Nope. I just leave mine off. I have 4 cars without front plates here in TX and have never been questioned about it during numerous stops by the police. I do carry the plate and bracket with me, just to have an excuse if I am ever asked.
I totally agree, Haven't run a front plate in 20 years. We have attracted a certain Sheriff that has now given us two fix it tickets, and has stated he is looking for us. Have to get something up there