A special commemorative license plate, the 100 Year Plate, will be available from the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles for a limited time.
First vehicle registered under Texas state law, a bus in operation between Snyder and Colorado City, the first inter-city bus line in Texas.
First plate/registration insignia is issued at state level, each bearing a unique numeric sequence.
Plates manufactured in FRONT and REAR pairs.
First state-manufactured license plates issued, created by inmates at Huntsville.
World War II metal conservation efforts led to the use of small metal tags at the time of annual registration rather than the issuance of entirely new plates.
The American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) established a uniform national plate size policy (6 x 12 inches).
Plates issued in odd-numbered years were black-on-white, even-numbered years were various colors on white.
1974 was the last yearly plate issue for Texas plates. Late 1974 plates were made with dies, which remained in use until the dies were phased out.
The first run of plates listed SESQUICENTENNIAL at the bottom of the plate, with later plates listing SESQUICENTENNIAL at the top, below TEXAS.
The "Big Red" plate, plates issued in late 1986 and 1987 featured a larger, bolder state name at the top of the plate. Some counties continued to issue these plates through early 1990.
Special issue standard plate commemorating 150 years of statehood.
Changed with the addition of graphical symbols of Texas across the top and bottom edges of the plate.
The background graphic of the plate issued in 2009 was modified to improve legibility for law enforcement.
The "Texas Classic".
This is the general-issue plate still in use today.