Texans get chance to redesign license plates in online vote

HOUSTON (AP)  If Texans think their license plates are boring, they'll get a chance to do something about it starting tomorrow.

The Texas Department of Transportation is conducting a weeklong vote at http://www.txdot.gov that could decide whether Texans keep the current plate or choose one of four new designs. The new plate will come out in 2009. Whatever Texans choose, the new plates will add a seventh digit because the state is running out of six-digit combinations.

That's according to Rebecca Davio, TxDOT's director of vehicles, title and registration. By law, the Texas Transportation Commission must approve the state's general-issue plate. TxDOT officials believe commissioners will pick the plate that Texans endorse.
Information from: Houston Chronicle