Hai H. Ho, license plate borders are illegal in TX. I know because I also live in Houston and got a ticket for having one. Just fyi...
I too got a ticket for the plate frame, but this is only because the top portion was so thick that it covered "Texas".
I was instructed that plate frames are not illegal by the officer who issued the ticket only if a person can still read the "Texas" portion of the plate. I confirmed this with my police friends who work at Houston Police Department and Harris County Sheriffs Department, who said true. This is also confirmed by a few attorney friends who reviewed the statutes.
I am willing to show my support for cycling and WWism. Even if I get a ticket for this offense, it's considered a non-moving violation so it won't show on my driving record. The above mentioned ticket was dismissed once I submitted evidence to the court that I resolved this issue with a thinner plate frame. This point will be taken into consideration for production.
Can we get a few design ideas for both frame plates and stickers?