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Texans have a little more leeway with their license plate

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DALLAS (AP) - Beginning this week, Texans have a little more leeway to get personal with their license plate.  Vanity plates may now contain seven characters, rather than the traditional six. The only catch: the first letter must be a "T."

 The so-called T plate gives drivers a second chance to nab name and words claimed long ago by other drivers.  Kim Miller Drummond, a spokeswoman for My Plates, the company selling the plates for the Department of Motor Vehicles, said 43 were sold on Monday, the first day they were offered. Among them were T GOLDEN, T RANCHR and T MIZZOU.

But plates bearing an extra character won't come cheap. Expect to pay $95 a year, or as much as $495 for 10 years if you want to keep the plate that long.

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