Texas board rejects Confederate group’s latest license plate

Staff Writer

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles has denied a group’s latest attempt to create a specialty license plate celebrating soldiers who fought for the Confederacy.
The department’s board voted 5-3 Thursday to reject the license plate design proposed by the Sons of Confederate Veterans, which features a rebel soldier carrying a Texas regiment’s special flag at a Civil War battle. The plate was backed by Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller, who said “there’s no profit in hiding our history.”
The decision marks the second time the board has rejected the group’s specialty plate request. The Sons of Confederate Veterans sued after the board denied its plate design involving a Confederate battle flag in 2011, but the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the decision in 2015...To read more, please refer to our print or online edition.