History

Nearly four decades ago, a Houston corporate attorney named Carroll Shaddock helped form the nonprofit Trees for Houston – a group responsible for planting and caring for more than 200,000 trees throughout the city. He also founded Billboards Limited, which banned new billboards across Houston in 1980, established a citizen referendum on bus shelters and eventually became Scenic Houston – one of Scenic Texas’ first chapters. 

Shaddock brought passion for beautification of Texas and Houston into every facet of his work for our organization, serving in various roles over the years without pay. Until 2019, when Scenic Texas hired its first full-time Executive Director, we were a volunteer-based organization running on donations, volunteers, and Shaddock’s determination. 

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