In April 1917, the State Highway Department was established and it took over the vehicle registration duties from the county. On July 1, 1917, the statewide registration process began and the state issued the first official Texas license plates. The white on dark blue embossed iron plates were undated and intended to be permanent. The letters “TEX” went down the right side and 400,000 pairs were made in the first batch. A round “radiator seal” (white on red) was used to validate the plate. In the first year, 194,720 vehicles were registered.
About Stephen A. Mendel, Estate Planning Attorney
Mr. Stephen Mendel is an attorney who focuses a substantial part of his practice on estate planning. Mr. Mendel’s guiding principle is to provide his clients with quality legal services tailored to each client’s specific needs and goals.