The Native Texan License Plate was sanctioned by House Bill 2971, Section 504.637, which was enacted on September 1, 2003, as The Daughters of the Republic of Texas (DRT) License Plates. Monies from the sale of these plates shall be used only for the purpose of: (1) preserving Texas historic sites; or (2) the funding of educational programs that teach Texas history.
How to Get Your Own License Plate
Visit the Texas Dept. of Transportation’s website for information about how to get your own Native Texan license plate.
About the Native Texan License Plate
Artwork for the Native Texan License Plate was created and donated to The Daughters of the Republic of Texas by Texas artist Benjamin Knox, Benjamin Knox Gallery, 405 University Drive East, College Station, TX 77840; phone: 979-691-2787; website: www.benjaminknox.com.
Native Texan License Plate Project
The Native Texan License Plate Project was conceived by DRT member, Elaine Milam Vetter. With the support of the 2001-2003 Board of Management and President General Virginia Van Cleave, Elaine championed the project through the approval process within the DRT organization, interfaced with TxDot, secured the donation of the artwork from Texas artist Benjamin Knox, helped raise the required $15,000 deposit and worked with Sen. Jeff Wentworth (the initial sponsor), Rep. Geanie Morrison, Rep. Linda Harper-Brown and the 78th Texas State Legislature to secure passage of HB 2971, Section 504.637.
Members who have served as DRT Native Texan License Plate Project Chairmen are: Sarabeth Smith and Diane Lynch, and the Legislative Committee Chairman was Zia Miller.
Native Texan License Plate Grant Application
Grants are awarded for the purpose of “all aspects of preserving Texas historic sites or funding educational programs that teach Texas history, including but not limited to the maintenance and preservation of historic properties and furnishings as well as acquisition, maintenance, preservation and cataloging of historic documents and artifacts.”