New Billboard Says, “Texas Is For Everyone”
This new billboard makes it clear. Texas is a state where all are welcomed.
Last week a billboard outside of Vega made a bold statement. It said, "Liberals, Please continue on I-40 until you have left our great state of Texas". Of course, this billboard went viral in no time.
Burkett Outdoor Advertising owns the billboard and later that day took it down. They refunded the client who paid for it.
It did not take long for the citizens of Amarillo to take action. They strongly disagreed with the billboard and started a gofundme to fund construction of a new sign. The campaign raised $1,000 within 24 hours.
The new billboard is up in a much better location. It is displayed on one of Lamar's digital billboards near I-40 and Coulter Avenue.
The sign as an amazing and simple message from the good people of Amarillo. "Texas is for everyone. Not bigotry. Welcome, Y'all" You gotta love that. The message is signed by the people of Amarillo.
Moments like this make you proud to live in our town and our wonderful state. We are all different. We all have different points of view. But we live in a country and state where that is allowed.