New sign aims to keep U.T. tailgating areas clean

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by SHELTON GREEN / KVUE News and photojournalist DENNIS THOMAS

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Posted on September 20, 2013 at 10:18 PM

Updated Friday, Sep 20 at 10:26 PM

AUSTIN – The state of Texas Facilities Commission has installed dozens of signs on state employee parking lots north of the State Capitol building where tailgaters set up for U.T. home football games.

The signs remind Tailgaters to pick up their trash, not to play music after 10:30 p.m., no public urination, and not to leave grills unattended.

A state spokesperson told KVUE News Friday that complaints from neighboring businesses and state employees were the impetus behind getting the signs installed.

While there is wording which warns people who urinate in public about the potential for a ticket, or even arrest, the state says it has no plans to beef up the existing D.P.S. patrols to ensure that people are heeding the sign’s warnings.

KVUE did learn that repeat offenders could risk losing their tailgating privileges.

A spokesperson with the Facilities Commission also said that the signs were first installed days before the first U.T. home game and said they appear to be working. Crews found little to no trash the day after.

 

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