Don't Mess with Texas' launches new campaign

AUSTIN (AP)  The famous "Don't Mess with Texas'' anti-litter campaign is launching an effort to get travelers to use a trash bag in their vehicles.

The "Rock the Bag'' tour makes a stop at the Texas Relays track meet this week in Austin, where those attending will be given litter bags as they leave.

In all there will be 28 stops in 16 cities to promote the program. Rapper Chamillionaire and designer Todd Oldham are volunteers in the campaign. Fashion and home decor designer Oldham, host of Bravo's "Top Design,'' has donated a design for one of the litter bags. Grammy Award-winning Chamillionaire is appearing in a "Don't Mess with Texas'' television spot.

A new study by the Department of Transportation reveals that nearly all Texans know they shouldn't litter, but more than half do it anyway.