Thursday, January 13th


by gmt

Posted on January 13, 2011 at 9:01 AM


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They’ve got bags for shopping and weekends away, cases for computers and office essentials, creature comforts like cushy pillows, and smart accessories for savvy travels. So, really, what they’re saying is, whatever you’re doing, wherever you’re going, grab a Lug and get there with style, confidence, and a smile.
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the Great Plate Auction at Cowboys Stadium Jan 13.  More than 2000 people have registered their interest in attending.  It’s the first time the state has ever auctioned personalized plates, and it’s the first time Texans can get 7-character personalized plates.  That means 33 combinations like COWBOYS, RANGERS, FT WORTH, PORSCHE, and FERRARI will be available for the first time.  The final lot of the night is Bidder’s Choice.  The winner there will be the first Texan ever to make up the 7 character message he or she wants on a license plate.  See the attached Bidder’s Choice release and the collage below.  Let me know your thoughts.  Thanks, Kim

Who’ll be first? The very first person ever to choose all 7 characters of his or her official Texas license plate with full freedom will be the winner of Bidder’s Choice. 
Bidder’s Choice is the final lot at the Great Plate Auction January 13 at Cowboys Stadium. Maybe the winner will be from the Metroplex:
Register for the Auction at You don’t have to be present to bid.
In the world of personalized license plates, 7 characters is a big deal. It’s an especially big deal in Texas where it took 33 years to run out of 6-character messages, in order to advance our state to 7 characters. 
In addition to Bidder’s Choice, My Plates will auction the 7-character messages
RANGERS, COWBOYS, FTWORTH, PORSCHE and FERRARI. 33 plates in all will be auctioned. Winners keep their plates for a 25 year-term unless they want to sell them to someone else, which they can do since all auction plates are fully transferable. To register your interest in the auction, go to
Also at the Great Plate Auction, My Plates will announce the date that 7-character personalized plates will be available to order at So far, more than 2000 Texans have registered to be notified and have been waiting to hear that date.
Texans have bought more than 32,000 My Plates since November 2009, putting more than $2.4M in the state general revenue fund.
My Plates designs and markets new specialty license plates as a vendor for the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles. My Plates’ goal is to create a long-term, mutually beneficial relationship designed to maximize revenues for the state through the sale of My Plates specialty plates. My Plates is dedicated to providing Texans with greater choices in specialty plate designs, a unique way to add personality to your vehicle, and unmatched customer service. My Plates is a joint venture of Etech, Inc. of Nacogdoches ( and Pinnacle Technical Resources of Dallas (,
TxDMV The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) is charged with overseeing the state’s motor vehicle services that provide consumer protection, assist motor vehicle-related businesses and raise revenue for the state. For every $1 it spends, the TxDMV returns $10 to build and maintain highways, roads and bridges and provide needed services to Texans. Each year the agency registers more than 21 million vehicles; regulates more than 23,000 vehicle dealers; credentials buses and big trucks for intrastate and interstate commerce; and awards grants to law enforcement agencies to reduce vehicle burglaries and thefts. Learn more at
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Ten top Dallas chefs will serve their signature soups at the upcoming Soup’s On! Luncheon on Jan. 25th at Union Station.  Chef chairman, Brian Luscher, of The Grape, will be joined  by Keith Hanks, The Capital Grille; Joel Harloff, The Green Room; David McMillan, MCM Restaurants; Kevin Garvin, Neiman Marcus Restaurants; Nathan Tate & Randall Copeland, Restaurant AVA; Bruno Davillon, Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek; Abraham Salum, Salum; and Jim Severson, Sevy’s.
Soup’s On! is sponsored by The Stewpot Alliance, an organization dedicated to supporting and promoting The Stewpot. Funds raised through the annual luncheon benefit The Stewpot, an organization that is dedicated to providing aid to the homeless and at-risk in our community through its innovative programs and services.
Chaired by Lillie Young, with co-chairs Dian Dorsey and Gayle Johansen, this is the 3rd annual luncheon event. Civic leader, Morton H. Meyerson is this year’s keynote speaker, while longtime supporters Jan and Fred Hegi are Honorary Chairs.   Former WFAA-TV, Ch. 8 personality turned film producer Gary Cogill is program emcee. 
“We are deeply appreciative of the support our star chefs bring to this event with their generous gift of time, expertise, and a favorite recipe,” says Lillie Young, senior vice president, The Lillie Young Group, Allie Beth Allman Associates.
“We had a very successful luncheon last year, and we hope to exceed that total in 2011, providing even more financial assistance to the valuable programs available through The Stewpot such as caseworker services, children and youth programs and The Stewpot Enterprises,” says The Stewpot Alliance President, Marty Coleman.
Soup’s On! includes a silent auction of paintings and jewelry by artists from the Stewpot Art Program, as well as additional items for sale from the Stewpot Enterprises.  Under the supervision of The Stewpot Art Program Director Cynthia Brannum, Stewpot clients have been busily preparing for this event for months.  Luncheon guests will again take home a very special favor, an individual soup bowl, hand-painted by the children in The Stewpot’s Saturday School program.
Soup’s On! nourishes the souls and spirits of countless men, women and children by supporting The Stewpot’s programs such as caseworker services, children and youth programs, The Stewpot Enterprises and food service at The Bridge.
Individual tickets begin at $150 per person.  For more information about sponsorship levels and to purchase tickets, please call (972) 381-6006 or visit  A sell-out is expected again this year.