest one-day cleanup event in the state and serves as Texas’ signature event for the Great American Cleanup, the nation’s largest community improvement program. The Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-Off is part of TxDOT’s litter prevention program, which includes Don’t Mess with Texas, Adopt-a-Highway and a grassroots partnership with Keep Texas Beautiful.”

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Although we love to give back to the community, it would be great to go out there and find that there isn’t any trash to pick up! Keep us and fellow Texans in mind the next time you roll down that window to toss out your trash!

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Can you believe that Spring Break is just a week away?! Tell us what you’ll be doing in our latest poll…. Whatever you do, make sure you stay safe!

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