|(a) City pride, TNRCC, THC, and KTB signs. (1) Design. (A) A city pride sign: (i) shall be fabricated in conformance with department standard plan sheet CPS (CITY PRIDE SIGN); (ii) may contain a message no greater than eight inches in height identifying the municipality; (iii) shall meet the applicable provisions of the Texas MUTCD; (iv) shall have background material which conforms with department specifications; (v) shall be fabricated, erected, and maintained in conformance with department specifications and fabrication details; and (vi) shall have attachment signs spaced for a balanced appearance. (B) TNRCC, THC, or KTB signs: (i) shall meet the applicable provisions of the Texas MUTCD; (ii) shall have background material which conforms with department
specifications; and (iii) shall be fabricated, erected, and maintained in conformance with department specifications and fabrication details. (2) Content. A city pride, TNRCC, THC, or KTB sign shall not contain: (A) advertising or words that may be construed as advertising, including, but not limited to, the offering of products and services; (B) notification of municipal ordinances or regulations; (C) attachments to the sign that extend beyond the sign borders; or (D) attachments to the supports, including banners and flags. (3) Placement. Subject to approval of the department, a city pride, TNRCC, THC, or KTB sign shall be installed or placed: (A) between 300 feet and 800 feet from the city limits; (B) to take advantage of natural terrain; (C) to have the least impact on the scenic
environment; (D) to avoid visual conflict with other signs within the state highway right of way; (E) with a lateral offset greater than existing guide signs; (F) without blocking motorists' view of existing traffic control and guide signs; and (G) in locations other than hanging above the road. (4) Lighting. A sign approved for placement under paragraph (3) of this subsection may not display lighting. (5) Existing signs. (A) A municipality may not remove existing regulatory, warning, destination, guide, recreation, and cultural interest signs; provided, however, existing signs may be relocated with written permission of the department at the expense and responsibility of the municipality to the extent necessary to accommodate city pride, TNRCC, THC, or KTB signs. (B) The department may remove civic organizational or
attachment signs from the right of way if a sign becomes damaged, broken, faded, or a hazard due to accidental damage or other causes, or to reduce the number of existing signs for the safety of the traveling public. If a municipality desires to install a city pride sign, any proposed or existing signs which meet the definitions of an attachment sign shall be placed on or transferred to the city pride sign at the expense of the municipality in accordance with this subchapter. (b) Attachment signs. (1) Design. (A) An attachment sign shall not exceed 48 inches in width or 36 inches in height. (B) An attachment sign may be any color or combination of colors. (2) Content. (A) An attachment sign may not: (i) consist of text, symbols, trademarks or a legend message identifying the name or abbreviation of a commercial establishment, service, or product;
or (ii) contain supplemental address or directional information, such as meeting dates or locations. (B) An attachment sign may contain a message, symbol, or trademark only if the message, symbol, or trademark does not resemble an official traffic control device.