Growing Billboards, Union Vs. Cowboys, Bump Stock: Wednesday's Business Briefing

Your daily look at D-FW business. Follow us on Twitter: @DMNBitzWill 9-story-high billboards pop up along Texas' rural roads?The saying goes "Everything is bigger in Texas." But that hasn't been the case when it comes to billboards.For decades, Texas has capped the height of outdoor ads at 42 1/2 feet. Now, a proposed rule from the Texas Department of Transportation could double the maximum height of billboards to 85 feet. That would be nearly as tall as a nine-story building.Scenic Texas, an advocacy group with chapters around the state, warns that taller signs could sprout up all over the state and become eyesores for travelers, especially in the Hill Country and other parts of the Lone Star State with panoramic vistas.It says Texas' many rural areas are especially at risk. Cities can restrict outdoor signage, but counties cannot. That when the state's standard kicks in.-Melissa RepkoPlus: Find more on the North Texas economy  Continue reading...

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