The original Adopt-a-Highway program began in Texas in 1985. Since then, it has grown into an internationally recognized litter removal effort that saves taxpayers dollars and keeps the rights of way clean. Adopt-a-Highway currently has more than 3,800 participating groups across the state of Texas, and Rho Xi Chapter can be counted among those who dedicate their time to actively make a difference and keep Texas beautiful. The brothers of Rho Xi Chapter removed litter from a two mile stretch of FM 521 between Holmes Road and Reed Road on March 18, 2017. Texas is growing by leaps and bounds. The surging population means more cars on our roadways and, unfortunately, more trash. Although nearly ninety percent of the litter on Texas highways is removed by paid contractors and volunteer efforts that significantly reduce litter cleanup costs. It’s a cost effective, accessible way for Rho Xi Chapter to help beautify the community.