HOUSTON (AP) – The Sons of Confederate Veterans stands in need of just one vote for approval of a Texas specialty license plate that prominently features the Confederate flag.

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles license board voted on the request for the SCV plate in April, but it was a tie. One of the nine members was absent, so the board opted to reconsider the request at its June 9 meeting. However, a board member from Houston died June 3, and that meeting did not take place.

A DMV spokeswoman says another vote must now wait until Gov. Rick Perry appoints a new board member, which might not happen until fall.

A mock plate was posted on the DMV’s website in March. Comments were overwhelmingly positive: 186 in favor, 3 against.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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