Texas Gov. Greg Abbott wants to send a message to Democrats this week.
That's why the Republican leader is unveiling new billboards on several roads leading to Fort Worth, where the Texas Democratic Party will hold its biennial state convention.
He hopes the messages on the billboards, addressing issues ranging from the economy to education, will impact the thousands of Democrats heading this way.
"As Texas Democrats gather in Fort Worth this week to discuss their plans to raise taxes and kill jobs, Texans For Greg Abbott is highlighting the progress Texas has made under Gov. Abbott,” Alex Treviño, campaign spokesman, said in a statement.
Sign Up and Save
Get six months of free digital access to the Star-Telegram
"These billboards along the route to Fort Worth will serve as a positive reminder of the proactive leadership of the Governor, and inspire Texans traveling along this route that anything is possible in Texas."
A look at some of the messages on the billboards:
▪ Texas has the third most women-owned businesses in the nation.
▪ Texas has the second highest African-American graduation rate in the nation.
▪ Texas set a RECORD LOW for unemployment in 2017 with 3.9 percent.
▪ More than 306,000 jobs were created statewide in 2017.
This comes after Republicans wrapped up their own state convention last week in San Antonio.
"We are going to keep Texas red," he said. "We are going to keep Texas free, and we are going to keep Texas the greatest state in the United States of America."