In an attempt to raise money for repairs to the historic mission, Lyle Larson has proposed a bill with the intention of creating a charity license plate commemorating the Alamo.
New license plates are usually proposed to either the DMV or MyPlates.com, a company that designs, markets, and sells specialty license plates in Texas. Typically, proposing a new plate to state legislature, as Larson has done, is reserved for specialty military plates. New plates require an $8,000 deposit that is refunded only once 800 units of the plate have been sold. According to the bill, the proceeds from the Alamo plate would be used by the Texas Historical Commission to provide grants to benefit the Alamo Mission Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas to fund Texas history education programs.
The Alamo plate would be one of many specialty plates that are currently available to Texans.
Some specialty plates are charity plates like this one with the little droplet of blood dressed like a cowboy. Proceeds from the purchase of this plate go to non-profit blood centers.
Proceeds from this plate go to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation. Support our state parks by swapping out your boring black and white plate for this in-tents alternative.
Your grandma would be sure to love the floral motif of this plate. It also benefits Texas Parks and Wildlife.
Did you know there was such a thing as the National Wild Turkey Federation? No? Well, there is. Support the conservation of turkeys with this plate.
Are you one of those people that always cuts up their plastic six-pack rings? If so, this is right up your alley. Help rehabilitate marine mammals when you buy this plate.
You might think this is just a license plate with a pretty flower on it, but the proceeds from its purchases actually go toward funding Happy Hill Farm Academy.
Situated in the Chihuahuan Desert, Big Bend is one of Texas's most beautiful parks. If you are too lazy to actually make the trip to enjoy Big Bend in person, you could help conserve its beauty simply by putting this plate on your car.
Trails! Proceeds from this plate's sales go toward the development of multi-use trails for hikers, bikers, and runners. This plate will let other drivers know that you would rather be running.
Some specialty plates seem totally ridiculous. But while you are driving around sharing your love of burritos with this license plate, you are also helping to fund Freebirds World Works, an organization that encourages positive involvement in your community.
Um, maybe this license plate benefits Jeff Gordon?
Let everyone know that you can't get enough of that authentic blend of 23 flavors, whatever they are.
Retirees everywhere, this license plate's for you. Proceeds go toward the Texas Golf Association Foundation whose mission is to ensure the continuance of golf in the Lone Star state. May we never be without you, golf.
This plate is pretty cute, but do sororities really need their own license plates? Are that many people actually buying these?
This specialty plate screams "Follow me to open house!" Interestingly enough, the Re/Max plate actually benefits the Children's Miracle Network.
Snakes are cool. America is pretty cool. Maybe you can be cool too once you've put this on your car.
You didn't think we'd forgotten about the Spurs, did you? Instead of putting tacky flags and stickers on your vehicle, why not opt for this classy alternative? Let everyone know you are a level-headed Spurs fan as you cruise away from the AT&T Center.