Mayor's Office

Press Release

City of Houston Claims Victory as Illegal Signs Come Down

 

 

January 19, 2012 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker touted the City of Houston Legal Department today as seven illegal billboards start coming down in the city’s extra territorial jurisdiction. The victory comes after several years of enforcement action against the company Hang Em High, Ltd, and its associated company, Sign Ad.

 

“I have never been a fan of billboards as I think they create visual clutter and blight in our city. We won’t look away when they are put up illegally,” said Mayor Parker.  “I am proud of the City’s legal team for finding a resolution to this issue. As a result, this neighborhood will enjoy fewer visual distractions.” 

 

Signs will be removed from following locations on the specified dates and times:

 

  • 3800 State Highway 6 South at the Westpark Toll Road - Thursday, January 19, 2012, beginning at 8:00 A.M. and conclude by Monday, January 23, 2012.
  • 20196 United States Highway 59, .2 miles South of FM1485 - Monday, January 23, 2012, beginning at 8:00 A.M. and conclude by Thursday, January 26, 2012.
  • 3515 FM 1960 East, 2.8 miles East of Highway 59 - Thursday, January 26, 2012, beginning at 8:00 A.M. and conclude by January 30, 2012.
  • FM 1960 East, .6 miles West of Timber Forest - Monday, January 30, 2012, beginning at 8:00 A.M. and conclude by Thursday, February 2, 2012.
  • FM 1960 East, .2 miles West of Timber Forest - Thursday, February 2, 2012, beginning at 8:00 A.M. and conclude by Monday, February 6, 2012.
  • 15511 Kuykendahl, South of FM1960 - Monday, February 6, 2012, beginning at 8:00 A.M. Thursday, and conclude by February 9, 2012.
  • 19224 Kuykendahl, South of Spring Cypress - Thursday, February 9, 2012, beginning at 8:00 A.M. and conclude by Monday, February 13, 2012.

 

There are no monetary damages at this time, although citations were issued to the company for using the illegal signs.  As part of the plea agreement, the City has agreed to dismiss these citations when Hang Em High removes all the signs.