A 'star' is born as Texas license plates have become star-studded.

OK...enough with the word play. 

According to a release from My Plates, which is an official vendor for the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, the DMV board recently approved the addition of a new star symbol as an option on all personalized specialty license plates in Texas.

This new symbol will be offered in addition to existing symbols that include the Texas silhouette, heart, period and dash. Since November 2009, Texans have purchased more than 214,000 My Plates, putting more than $27M in the general revenue fund, which helps pay for services for all Texans.

Pictures at the top and bottom of this page depict some of the designs and templates that are available for Texas license plates.