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Thu Jul 4, 2013, 04:22 PM

Playboy told to remove sign from West Texas road

MARFA (AP) — A Texas agency says Playboy has 45 days to remove a neon-lit 40-foot high sculpture of the magazine’s iconic bunny logo from a West Texas road.

The Texas Department of Transportation ordered the removal of the sign, called “Playboy Marfa,” because Playboy does not have a license for outdoor advertisement in Texas.

The El Paso Times reports officials representing Playboy said the company has not violated any laws and will try to resolve the agency’s concerns.

Officials were alerted about the sign after Marfa resident Lineaus Lorette filed a complaint. Lorette says some Marfa residents are upset the company has used their town, known as a hub for artists, for marketing purposes.

More at http://lubbockonline.com/filed-online/2013-07-04/playboy-told-remove-sign-west-texas-road .

Not much happening in the state news category so enjoy the brew and the barbecue. A 40-foot neon bunny is intimidating though.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Jul 4, 2013, 04:34 PM

1. FFS

With all of the crap that goes on in Texas this is ridiculous. It's about the money, not the bunny.

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Thu Jul 4, 2013, 07:42 PM

2. Yes, that CPA needs to have his mind on taxes.

If Marfa is going to be an art hub, they need to get a little more open.

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