Every day in Texas and in life, we are constantly reminded to remain aware of our surroundings because you never know what someone else might be up to. This applies whether you are spending the afternoon shopping with the family at one of the many retail stores in the Killeen-Temple, Texas area, or simply enjoying a leisurely walk or hike along one of our many waterways.

The purpose of this article is not to freak you out, or inject unnecessary fear into your daily existence, but we definitely live among a large population that do not always share the same community values or approach life the same way you might. So, add this one little piece of did you know to your toolbelt of life, and you just might discover it saves everyone a whole lot of headache.

Why should you be keeping an eye out for purple paint in Texas?

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If you see purple paint on a tree, post, fence etc., it means you have wandered onto private property, and the paint is the land owners way of notifying you. From a legal standpoint, the paint is the same as a posted sign thanks to a Texas law.

To be compliant, you must actually paint the line vertically, and it has to be at least 8 inches long, and at least 1 inch wide. Other rules apply depending on where you live, but there are at least 20 states that have a purple paint law in place to help mark boundaries of private property.

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Let's take a look at 10 reasons Han Solo would fit right in here in the Lone Star State.

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