Adopting a Highway is now a worldwide craze, but the first adopted highway was right here in East Texas.
The Tyler Civitan Club started the program after realizing the Texas Highway Department needed assistance with road-side pick-up.
Today was Don't Mess with Texas Trash-off Day. The Civitan club were one of many groups who gathered on the side of their adopted road for a little spring cleaning.
"It saves money for the state of Texas because it beautifies the place when you can keep it clean," said Betty Nokes of Tyler Civitan Club.