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RULE §25.421Definitions

The following words and terms, when used in the sections under this subchapter, shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.

  (1) Attachment sign--A sign, provided by a civic organization or a governmental entity, that displays points of interest or geographical, recreational, cultural, or civic information, including awards for participation in programs.

  (2) City pride sign--A sign placed near a city's jurisdictional limits that displays attachment signs.

  (3) Civic organization--A non-profit organization.

  (4) Department--The Texas Department of Transportation.

  (5) District--One of the 25 geographical areas managed by a district engineer, in which the department conducts its primary work activities.

  (6) Eligible highway--A non-controlled access highway on the state highway system.

  (7) KTB sign--A sign that shows a city's dedication to the mission of preventing litter and promoting beautification for the Keep Texas Beautiful Proud Community Program.

  (8) Municipality--A city, town, or a self-governing unincorporated community.

  (9) Non-controlled access highway--In accordance with applicable state law, a state highway on which owners, or occupants of abutting lands, and other persons have access to or from the highway other than at such points determined by the department.

  (10) Non-profit organization--A non-profit unincorporated association or society or a corporation that is incorporated or holds a certificate of authority under the Texas Non-Profit Corporation Act (Texas Civil Statutes, Article 1396-1.01 et seq.).

  (11) Texas MUTCD--Texas Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways, latest edition, issued by the Texas Department of Transportation.

  (12) THC sign--A Texas Historical Commission sign with the legend "Historical Markers in City" which is used to indicate the presence of historical markers in the city.

  (13) TNRCC sign--A sign that promotes the maintenance of the state's water quality and contains attachment signs for the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission's Superior Public Drinking Water or Clean Texas 2000 programs.

Source Note: The provisions of this §25.421 adopted to be effective December 16, 1996, 21 TexReg 11834; amended to be effective November 22, 1998, 23 TexReg 11664.

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