May campaign signs be placed in the state highway right-of-way? If not, who may remove the sign?
No, Tex. Trans. Code §392.032 prohibits signs on a state highway right-of-way unless authorized by state law. An offense under this section is a Class C misdemeanor (fine not to exceed $500). The Texas Highway Commission has authority to remove a sign from the state highway right-of-way without notice to the owner (Tex. Trans. Code §392.033). The sheriff or constable may remove the sign if it is place in a public road right-of-way. The commissioners court can also designate volunteers to remove illegally placed signs (Tex. Trans. Code §393.003). For more information, see our Keeping the County Scenic publication.