CNN released an interesting article today, Why there’s no messing with Texas ( It talks about the birth of ‘Don’t mess with Texas,’ originating in 1985 as a slogan for the Texas Department of Transportation’s campaign to curb highway litter, and the men that brought it to life. Today it has become “the unofficial slogan of Texas pride and a milestone in marketing genius.” A great way to kick off the 4th of July weekend. Jumping on a plane now to head home, to Texas of course.