Roman Leal

The Politics Behind the Dueling Billboards

A billboard company put up a sign over a week ago along Interstate 40 outside the panhandle town of Vega, paid for by an undisclosed customer.  The sign read, “Liberals, Please continue on I-40 until you have left our GREAT STATE OF TEXAS.” Well, the backlash was immediate after the sign’s message went viral on social media. An Amarillo resident, Roman Leal, started a GoFundMe account to put up a “warmer, gentler, welcoming” message around I-40 and Coulter: “Texas is for everyone – not for bigotry. Welcome, y’all!” The offending billboard was replaced with an “inclusive” Austin approved message.  The…