All of the plates feature the state name on the top and “The Lone Star State” on the bottom. They are divided into four categories, a representation of how Texans see the state:To see the designs and vote on them, go to www.txdot.gov. (Even if the current design wins, the new plates will go to seven characters; evidently, we've run out of combinations of six letters and numbers like we have now, which is probably why I was instructed to keep my old plates and use them on my new car, as I mentioned a few days ago.)
Traditional Texas. The plate features blue highlights with a gold Lone Star, and bold, red “TEXAS.”
Lone Star Texas. A white Lone Star stands out in the top, left-hand corner of the plate. Wide brushes of red and blue punctuate the Texas sky on the top half of the plate along with a low-lying mountain range on the bottom.
Natural Texas. The entire plate is covered with wildflowers.
New Texas. This red, white and blue plate features a composite of modern landmark buildings from several Texas cities.
My Texas. This is the current general-issue license plate that was introduced in 2000. It features icons of the state, including a horse, space shuttle, and oil derrick.
All of the plate designs were created by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).
Which one of the new designs, if any, do you like?