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Supreme Court Justices Struggle With Free Speech Case Over TX Plates

In a dispute over a proposed Confederate battle flag license plate, the Supreme Court struggled Monday to balance worries about government censorship and concerns that offensive messages could, at worst, incite violence.

03/23/2015

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Texas’ New One-Sticker Inspection/Registration In Effect

Texas’ new one-sticker law for both vehicle inspections and registrations got its first full business day on Monday… with mixed results in the eyes of some drivers.

CBS 11–03/02/2015

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Court To Review Political License Plates

The Supreme Court is taking on a free speech case concerning a proposed specialty license plate in Texas that would prominently feature the Confederate battle flag.

12/05/2014

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Updated UT License Plates Now On Sale

Fans of the University of Texas have a new-look way to show their school spirit while on the road.

09/02/2014

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Texas ‘My Plates’ Reaches $25M Goal Early

A Texas state department says a company hired to make specialty license plates has hit its required $25 million revenue goal a few months early.

07/23/2014

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I-Team: Texas Firm Tracking Your Car With License Plate Cameras

Chances are better than 50-50 that the Fort Worth firm Digital Recognition Network (DRN) at some point has taken a picture of your vehicle’s license plate. The odds increase to nearly 100-percent if you live in a major city.

CBS 11–05/13/2014

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$115,000 Bid Claims 12THMAN License Plate

After a late bidding war, the Texas A&M Aggies “12THMAN” specialty auto license plate has been awarded to a Houston resident for a record winning bid of $115,000.

09/12/2013

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Driving Somewhere? There’s A Gov’t Record Of That

Chances are, your local or state police departments have photographs of your car in their files, noting where you were driving on a particular day, even if you never did anything wrong.

07/17/2013

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‘Pink Camo’ Vanity License Plates On Sale In Texas

The “Pink Camo” vanity design debuted Wednesday. Myplates.com says 10% of all sales through its website will go toward Carry the Load.

06/05/2013

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License Plate Scanners Coming To Dallas PD

The Dallas City Council has authorized the purchase and installation of an automated license plate recognition system. Dallas police will use the devices to read the license plates.

CBSDFW.COM–01/09/2013

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Plano Police Get More License Plate Scanners

Newly mounted cameras in Plano Police Department squad cars are actually scanners that automatically capture, record and research every car license plate that is passed.

08/14/2012

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State General-Issue License Plate Gets New Look

It may seem like the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) is going from Technicolor back to back-and-white, but officials say they’re changing the look of the state license plate for good reason.

07/16/2012

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