While Texas 'requires' a front plate, I've never run one. Our ESV came without the front filler cover and I'm trying to track one down. I can buy a new bare OEM piece off eBay for $100, but it'll take nearly that much more again to paint it properly. If you have or know of a good white filler cover lying around in your garage or local junkyard, I'll gladly pay you $60 shipped for it. Thanks!